Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1577 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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Priscilla
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great customer service and food was excellent

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Team party

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vipPhantomDiner
Minneapolis
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal and the Margaritas were delicious. Great service and beautiful ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My son coming into town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience2

All food whether beef, chicken or sea food looked the same. Waitress had to figure out which food was which.
Restaurant was empty! Why? Perhaps everything was mediocre for the very expensive price.
Street stands are better flavor and quality.

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Talltenor
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Noisy at times but great food and beautiful restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and just fell in love with everything about the place

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Daniellev
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner and while the restaurant is loud (as it seems all Javier's are) the environment is electric and has a great vibe. The food was top notch as we're the house margheritas. Everyone in our party of 6 loved it all and had a great time.

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drh5252
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pretty high prices for not spectacular Mexican food.

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AdnanM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Expensive for average food. A lot of the food just lacked seasoning or was under seasoned. The ceviche was not as fresh as advertised. The Ahi ceviche was tough and still had remnants of the skin left on it. Skirt steak was good but the chimichuri or whatever you can call that green dipping sauce was bland. Enchiladas were mushy and without taste. Drinks were good but not worth $18-20/drink for the little amount that was poured. Guess you are paying for the ambiance which was nice and only good thing about the experience that is worth coming back for, if you dont mind overpaying.

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Meli
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch was perfect! Portions are great and drinks are on point. Totally recommend this restaurant 💕

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vipjlwblue
Orange County
65 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the huge, circular bar. Bartenders were great. Food at Javier's is excellent. Much better than many other Mexican food restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

loved the vibe of the place overall. The environment, service, and food made my experience very entertaining

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vipGardr
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks, apps, food, and dessert were excellent. Great place, love the layout and atmosphere.

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Juktan
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Got our table on the sit of the time of our reservation. The place was packed and incredibly noisy. Good if you’re with a group of people who want a party atmosphere, not so if you’re with one or two others who want to talk. Service was quick, attentive and efficient. Good was delicious - the chilli verse was excellent! Strange list of pasta dishes on the menu. Prices are high, probably to cover the costs of building the beautifully decorated and designed interiors.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant, best margaritas so many delicious dishes and we are obsessed with the salsa.

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vipDonM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Too many negatives. The restaurant is very hard to find and virtually no signs. I was there for a business lunch. The entrees were small and only adequate in flavor, but quite expensive. How this restaurant got such high ratings is hard to believe.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Drinks were served quickly witch made me order more drinks. Food was served quickly I’ll definitely come back.

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vipAregular
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, delicious food, and excellent service. But it is the most expensive Mexican restaurant that I’ve known.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio,comida deliciosa y muy bien ambiente

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vipdrkk
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food. Good service. Outrageous prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
25 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Way to loud. We were rushed thru our meal. The food and design of the restaurant were fab.

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vipCindywonder
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been to Javier’s Arias Las Vegas I loved it .
Our fist time in La Joya Javiers .. the ambience is excellent for a Friday night music, delicious Mexican food but overall what made our night memorable Gabriel ‘s outstanding service and drinks recommendations.. Thank you 🙏🏼 Gabriel for your service .. see you soon.. ☺️

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks aren’t very good though. Other than that it was so good!

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viplaurah
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Javiers in UTC mall is terrible!!! Portions were small and overpriced. You can find better Mexican elsewhere!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier’s is always good. Fancy Mexican food but delicious. We always get the Tablita.

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vipAlejandraR
Cancun
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing like always! Best Guava Margarita

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MeganM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We are frequent diners at the various Javiers locations around CA, but this was our first time taking our children and all I have to say is that this Franchise is discriminatory towards children and we will never support them again. I had two sleeping children in a stroller, and mind you, it was a Sunday at 3:00pm and the restaurant was empty, maybe 4 other guests dining, when the Hostess rudely said, "um we don't allow strollers." We then spoke to the Manager who responds, "I've worked with Javiers for 10 years and we have never allowed strollers." We mentioned that our children had just fallen asleep and kindly asked to be seated at a table where the stroller would be out of the way and pushed aside. The Manager had no reasoning as to why the stroller was not allowed, it was not published anywhere, etc. As we were discussing the Manager, what do you see walking out of the Restaurant...an oversized, roughly 80lb dog who was just as big and wide as our stroller. So lets get this straight, you are allowed to take your 80lb dog and seat it on the floor next to your table, but your children are not allowed nor worthy to sit aside your dining table in a stroller (THE SAME SIZE AS THE DOG). Javiers will be hearing from our Legal Team.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The scenery was beautiful, waiters were amazing, everything came out quick, loved the experience i would definitely love to celebrate my birthday there.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier’s is always a vibe!

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AILi
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We got seated in the booths in the back, the Echo of the booths area allows you to hear other people’s conversation in that area. Towards the end we felt that we were being asked if we were finished so they could seat another party at our table. Overall a great experience.

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vipCorinneR
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambiance just pricey and noisy.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The ambiance is amazing! Such a beautiful restaurant! The food was excellent - we would definitely come back.
The service was great at the beginning of our visit but went downhill…..didn’t see our waiter for at least 30 minutes.

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family there for the first time, we all loved the food! The food was very authentic in taste and the quality was sublime! I would love to come back another day!

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AnnaW
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional customer service, great ambiance, and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and it’s the best will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are top notch. I really enjoy the ambiance with the reggaeton music and crowd chatter. Service is excellent, constant water refill and chips/ salsa on the house. My food is always delivered on a hot plate and I’ve never waited a long time for anything. I recommend this place as a date spot or just fun night out with friends. The steak is high quality and tomatillo sauce on the enchiladas is amazingly tangy and a tad spicy. Recommend the piña and pepino margaritas. Hope to try them all!

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vipMNPVGC
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I did not find the menu to be anything new or exciting. I would recommend going across the street to Red O.

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1577 OpenTable diners.

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