Javier’s Cantina & Grill Opens At Crystal Cove Promenade

One of Orange County’s most popular restaurant and bars, Javier’s Cantina & Grill, has opened at Crystal Cove Promenade in Newport Coast. The restaurant is well known for the gourmet regional Mexican cuisine that it has served in Orange County for 13 years.

Boasting a spectacular ocean view, Javier’s is more than 7,500 square feet and features a contemporary design with an elegant Mexican flare. Designed by Dodd Mitchell, the restaurant entrance features a fire pit, and there is patio dining with a second fire pit. Javier’s also has two private dining rooms for weddings and other parties.

The menu offers the same favorite dishes as the Irvine and former Laguna Beach location, including Mexican specialties with grilled seafood, steak and chicken. New items include spare ribs, osso bucco, a 16 oz. bone-in prime center cut rib eye, and Cabo Azul, a large seafood entrée with an assortment of shrimp tacos served Ensenada style, Maine lobster enchiladas and grilled chili relleno with fresh shrimp and crab.

Javier’s has an extensive wine list and the largest selection of premium tequilas in Orange County. The restaurant is known for its hand-shaken, made-to-order margaritas.

Javier’s is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The bar will be open until 1:30 a.m. daily. The restaurant will also soon add breakfast service on Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 11 a.m.

Javier’s is located in Crystal Cove Promenade at 7832 East Coast Highway, at Crystal Heights Drive, in Newport Coast. Reservations are strongly recommended and can be made at (949) 494-1239.

Crystal Cove Promenade, owned and managed by The Irvine Company, is located at East Coast Highway and Crystal Heights Drive in Newport Coast. In addition to the many restaurants, the center also has a Trader Joe’s, Williams-Sonoma, Pier 1 Imports, Banana Republic, Gap, Ann Taylor Loft, and 20 other stores, cafes and services.

The Irvine Company is a privately held company based in Newport Beach, California. The company’s retail portfolio includes Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center, The Market Place and 34 neighborhood and community centers. For more information, visit