Javier's Cantina And Grill

★★★★★

About Javier's Cantina And Grill

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Sun-Thu 11:30am-10pm Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm

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Javier's is a great place to meet people and socialize. And the food is not bad either. But, you better make reservations on most nights around the weekend.

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Javier's is a great place to meet people and socialize. And the food is not bad either. But, you better make reservations on most nights around the weekend.

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I have had some things I love here and others that were not very good. I would recommend the chicken soup, it always cures a cold. The main courses and desserts were not the best though.

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I have had some things I love here and others that were not very good. I would recommend the chicken soup, it always cures a cold. The main courses and desserts were not the best though.

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Javier's used to be the best Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. Not any more. The flavors have become increasingly bland and the quality of food increasingly inconsistent. I used to come here and pay $25 for seafood enchiladas and

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Javier's used to be the best Mexican restaurant outside of Mexico. Not any more. The flavors have become increasingly bland and the quality of food increasingly inconsistent. I used to come here and pay $25 for seafood enchiladas and

Pros: Food USED to be great

Cons: Price, service

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at best. Food "Was" excellent. Now it is AWFUL, service is AWFUL, attitudes are AWFUL. Javier, I was one of your best customers. We ate at your place in LB several times a month. Now this is just a bad nightclub with sucky food like a

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at best. Food "Was" excellent. Now it is AWFUL, service is AWFUL, attitudes are AWFUL. Javier, I was one of your best customers. We ate at your place in LB several times a month. Now this is just a bad nightclub with sucky food like a

Pros: Only when in Laguna Beach

Cons: No longer a good place to eat. Food is average at

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I hope this Javier's go out of business. They had a great location with people looking to check out. Javier's staff is the rudest, most unprofessional group I have ever experienced. I will never spend money in Javier's again. See what

3
★★★★★

I hope this Javier's go out of business. They had a great location with people looking to check out. Javier's staff is the rudest, most unprofessional group I have ever experienced. I will never spend money in Javier's again. See what

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I went to Javier's for lunch after reading reviews of it. I had the Lomo Azteca which consisted of pork medallions dressed in a flavorful, creamy chipotle sauce. The sauce was fabulous. However, it seemed that the pork was cooked

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I went to Javier's for lunch after reading reviews of it. I had the Lomo Azteca which consisted of pork medallions dressed in a flavorful, creamy chipotle sauce. The sauce was fabulous. However, it seemed that the pork was cooked

Pros: food, location, ambiance

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i made a reservation 2 months in advance for a company christmas party of 18ppl. I called to confirm the day before, they called me to confirm the morning of...and when we arrived on time for our reservation we were treated as a

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i made a reservation 2 months in advance for a company christmas party of 18ppl. I called to confirm the day before, they called me to confirm the morning of...and when we arrived on time for our reservation we were treated as a

Cons: they treat customers as an inconvenience

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I Love Javier's in Crystal Cove!!! The atmosphere, the people, the staff and especially the food. If you want to come have a relaxing lunch during the week, with a view(breath taking on a clear sunny day), you should come here. It is a

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I Love Javier's in Crystal Cove!!! The atmosphere, the people, the staff and especially the food. If you want to come have a relaxing lunch during the week, with a view(breath taking on a clear sunny day), you should come here. It is a

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This is the Javier's that moved to Crystal Cove. No longer a Laguna Beach hot spot. Do check out the new location, though, if you want to see and be seen!

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This is the Javier's that moved to Crystal Cove. No longer a Laguna Beach hot spot. Do check out the new location, though, if you want to see and be seen!

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Where do I begin? I have been to this place quite a few times and tonight was the last straw, let me tell you! My friend had told me about a visit she had here one night in the Summer. She was sitting at the main bar with a friend. Her

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Where do I begin? I have been to this place quite a few times and tonight was the last straw, let me tell you! My friend had told me about a visit she had here one night in the Summer. She was sitting at the main bar with a friend. Her

Pros: Gorgeous place

Cons: Horrible management

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Called for a reservation a week and a half in advance. We were told we must be done with our dinner within an hour and a half. Made the reservation anyways. Tried to confirm the reservation the day of, but they lost our reservation. I

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Called for a reservation a week and a half in advance. We were told we must be done with our dinner within an hour and a half. Made the reservation anyways. Tried to confirm the reservation the day of, but they lost our reservation. I

Cons: Bad Service

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Nasty service - average food - high prices - nice building.\r
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I can only hope that someone else buys out this location and puts the good restaurant here. The service has to be the wort in OC. The hostesses are snooty and rude. Our

