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Javier's Cuisine

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Mexican, Fusion
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2011 Lathrop Ave, Racine, Racine, WI 53405
+1 262-598-9242
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So much more than your typical off the shelf Mexican mainstays.

This chef is an artist. He fuses different tastes together, not always are they even all continental Mexican flavors as we know of them, but it always seems to work. I have now been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. The prices are on the higher side but this is clearly not a taco... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
dsmith224
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Racine, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Racine, Wisconsin
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This chef is an artist. He fuses different tastes together, not always are they even all continental Mexican flavors as we know of them, but it always seems to work. I have now been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. The prices are on the higher side but this is clearly not a taco buffet and as such... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

I went here to try the fish tacos, the portions were huge. I like a lighter fish taco then they serve. These tacos have a heavy cream type sauce, still really good. My boyfriend and daughter got chicken quesadillas and they were excellent!!! I was pretty jealous. Staff was great and food came quick. I will go back.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I had heard that Javier's had good food so a friend and I decided to go there on Saturday, April 18th. I had 2 chimichangas (one shredded beef and one chicken) with refried beans and rice. I really enjoyed my meal. My friend had tostadas and like them a lot. I felt we had a great meal at a reasonable... More 

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Dlm_Racine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Really good, homemade Mexican food. Try the specials, they're always good. The tilapia with rice is one of my favorites. locally owned and run by a nice family, very friendly!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Some of the best Mexican food we have every had. I had an amazing Valencian Fish special, and we had an amazing flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Nice decor, very friendly and efficient wait staff, all at an extremely reasonable price for the high quality food.

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mt pleasant, wi
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130 reviews 130 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I have been wanting to try this restaurant because of all the rave reviews. It did not disappoint. The food was delicious. There was a home-like atmosphere with the food and staff. Felt like part of the family. In addition to the glutenfree menu, the chef is willing to help make the dining experience a positive one (not many restaurants... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Javier's has gotten some good reviews lately, so we decided to try it. I like the family-owned atmosphere, and the staff were nice. The enchiladas were good, though I wouldn't say they were my favorite in the area. The salsa that came with the chips, however, was absolutely terrific! They have a gluten free menu and can also make beef... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been eating at Javier's for several years and the food is always excellent. They offer creative specials along side both traditional Tex-Mex and Mexican standards. They recently moved to a new location that has plenty of seating and excellent atmosphere.

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Racine, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I've been to Javier's about four times since my last review in 2012. They have gotten better with age and the new location is much better than the old one. Their fish tacos... ahhhmaaazzinngg!! The wait is a bit long, but they are always busy whenever we go in there, so its expected I suppose. I will be going back... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Beyond a doubt this is the best mexican restaurant in town. The staff is very friendly. Nice atmosphere. The food is excellent. They make the guacamole right in front of you. Its a place you dont want to miss. Big portions, fresh food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2011 Lathrop Ave, Racine, Racine, WI 53405
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Racine
  • Phone Number: +1 262-598-9242

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?