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Javier's Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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Ranked #21 of 531 restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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107 reviews 107 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

which direction to go in with this place. I ate here twice over a week, so I guess it was good enough the first time to return for a second. With that said, the food just isn't all that great. I had the mahi mahi one night with the fundido, nothing special. Probably had my least favorite shrimp ceviche of... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is an upscale restaurant and the food was incredible! Would have rated 5 stars but $58 for a pitcher of margaritas is excessive and we didn't order high end tequila, just the house brand! Service was fantastic!

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Beds
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79 reviews 79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I first visited as part of a large corporate group, and liked it so much that I returned the following night! The choice and quality of food is good, and the atmosphere and service are great. It is always busy so I advise booking ahead, though the waiting system is handed very efficiently too.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great food, a bit pricey but well worth it. Kids had a great meal. Margaritas were great! One of our favorite places to eat when we visit SoCal.

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San Diego, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I first went to Javiers when the restaurant was in Laguna Beach. I thought everything about the place was awesome and I'm now a regular at the new restaurant at The Spectrum. If I'm in town and want Mexican food, Javier's is where I go. I've taken several relatives from out of town here and they always rave about the... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Great selections of Mexican Food deliciously presented within an average decorated ambience ~ a little dark for us though. Wine seleccion are $10.00 to $16.00 and tequilas are top notch! From $10.00 to $50.00 a shot.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Mango Margarita's were very good here. We had a business dinner there for three people and we all tasted each other's food. Everything I tasted was fresh, original in design and worked together. I had a mixture of a Shrimp Chile Relleno, a Lobster Taco and a Crab Burrito. All were excellent. The waiter was attentive and knew his... More

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Newport Beach, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

High end Mexican food is already an oxymoron but to top it off, we were incredibly disappointed with our recent experience at Javier's at the Irvine Spectrum and would encourage those of you dining with children to make reservations elsewhere! We had a group of 10 there to celebrate a birthday for a good military friend of ours that just... More

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Anaheim Hills, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good Mexican food, love the décor. The price is a little high but the quality of the food is very good. I tried the steak picata and loved it. You can't get an individual side of guacamole, which I thought was weird, however our server managed to get us a small cup of it and it was very tasty. Great... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A wonderful girls night with terrific service, wonderful food, and good vibes. This was my first time to visit but the ladies I was with had been there numerous times. Javier's lived up to their expectations once again and I can't wait to return.

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