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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food!

Looking for some good Mexican food after a hard day of shopping? Haha. Javier's is a great spot! I'll definitely go again....and again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Nick N
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Park City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The chips and salsa were fantastic, service was fast and efficient, orders taken quickly and food delivered timely. I had the shrimp and crab enchiladas and because it looked like it was all puréed, I could not make heads or tails of the shrimp or crab. My colleagues were also perplexed by their dishes. The chile verde was literally just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My wife and I along with our teenage daughter ate here on a Wednesday Night. This is not your ordinary Mexican restaurant. The setting is spectacular overlooking the pacific ocean -- the inside of the restaurant is beautiful with various intimate settings. The best of all was the fantastic food and service was spot on. We shared an order of... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 812 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I had a business dinner here. This is a Mexican restaurant located in an outside shopping mall. The Mexican food and the margaritas were just average. $11.00 for a margarita and they didn't even use fresh squeezed fruit. The Sangria was quite sweet. I found the inside dining area quite dark. They also have some tables in an outside area.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Looking for some good Mexican food after a hard day of shopping? Haha. Javier's is a great spot! I'll definitely go again....and again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

On a recent business trip with about 30 colleagues, we decided to eat at Javier's. They were very accommodating and we were given great customer service. Food prices are a little high, for a Mexican Cantina, but it was very good. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed their food. Now if we can just convince our CFO it was... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Probably one of the best mexican food restaurants I've been too. I didn't like their queso as it was just melted cheese. I was thinking it was more like a dip. They are a bit pricey but you won't be disappointed.

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Tucson, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Two of us thought the guacamole was superb; the others so-so. Likewise the lobster, shrimp and crab dishes. The service was really very good. The dining room very noisy at lunchtime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 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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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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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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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?