Javier's - La Jolla
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Very loud. Not sanitizing anything. The tables and chairs were wiped down with the same towels on multiple tables. Definitely not clean. Very crowded.
Beyond amazing service with delicious food and drinks! Fantastic!
I was there after the lunch rush and had the worst service. Took so long to get our order taken, water was not refilled and end of the meal server disappeared.
I had to walk over to the bar to get service. Hope this was just a one time off day for them.
Best of the best Food was outstanding
Servers were nice but service was very slow
As per usual at any location the ambiance, service, meal, and drinks were amazing! Been in love with this restaurant since I first discovered it in Cabo in 2008. Love the Newport Beach location as well, and I’m so happy we have one here in San Diego. I wish they could open one in Scottsdale as well.
Great restaurant and ambiance, food was very good.
Disappointed for a 10day reservation in advance and getting seated in the bar tables. Very uncomfortable for a long dinner.
Wanted to check it out and it was recommended by a waiter and Mister A’s
Awesome on all levels, go to for Mexican cuisine
Excellent service and delicious food
Desiree went above and beyond to make our dine in experience memorable!
She recommended some great drinks as well as there amazing churros that left us wanting more !!
I’d recommend to anyone 👌🏽🔥
Birthday dinner for my mother. It was fabulous
From the moment you walk in, you feel the grandeur of the place. The ropes by the bar is majestic. It’s luxurious and just beautifully decorated. The drinks, food, ambience, and service were excellent. It’s energetic & loud inside the restaurant. We could have skipped the appetizer as the dinner portions are generous. My only regret was not finishing our dinner because we were getting full.
Pretty disappointed in our experience at Javier’s. We waited 30 minutes even with a reservation and were seated in the bar area. It’s clear the larger parties get priority seating and the nicer tables. It’s a shame too because this could have been a go to place for my husband and I. There’s so many other restaurants in San Diego that will value me as a patron.
Amazing place. Upscale, elegant and generally inviting environment. The salmon plate/dish is my favourite there. Always my spot on Fridays and will be so more now that things are opening up (post COVID-19). Highly recommended to anyone who hasn’t tried here. Also the management staff is superb and they always take good care of their regulars
We had reservations at 830 but was not seated until 9pm. Did not understand the reason for making a reservation if we still had to wait.
We made a reservation 2 weeks prior for our anniversary dinner and specifically requested to be sat inside. Turns out they sat us outside with a view of Westfield mall’s escalator... Asked to be moved inside but we were denied.
Hostesses we’re very rude, very short and abrasive with the rules when the confirmed our reservation. Once I checked in the hostess very abrasively blurted out “ you need to wait outside!” Waiter seemed distracted all night. One of the people in our party had a short black curly hair in their food and it took us ten minutes to track an employee down to resolve. They corrected it fairly quickly but never provided an apology. We had to get up and track down someone you refill our water twice.
We felt as though we should be honored to dine here instead of be treated with service and gratitude. I had a reservation the following Saturday for 7 which I canceled due to the poor experience.
Great place, delicious food and awesome service. Always a great time with family and friends at Javier's
This was one of the best restaurant experiences I've had ever! Absolutely perfect lunch. Amazing drinks, food, service, ambience... could not ask for me. One of the best restaurants in San Diego - thank you!
If the seafood trio enchiladas were my last meal, I would have died happy.
First impressions are the best impressions, and everything was amazing!
Thank you so much!
Celebrating my sister’s high school graduation with a family dinner at Javier’s. So delicious, great for everyone young and old. Grandparents loved the chicken quesadilla and I tore into my fajitas like a manic. Nothing like great Mexican food, right? Also topped it off with flan, because YOLO.
Always amazing! Such beautiful decor.
Fun and inviting restaurant. Great food. Great drinks.
The service was excellent, however I made a reservation weeks in advance and they placed us outside. This was suppose to be a special birthday dinner and the only reason why I wanted to eat here was for the indoor ambiance. We have been eating outdoor for a year now, we wanted something different and indoor. Especially since I made a reservation detailing indoor seating.
Thought the food was okay overpriced for what you get.
Service is always great here, friendly and courteous staff. The fresh chips and salsa are a win every time. Meals come out fresh and taste delicious. Food is a bit on the pricy end, but you pay for the quality and experience. Overall love this place.
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I eat here for dinner all the time and occasionally I get the honor to eat here for lunch meetings with business partners or just girlfriends who have some time to meet. Any occasion Javier’s is the best for it! Always amazing food and cocktails. The service you can t beat, everyone is so friendly and happy all the time! You can really tell how a restaurant is ran by how happy servers are and with Javier’s everyone is always smiling and eager to serve you!! It makes for the best dining experience. Get their Camaron ceviche or josefina pollo, you won’t regret it!!! Love you Javi
Amazing food & service. Great ambiance with perfect music, and beautiful attention to detail.
Excellent food everytime and love the decor/ambience
Javier’s has always been a favorite of mine & my friends. They never disappoint! From the food, to the drinks, to the service & the ambiance. It’s always so perfect! So glad they’re back for business after a crazy pandemic. Love everything about this place & we will be back for more & more!
Everything was superb!
Music was blasting and very over priced Mexican food. Not impressed!
Good environment, good service. We came earlier that’s why it is pretty quiet.
The table was very crammed and we were put in a corner even though we showed up on time and had proper reservations. Seemed like they gave our original table to someone else.
The ambiance and service were excellent! The drinks were great but the food was sub par especially considering the price of each plate. We expected more out of the food because it is so easy to find great Mexican food here in San Diego but this was not it
We would return again for drinks and a fun and lively environment.
Fun and lively atmosphere, great food but overpriced as expected
Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1340 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.