Javier’s Cantina and Grill
Javier’s Cantina & Grill
Good day happy fellow foodies…
This week I was introduced to Javier’s Cantina in Irvine (Orange California), just one of a handful of locations across the US.
The atmosphere definitely had a buzz about it as it was very busy. The ambiance was comfortable and seemed to be a cross of traditional and contemporary spanish with a lot of unique touches.
The patio was a great spot to sit with rustic wooden tables and both comfortable booth type seats as well as leather tub style chairs.
The food…. Javier’s presented great flavors and seemed willing to please by accommodating different requests or alterations.
The menu is vast and full of great options for traditional or a tex-mex play on traditional or different dishes.
Every plate was hot keeping the food at a perfect temperature to enjoy.
The #2 combo was a perfect dish for the hungry diner full of flavor and different tastes to please the palate.
On one side of the plate a delectable Chile Relleno with warm cheese stuffed inside, in the middle a nice Mexican rice and fresh hot refried beans with cheese. Also served was a chicken enchilada and a beef taco.
Next, a slow roasted Carnitas was served…. Fall off the bone pork with flavor wow… Served with a salsa verde, guacamole and fresh tortillas for a perfect bite!
Or the Crab and shrimp Chimichanga, a crowd favorite at Javier’s…
All of their food, sauces, tortillas, etc…. seemed fresh made in house and only from best quality ingredients available.
If you like margaritas, try the Cadillac…. Generally a blend of lime juice, top quality tequila and Grand Marnier….
Javier’s is a busy spot no matter what location you go to so reservations whether for lunch or dinner are recommended.
The prices are a little higher than you might expect but the flavors and atmosphere may make it all worth while for you… That of course is your call not mine….
I am told that if you happen to go to the Newport beach location that you are likely to see notable celebs or TV personalities.
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