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Javier's Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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Ranked #37 of 534 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited Javier's quite a few times, always reliably decent with food and service. The only complaint is that their bar food menu is fairly limited, wish they had a bigger small plate selection.

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laguna hills
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good, at least most of it is but not amazing. And for the prices, I expected something better. I got shrimp tacos which cost $18. The location is great of course and the ambiance is really nice. It's a fun place to hang out. Waitors/waitresses were all great. I just think there's better Mexican food out there... More

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Argyle, Texas
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Menu is standard Mexican food but with kind of an upscale flare to it. Definitely not Tex-Mex. Full bar, lots of different margaritas, and amazing guacamole. I wouldn't bring kids. It is more of an adult vibe with lots of outdoor seating and a cozy atmosphere inside. Too loud for a business meeting but fine for socializing.

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Irvine
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85 reviews 85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Great ambiance and impressive place to take guests and for business dinners. The food is a bit pricey and I can't say any one item is that memorable. However it is a nice restaurant for entertaining. It would not be my first choice for a family meal or out with friends.

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Hod HaSharon, Israel
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Javiers at the Irvine Spectrum Center is a good place for a fun dinner. It's very crowded and noisy, so if you want a quiet place go elsewhere, but if you have a large group then you can ask for a private outdoors room. The food and the service were very good.

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Irvine, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice restaurant with elegant decoration. There're outside seating, and private room for group. The food is fair but not so authentic Mexican. It's a nice place for hanging out, having cocktails, and socializing.

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Irvine, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ive been to both Javier's at the Spectrum and in Newport Coast. Both places have a good atmosphere and both have good customer service. The food is good, but i just feel its a bit overpriced and not authentic. It's a good place to grab a drink and socialize but its not the first restaurant that comes to mind when... More

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Martinez, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I met a friend for dinner and she brought her 2 year old. The waiter was less than thrilled that we were there. We felt unwelcome and left immediately after we finished our dinner. The food was ok but the experience was not so fun.

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San Francisco, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We went there after a full day business meeting. We've been here many times before and all have our favorite dishes on the menu. The service was very good as always.

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Santa Ana, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have eaten here three times over a few years always wondering why anyone would bother with the vast choice of Mexican restaurants available to us in OC. We thought we must have simply ordered the wrong things. So when we found ourselves at the Spectrum recently and hungry, we foolishly decided to give it another try. Mistake. This place... More

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Additional Information about Javier's Cantina & Grill

Address: 45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Phone Number: (949) 872-2101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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