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Javier's Cantina & Grill

45 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 872-2101
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Ranked #34 of 536 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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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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San Diego, California
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157 reviews 157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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United States
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

A very mixed experience. It took a very long time to get served and the chips and salsa are terrible. The margarita is not that good for the price you pay. However, once I place my order the food was out amazingly fast and was quite good.

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Truckee, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Recently joined a group of coworkers here for happy hour and some dinner. Bar area is gorgeous and dining room is just as nice. Service was all spot on. The food was outstanding as our entire group was very pleased. I had the scallops which were a Suprise treat in a Mexican restaurant but very very good. Perfect spot to... More 

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Went there after work with a group for drinks and appetizers after a training class. Food was good - assortment of tacos and other apps. One thing that was disappointing was the beer selection - while they did have a variety of Mexican beers, it was the same old standards. The need to add some craft beers - IPAs, ales... More 

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

Good Mexican food in a fun atmosphere. Expensive but the quality of the food is high! Fun to sit outside just about any time of the year.

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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have visited Javier's quite a few times, always reliably decent with food and service. The only complaint is that their bar food menu is fairly limited, wish they had a bigger small plate selection.

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laguna hills
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is good, at least most of it is but not amazing. And for the prices, I expected something better. I got shrimp tacos which cost $18. The location is great of course and the ambiance is really nice. It's a fun place to hang out. Waitors/waitresses were all great. I just think there's better Mexican food out there... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Menu is standard Mexican food but with kind of an upscale flare to it. Definitely not Tex-Mex. Full bar, lots of different margaritas, and amazing guacamole. I wouldn't bring kids. It is more of an adult vibe with lots of outdoor seating and a cozy atmosphere inside. Too loud for a business meeting but fine for socializing.

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Irvine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Great ambiance and impressive place to take guests and for business dinners. The food is a bit pricey and I can't say any one item is that memorable. However it is a nice restaurant for entertaining. It would not be my first choice for a family meal or out with friends.

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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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