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Javier's Cantina & Grill

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

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  • 44
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The beautiful people collect

The happening place.....at the Spectrum. A place to be seen on a weekend night. Nice to have lunch on the patio. But pricy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Irvine, California
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times, a very large place with lots and lots of seating, the food is great the service is great it is an authentic Southern California Mexican restaurant. it is a high in Mexican joint, I am sure you will love it.

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Irvine, California
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The happening place.....at the Spectrum. A place to be seen on a weekend night. Nice to have lunch on the patio. But pricy.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate lunch at Javier's Cantina in the Irvine Spectrum in Southern California, on May 8. While waiting for our lunch, the waiter served us drinks. The waiter set a glass with ice on the table and poured in Coke from a bottle. As I lifted the glass, it disintegrated leaving my shirt soaked and my lap and jacket wet... More 

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Indianapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

A bit pricey - but, great margaritas. The salad I ordered (Javier's salad with shrimp) was a little on the small side for twenty dollars, but totally delicious. Nice indoor/outdoor bar area to sit and enjoy the weather and surroundings.

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Orange county
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Be prepared to wait for a table, the restaurant does not take reservations either. There is no denying the ambiance is beautiful, the food is delicious (and yes, on the pricier side) but it makes for a nice date night restaurant.

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Seattle, Washington
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80 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were on vacation and just passing through. We decided to stop at the spectrum outdoor mall. While we were there, it was time for happy hour so my mom and I sat outside on the patio and had a house margarita and nachos de la casa. We thought everything was delicious! The service was fast and attentive, The margaritas... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I was fortunate enough to be part of a business trip that had dinner at Javier's Cantina & Grill. The food and service are absolutely top notch. We never hit the bottom of the chips and salsa and the carnitas plate that I ordered was tender and delicious. It is a bit of a loud atmosphere but we weren't there... More 

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Irvine, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good quality food and great Margaritas. Very busy and active on weekends and evenings. Located in the Irvine Spectrum, it is also fun walking around the area.

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Melbourne
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Had a great night with Alex as our waiter. Ordered some seafood yummy appetisers and a slow cooked Osso Bucco for main. Nice tequila after and good margaritas. Ask for help with the menu and enjoy.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Love the great seafood options. Salsa is great, that is how I tell a great Mexican restaurant. Little pricey but well worth it.

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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

Questions & Answers

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