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“A GOOD BUT NOT OUTSTANDING MEXICAN RESTAURANT”
Review of Javelina Cantina

Javelina Cantina
Ranked #29 of 195 Restaurants in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
Palm Springs, California
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130 reviews
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“A GOOD BUT NOT OUTSTANDING MEXICAN RESTAURANT”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

The first time we went to the restaurant was on a Sunday night about 8:30 after a pink jeep tour. We were totally surprised that they were already closed. The sign said they were open till closing, which we found amusing. But, we were not to be deterred. We tried again two evenings later. The atmosphere was nice, the view O.K., and the food adequate, although the amount of food was almost overwhelming. There was no way we could get through the amount of food provided. It was pretty good, but not outstanding as we had been told. Service was fine, and in all we enjoyed it, but not as much as we were led to believe we would. Margaritas were good and the grande size was really huge. We would probably go back again if we were to return to Sedona, which is unlikely.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sedona, Arizona
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“Friendly and Festive”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Found Javelina Cantina tucked in the back at the Hillside shopping center. Glad we did, had a few drinks and sampled the appetizers with a delicious green salsa service was fast and friendly.

  • Visited May 2014
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Malibu
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“One all time Great Mexican Cantinas”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Javelina Cantina is ne all time Great Mexican Cantinas. Great Salsa & Chips, great place to meet friends at the bar have on of thew best margaritas, then frollow up with dinner.

  • Visited May 2014
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Montville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good food, hot plate”
Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

The food here is ok. Not the best Mexican I've had, but not the worst. The guacamole was ok, but need a little extra spice for flavor. My biggest problem was I ordered fish tacos. The plate was so hot, I couldn't pick them up because my hot plate was heating the soft tortillas. The refried beans on the side were literally bubbling. I have never seen anything like it. Of course they warned me my plate was extremely hot when they set it down, but when it is so hot it continues to cook my food, it is a problem and dangerous!

Visited June 2014
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San Marcos, Texas
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“Would go back”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

We got the steak tacos and scallop tacos...they were very good as well as the tostado chips and salsa. Service was ok...

Visited June 2014
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