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“Crowded, Loud, but isn't that what a good happy hour is?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Javier's Cantina & Grill - MOVED

Javier's Cantina & Grill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
111 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Crowded, Loud, but isn't that what a good happy hour is?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Only go there for happy hour as it's close to my office. Usually crowded but there's a valet stand almost in front of it so parking is not a problem. Appetizers are great and lots of people to meet.

Visited July 2012
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Thank jazzman7777
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English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
91 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Solid food but at a price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great loud raucus atmosphere, with solid food but comes with a premium. A high end mexican restaurant with a very cool vibe

  • Visited January 2013
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Chris W
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Irvine, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Surprisingly authentic Mexican at the Spectrum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

This is a very nice high end restaurant near the Spectum movie theaters. Large area of outdoor (covered) seating in confortable surroundings. An excellent menu of authentic Mexican cusine with excellent service. You can relax, emjoy great food and brush up on your Spanish

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Attytraveler250
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Laguna Beach, California
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good food, nice atmosphere in the Newport Beach Coast location...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good food, nice atmosphere in the Newport Beach Coast location... Like their salsa and chips, big time.

Helpful?
Thank LagunaBell
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orange county
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Overpriced!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

I loved Javiers when it was in the heart of Laguna beach, and had a two hour wait. Now the food is double the price, and the margaritas are almost $20. I paid $50 for lunch with one drink.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank ocshelby
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