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Javier's - will i die if i eat there?

The last time i ate at Javier's was about 7 years ago and i seriously thought i was going to die when i took a bite of my ceviche appetizer, which was totally disgusting and i almost (and probably should have) spit it out in my napkin. I have some friends who have never been and for some unknown reason want to go there this weekend. I am having a hard time convincing them that Cafe San Miguel would be much better choice if they wanted mex! I know there are a few on this board that like the place and many who don't (i am one of them). My question is..if i had to go there this weekend, what should i order? Anyone been lately? I have not so fond memories of the place.

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  1. while Javier's is not my favorite destination, I occasionally find myself there. I've never had a bad meal. I've enjoyed most of their steaks (there's a habanero sauce that you can get on the side, if you ask for it, that's awesome), the cabritos fajitas, the quail, and the tortilla and black bean soups. All were at least pretty good - occasionally delicious. I never tried the ceviche, though.

    Having said that, I'd still push your friends to go to CSM instead. good luck!

    1. Great gathering place for Parkies.

      1. Might just be the most overated Resto in town. Service is terrible, terrible. And yes, its a Parkie place and that's another reason I don't like it.

        1. I like their red snapper special and the cabrito wasn't too bad.

          1. Javier's is a destination restaurant for a certain crowd. I don't think the food is the best in town, but by no means have I had horrible food there.