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Javier's - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
1981 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

JAVIER'S presents a rich heritage of elevated Mexican cuisine in a friendly, captivating ambiance. Enjoy hand-shaken margaritas, rare tequilas, craft cocktails and a vast selection of beer and fine wines. Dine with us in the main dining room, al fresco patios, one of our semi private dining rooms, or at the exquisite bar surrounded by one of the West Coast's largest selection of the world's finest tequilas. We at JAVIER'S consider all our wonderful customers a part of our family and thank them for their support and sharing in the success and joy that is JAVIER'S. Come experience the freshness of our original Mexican cuisine in a warm, friendly environment at one of our five locations.

Please be advised we don't allow strollers. If you bring your stroller we have a designated area to store your stroller while you dine.


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 200-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    JAVIER'S offers a variety of options for banquets and private parties whether you are looking for the perfect location to host your next corporate luncheon or dinner or a gathering of family and friends.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (858) 200-2222

Menu

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What 1,981 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Mexican

  • San Diego

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  • San Diego

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had a reservation but as we waited to be sat, we sat at the bar and enjoyed our service so much that we decided to have dinner there. Great music, service and ambiance.

  2. BB

    BethyBef

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Fantastic gourmet Mexican food. Price is high, but depending on what you get worth it. Skip the Steak entre and get the classics, like enchiladas, ceviche.

  3. BF

    BrittanyF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    While visiting San Diego for our anniversary we made reservations here. We are pleasantly surprised by the energy and upbeat atmosphere! The service was amazing! The food was stellar. Love this trendy spot!

  4. SH

    StefaniH

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3

    Horrible. I was so excited to try the La Jolla Javier’s, as it was the only one I hadn’t been to, and left very disappointed. The bartenders made amazing margarita’s and the service was great, however the food was absolutely disgusting and so disappointing. My husband ordered the Chicken Fajitas and I ordered the barbacoa. Both were not even edible. My husband and I love all of their restaurants and have never had a bad meal until now, so we are hoping it was just an off night.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Experience!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The ambiance is nice, however the music is quite loud with an energetic beat. There was a large mix of different types of people there, including young children and some people dressed up and some casual. The steak picado did not have much flavor. The chicken enchiladas Suizas were excellent. The servers were very nice.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding and delicious.

  8. HO

    HeidiO

    Palm Springs

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our waiter was extremely nice and attentive. Food and drinks were great. Big fan of their carnitas and enchiladas de mariscos. My son loves their salmon. The location is a little hard to find in the shopping center because there isn’t any signage for it in the parking garages (or maybe I just didn’t see it). If it’s your first time going to Javiers- just know that It’s directly across the street from Red O.

  9. Z

    Zfoodie

    Kansas City

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent. Great service and food.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4

    La verdad de lujo pero sentí que el servicio estuvo un poco lento se tardaron mucho con la comida y fueron demasiado rápidos con la entrada que cuando llego mi comida ya no tenía ganas de comer y eso fue el detalle pero aparte de eso todo bien

  11. C

    Changuis

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, our server was exceptional!

  12. FL

    FrankL

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very cool place. Amazing menu and great service. Our knowledgeable server Juan D made great recommendations, was very attentive checking in frequently. The food is tasty with unique special flavors. Great atmosphere out on the patio.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere and fabulous food. Service was excellent and attentive. Will certainly come back!

  14. GF

    GregF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere!

  15. AC

    AdrianC

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I love this place. We come here often. The food is amazing. Kbye

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Javier’s provided great and attentive service. They were able to accommodate our reservations after adding a few more people. Food was above expectations.

  17. n

    null

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great location and nice ambiance and would suggest patio seating

  18. GS

    GeralynS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5

    We were celebrating my daughter’s SDSU graduation. Food was good. Cocktails were great. Ambiance was amazing. Highly recommend. Was a lovely afternoon.

