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Javier's - La Jolla, San Diego, CA

Javier's - La Jolla

4.7
4.7
2074 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

19:00


Booked 162 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

What 2,074 people are saying

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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

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  1. K

    Kvramirez

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    La Jolla, CA Restaurant- Seating was prompt with a reservation, Ambiance was nice and lively. Service was great. Drinks were good! Guac had a paste flavor, the carnitas on the tablita plate was not properly cooked with a foul smell. Overall it was okay.
  2. RM

    RebeccaManutai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The service was not as fast as I’d hoped for but it was amazing otherwise
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Customer service always great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Juan our server was great
  5. HM

    HectorM

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It is an upscale restaurant, excellent food. The service was okay our waiter wasn't that great. My husband asked him for some food recommendations and he just read off menu. It appeared that he didn’t like his job. Other than that its a great restaurant, hopefully waiter cheers up!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it, everything was very good
  7. AC

    AmyC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience2
    I love your food. However, now that you are not seating people until the entire party has arrived, I no longer want to come to your restaurant. Javier's is supposed to be an upscale experience, where I get dressed up in high heeled shoes, valet park my car and then pay $48 for an entree for a nice experience with friends. Imagine having to stand there for ten minutes waiting for my friend to arrive so I can be seated. This awesome upscale experience suddenly became totally not upscale and not worth the expensive food prices. For this reason, I will also no longer recommend your restaurant to my friends. Also, it's way too loud inside your restaurant, probably because of the acoustics. And the loud music doesn't help.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. I believe his name was Santos. It was our first time and our anniversary. He answered all our questions and gave us multiple recommendations (which I took) I couldn't have been more pleased. The only thing I would have changed would have been my table to a spot where I could have appreciated the entire view of the restaurant. Foods, drinks, dessert and esp all of the service were EXACTLY as they should be....balanced and beautiful. It was everything we hoped it would be.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I was charged a second time for $99 that I had to charge back from my bank. Very disappointed by this. I received one check that I paid $185 for and I see that second charge on my credit card. I won’t be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What an amazing atmosphere and excellent service!
  11. t

    tadb

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely a high-end restaurant . We had lobster enchiladas and they were fantastic.
  12. F

    Favorite

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were fantastic. Our service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. will definitely be returning often.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience3
    Go with friends to share plates. Portion sizes are huge and food is too greasy. You would have more fun with a larger group so that you won’t feel awkward trying to talk to your date cause no one can hear anything over the music. Attentive bus man.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    46th Anniversary lunch. Wonderful time, food and service.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and fantastic service, as always
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday for our son
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tulsa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    great food but not expensive and very loud. hard to have a conversation.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    When we check
  21. R

    Robin

    San Diego

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    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.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    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.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 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.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! Our group loved their dinner and we can’t wait to go back!
  29. VA

    ValantenaA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2022

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

    PaulG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 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!!
  31. L

    Ltrain

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place and great upscale food. Love this place.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding- my favorite!!!
  33. RF

    RosyF

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2022

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

    JonathanJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always great food
  36. PD

    PDottie

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 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.
  37. ND

    NannetteD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 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!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

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

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Javier's - La Jolla is rated 4.7 stars by 2074 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 162 times today
Google Map for Javier's - La Jolla

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

Additional information

  • Area

    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

    Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

  • 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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