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What's good at Javier's in the Irvine Spectrum?


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  1. Chicken MOLE Enchiladas, Shrimp Prawns.

    1. Keep in mind they just sold their original Laguna Beach location!

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      1. re: carter

        They didn't sell it. They are just moving to Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport.
        Should be open soon.

      2. NOT the shrimp salad. Their entree salads are tiny and the I thought the shrimp would be grilled but they were boiled (cocktail style)...but they were quite large.

        My friend had a pretty good looking beef dish though.

        1. Only ever tried the cheese enchiladas, which were OK. Anyone like a particular dish at Javier's?

          1. I really like the crab and shrimp chimichanga.

            1. What's everyone's opinion on Javier's? I've been to the Irvine location three times, all with bad experiences in regards to the food. I have heard, however, that the LB location was better.

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              1. re: Jigsaw

                I've been to the Irvine location twice. Did not like at all.

                First time I had some Fajitas, mostly peppers, very skimpy on the protein. The Nachos we split for appetizers were not memorable.

                Second time I had some beef dish....not good either. Won't go back.

              2. Javiers is more of a scene than really good food, check out http://ocmexfood.blogspot.com/

                1. I was very disappointed with Javier's the last time I visited. In Irvine, go to Taleo for a nice, great upscale Mexican experience. They are located in Park Place off Jamboree and Michelson.