  19. VL

    VanessaL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5

    I reserved 2 weeks prior and when I got there we had to wait almost 45 minutes. They definitely have to improve the reservations. I won’t go back for sure.

  20. Y

    Yogi

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious sea bass a La Veracruzano! Lovely patio seating

  21. SW

    ShellyW

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have only dined at the Cabo location and were not impressed. We had avoided Javier’s because of of this but were pleasantly surprised. The food ambiance and especially service were exceptional. We will be back!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great outdoor seating in corner booth. Food wonderful, as usual, but impressively served hot and quickly. Water glasses continually filled by us big water consumers. Beautiful presentation. Our guest was very impressed and all we had to do was show up.

  23. NG

    NathifaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All I'm going to say is I don't even like Mexican for or leftovers and I took my bix.

  24. S

    Shane

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Enjoyed our evening. The environment was very loud but great food and company.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I have been to Javier's on many occasions. This was the first time I brought my 7-month-old daughter. As I walked in with her and my wife, we were immediately approached by staff telling us we were not permitted to bring the stroller with us. This was extremely upsetting as I have never heard this type of restriction from any restaurant. Ever! What's even more upsetting is none of the staff could explain why this restriction was in place. Our server was fantastic. The food was ok. The disrespectful restriction towards parents of young infants was unacceptable. I definitely won't be back.

  26. GR

    GinaR

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I was disappointed with the overall dining experience. I took my mom there for Mothers Day. I ordered the Enchiladas poblanas which were extra salty. My mom ordered the steak ranchero that was supposedly filet mignon but meat was tough. Everything was overpriced. Not sure if I will go back again.

  27. JE

    JanetteE

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is consistently amazing ! I have been here multiple time and every time it’s amazing. The food, service, and ambiance are great. The restaurant is very relaxing and gives out vacation vibes ! Will be returning

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our daughters birthday.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never disappointed!!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Upscale Mexican is a void. Javier’s does a great job of filling the void. It’s tricky to be able to justify high quality Mexican food when you have taco shops at every corner, but Javier’s does a great job with bold yet traditional flavors. Very impressed by the service as well, in a hectic environment, there was poise and service from all employees. Also, the refried beans are amazing. So so good.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Mothers Day Javier is one of my favorite restaurants ! It was my first time in La Joya location ! Beautiful design , decoration and ambiance , service and details were excellent ! On food I gave it 4 stars because I was looking forward to ceviche de pescado abc they run out !! I tried the shrimp ceviche instead , it wasn’t as expected ! The rest was awesome ! Will go again 🙂 GS

  32. D

    Donaldc

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great place but it is San Diego and there’s so much great Mexican food for the money. I have a hard time spending that much on tacos but drinking great margaritas is worth the money

  33. T

    Theresa

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place. It is a large restaurant with plenty of room and excellent customer service. Oh and good drinks too!

  34. WJ

    WillieJ

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drinks were amazing! The steak was the best I've ever had and my wife agrees with me. The drinks were well balanced and the waiter (Hermilo) was the most attentive waiter I've ever had! The ambiance is out of this world! Hands down the best experience we've had at a restaurant!

  35. N

    Nrsonthelake

    San Diego

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Mother’s Day meal!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    10/10 great experience, the aguachile was absolutely amazing, ordered a little bit of everything and it did not disappoint

  37. SW

    SusanW

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service , wonderful . My only complaint is it’s just too noisy .

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice service! Food was great and everyone was ready to help whenever need it! Ambience is great in a beautiful restaurant. Overall is always a great experience. Happy to come back every time

  39. a

    alexandrah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Hand made tortillas not Guerrero or la misión packed tortillas

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service! Beautiful place.

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1981 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 157 times today
Google Map for Javier's - La Jolla

4301 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 1000 San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 200-2222

  • Private party facilities

    JAVIER'S offers a variety of options for banquets and private parties whether you are looking for the perfect location to host your next corporate luncheon or dinner or a gathering of family and friends.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (858) 200-2222

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