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Javelina Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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671 State Route 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6121
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tends to be pretty busy on the weekends, the service is good but is better at the bar. Margaritas are great , I ordered carnitas which I found superb, the portions are generous so you can share

Thank macmanion
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding service...thanks Jen! Large portions of very tasty Mexican fare. Outdoor seating is an option. The margaritas were excellent. We thought the food and service was so good that we actually ate at Javalina Cantina on two consecutive nights. Great job guys.

Thank TravelLover63
Sun City West, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great mexican food. The "street corn" is a must try. Friendly Staff. Awesome views of Sedona's magnificent red rock

Thank semerick135
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was recommended by our hotel front desk person and it did not disappoint. Even though it was in a shopping center, it has a comfortable feeling when you enter and a nice outdoor patio to enjoy the scenery. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. A little pricey, but good. I would go back.

Thank Jim F
Mesa, Arizona, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Frankly, I am not a fan of Mexican food. My favorite places are Las Casuelas Terraza in Palm Springs, CA, and this smaller spot in Sedona, AZ. The food here is quite typical, but the margaritas are especially refreshing after traipsing through the many art galleries in the immediate area!. We usually sit at the bar, because the bartenders are... More 

Thank Steve G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended by a friend, Javelina Cantina serves up authentic Mexican food in a beautiful mountain view setting. Daniel was our server and swarmed us with warmth and hospitality - great recommendations and excellent service from Daniel, but it was clear everyone on the staff was hustling. Great value for the money, we had the rotisserie chicken and goat cheese enchilada... More 

Thank JJMcG66
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is okay... nothing to brag about on here. Service is slow, we waited 15 minutes for the waitress to come over. While we were waiting to be seated about 30 minutes we had a drink at the bar, bartender was not friendly.

Thank italiabella j
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the patio seating, but to our standards the food was bland. We asked for a hotter salsa and got what we asked for....Hot! But no flavor. Our vegetarian friends, however, really enjoyed the veggie fajitas. As for margaritas, they offered a wide selection and happy hour prices until 6pm. But the traditional margarita was far from traditional. We... More 

Thank Aggie K
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Daniel was our waiter. Service speed and food was better than usual. Had a burrito and others had chimi s Yumm. Keep up the great job.

Thank Michael L
Chamonix, France
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with my friend after having had recommendations from locals. One lady who had lived here for 20 years said it was one of her favourite places to eat - so perhaps our expectations were too high. The bartender was gruff and unwelcoming. He did produce 2 tasty margaritas though. Our server was friendly and she was really... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 671 State Route 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6121
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: 19282821313
Javelina Cantina is located in the Hillside Shopping Center. We offer traditional Sonoran Mexican cuisine. All of our food is housemade fresh daily and cooked to order, using the finest and freshest ingredients available. We offer indoor and outdoor patio dining with spectacular views of Sedona whether you're seated inside or out. Happy hour is from 3:00 to 6:00 daily. Please join us for Sedona's finest Mexican Cuisine. Visit us near sunset and you just might get a show, we usually see Javelina's on the north side of the restaurant around sunset.

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