Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
1334 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSilvie
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As per usual at any location the ambiance, service, meal, and drinks were amazing! Been in love with this restaurant since I first discovered it in Cabo in 2008. Love the Newport Beach location as well, and I’m so happy we have one here in San Diego. I wish they could open one in Scottsdale as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great restaurant and ambiance, food was very good.
Disappointed for a 10day reservation in advance and getting seated in the bar tables. Very uncomfortable for a long dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wanted to check it out and it was recommended by a waiter and Mister A’s

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desiree went above and beyond to make our dine in experience memorable!
She recommended some great drinks as well as there amazing churros that left us wanting more !!

I’d recommend to anyone 👌🏽🔥

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my mother. It was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in, you feel the grandeur of the place. The ropes by the bar is majestic. It’s luxurious and just beautifully decorated. The drinks, food, ambience, and service were excellent. It’s energetic & loud inside the restaurant. We could have skipped the appetizer as the dinner portions are generous. My only regret was not finishing our dinner because we were getting full.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Pretty disappointed in our experience at Javier’s. We waited 30 minutes even with a reservation and were seated in the bar area. It’s clear the larger parties get priority seating and the nicer tables. It’s a shame too because this could have been a go to place for my husband and I. There’s so many other restaurants in San Diego that will value me as a patron.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Amazing place. Upscale, elegant and generally inviting environment. The salmon plate/dish is my favourite there. Always my spot on Fridays and will be so more now that things are opening up (post COVID-19). Highly recommended to anyone who hasn’t tried here. Also the management staff is superb and they always take good care of their regulars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had reservations at 830 but was not seated until 9pm. Did not understand the reason for making a reservation if we still had to wait.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation 2 weeks prior for our anniversary dinner and specifically requested to be sat inside. Turns out they sat us outside with a view of Westfield mall’s escalator... Asked to be moved inside but we were denied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Hostesses we’re very rude, very short and abrasive with the rules when the confirmed our reservation. Once I checked in the hostess very abrasively blurted out “ you need to wait outside!” Waiter seemed distracted all night. One of the people in our party had a short black curly hair in their food and it took us ten minutes to track an employee down to resolve. They corrected it fairly quickly but never provided an apology. We had to get up and track down someone you refill our water twice.
We felt as though we should be honored to dine here instead of be treated with service and gratitude. I had a reservation the following Saturday for 7 which I canceled due to the poor experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, delicious food and awesome service. Always a great time with family and friends at Javier's

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vipKimberly
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurant experiences I've had ever! Absolutely perfect lunch. Amazing drinks, food, service, ambience... could not ask for me. One of the best restaurants in San Diego - thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

If the seafood trio enchiladas were my last meal, I would have died happy.

First impressions are the best impressions, and everything was amazing!

Thank you so much!

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JenniferJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my sister’s high school graduation with a family dinner at Javier’s. So delicious, great for everyone young and old. Grandparents loved the chicken quesadilla and I tore into my fajitas like a manic. Nothing like great Mexican food, right? Also topped it off with flan, because YOLO.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Such beautiful decor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and inviting restaurant. Great food. Great drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was excellent, however I made a reservation weeks in advance and they placed us outside. This was suppose to be a special birthday dinner and the only reason why I wanted to eat here was for the indoor ambiance. We have been eating outdoor for a year now, we wanted something different and indoor. Especially since I made a reservation detailing indoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Thought the food was okay overpriced for what you get.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service is always great here, friendly and courteous staff. The fresh chips and salsa are a win every time. Meals come out fresh and taste delicious. Food is a bit on the pricy end, but you pay for the quality and experience. Overall love this place.

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KenS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marine Corp graduation fir sin

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here for dinner all the time and occasionally I get the honor to eat here for lunch meetings with business partners or just girlfriends who have some time to meet. Any occasion Javier’s is the best for it! Always amazing food and cocktails. The service you can t beat, everyone is so friendly and happy all the time! You can really tell how a restaurant is ran by how happy servers are and with Javier’s everyone is always smiling and eager to serve you!! It makes for the best dining experience. Get their Camaron ceviche or josefina pollo, you won’t regret it!!! Love you Javi

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service. Great ambiance with perfect music, and beautiful attention to detail.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food everytime and love the decor/ambience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier’s has always been a favorite of mine & my friends. They never disappoint! From the food, to the drinks, to the service & the ambiance. It’s always so perfect! So glad they’re back for business after a crazy pandemic. Love everything about this place & we will be back for more & more!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Music was blasting and very over priced Mexican food. Not impressed!

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jennyx
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good environment, good service. We came earlier that’s why it is pretty quiet.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience5

The table was very crammed and we were put in a corner even though we showed up on time and had proper reservations. Seemed like they gave our original table to someone else.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambiance and service were excellent! The drinks were great but the food was sub par especially considering the price of each plate. We expected more out of the food because it is so easy to find great Mexican food here in San Diego but this was not it

We would return again for drinks and a fun and lively environment.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun and lively atmosphere, great food but overpriced as expected

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We went to the restaurant for a special occasion, everything was going well until I received my Arrachera, I ordered medium well and they served it rare!! As soon as I cut it all the blood came out, I don’t enjoy my meat like that so i told our waiter (Amanda) to send it back, it took like 15 minutes to have my food back, just before I gave my first bite I SPOT A HAIR on it!! 🤢🤮 So I quietly told our waiter, so she took it back and then I waited and waited and waited to see what was going to happen to my arrachera, 🤷🏻‍♀️ by the time our waiter came back to tell me they were going to cook a new one for me I was not hungry anymore so we tried to cancel it and she said it was already plated 😫 so I had to take it to go 🤷🏻‍♀️ and they didn’t even gave us a discount for the trouble the charged us full price, which is not really cheap... I just had a really bad experience with the service.

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vipMarleneG
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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vipKimM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was Mother's Day so everything was a little slow. We had seven people and were sat at a booth for 5 and 2 chairs at the end of the booth. This was not a pleasant seating arrangement. We will be back just not on a busy day. We really enjoy dining here but for the price we should always have a good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The atmosphere is great, but our food came out lukewarm. They were very busy, but was really disappointed the food wasn’t more solid given I’ve been to several other locations with no issues.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, food amazing

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Dwsquared
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s is a beautiful, classy place with amazing ambiance! Good food on the pricey side but great service:)

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 1334 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.