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Javier's Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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Ranked #20 of 544 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Laguna Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Javier's is my favorite Mexican style restaurant. Once through the door the ambience takes over and you feel as though you're in a distant place. The food, especially the shrimp, scallops or carnitas are excellent and it's one place I love to visit for birthdays or other special occasions. The location in Corona del Mar takes full advantage of the... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

At a fabulous outdoor mall, the restaurant has good food, wonderful upbeat atmosphere and friendly efficient service!

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

One the better restaurants around Irvine Spectrum. The atmosphere is fun, especially the outside tables which are good for people watching. The food was great and the service was quick, it may be slightly overpriced but overall the quality was great.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nice atmosphere, great service, very interesting margaritas. Nice outside dining as well. Convenient location

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Irvine, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Javier's is always packed in the evenings and the wait to be seated is long. So, plan ahead. I like this place for its outdoor seating and California fresh environment. The food is also not typical like the Mexican chain restaurants. It is very good and something like you would find in Cabo. Of course, they have a location in... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The food is delicious but over priced like most place in the Irvine Spectrum. Always very very crowded. If you want a quiet place to have dinner, this is not the place.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We went for drinks and had a really great experience. Our waitress gave us great suggestions for drinks. Their margaritas are excellent! Very good chips, salsa and guacamole.

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Mechanicville, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Authentic, Fresh, Prompt... you can not go wrong here; especially the fresh guacamole made fresh at the table for you!

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San Diego, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Grabbed a quick lunch here with some colleagues between business meetings. I've always passed by this place often and figured it was a place to go in the evening for a romantic date where I could linger over the food and drinks, but I was pleasantly surprised to quickly eat here with a great lunch menu. The food was actually... More 

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Irvine, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We had a holiday dinner at Javier's. I have dined before at Javier's and have always appreciated the food and ambience, but I must say that the recent experience was superlative. They have many exotic margaritas; I tried the tamarind margarita, which I highly recommend. I had a chili relleno which was quite tasty. One of my friends had steak... 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
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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