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Javier’s Cantina and Grill


    Javier’s Cantina & Grill

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Or the Crab and shrimp Chimichanga, a crowd favorite at Javier’s…

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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….
Yum….

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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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