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Javelina Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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671 Hwy 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6172
+1 928-282-1313
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Lanham, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a day of touring Sedona, I stopped here for dinner. I was seated right away by a friendly host and immediately received a bowl of chips and salsa. The chips were cut thick and I could they were freshly made, as well as the salsa. The salsa was very flavorful and not too spicy. I prefer more of a... More 

Thank Michael C
Bozeman, Montana
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was ordinary, typical "American" Mexican fare. Nothing authentic. Best bet: cold draft beer! Think tacos smothered in cheese with shredded cabbage. Think Taco Bell but with better ingredients.

Thank kreed3552
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food that my husband & I ordered was average; nothing special. I ordered the beef fajita & he ordered super chicken burrito. You get the typical sides. The chips & salsa were devoured along with our beers. We enjoyed our waiter & excellent service but will try a different Mexican restaurant during our stay in Sedona.

Thank Ninkyfaye
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fish tacos were delicious especially with the mango salsa. The chicken and veggie fajitas were great. Veggie fajitas have a different marinade than the chicken.

Thank Suzanne H
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was served quickly, was actually hot and tasted good. The wait time was reasonable on such a busy holiday weekend. They were able to accommodate a gluten free diet which is always appreciated.

Thank Felixx9995
Clovis, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by a local and we were not disappointed. Ate outside for great red rocks view. Food was tasty with large portions. The chicken nachos had a lot of meat and veggies, not just chips. Impressive! Many folks were in the bar for Taco Tuesday at only $1 each. What a deal!

Thank gardengal1
Payson, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family has always enjoyed going to this restaurant, they have great food and a great view, especially during sunset.

Thank Emily N
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Host was a little impatient.. Overall service was good..but the green chili tamale was AMAZING!.. chips we're OK salsa was good. Fried ice cream was delicious! We sat in a booth next to a big window the view was beautiful. I'd definitely go back if I were in sedona.

Thank heel6669
Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted to eat at Elote but there was a 2 hour wait, whaaaaaa!? Walked up the street and got fantastic service and some pretty darn good food and just sat at the bar. We got the silver coin Margaritas(yumm), Carne asada plate(really good!) and the carnitas(ok..) so pleasantly surprised! And the game was on in the bar. Thank you... More 

Thank joyfullsky
Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Several of the people that work in Sedona had recommended this place so we went. Average is a good description, hostess people were a bit snotty and short tempered, and .....

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Sheena C, General Manager at Javelina Cantina, responded to this review

Hello, I am very sorry for your NOT so great experience with us. We strive to have great service and wish for every guest to feel welcome and have a warm greeting. I will personally address this situation. I tried to send you a message but it would not go through. Feel free to email me at javelinacantinasedona@gmail.com Once again,... 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, Spanish
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
Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups
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 Hwy 179, Hillside Shopping Center, Sedona, AZ 86336-6172
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona
  • Phone Number: +1 928-282-1313
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?