Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1003 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.8
ambience
4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was beautiful and food was delicious. I love the theme of the restaurant.. everything was in order and good excellent quality of service..

LJ
vipLJLocal
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Without a doubt, the fresh churros with ice cream for dessert were the star of the show. We could have just ordered those and our margaritas and we would have been happy.

In addition to the just OK (and overpriced) food, we had a few negative experiences Saturday evening that led me to give Javier's a grand total of 3 stars.

First, Javier's dropped the ball on my daughter's birthday. Not a word about it, no special dessert, no nothing.

Second, our waiter took my wife's margarita away before she was done with it -- she had a couple sips left to go. Please ask first next time.

Third, when I tried to get my parking validated, our waiter told me that Javier's does not validate. WHAT?!? So I ended up paying for parking too.

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AnnaN
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time we have had dinner here. And the food is consistently delicious. Service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner.

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vipEsquirelifedotcom
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, we go there at least twice a month

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Sandra
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favor and visit this exceptional restaurant. The service is unmatched. The staff truly cares about your experience. The food is absolutely amazing – everything we tasted melted in other mouths. Absolutely the best meal we had while. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Fishy ceviche & poorly balanced margaritas. Food and drinks were edible but subpar for any price. Given the high price tag our expectations were higher.

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kendraj
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking very forward to the next visit! Everything was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
31 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most beautiful restaurant in San Diego!

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vipTiffanyM
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Javier's. Always feels like I am not in San Diego / a mall when I eat there. Service is always spectacular and the food never disappoints.

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Kamoneey
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service environment and food! I would definitely recommend everyone to go!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. The food service and atmosphere never disappoints.

NP
NikaleP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The music is too loud especially trying to hear wait staff through masks. Service was outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Horrible service; I had no idea who my actual server was people just kept coming to the table and then when I would ask them for help they would give us a dirty look as if we were bothering them. I also ordered some food to go and when I got to my location the order was totally wrong. Very disappointed... will not return to this location

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Robert
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I recommend Javiers Restaurant to be consistent on their recipes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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Mjizzle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and hospitality! First time there and I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

DC
DaisyC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made reservations for dinner , upon arrival we only waited about 10 minutes before they sat us. The waitress got our drinks wrong the first time but other than that was great. Service was great

JF
vipJulieF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an Orange County native, I was so excited when Javiers came to La Jolla. It is the best food, ambience and service and the margaritas aren’t bad either.

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Roblesr11
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here and it will for sure not be the last time. I had heard through friends that it was a good place with good food. But they surpassed the reviews it was GREAT. Can't wait to go back to UTC just for Javier's.

JR
vipJohnR
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, great food and excellent service. Couldn't ask for more. I would recommend to all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and the service was excellent!

TJ
TonyaJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and company!!! Eduardo was the best server. We appreciated this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service to the food & ambience was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Way Overpriced for small portions and was tasteless. Disappointed this time.

FF
vipFoodFan
San Diego
121 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience3

This is simply way too expensive!
5 guys lunch bill $400...

RA
vipRAMK
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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markm
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Went for a Birthday and they went out of their way to make it special.

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vipSupermom
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a typical family Sunday dinner...but our service was excellent 😀

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vipBella
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th birthday dinner

BR
BernardR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

SH
ShannonH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome restaurant
Awesome service
Awesome drinks
Love the music too!
Shannon ;)

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sammie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dad bday and his first time he was absolutely amazed with the food and loved the ambiance! I go at least 3 times a month, so I will obviously be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. First time at this location, the hostess sat me at the perfect table and the food was DELICIOUS.

KC
KimC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places. The food and drinks are amazing. We will definitely be back!!!

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Luv2dine
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The only item to be aware of is that you will not know that we are in the middle of a pandemic with rising COVID cases. Indoor would no spacing, but with plexiglass dividers. The La Jolla location was as busy and crowded as it has always been so if you are not comfortable with crowds, this may not be a good location. Food and service were wonderful.

IP
IndianPrincess
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

50th Birthday celebration!

MB
vipMelissaB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner night

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1003 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.