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Javier's Cuisine

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2011 Lathrop Ave, Racine, Racine, WI 53405-3776
+1 262-598-9242
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Racine, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food and service was fantastic! I was interested in trying something and they made accommodations for me to include it in my combo plate. Very good! Jaden was especially friendly and happy!

Thank julielynam19
Racine, Wisconsin
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is wonderful. The owner, Javier is a master at creating the very best dishes. He was the head chef at another place that was going under till he took over. Now the place is one of the most popular because of his recipes. He moved on to open his own place and has had to move to a... More 

Thank James L
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54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been at Javier's many times. Earlier in the old place and now in the new place. This is real mexican food cooked by Javier. Highly recommend it.

Thank Jaime N
Franklin, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Discovered this gem and will be going back again. Great service. Food was tasty and all for a good price.

Thank abj2671
Hinsdale, Illinois
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere of the restaurant is pretty nice. We were greeted by a pleasant hostess. Chips and guacamole were great however the entrees were only ok. My son ordered a cheese quesadilla and it was rather bland. I ordered chicken fajitas that were quite tasty. We did have to wait quite a bit for service, but we were given a... More 

Thank Lisa M
Battle Lake, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

It started with a friendly young hostess and her sister, a delightful waitress! Great chips and salsa and fajitas. But best of all was chicken a la parrella, chicken and vegetables with a great lemony buttery sauce! I highly recommend it!

Thank Jean D
Rock Creek, West Virginia
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

I've eaten here several times and usually with a large family crowd....and everyone liked what they had. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The menu is varied so everyone finds a favorite. Not a fancy overdone atmosphere, but good food at a good price.

Thank John K
Racine, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I agree with the high ratings. Javier is a real chef, and this is the place to go if one wants a Mexican restaurant that ranges beyond the customary TexMex cuisine common in this area. Service is quick and friendly. This is an informal restaurant, family friendly, but not cheap eats. Remember that it's closed on Sundays.

Thank StevefromRacine
Racine, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My entire family enjoys eating at Javier's. The food is authentic and the complementary chips and salsa is the best we have ever had! The staff is always friendly and willing to please. A wonderful family owned restaurant with exquisite dishes to offer their customers. The place is extremely clean and family-friendly.

Thank Kadee49
Racine, Wisconsin
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

A very friendly staff with good food and authentic Mexican food. Parking may be a bit challenging but worth it.

Thank Camille H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Mexican, Fusion
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2011 Lathrop Ave, Racine, Racine, WI 53405-3776
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Racine
  • Phone Number: +1 262-598-9242

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