Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1708 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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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot say enough good things about this place! Absolutely love coming here! Always have great service and delicious food! Their margaritas are amazing as well. Cannot wait to dine there again!

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Mkmw
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and decor - first visit and will be back! Everything was super fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Auténtica comida mexicana en un ambiente chic

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RupaS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food and drinks were overpriced and not very good. My shrimp salad barely had any shrimp. Our kids got burritos, which are not on the menu, and were charged $25 each for mostly rice and beans. We requested outside seating specially and ring a cake for the special occasion but both requests were ignored. Our waitress was nice and responsive, but otherwise, we were very disappointed and won't be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Not the same quality as Newport

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ArsolaF
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was for my birthday we had great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier’s never disappoints! We have been to all of them and all are great!

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Tomcat
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javiers is top notch! The salsa was soo good, the taquito appetizer were beautifully presented and delicious. I had the mole, it was wonderful. The design of this restaurant is jaw dropping! Just have nothing bad to say, only wish it was closer to my home!

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JWDCA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall everything was excellent. The only issue we had was with valet being very rude to us with shoulder shrugs and “oh well” looks when we simply said “we didn’t realize there was valet available”
We parked in the Wells Fargo lot. It was our first time at the restaurant.

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AlmiraV
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner outings seems to be a hectic/chaotic than going to lunch. We wanted a nice place for lunch somewhere food and service is good. This was definitely nice. Staff were so attentive and an actual dining manager came to check on us. Table touching is not common anymore and we really appreciate that connection. Our waister was nice, not too pushy and gave us space and time to enjoy our lunch and each other. We’ll be back!

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vipKcsreview
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It depends on what you want. Noisy, young, energetics will love it but others likely will not. It's hard to find initially but once there your only option is valet parking at $10 a car. Expect a wait even if you have reservations, which we did. It's lively. Very loud. The food was very average, nothing special. Service was initially very slow but food came out quickly, maybe too quickly for well prepared. It's expensive compared with other and better Mexican restaurants. En Fuego, Fidel's, Hernandez Hideaway etc are all better experiences, sane noise levels and better food.

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DwayneN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance, felt like we were someplace South America. Waitress was spot on and always there for us. Food was great but drinks a bit to much on price.

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DougB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Just too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat service and food I’ve. ever revived

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CarolK
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
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 on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RMtzJr
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
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 on January 9, 2022
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
San Diego
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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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1708 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.