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

Tapeworm Jan 11, 2008 06:36 PM


  1. russkar Jan 11, 2008 07:00 PM

    Chicken MOLE Enchiladas, Shrimp Prawns.

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      carter Jan 11, 2008 07:18 PM

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

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      1. re: carter
        cdmedici Jan 11, 2008 07:53 PM

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

      2. groover808 Jan 11, 2008 07:21 PM

        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. FoodieKat Feb 27, 2008 09:47 PM

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

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            Juji Feb 28, 2008 08:35 AM

            I really like the crab and shrimp chimichanga.

            1. Jigsaw Feb 28, 2008 10:12 AM

              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
                Xericx Feb 28, 2008 10:59 AM

                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.

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                irishkevbo Feb 28, 2008 01:18 PM

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

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                  RobertC Feb 28, 2008 01:29 PM

                  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.

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