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Javier's - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
2062 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (858) 200-2222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    JAVIER'S offers a variety of options for banquets and private parties whether you are looking for the perfect location to host your next corporate luncheon or dinner or a gathering of family and friends.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (858) 200-2222

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Mexican

  • San Diego

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    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

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    46th Anniversary lunch. Wonderful time, food and service.
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    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

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    Delicious food and fantastic service, as always
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    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

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    5.0

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    Dined 4 days ago

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    Birthday for our son
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

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    4.0

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    Dined 4 days ago

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    great food but not expensive and very loud. hard to have a conversation.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

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    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve never had better enchiladas and ceviche. Only thing was they don’t seem to celebrate birthdays
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

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    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Loved the Pomegranate margarita! With real pomegranate in it. Dinner was good but a bit pricey.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    When we check
  8. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Javier is architecturally beautiful, BUT it is LOUD!! Loud to the point that the only truly "comfortable" space is as far from the entrance as is possible. The food, likewise, is excellent--imaginative, tasty, portions that are both sharable but not overwhelmingly large, fresh, and eye-appealing. The other problem is that prices are definitely on the high side...and servers are instructed that it is policy to NOT BREAK BILLS DOWN FOR INDIVIDUALS. There will be a single billing, so when portions are individually very different in size and cost, the old system of "sharing" doesn't work out very well for the person who is on a budget.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Javier’s food and service are always excellent. Great atmosphere and delicious margaritas too. We are frequent diners here and will continue to be.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I enjoyed the music but there were times when the waiters cleaning up were a bit to anxious to take the food off the table. I wanted to pace myself and they just took my plate also, they just took my glass without asking if I was finished… I like to eat the fruit from my drink while I talk.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    My boyfriend and I come here probably about 5-6 times a year. We come here strictly for the food. The food here is amazing and i LOVE their salsa. Usually are tab is about $200 whenever we come. Usually when we ask for the check I also ask for some chips and salsa to go. However this past time we came, our check came out to $92. So under $100. We really just wanted the smaller combination plates didn’t get a steak or appetizer or multiple margaritas (our usual). But when I asked for the check and chips/ salsa to go, our server gets it for us and when he comes back he goes, “usually we charge for chips and salsa to go but this time I didn’t charge you.” and I responded saying oh that’s so strange we come here pretty often and usually we aren’t charged for it, and I was going to tell him thank you, but he had cut me off and says “it’s usually about $10 and they probably just charged you for it anyway”. So I just told him thank you for letting me know, but realistically my boyfriend and I both know for a fact that they haven’t ever charged us because we are the people to look at our receipt because we like to pay in cash considering we know that we are going to be tipping everyone, even in the bathrooms. I’m not sure if he said that to us because are tab was small and we’re pretty young, (in our 20s) but I’m very dissatisfied and disappointed with how our server responded. We still tipped him 20$ which is more than %20 because he was okay and they were great as always filling our water glasses. But realistically I feel maybe he earned less then the amount we gave him because that conversation has really put a bad taste in my mouth. When I think of Javiers I think of a fun restaurant with great food and great vibes. Even now I go to the restroom and the lady has her venmo on the wall to tip her for handing you a paper towel to dry your hands. Javiers is slowly losing their class and ambiance. It’s a shame.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

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    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    We sat in a table were it was leaking
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

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    Great food, great service! Our group loved their dinner and we can’t wait to go back!
  16. VA

    ValantenaA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was quick, fresh, and quality. service friendly and on time. amazing place both romantic and family environment.
  17. PG

    PaulG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent waiter service all around. Waiters constantly assisting each other to make sure water refilled, ice teas, chips and salsa etc throughout the evening. Ambiance EXCELLENT! Terrific dining experience with good background music playing and an open air atmosphere to enjoy your meal. Whether you are looking to dine at Javier’s for a special occasion, treat yourself to a nice meal, or your a regular you will not be disappointed! The food is very good!!!! It is more expensive than almost all other Mexican restaurants in the area, but, you are paying for the atmosphere and the zip code!!
  18. L

    Ltrain

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

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  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

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    Dined on June 20, 2022

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  20. RF

    RosyF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything! The food and service was great. Absolutely loved the decor.
  21. JJ

    JonathanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was great! The music was just right, the service was excellent and the food was delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food
  23. PD

    PDottie

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The only thing holding me back from 5 stars is value. Very pricey. The food is outstanding and match by the service. Everything was so fresh from the guacamole to the garlic shrimp. A great place for special occasion.
  24. ND

    NannetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend Javier’s! Absolutely beautiful restaurant. The service was great, the Margaritas are to die for! But, best of all is the delicious food!!! Go! You won’t regret it!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was very slow this afternoon which was surprising
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice restaurant with night out vibes. Food is good and a spot to dress nice to.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    We had gum under the table that got all over my daughter and they didn’t even comp our meal
  29. S

    Susie

    San Diego

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So impressed! Just wonderful. Quite the scene!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, could have been hotter , the plate was more hot then the food. Service was great. Server was on point and everyone else who worked with him as a team.
  31. MP

    MicheleP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Birthday!! Food always amazing & ambiance. You just have to be willing to pay for it!!
  32. W

    Wasabi

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Ambience of Javiers was excellent....ceiling fans, "ropes" extending from top of bar, tile insets on floors etc. Food was good but way, way overpriced. Chicken tacos had chicken that was extremely dry/overcooked and piece was paper thin. Drinks were way overpriced e.g. $20 for a margarita. Would recommend Javiers if you are having a celebration and because of ambience; However, be prepared to spend $$$.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food and ambiance! You could never go wrong at Javier’s.
  34. PS

    PaulaS

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a good time. Water, chips and salsa came out right away. The shrimp, crab, and lobster enchiladas were delicious
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went there for a birthday celebration. Our food and service was excellent. The drinks were delicious! The decor was fabulous I felt like I was at a fancy restaurant in Vegas. Can’t wait to come back
  36. M

    Mend8ta2009

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Slow service , ordered an appetizer never came table next to us sat down 15 minutes after us and received there appetizers and entree before we did . I had to flag down server to ask for the appetizer . Food took for every to come out and lacked flavor , very disappointing experience for what we paid for($200.00 for a party of 2) . Would of been better off going to Applebee’s or eating at the mall . Really doubt they even care about the review and will continue to keep the same level of service
  37. D

    David

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    Our server Gabriel was rude and quick to kick us out of the dining section when we told him we would be ordering drinks and appetizers for my wife's birthday. He said it was reserverd for people who are "dining". We were happily dining on appetizers and plenty of rounds of drinks for a party of five. Were we not spending enough money while ordering food and $25 dollar drinks for us to be welcome at a table? This is unacceptable customer service, especially for an up-scale place like Javier's. Needless to say, we were disappointed with the lack of empathy, basic patience, and inability to listen to your customer's needs and wants.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Javiers is a great place. I am never disappointed here. However, this was one instance that I was slightly disappointed with the food. My steak picado had absolutely zero salt and that kinda spoiled the experience a bit but just the salt can always be rectified so I’m not complaining too much about it.
  39. Z

    Zozomama

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Really beautiful place, way overpriced for some items on the menu. Shouldn't be $30 for two street tacos.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food was great!

FAQs

Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 2062 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 126 times today
Google Map for Javier's - La Jolla

4301 La Jolla Village Dr Suite 1000 San Diego, CA 92122

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    La Jolla

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (858) 200-2222

  • Private party facilities

    JAVIER'S offers a variety of options for banquets and private parties whether you are looking for the perfect location to host your next corporate luncheon or dinner or a gathering of family and friends.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Dining Coordinator: (858) 200-2222

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