Javelina - UES
Home of the best Queso & Margaritas in New York City!
*Please note If you are booking STANDARD SEATING this will be for an indoor table.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
traditional: yellow cheese tomatillos, serrano peppers & pico de gallo white: white cheese jalapeños, roasted poblanos & pico de gallo
corn tortilla chips topped with mixed cheese house-pickled jalapeños & refried beans with guacamole, pico de gallo & sour cream
grilled citrus marinated chicken, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, cotija cheese, cilantro
They should think of expanding the happy hour menu
Delicious and just the comfort of South Texas in the midst of the UES. Our server was wonderful, too!
The best queso you will ever have
Horrible hostess and bad food.
Service was very good. Waitress was friendly and attentive. I had the fish and avocado tacos. Both were delicious but taco shell a little flimsy
The food is always good. The service has NEVER been good at this location. I keep hoping it will be different the next time I visit, and it never is. If you get a table outside, prepare to be forgotten by servers. No chip refills, even if you order queso. The cheese will get cold while waiting to get chips. Want to place an order? It’ll be 45 minutes. Want a second round of margaritas? You might want to just order two rounds upfront. I get that we’re dealing with staffing issues because of the pandemic, but this has been a problem even before the pandemic. Trust me. I’ve frequented this location since it opened and it’s always the same.
Your food is delicious. Our second time there we ate there for the first time two weeks ago. Brought a friend who also loved it.
Needs work on the ambience. Your bulbs were out apparently frequently and so the lighting against the seating wall was only the overhead glaring down lights. Very Harsh and detracts from experience. LED Best. $ and performance.
Table was not available for our reservation. We chose to wait and when we were finally seated 40 mins later, server didn’t come for forever. Food arrived cold, even the queso. No courtesy comps or anything offered for wait and inconvenience. As a native Texan, really wanted to love this place — would have raved about it to others — but was sadly disappointed. Hopefully you were just having a bad day. NY needs a good tex-mex spot.
food was very good as was the service
would go again
The best Mexican food I have had in a log time. Can’t wait to go back
The Waitress was extremely attentive, but the food let to be desired. Sorry.
Mango margaritas are fabulous!
food was very good and tasty. service also was very good.
The food and drinks are always good here. But the incredible service really put this place over the top! A must go!
The food was terrible- the guacamole was tasteless, no heat even though we specified “medium spicy.” The only really good item was the ice cream dessert.
Food was very good and the queso was outrageous. Margs were strong and great!
One of the best spots in the city for Queso!
Food and margaritas left a bit to be desired. Average spot.
The only real TexMex in the city! So very happy to have this as a go to when I am feeling home sick.
Always great food and the entire staff is THE BEST
This restaurant was great! Both the food and drinks were amazing! My mom thought everything was spicy though, so just keep that in mind if you're dining with someone sensitive to spice.
1.5 shrimp in each taco — over pried
Very good food. Different take on many classics—tacos, quesadillas etc.—with just enough spice to get you interested. Great chips and smoked salsa. That’s where it gets started and continues through portions.
We really enjoyed our meal. The white queso, in particular, was delicious. Drinks were a little strong for my liking but that may be a plus to others! Would definitely go back.
Servers were excellent, food was well prepared and very good.
Terrible service. Will kick you out the minute you sign the bill for another party because they have a 90 mins limit (that they do not inform you of before you sit). Truly wondering if the manager is interested in keeping patrons coming back to the restaurant. Extremely rude.
The food for grown-ups was okay, but not for kids. There were only two kid items (chicken fingers and quesadilla) and, unbeknownst to us, the chicken fingers came stuck in a vat of spicy queso which wasn't described as such on the menu. The waitress could have told us but couldn't be bothered. Ketchup sorely needed but she seemed to think that a family wasn't worth her time and only came by once at the end of the meal with the bill. Won't be going back, even sans children.
I know this is Tex/Mex but they could do so much better. The quesos, which I believe are one of their specialties, tasted like velveta out of a jar. The fajitas and enchilladas were completely bland. Our server didn't write down our order and the food runners brought several incorrect things, also our drinks were forgotten.
Queso is to die for. The Margarita sizes are quite small.
Who doesn’t want some queso and guac? Always yummy. Great chicken tacos.
We were sitting outside and a kid toy truck fell from the building above on the person I was eating with. It was beyond scary and terrible. I know it was windy and building fault but such a liability on the building / restaurant.
Great food, great company, the service was not great. Much better at the Union Square location. However, still an overall good experience.
We had a reservation for two but a third party wanted to come along at the very end so they set up an extra table for us right at reservation time. The food was great. I had brisket tacos, my wife had the guacamole. We had margheritas and they were more than fair with the tequila. Chips and salsa there are the best.
Good to see that the pandemic hasn’t affected the quality of this gem. Texans beware, you will overspend to your heart’s delight.
Great margaritas and the only true tex-mex queso in Manhattan! always love the service and atmosphere at Javelina!
Excellent! Such a great place! ❤️
Wonderful service, delicious food! Would definitely return!
Queso is a MUST!! And the chips are always flowing along with the margs :)
It stated heated seating but I guess they just meant indoors because outside did not have any. The food was good (queso, fish tacos, brisket tacos) and drinks were good but nothing to write home about. I think we were the forgotten table as we had to ask for cutlery and waited a long time for our server to take our order, come back for more drinks orders and bring the check, when multiple tables around us came and went. Wouldn't not go back again but won't be running back either.
Javelina - UES does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Javelina - UES also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 261-7011.
Javelina - UES is rated 4.4 stars by 103 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.