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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 90
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  • 103
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 12
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good ambiance and food

I like Javier's but I find it to be overrated. This seem to be a lot of people's meeting place for dinner. Expensive mexican food but it's good. Good margarita!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
FunTravls
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I like Javier's but I find it to be overrated. This seem to be a lot of people's meeting place for dinner. Expensive mexican food but it's good. Good margarita!

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Thank FunTravls
Irvine, California, USA
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have eaten at a couple of the locations. Newport Beach location is the best one with a really comfortable atmosphere and what feels like outside seating. Spectrum is okay, but it is in the middle of a shopping mall. Airport is not very good and the food is really substantially below par with the rest of the restaurants. They... More 

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Thank Ron M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yummy! The Queso fundado is a favorite. Drinks good, great service. Beautiful location along the coast.

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Thank Laura M
Laguna Hills, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of Mexican food in Irvine spectrum I'll go for Jsviers. The good is great and the salsa and bean dip for their chips are fantastic, I love their margarita too and their lobster dishes . I personally like nachos but my hubby prefers the lobster burrito with beer and Coke. I'm salivating now while I write this review,... More 

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Thank Lsonacol
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful dining experience I had at Javier's. The waiter was helpful, his service was prompt and polite. We sat outside on a beautiful afternoon and even with all the tables close by we were able to have a private conversation. The food was delicious! I'm from Chicago and I will definitely go here again if I am ever... More 

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Thank Dana S
Maryland
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice restaurant with great Mexican food. Nice friendly staff but the food took a very, very long time to arrive

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Thank matsmd
Morristown, New Jersey
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not your traditional Mexican Restuarant with the usual dishes. The house margarita was excellent and so was the sangria. The chips taste home made but the salsa has a real quick. The food choices had a mix of old and new twist on Mexican dishes. We ordered a variety of appetizers and entrees and shared everything. Each dish... More 

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Thank Dan P
Irvine, California, USA
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like the food here. I always ask for tortilla soup on the small chance they actually make it its seasonal but i love it. I like the guac the chips are delish as is the carne. I always sit outside with my frontside over looking the theater area. If i want to impress a client and allow them to... More 

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Thank Eric G
Irvine, California
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Probably the best Mexican food in the O.C. I've had better, but I was in Mexico. This restaurant has great style and very good food.

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Thank Douglas C
Irvine, California
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We really enjoyed the ambiance of this upscale mexican restaurant. It's in the great Spectrum shopping center, and a great place to stop when out.

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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?