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★★★★★

Nasty service - average food - high prices - nice building.\r
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I can only hope that someone else buys out this location and puts the good restaurant here. The service has to be the wort in OC. The hostesses are snooty and rude. Our

Pros: nice building

Cons: worst service in OC

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I have never paid so much for such lousy wine. I ordered a glass of Berringer Chardonay.\r
The color was orange, the taste was strange, and it was obviously bad. I told the waiter the wine\r
was bad. I order a different Chardonay that

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I have never paid so much for such lousy wine. I ordered a glass of Berringer Chardonay.\r
The color was orange, the taste was strange, and it was obviously bad. I told the waiter the wine\r
was bad. I order a different Chardonay that

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My review is for Javier's at Crystal Cove (Newport Coast). Mexican restaurants are always these hole in the wall little places with tacky decor (with the exception of Dos Caminos). Javier's broke the mold! They serve delicious (depending

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My review is for Javier's at Crystal Cove (Newport Coast). Mexican restaurants are always these hole in the wall little places with tacky decor (with the exception of Dos Caminos). Javier's broke the mold! They serve delicious (depending

Pros: Great quality food, very fresh. Pretty cheap for the location, no dish is over $30. The restaurant has great style.

Cons: The valet is retarded, the chips and salsa are disgusting, and the dessert selection is very sorry

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I rated Javier's to be just about average because I have pros & cons about this joint. Here goes:\r
Pros: The chips & salsa are really good, when finishing our chips & salsa the busboy brought us some more promptly, our waiter was very

3
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I rated Javier's to be just about average because I have pros & cons about this joint. Here goes:\r
Pros: The chips & salsa are really good, when finishing our chips & salsa the busboy brought us some more promptly, our waiter was very

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I went to Javier's expecting a decent mexican meal, instead I was very dissapointed to find my meal to be bland and flavorless and the serevice horrible. Our waitress visited our table only three times, once to get our order, once to bring

3
★★★★★

I went to Javier's expecting a decent mexican meal, instead I was very dissapointed to find my meal to be bland and flavorless and the serevice horrible. Our waitress visited our table only three times, once to get our order, once to bring

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Javier's in Laguna was a fun spot. The Crystal Cove location is a sell-out to the Irvine Company. The "cheap Mexican food" they serve is extraordinarily expensive. It is almost obscene the prices they charge for a mall plate of boring

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Javier's in Laguna was a fun spot. The Crystal Cove location is a sell-out to the Irvine Company. The "cheap Mexican food" they serve is extraordinarily expensive. It is almost obscene the prices they charge for a mall plate of boring

Pros: Location

Cons: Just about everything else is pretty bad.

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Crystal Cove has been an area where great service comes with great Food. I have never in all my life seen so many employees be rude and disrespectful to customers. I would not recommend going to Javier's in Crystal Cove. I can handle

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Crystal Cove has been an area where great service comes with great Food. I have never in all my life seen so many employees be rude and disrespectful to customers. I would not recommend going to Javier's in Crystal Cove. I can handle

Pros: Great location

Cons: Horrible Service and Over priced

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Javier's is the reason why Mexican food is so popular. I am not a huge fan of restaurant pinto beans, but Javier's is the best I have ever had. I never had a bad meal here. Their queso is also quite delicious, and their guacamole is

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Javier's is the reason why Mexican food is so popular. I am not a huge fan of restaurant pinto beans, but Javier's is the best I have ever had. I never had a bad meal here. Their queso is also quite delicious, and their guacamole is

Pros: Great food, great scenery

Cons: Busy, hectic and loud

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We will miss Javier's in Lagunna Beach. A charming place selling out to the Irvine Comapny at the Spectrum and now Crystal Cove. We will miss you Javier!!!!

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We will miss Javier's in Lagunna Beach. A charming place selling out to the Irvine Comapny at the Spectrum and now Crystal Cove. We will miss you Javier!!!!

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I've been going to the Laguna location for years and yes it's ridiculously busy and extremely loud. But honestly, if I had to eat their food while standing next to a running jet engine it'd still be totally worth it. I love it that

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I've been going to the Laguna location for years and yes it's ridiculously busy and extremely loud. But honestly, if I had to eat their food while standing next to a running jet engine it'd still be totally worth it. I love it that

Pros: the food! and the cadillace margaritas!

