Javelina - Union Square
Home of the best Queso & Margaritas in New York City.
Always great. Consistently fresh and friendly. Frozen margaritas the best. Staff is always friendly and helpful.
Solid choice in the tons to choose from in NYC. Food was fresh and tasty! Queso was the bomb!!
Unlimited chips! Like seriously nonstop
The margaritas had little to no alcohol in them
Javelina has consistently been a great place for friends or a date - everything there is amazing, everyone I take loves it, the servers are literally so lovely and helpful, I want to drown in all of there frozen margs- do I need to go on?? Only downside is I have no self control in there and every time I leave I’m literally so full I could die. Fav restaurant!
As always, Mr. Post and his team delivered an authentic Tex-mex experience from start to finish. As a fellow Texan, I am proud to recommend my friends to experience a taste of true Tex-mex all the way in NYC.
Expect to be rushed. Food was taken away before finished even after telling them twice we were still working. Great queso though.
Far and away the best consistent tex mex in town. Friendly staff and great frozen margaritas! Keep up the good work!
Food was amazing and the server kept giving us their amazing chips and salsa. Made our New York experience such a phenomenal one and for that we our grateful!!!!!
Friendly staff, loved the braised beef tacos, rice & beans and mango mint margarita was awesome! Great place to have fun with friends or family.
I used to love this place but it’s gone way downhill - so disappointing. The portions keep getting smaller and smaller! The chips were stale so we told the waiter and he kindly brought new chips but those replacement chips were also stale - we just let it go. Drinks were fine. The value is terrible - $14 for queso?!?! We decided we were going to find a new TexMex place for the next time.
Thet have the best queso that I have ever had and I love queso. Atmosphere is mediocre- nothing great but if you love different quesos, Javelina is a must! The service is very good- super attentine and personable.
Seating, food took a while - but comp’d with free drink
it was good, except no tamales that night. they ran out at 6:30. It is loud and hard to hear your friends, but not so crazy loud to keep from going there.
Friday lunch at Javelina was a great way to start my weekend. Javelina was lively even at 2PM, and with good reason—great Tex-Mex! I had one of the lunch combos—a perfect way to enjoy three different items. The tortillas I ordered to eat with my queso with chorizo were freshly made and delicious. As always, great service, even as busy as it was.
Way too loud!! Please add more noise absorbing materials to the space
So I have two favorite things at Javelina: the queso blanco that is so delicious and the white peach and habanero margarita that is the perfect blend of sweet and spicy. I’ve been here so many times and I’ve never been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered.
Authentic Tex-Mex, from a native. The only place to get queso around.
Awesome. Great service. Raised in Texas. The best in town
Great food and the service was incredible. We loved our waiter! Recommend the loaded queso!
Our server Allie was wonderful! Great energy, warm and friendly. She took great care of us. The food was great and drinks were very good. All in all a great dining experience!
Maybe it was an off night, or maybe it had gone down hill. Prickly pear marguerita was watery, and not the same, prices higher and portions smaller. The server was eager to get us out, even though they were not full. And was kind of obnoxious. They didn’t serve the churros. Was always my go to around union square. But maybe I will think twice now...yet could have been an off night.
Food was so salty that it was basically inedible
If you are looking for great Tex-Mex in NYC, you just can’t beat Javelina—Union Square. The casual setting belies the sophisticated and authentic flavors it offers. It’s the real deal. The white queso with chorizo, the crispy ground beef tacos, and the chile rellenos are crazy-delicious. I am always impressed by the friendly service, whether dining solo or with a group. Javelina—whoever or wherever you are—thank you!
Great food and drinks.
Javelina is one of our favorites restaurants in NYC and we’ve sought it out on trips to the city the past three years. Delicious Tex mex, best guacamole we’ve tasted, and the tacos and fajitas are our faves.
I love Javelina, but this was one of the best experiences I’ve had so far. We got great service and excellent food. Their queso is a MUST.
Amazing food, especially delicious appetizers, and awesome vibe inside.
This place seemed nice - the staff were friendly and the service was quick. However, it was far too noisy - I could barely hear the people sitting across from me. Also, don't come here if you are hoping to take your time and have a relaxed meal. The wait staff were VERY quick to take away plates and ask if we were ready for our check, and would interrupt our conversation to wipe the table/hurry us along.
Drinks - ok. Recommendation frozen margarita vs on the rocks
Appetizers - check out there queso! I would go back just for it!
Dinner - ok. Avocado tacos unique but needed more flavor
Hot sauce selection - poor
Cheese wasn’t melted on veggie enchiladas and the green sauce was way too salty. Chips and salsa were good though.
The noise level was deafening, uncomfortable; way too much to hear your dinner companion. Also we would have liked to have an option of tea and decaf coffee in addition to reg coffee. There is not to much of an expense to offer these. As it turned out we left with no after dinner beverage.
Would recommend with reservations about the noise level.
Overall great experience in terms of food, drink and service. We didn’t like, however, that we were a group of 3 and out at a larger “shared” style table with another couple across from us.
Best Tex mex in town hands down
The food is always incredible! Service is never great, however. I frequent this restaurant, and I have found that the servers do not check in with my table often. Many times I am waiting 15-20 minutes on a refill of my drink or a refill on my chips. I also find myself waiting quite a long time to get my table cleared and the check sent to the table.
This place has really declined across the board. All of the food was inedibly salty - the queso, brisket tacos, and elote all just tasted like salt. The queso was served at room temperature and we had to send it back twice to get reheated. The service was also terrible - had to wait 15 minutes after sitting down to place a drink order and they weren’t even full. Won’t be back.
It was recommended to me. Quesadilla was excellent; however, I ordered it with chicken, which was an additional cost. For the cost, it seemed lacking in chicken. Otherwise, guacamole and chips were great.
Javelina - Union Square does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Chow Now and Postmates. Javelina - Union Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 539-0202.
Javelina - Union Square is rated 4.6 stars by 630 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.