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4912 Cole Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520532.828070 -96.786142
Mon-Thu: 11:00 AM-10:00 PM;Fri-Sat: 11:00 AM-02:00 PM;Sun 11:00 AM-05:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
Hype, no substance? – Hmmm...I don't mind high prices for quality food and drink, but we didn't get those things here. The $9 margarita was nothing special. I love mole poblano and ordered it. It was overly sweet and tasted of flour...ugh. One of my colleagues ordered the cantinflas. The steak arrived undercooked and was sent back. The second audition presented her with a piece of cheap meat that they seemed to hope was disguised by the sauce. All in all, we were underwhelmed. We did like dipping the chips in butter and then warm salsa. Too bad the overly priced food can't even measure up to the ubiquitous chips and salsa. I have had interior Mexico cuisine far better than this for much less.
Brady King, Houston, Texas
I Can't Explain – This place always is rated high, butnever fails to disappoint us. Not bad, just nothing to recommend at the level of its fans and price. Many other places in Dallas far superior in terms of food and service. I think this place is an example of "the Emperor has no clothes."
Excellent Food, wonderful service! – I have always felt welcome and that everyone was glad I was there for dinner. The best night was the one that my husband proposed to me. The wait staff did everything they could to make the evening as special as possible... it seemed like they knew when to be near and when to leave us alone. Their joy at having us there during this special event was almost as great as ours. We live approximately 700 miles from our beloved Dallas now, but whenever we come back to visit, we always visit Javier's.
Best Mexican North of San Antonio – We moved here from San Antonio and have been a constant quest for excellent Mexican food and good margaritas. We have found it at Javiers! This should be the gold standard in Dallas for true Mexican food. The food was top quality and perfectly prepared. The margaritas were very good, but my husband is still looking for the best fresh lime margarita in town. The only thing I don't like about the restaruant is how close the tables are together. I would love to see them remove one or two tables to allow a little extra room.
Best Mexican – I really enjoy going to Javier's. I think they have the best Mexican food in Dallas. Not Tex Mex, but real Mexican. It's a great place to people watch, especially at the bar in the back. The margarita's are highly recommended!
This benchmark of authentic Mexican food in Highland Park eschews the Americanized version for something more sophisticated. – The Scene
The masculine energy of earth tones and game hunting reigns throughout the space. There's an abundance of dark, intricately carved woods, burlap walls and richly stained glass, while low beams, ornate mirrors and dim lighting lend intimacy. The sprawling hacienda reveals four dining rooms: one guarded by an enormous stuffed bear, claws ready; an antelope head adorns a second room; while twisted horns become chandeliers in another.
Waiters prepare grilled Monterey cheese and sausage panela burritos tableside. Garlic and lemon shrimp are quite juicy. Caldo xochitl, spicy chicken broth with cilantro, soothes, as does the famous black bean soup. Fish fans will enjoy the red snapper mojo de ajo that's sauteed in lemon and garlic with red pepper. Also popular are the cabrito fajitas; the tender goat meat barely needs a fork. The codoriniz, or quail, is a succulent chili-garlic feast for the mouth.
Definitely overrated! – Noisy, overrated semi-authentic Mexican. It's overly pretentious and the serviceis adequate at best. It's best for a loud, fun party type atmosphere where the beer and margaritas can flow, but if you are looking for a quality authentic Mexican food experience in Dallas, look elsewhere.
My favorite spot in Dallas! – When someone asks me where I want to go for a special dinner I want to say Javier's every time. I have always enjoyed myself when I come to this restaurant, from the food and service to the amazing atmosphere. I have never had a bad meal and almost always try something different. The service is top notch and everyone is extremely friendly. The cigar bar in the back of the restaurant is a really cool place for drinks and appetizers. There are big comfy chairs and lots of great cigars to choose from. I love this restaurant.
My Favorite – Definitely reservations are recommended..it's busy all the time. Not what you would consider Tex Mex food and that's why it's my favorite. I've been going there for over 20 years now and never had a problem with the service (very attentive). Your food order is served promptly and the chips & tomatillo sauce is awesome. I, also, have never had a bad meal there..consistently good which can be rare for a restaurant. Pepe, the manager, always remembers my name and says hello. For larger parties you can request one of their more private rooms. Javier's definitely deserves to be named the top Mexican restuarant in Dallas.
wonderful – I am surprised that someone had a bad experience at Javier's. I went with my husband and loved the food, wait staff and the environment. I think the general feel of this place is just very lively and fun. I would highly recommend this for get togethers with friends or romantic dinner with someone special.
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