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Javier's Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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Ranked #26 of 531 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
OC, CA
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

tried a couple of times; will not go back. not enough vegetarian choices, and always disappointed. too bad!

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This place gets crowded for dinner on Friday/Saturday, so we tried Sunday and got seated right away. It's a little more expensive than the typical Mexican restaurant, but I think the food is worth it. I would recommend ordering any of the "especiales de la casa" I've tried many of them and pretty much can't go wrong. As others have... More

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Mexican food places are a dime a dozen in So Cal so it's hard to impress me. Javier's is a high priced "upscale" mexican restaurant but all you are really paying for is the decor. The food is nothing to write home about. It's not bad, rather it's good but for the price I would have thought it would be... More

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

I love Javier's even though I believe it is over priced. The salads ( and everything) are fresh and consistently delicious. Excellent margaritas and salsa. I have really grown to appreciate Javier's because over the years every experience has been awesome.

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Fort Worth, TX
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

I had a very good lunch with colleagues today. I had the raw tuna ceviche as a starter which was very good. The halibut veracruz style was also good. For a desert, we shared a tres leches which was pretty good as well. The two things i would knock them for is the salsa, it was with canned tomatos where... More

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Connecticut
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When I think of this place the overriding thought is NOISE NOISE NOISE! Although the food is somewhat better than the average Mexican restaurant, the prices are also higher than average. We were kept waiting 40 minutes past our reservation time and then the food took another 40 minutes to arrive after we ordered. We very nicely brought both these... More

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Irvine, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It did not measure up to my expectation based on the quality, taste and quantity of food. Tortilla was not that great. The serving is not much for the price and taste is not that good.

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Irvine, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's not just a Mexican Restaurant; it has lots of different food. I would go there again.The friends I went with loved it.

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Joshua Tree, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I attended a dinner in an interior room with colleagues. The food was delicious and amazing with great service. Unique items including appetizers and entrees. The filet mignon and lobster was awesome. Highly recommend for a special event.

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modesto ca
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Two people at our hotel recommended this restaurant when I asked for the best place around. It was definitely upscale Mexican, in a delightful atmosphere. But don't go without reservations! People were signing up for a 2 1/2-hour wait while we were there. If conversation is important, ask for a table out on the patio. From chips to chicken, combo... More

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