Cons: parking and the wait

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Ok...who hasn't heard of Javier's??? It's super famous!! It's so good and so fun! My husband and I have been going there for years, by ourselves, with friends/family, for drinks, dinner, breakfast -you name it; it's all good!! Yea, it's

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★★★★★

Ok...who hasn't heard of Javier's??? It's super famous!! It's so good and so fun! My husband and I have been going there for years, by ourselves, with friends/family, for drinks, dinner, breakfast -you name it; it's all good!! Yea, it's

Pros: Best Mexican Food

Cons: Always crowded

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I called to make a reservation, but they don't take reservations for only 2 people on Fri or Sat (OK, fine), but they said I could call ahead and put my name in and that the average wait on Sat was 45 minutes.\r
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So I call 45 minutes

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I called to make a reservation, but they don't take reservations for only 2 people on Fri or Sat (OK, fine), but they said I could call ahead and put my name in and that the average wait on Sat was 45 minutes.\r
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So I call 45 minutes

Cons: Packed with people, employees were rude and gave incorrect info over the phone

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for mexican food, i was pretty surprized the food was good considering it didn't come from a taco truck or some hole in the wall joint. getting a table there is nearly impossible and your best bet is to wait for a table in the bar area.

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for mexican food, i was pretty surprized the food was good considering it didn't come from a taco truck or some hole in the wall joint. getting a table there is nearly impossible and your best bet is to wait for a table in the bar area.

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We went to the Irvine Spectrum location for a drink after work and the bartenders were so rude. I don't think I will ever go back. I do not recommend this to anyone who wants to have a nice relaxing drink after work or just a drink

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We went to the Irvine Spectrum location for a drink after work and the bartenders were so rude. I don't think I will ever go back. I do not recommend this to anyone who wants to have a nice relaxing drink after work or just a drink

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We have been dining here with and without our kids for years. We have never had a bad meal and have had many gatherings with friends at both locations!
You will not ever be disappointed with Javier's!

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We have been dining here with and without our kids for years. We have never had a bad meal and have had many gatherings with friends at both locations!
You will not ever be disappointed with Javier's!

Pros: tasty food, great ambiance, FUN

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I've been to Javier's plenty of times. I'm Mexican-American and there food is 100% authentic! The service is great, but I do recommend that you make reservations before you go. Especially if you are going for dinner. Both Laguna Beach

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I've been to Javier's plenty of times. I'm Mexican-American and there food is 100% authentic! The service is great, but I do recommend that you make reservations before you go. Especially if you are going for dinner. Both Laguna Beach

Pros: Food, Service, Drinks

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Having eaten numerous times at the Irvine Spectrum location, I've recommended Javier's to everyone for the great Mexican food. But after receiving such poor service continuously at this location, I won't go back again. The arrogance and

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★★★★★

Having eaten numerous times at the Irvine Spectrum location, I've recommended Javier's to everyone for the great Mexican food. But after receiving such poor service continuously at this location, I won't go back again. The arrogance and

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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The Laguna Beach location had excellent food, excellent service and a great interior. We were two, and we didn't have to wait a single minute, although as far as we could see the entire restaurant, which is HUGE, despite the tiny

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The Laguna Beach location had excellent food, excellent service and a great interior. We were two, and we didn't have to wait a single minute, although as far as we could see the entire restaurant, which is HUGE, despite the tiny

Pros: Food, Ambience, Prompt Service

Cons: Parking

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I've not been to the Laguma Location but have been to the Irvine Spectrum location three times. The ordinary Mexican Touirist dishes are just that "ordinary". The mole dishes are the best I've had in the U.S. Five places in Mexico are

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I've not been to the Laguma Location but have been to the Irvine Spectrum location three times. The ordinary Mexican Touirist dishes are just that "ordinary". The mole dishes are the best I've had in the U.S. Five places in Mexico are

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I went to laguna beach on a sunday afternoon with my boyfriend and wanted to eat some Mexican food. It was quite crowded however we didn't think the wait would be too long since it was only 4:00p.m. - turns out we waited for 2 hours! I

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I went to laguna beach on a sunday afternoon with my boyfriend and wanted to eat some Mexican food. It was quite crowded however we didn't think the wait would be too long since it was only 4:00p.m. - turns out we waited for 2 hours! I

Pros: Good food

Cons: Expensive, Crowded, Long Wait

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If you are looking for a great meal, friendly service and a mean margarita, Javier's is the place for you! Make reservations or get there early, the wait can be extremely long. If you have to wait I recommend their cadillac margarita with a chips and guacamole appetizer.....YUMMY!!!!

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If you are looking for a great meal, friendly service and a mean margarita, Javier's is the place for you! Make reservations or get there early, the wait can be extremely long. If you have to wait I recommend their cadillac margarita with a chips and guacamole appetizer.....YUMMY!!!!

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