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Javier's Gourmet Mexicano

#171 of 3,081 Restaurants in Dallas
#179 of 3,271 Places to Eat in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Oak Lawn
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4912 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-3402
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Girls Night Out

My wife and her group headed here for dinner, and after drinks, the boys got lost. The food was authentic, and was reportedly quite tasty. The restaurant is noisy and crowed, but a fun time for groups.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
San Diego CA
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92 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Javier's service and food remains memorably outstanding! It had been over 10-years since my last visit and I found the interior the same lovely interior Mexican decor and my favorite items were still on the menu. I was delighted to realize that the flavors of the Monterey Jack and pepper stuffed tenderloin had not changed in the past 10-years nor... More 

Thank mbchalk
Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Exquisite interior Mexican food! Have dined from Bejing to London and this is possibly my favorite restaurant. Food delicious, service exemplary and all always consistent. Plus, a really great cigar bar!

Thank buckbuc2015
San Diego CA
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312 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and her group headed here for dinner, and after drinks, the boys got lost. The food was authentic, and was reportedly quite tasty. The restaurant is noisy and crowed, but a fun time for groups.

Thank nadojeff
Solna, Sweden
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, really good service but very loud and lack of space. We could hardly move from our seats because the tables were so tight together, not my idea of fine dining.

Thank Tor K
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came into town for business and had dinner here on the first night. The food was outstanding and the inside of the restaurant was decorated very festive.

Thank GToohey
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I last visited here over 25yrs ago and it is still a very good restaurant. I love the chips and warm salsa with butter. Our civeche was very tasty, but our entres were somewhat spivey. Still great food, service and decor!

Thank Don P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My dear friend took me to Javier's in Dallas (not to be confused with the small chain in Orange County, CA). The drinks were excellent. The food was tasty, especially their chips and salsa (I liked the red salsa). Javier came by the table and was great. I would ABSOLUTELY go back.

Thank FlyersFanInLA
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80 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Definitely gourmet Mexican food. Fajitas De Cabrito "Goat" serrano chili, poblano chilis, onions. It just melted in my mouth.

Thank Lance11
Boston, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A late dinner at Javier's did not disappoint. We arrived late (9ish) witout a reservation on a Friday night. The restaurant was very busy, but managed to find us a table after only a brief wait. Once seated, we were presented with chips and salsa, which were exceptional. Two types of salsa and warm fresh chips were welcomed by us... More 

Thank Michael T
Irvine, California
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Long regarded as perhaps the finest Mexican cuisine in the Dallas area, I've been away for a year and wondered if the food would live up to its previous glory. Don't worry....it does. Between the quail and the snapper (both succulent and cooked to perfection), my evening was topped off with the flaming after dinner coffe. Can't wait to go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4912 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX 75205-3402
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Dallas>  > Oak Lawn
  • Neighborhood: Oak Lawn
  • Phone Number: 214-521-4211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 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?