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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Located along Pacific Coast Highway, just North of Laguna Beach with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Join us for sunset cocktails & dinner on our oceanview patio. Join your friends in our vibrant bar for our wide selection of specialty margaritas, rare tequilas, fine wines, beers & cocktails. The bar is open nightly until 1:00am.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great upscale Mexican restaurant. The atmosphere is amazing, the service was great and the food was also very good. This was my first time here and I would absolutely go back. It's an expensive restaurant no doubt, but it was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EvanPSP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has become so OVER PRICED I will only be dining there when some else is paying. Enchilada, chile relleno, and iced tea for $40. Been a weekly customer for over 14 years and can only wonder why Javier has had so many price...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jeffwE7173LK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was going there because of the good rating combined with the €€-€€€ price. However I expected authentic Mexican restaurant. The price range is definitely on €€€€ and needs to be adjusted. Fully misleading. Food was ok, especially pulpo appetizer. 4 Shrimps for $40 is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bernardf135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to love this place! I brought my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was such a disappointment. I had fajitas-they had a tiny amount of vegetables -and my friend had carnitas were served on a bone-very little meat with a tiny amount...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a couple of gf's for dinner. Many great selections to choose from. Each of use enjoyed what we ordered. Were able to score a table in the back, so we had a great ocean view. Upon leaving however, it became apparent this was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debanny
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at Javier’s. The drinks at the bar were excellent and the atmosphere was lively and fun. The chips and salsa were a great start. We had the ceviche trio, the halibut special, and the fideo Del Mar which was probably...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mrsbatres
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been eating at Javiers since the beginning so many years ago . The food and the service have been consistently excellent from the beginning. You know it is a great place when the employees stay for years and years...and that is the case...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SandyM1652
Reviewed November 5, 2018

When Javier's originally started in Laguna Beach, it was hands down the best Mexican place in the county. But it's lost its identity and charm, becoming a chain that mass produces expensive and poor quality Mexican food. This location is a pick-up scene and the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Odyssey733953
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Went to Javiers with another couple. Very hip and happening place. Great lounge are for cocktails. Dinner was excellent along with service. Large menu. Favorite spot for sure.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Leslie B
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Been going to Javie’s since they were in Laguna Beach. The food has always been good not great, but the place has always been friendly, fun and good drinks. We’ve had a bunch of family memories here. Tonight we ordered two Cadillac margaritas which is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Theresa T
June 1, 2018|
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Response from refredding | Reviewed this property |
We visited in March and went in “presentable casual”. The men in our party were in nice shorts and collared shirts and the women were in nice jeans, crop pants, and nice tops. Don’t roll in in a bathing suit or board shorts.
November 11, 2017|
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Noah T
April 7, 2017|
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Sorry, just seeing this. No music when I was there.
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