Javier's - La Jolla
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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Very great customer service and food was excellent
We had a fabulous meal and the Margaritas were delicious. Great service and beautiful ambience!
Great service and food!!
My son coming into town
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.
Noisy at times but great food and beautiful restaurant.
First time here and just fell in love with everything about the place
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.
Pretty high prices for not spectacular Mexican food.
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.
Birthday lunch was perfect! Portions are great and drinks are on point. Totally recommend this restaurant 💕
We ate at the huge, circular bar. Bartenders were great. Food at Javier's is excellent. Much better than many other Mexican food restaurants.
loved the vibe of the place overall. The environment, service, and food made my experience very entertaining
Drinks, apps, food, and dessert were excellent. Great place, love the layout and atmosphere.
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.
Our favorite restaurant, best margaritas so many delicious dishes and we are obsessed with the salsa.
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.
Service was great. Drinks were served quickly witch made me order more drinks. Food was served quickly I’ll definitely come back.
Beautiful setting, delicious food, and excellent service. But it is the most expensive Mexican restaurant that I’ve known.
Excelente servicio,comida deliciosa y muy bien ambiente
Good food. Good service. Outrageous prices.
Great food and ambiance
Way to loud. We were rushed thru our meal. The food and design of the restaurant were fab.
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.. ☺️
Food was amazing! Drinks aren’t very good though. Other than that it was so good!
Javiers in UTC mall is terrible!!! Portions were small and overpriced. You can find better Mexican elsewhere!!!
Javier’s is always good. Fancy Mexican food but delicious. We always get the Tablita.
Amazing like always! Best Guava Margarita
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.
The scenery was beautiful, waiters were amazing, everything came out quick, loved the experience i would definitely love to celebrate my birthday there.
Javier’s is always a vibe!
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.
Excellent food, ambiance just pricey and noisy.
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.
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!
Exceptional customer service, great ambiance, and delicious food.
The food is always fresh and it’s the best will definitely be returning!
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!
I did not find the menu to be anything new or exciting. I would recommend going across the street to Red O.
Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1577 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.