Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1178 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
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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King
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love spending time and fun at this amazing spot. The food and people watching is the best!

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vipCardinalfan
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Drinks were weak. Would order wine next time.

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Melissa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Javiers is great for small groups. I had a group of 13, and knew they do not split checks ahead of time. However, this became a huge issue once the bill came trying to figure out what everyone ordered and factoring in the tax/gratuity. Multiple people stated “I would have tipped them more had they just split the bill for us.” They accept 5 forms of payment, doesn’t make sense why they can’t just split the bill for you. Food for thought.

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vipJJCMGC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Javiers! It’s consistently excellent!

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EbonieH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Our server seemed very standoffish and not so engaged with us compared to how she was engaging with other guest at other neighboring tables. Didn’t even bother to ask if there was any special occasion and I was really looking forward to having a great birthday dinner with my fiancé. The food was OK I have had better upscale Mexican food. Overall we did not enjoy it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful restaurant. Great food. Look forward to a return visit

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Kwith4
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a must go to when we are in San Diego!! Love Javier’s!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and ambiance

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VioletM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my frost time there and i was celebrating my 31st birthday. Definitely worth it and our Server was Amazing she was on top of everything!!

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Ayman
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Service was almost non-existent. Never were asked if we wanted a second round of drinks. Ran out of room on the table, nothing was taken away. When the bill arrived, I had to stand up because the table was so full of stuff in order to sign, etc.

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KathleenD
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was amazing and the food was delicious!!

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CliveF
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Was not allowed to sit inside which should have been clearly stated prior

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food

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vipSuesway1
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really good dinner. The food seemed fresh and great flavors.
The noise level is too loud inside-we sat on that half in half out patio, so we can chat with our friends.
We’ll definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente Calidad de productos.

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vipAshleyG
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Our second time at this location, have been to the Las Vegas location as well. Staff is always friendly. Food is to die for! And of course the Margaritas, DELICIOUS!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it
Service was A plus

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vipnone
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Couldn't seat us within an hour of our reservation... at 6PM on a week night.

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vipPepe
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant !!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing night celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday! Server was very attentive THANK U! (:

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, great food, great service

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Benos
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The place is beautiful and the food was great. The only downside was that 2 of our guests were late and they wouldn't let us in before all the table showed up.

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vipStaceyM
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks, beautiful location. Fantastic service.
I have been to the ones in Newport and Irvine both wonderful, and La Jolla location did not disappoint

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vipJudithW
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was very good. Music was quite loud. Waiters command of English was poor. Enjoyed my birthday and love the decor of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. A little strange that they called to confirm our reservation in the morning, then the table was not ready when we arrived on time. With all the covid shields up, the noise levels are higher and weird echo’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently visited Javier's in La Jolla for the first time and can definitely say it will not be the last time. They have several other locations in Southern California that I will definitely be visiting in the near future. We were greeted when we first enter and surprisingly seated very quickly. When we arrived there was a fairly large crowd waiting but I did make reservations and definitely do advise making reservations ahead of time. My visit was on a Monday and the restaurant seem busier then some other restaurants are on a weekend. The restaurant was playing music which help set a vibe that just makes wanna stay eat and drink. The restaurant did take all necessary precautions in these challenging times that we are in these days. Overall you can not go wrong with this restaurant and recommend to anyone looking for an excellent experience.

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vipLeoS
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican restaurant in San Diego - highly recommend!

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igEliseoQuincy
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance. Overpriced. Upsells. Noise level high. Worth one visit but not a keeper. Food is good 7/10. Can find better place with similar ambiance and better service and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

59th birthday

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GraceK
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

food and service was good. it was extremely crowded. the hostesses were very rude and not very helpful. I love Javier's but this visit was very disappointing.

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RicardoT
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

great service from Hailey, food pretty decent , ambience super cool, management a bit to slick for my taste. tried to charge 20% service anthen add tax to service, i confronted and asked to speak to manager, after 15 mins he declined and sent the waitress to deal with us, which she did with a smile and charm

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Chantel
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Javier’s is a nice place to eat. And the food was just okay. Honestly I’d rather eat that same type of food with a view at Coasterra.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding and we enjoyed our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super nice !

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Briana
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved the vibe here. Classy and intimate. Great food!

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was suggested I visit the restaurant. The meal was delicious, service was prompt and excellent. I'll return soon.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and everything came out very quick. Would come back

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect experience

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Mike
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good service & food quality. However the music they have is wayyyy to loud. We almost had to scream to have a conversation or to be able to hear the waitress. Other than the noise everything else was good.

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KariU
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Sadly our server dropped our credit card on the floor when going back to charge. Although it is very understandable that they were confused by the fact that we were splitting the meal and used the one remaining card for the charge. When we asked where the additional card was. Instead of saying I'm sorry I can't find the card they accused us of not putting a card in there. When everyone at our table confirmed that we all witnessed it go in, we were told they would look for it. We never saw them looking. We finally had to ask for a manager who came over and The waitress had said there was no card in there and accused us of not putting a card in there. They asked us to check our purses again. What was so strange was that they had already charged the full bill on the other credit card so they weren't missing out on money. iI was clear we were not running any kind of a scam?? Eventually one person in our party got up and started walking around looking for the card. Lo and behold another Server had found the card on the ground and handed it to an additional manager who told us they were going around asking who had lost it. Seriously??? When we talk to a general manager about how poorly we have been treated, there really was very little concern or care. They were crazy busy and our little table met very little to them!

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1178 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.