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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 - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 43
    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
Most recent review
Modern Mexican, traditional flavours.

Went for a business dinner, would love to go back again to try everything else that took my fancy on the menu (including the margarita's).

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
mathers78
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went for a business dinner, would love to go back again to try everything else that took my fancy on the menu (including the margarita's).

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Javier's is a great meal, whether you want traditional or lighter mexican fare. Margaritas are excellent as well. Be prepared to wait-but its worth it.

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Irvine, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been going to this establishment for 15 years, although they were originally in Laguna beach their new location in Crystal Court is very cool! Lot's of space, service is great as well as the atmosphere! The food is the best!!!!

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Irvine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food in general is good and the salsa is great. I order off the menu and get a carne asada burrito, which is best in town (but that is not saying much for mexican food in Orange County). I would go more often if the food was not as expensive for what you are getting.

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I must say that this is a trendy place located at a popular shopping center, the Irvine Spectrum. However the drinks and food are average in taste and quality but overpriced in my opinion. Mexican cuisine we know here is mainly Sonoran style food and should be inexpensive. So, unless I am invited at someone expense, I much rather hit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The wife and I went to Javier's for a date night. We sat in the bar area for drinks and dinner. The Javier's margaritas are like Cadillacs and tasted great. Food was a little slow to come out but the enchiladas suizas were great! The main objection to this restaurant is the price. The are quite expensive compared to other... More 

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Irvine, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Javier's is an upscale Mexican Restaurant. You are paying for the atmosphere and flare to regular Mexican dishes. Good Margaritas and you must try the shrimp enchiladas.

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The OC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

One of my favorite places in the Irvine Spectrum. Great food, Great service, and of course prices to match!

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Granbury, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Daughter took us to Javier's in Irvine, ca. over Christmas visit. Wait staff was really good, prompt with chips, water, drinks and on time with food at a busy time. Good food a little pricey for Mexican fare. But That's calif. for ya. Really Enjoyed.

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Laguna Beach, California
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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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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, Outdoor seating
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?