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“Always Delicious!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Javier's Cantina - Crystal Cove

Javier's Cantina - Crystal Cove
7832 E. Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92662
949-494-1239
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Ranked #29 of 362 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Irvine, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Always Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Enjoyed another great family dinner here. Halibut VeraCruz was excellent and everything else was terrific. We always have a great time and the service is friendly and great. Reservations are helpful so you do not wait too long, although bar area is very comfortable and a happening scene.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not blown away”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Heard so much about Javiers and other than the great location in a fancy strip mall of Newport, we were less than impressed with food and service. Margaritas were among the best we've found but very pricy.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Newport Beach, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Alway's love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

This place is always lively, fun and the food is great. The one issue being it's so popular it's tough to get in.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A truly awful experience.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2011

I ordered scallops which were raw. I sent them back but the waiter we had never returned with a new plate. After speaking with the manager, she offered to comp my meal. By the time she offered my wife had already finished her meal. I paid $65 to watch my wife eat her halibut. At lease her meal was good. I would NOT go back.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Excellent food, loved the ambiance, great location!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

We went here to eat because it was close to our resort and had good reviews. We were not disappointed! Had to wait an hour + but the bar/lounge area is fantastic! We really enjoyed the food too, excellent! $$$$

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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