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Javier's Cantina & Grill

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45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Two locations Very upscale decor and good food.

Really good food and drinks. Lovely decor and nice patio crowded on weekends One of my favorite places for this type of Mexican food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Irvine, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Foothill Ranch, California
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309 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This upscale Mexican restaurant has a sister restaurant in Newport Beach. One has a view of the ocean, this one doesn't. It does, however, have great food. I really enjoy the chili relleno. They are stuffed with a spicy ground beef and have spectacular flavor. Start your meal off with an order of table side guacamole. You won't be disappointed.

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Irvine, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Really good food and drinks. Lovely decor and nice patio crowded on weekends One of my favorite places for this type of Mexican food.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I always enjoy my experience at Javier's and find myself often craving their enchiladas, crispy tacos, queso fundido and so many other items. The service is consistently great, and I love the atmosphere of the restaurant. The patio can get pretty crowded after work, so get there early or be prepared to hover in the area awkwardly waiting for a... More 

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Long Beach
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One does not usually think of a Mexican restaurant as a "high end" place, but this is the exception. The service is very attentive, the cuisine exceptional. Two couples enjoying a birthday meal there, my wife ordered the carnitas, which was seasoned/roasted with crispy outside and tender inside delicious. My friend and I got the shrimp/crab enchiladas which were stuffed... More 

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Tustin, CA
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Javier's is a great place to have a lot of fun with friends. Service, food and atmosphere are all good.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Living in an area that is challenged for good, authentic Mexican food we could not wait to get back to Javier's. EXCELLENT!

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Orange County, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Looked good from outside with nice patio. We had 2 entree salads and 2 ice teas for $45 (not including tip). Salads were the size of a small dinner salad and overpriced , quality ok. The chips and salsa average. Waiter efficent but always looked mad, younger helpers friendly. Wont be going back.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went there with the family, the place just looks really nice and the food did too but the door guy already acted like he had invented the wheel and the food was the most tasteless Mexican food I have had in O.C. It was not only not spicy but completely lame overall. I am willing to pay $$$ for good... More 

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Irvine, California
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Javier's at Irvine Spectrum has good food and a lively atmosphere. It is always packed so make reservations. The service is good but the food is better-especially the carnitas. Their potions are pretty good size and of course they give you chips and tasty salsa while you wait for your food. Lots of outdoor sitting as well-perfect for spring/summer nights.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Go early as they get super crowded. Food is pretty good, but we really go for the Margaritas....they're pretty delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: (949) 872-2101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?