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Javier's Cantina & Grill - 5 Reviews - 7832 E Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA - Mexican Restaurants Reviews - Phone (949) 494-1239

Javier's Cantina & Grill

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7832 E Coast Hwy
Newport Coast, CA 92657
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(949) 494-1239
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Javier's Cantina & Grill - Newport Coast, CA
Javier's Cantina & Grill - Newport Coast, CA
Javier's Cantina & Grill - Newport Coast, CA

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Best

Such a great spot. I love the atmosphere and especially the margaritas! I fell in love with their lobster enchiladas. I could eat here every day of my life, and be very happy =...

Worst

Ok, so this is the 3rd time i've been to a ""Javiers"" and i still cant get over how busy these places are. My wife loves this place... First time at this location- if your in ...

Editorial review from Citysearch 11/4/2012

I have been coming to this place for many years, even when you were a dingy itsy bisty place in Laguna. more

Unfriendly, rude and inexcusable 6/8/2011

My husband and I enjoy all types of restaurants and cuisines and frequent various dining establishments on all levels of price range regularly. Last night we had reservations at Javiers in Crystal Cove for a friends surprise birthday dinner. Our reservation was for twelve people, not all of whom we were familiar with or knew. When checking in (there were five of us) we asked if we could be seated, as we did not want to ruin the surprise if the birthday boy showed up. The hostess immediately replied no and explained that their policy required at least eight members of our party to be present before we could be seated. My friend tried to explain our situation to the hostess; this was a surprise and we were not familiar with any other members of the party so we wouldn't recognize when another three guests actually did check in under our reservation. The hostess still replied no so my friend asked to speak to a manager, the manager also vehemently replied no to our requests, neither the hostess of manager were friendly or showed one bit of concern for our situation. On any other occasion, this policy would not be an issue and we would have been happy to abide by it, but it was clear that Javiers was not willing to make any exceptions regardless of our circumstances. In resolution, I requested the hostess inform us when someone checked in under our reservation name, to which she gave a short nod and glance in response. Once eight guests had arrived, my friend informed the manager (which she does admit was not in the friendliest tone). At this time the hostess proceeded to stand behind the desk whispering to the hostess next to her, shaking her head smirking at us. At this, I told the hostess that her attitude was not necessary, we just had questions on their policy and expected the restaurant to be a little more accommodating. The hostess didn't respond but sat there still shaking her head at us with her smirk. Our group then discussed our annoyance with the restaurant policy, and the lack of courtesy that it was conveyed it to us. Then Isabel, a member of the Javiers staff, walked up to me and asked ""Did you really just do that"" To which I replied, ""Did I really do what"" She responded ""Did you really just flip off our hostess and call her a b*tch"" There were several people around me and all of us were shocked at this extreme accusation. Completely caught off guard, I told her that I would never flip off a hostess nor use profanity in a restaurant. Isabel, ignoring my response, then informed me that they can't make everyone happy and they do not accept name-calling. She then said she would like to start off ""fresh"" and would seat us in a moment. She came back later looked at me and said ""I'm going to seat you now but know this, we will not accept any of your attitude or name-calling"" then out of left field informed me that ""you are not allowed to split your check, only one bill will be accepted!"", so much for starting off fresh! By this time, our entire party was beyond offended, not only was I wrongly accused of behaving inappropriately but I was also being taught a lesson on how to pay my bill! If we weren't there for a surprise birthday party, we all would have left the restaurant immediately. Once seated, Isabel routinely walked by our table throughout the night, talking to different servers while pointing at us, which we all found to be completely inappropriate. Finally, the birthday boy arrived and the hostess proceeded to take him to the wrong table! Overall, it was a very uncomfortable and offensive night. I have never been treated with such disrespect and will never visit this establishment again. The 1-star rating represents the fact that the food is good and the d?cor is beautiful. In this economy, one of the few aspects a business can rely on to set them apart from the competition is customer service, in that aspect, Javiers in Crystal Cove failed miserably. more

Mexican food 11/5/2010

Rip Off $11.- for a margarita and they didn't even use fresh squized fruit, I bet they cook with food cans and microways. more

Try another Javier's, not this one! 6/14/2010

Pros: Good Food Cons: Manager Isabelle Cindel is sooo rude! more

YUM! 6/4/2010

Such a great spot. I love the atmosphere and especially the margaritas! I fell in love with their lobster enchiladas. I could eat here every day of my life, and be very happy =) Pros: love love love more

$$$$ mexican food 12/8/2009

Ok, so this is the 3rd time i've been to a ""Javiers"" and i still cant get over how busy these places are. My wife loves this place... First time at this location- if your in a party of 2 and your calling for reservations on the weekend, its not going to happen. forget about it, they don't accommodate. First off the hostesses seemed young. When we arrived they asked if we had reservations... so once we got that out of the way, they said that it'd be 1 and 1/2 hour wait. we went to the bar and after about 15 min of waiting for a table to open up in the bar area, we get some drinks. I go back to the front desk and ask how much longer and the blond tells me, ""lets see, you just checked in about 14 minutes ago, so you have another hour and nine minutes."" All i could think to myself was ""oh god.."" so i walk back to the table. We decide to put a food order in. in asking about the Lomo Azteca and its creamy sauce.. ""oh its great! its done Mohican style!"" I knew she meant ""Michoacan style"" since this is what it said on the menu description, but I pictured Daniel Day-lewis crouching behind a stove in the kitchen.. so after we order, about 10 min later what do you know, our table buzzer goes off! At first i was confused, since it was only 8.5 minutes before when i had asked the hostess how much longer and was told, to the minute, it wasn't going to be anytime soon. Well, there was a table ready but it turns out that if you order food in the bar, you are locked into eating at the bar. so that's all the important stuff. oh, The LOLO Azteca is pork in an Alfredo sauce.. So if this is what your into you would love this dish. over all the food here is way over priced, esp when it boils down to a $23 dollar plate of rice and beans Pros: Ambiance Cons: reservations-hostes- food discriptions more
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