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“Good quality and quantity”
Review of Javelina Cantina

Javelina Cantina
Ranked #30 of 195 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: 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.
Temple Terrace, Florida
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“Good quality and quantity”
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Started our Saturday at Sedona's annual parade celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Following the fun of a small city parade with all the trimmings, we headed to Javelina's for lunch and margaritas.
I enjoyed my plate of green chicken enchiladas, there were large chunks of chicken, fresh tortillas and a tasty verde sauce. My wife says her chicken avocado salad was good.
The food quantity and quality impressed me, as did the service. We arrived at noon on Saturday, in a tourist town, were promptly seated and our waiter arrived after a short wait and cared for us without a miscue the remainder of our visit.
There is an outdoor deck with a beautiful view of red rocks, a good bar and food and service that is above average.

Visited March 2014
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Sherman, Connecticut
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“Beautiful patio!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

We visited last Spring and liked Javelina so much we came back twice in the same day this year. Four of us for lunch on the patio overlooking Sedona. Great food and drink. Spent the afternoon riding ATV's in the desert then back for more drinks and appetizers for dinner. Don't miss this jewel.

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Hampton, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Just Your Average Mexican Joint”
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went there for drinks & a few appetizers after hiking all day. We got there for happy hour and ordered the house special margaritas which were okay. Our bartender just did not seem to have his A game. We also ordered some nacho appetizers, which were marginal. We visited this place 5 years ago and when we entered we could not remember if we liked it or not. After entering our memory was quickly refreshed and we know of better places to go. It's too bad as we like the location as there are some nice shops to poke around and the decor and views from the restaurant are nice.

Visited March 2014
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Centereach, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Split review - One great experience, one not so great experience”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

This was the first place we ate at via a friend's recommendation. The first meal was terrific. Alot of excellent food and a terrific atmosphere plus great service. Would have given all 5's if we had not gotten lunch a couple of days later.

We came back a second time since we loved our first meal. The second visit was a completely different story and I guess it was because of service. Our waitress thought of us as an afterthought. It took 55 minutes for us to order and get our food. This is mexican fare. It just does not take that long.......

One thing about this restaurant. It has pretty awesome views.....

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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“Great views, good food”
Reviewed March 21, 2014

Just what I like, incredible views, tasty food, reasonable prices. I enjoyed lunch here with my family and we all gobbled up our meals and were very satisfied with all of our choices. I had cheese enchiladas and a strawberry margarita, my girls had tacos and cheese enchiladas and mock-Pina Coladas. Unfortunately the Pina Coladas tasted more like a key lime drink and one of them was a complete waste as my daughter did not enjoy it at all. We should have told them...but didn't want to make a fuss. It was a good dining experience overall. I would recommend if you like Mexican food.

Visited March 2014
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