Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1693 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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DougB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Just too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat service and food I’ve. ever revived

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CarolK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Javier's and we found it just as wonderful in every way. This was a lunch experience which is better for us because it was less noisy. Same great service and delicious food. There is a lot of open air there with tall ceilings and heated patio space.

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Cmor1
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience. Felt like we were eating at a Mexican resort.

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RMtzJr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to this location and we loved it. Will definitely come back again.

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MAyraR
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Regatton music playing loud and for two long. Previous visits they had better music.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Had way better margaritas at other places despite there list of a dozen different options. Ceviche was flavorless and the tuna was frozen. Food was bland and didn’t have a lot of flavor but looked pretty. It came out in five minutes after ordering which there is no way the seafood could have been cooked fresh in that amount of time leading me to believe it’s all prepped earlier and then plated to order. Server acted like she could care less to be there and gave us an attitude when we asked her to explain the menu. Ambiance was nice but loud which we didn’t mind. Lots of pretty dressed up people. Manager was really nice and helped move us when the table of girls next to us had an excessive amount of perfume on and was giving me a headache. It was the best Flan I’ve ever had for desert though. It was a decent experience but not worth the expensive prices and the hype.

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vipJimmyZ
San Diego
83 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best enchiladas on SD. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend!!!!

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Ataz
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food and drinks are good, but not happy when we had a reservation at 6:30pm and we had to wait for our table and it wasn't ready until 7pm.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for our daughters birthday. The food was great, however, we were seated outside in the walkway into the restaurant and the hostesses refused to move us. Our reservation should have been for the standard seating inside the restaurant. We were basically sitting on the sidewalk. Our party didn’t really even fit at the table as it was more like a cocktail table. For the price of this restaurant this was very disappointing.

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DaniS
San Diego
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe of the indoor outdoor experience is great. Service is phenomenal. Some portions of food were better than others. Overall fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food is good and service is great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A high end experience for mid-tier pricing. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and ambiance! My favorite place to eat!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timers for my birthday! Everything was wonderful!
This restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect!
Can’t wait to come back!

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Nazee
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service. Drinks are amazing. :)

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vipVejv
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, great food and service. I highly recommend!

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vipFoodFan
San Diego
129 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Love the place
It’s just become
pretty expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This place is absolutely beautiful! One of the most visually beautiful restaurants I’ve been to. However, the food is mediocre at best! I will be back but I hope the food improves because this place has so much potential.

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vipManx469
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and atmosphere and great service. A little pricey but that’s normal for the experience.

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vipBrucito
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was up and down. Entrees were very good. Sides were cold and unappetizing. Hard to go back based on prices with the lack of attention to this. Service was good

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BonnieR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is exquisite. The service is fast and friendly. The food comes out hot, and it’s excellent. The valet service is pristine.

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AdrianaA
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food always on point.

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vipSDCreole
San Diego
68 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Ambiance and creative Margaritas, that’s it. Go, see, sip and leave.
We live in San Diego, there are better less expensive Mexican restaurants here!
The menu is not creative, prices are extreme. Great service , immediate needs satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I made a reservation for indoor and they seat us outdoor. I told them but they said I’ll have to wait for another table. It was pretty chilling even with the heaters. Plus we got the last table outside. If you are going to paid 40 dlls for 2 enchiladas at least should be where you requested. It was a sad experience for a birthday celebration

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RosaR
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant is beautiful food & drinks were great. Nice place for date night.

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RobP
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Fantastic design, very beautifully decorated; however, the food and cocktails left a lot to be desired. $30 for two basic shrimp tacos and an $18 margarita - both on the quality level of El Torito. I love El Torito, cost effective, basic stuff at reasonable prices. This place, well you’re paying for the location and costs of the design / ambiance. Clearly the design firm out kicked the coverage of the team who designed the food and beverages. Service was basic, had to chase down for water refills, salad dressing (they forgot), etc.

Will I go again, probably not .. I like Puesto way too much and they have tacos and drinks on point. If you just want mediocre food, drinks, and service - this place may be for you. This place is for basic easily impressed people.

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Fullhouse
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Ambience is more upbeat. When we waked in we were quickly seated. Our waiter was present for our every need. The food was cooked to perfection. It made for a wonderful night out.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida deliciosa, la música ambientada, el lugar está súper cool!

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vipLocal1
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were wonderful. Food was amazing. Service was great. Overall loved our evening at Javier’s.

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CodyB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier’s is always the go to for me and my wife!!! Love the entire vibe!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Went to Javier’s on new year Eve and the ambiance was outstanding as well as the service but the food was unfortunately a disappointment. Food was not seasoned at all. Only thing I enjoyed was the chips and salsa. Also I ordered a frozen margarita and got chunks of ice.

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TribeCalledQ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience, second time at this location. We were excited to have the same waitress, she is awesome! Her name is Rianna and she was upbeat, extremely helpful, and made us feel comfortable once again. Food is very good and enjoyed the music for sure. Will be be back soon. Strongly recommend.

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vipCJKG
San Diego
37 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was fantastic! Delicious food and drinks. Ambiance was beautiful

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vipMisa
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I had to return my chicken dish as it was not tender at all, and my partner ate only 60% of his dish since it was not very good. Margarita was good.

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vipDavidO
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always great and the atmosphere is also great. Order the ceviche if you go. It is the best. Highlt recommend

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vipDakini
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The restaurants design is exquisite and unique. The service was excellent.
But this is our 3rd visit and food is generally a disappointment since it must be the most expensive Mexican restaurant in San Diego. Prices pretty outrageous but we were prepared to pay steep prices. If only it the food would have come close. For the 3rd visit food was barely warm. My friend who is from Mexico city was even more disappointed. The cheese in his Chile Relleno was not melted/ Cooked.
Beautiful restaurant but after 3 visits of food served barely Luke warm we won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our late afternoon drinks and meal. Our server was great! Food was delicious. An inviting ambience!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Todo perfecto repetiré

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation and this restaurant was one of the highlights of the trip.

Food and service was fantastic!

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1693 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.