Javier's Century City
Century City, CA 90067
- Sun.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; bar, daily, 11:30-1 a.m.
- Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
- Full bar
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party
There's a lot going on at the newly remodeled Westfield Century City mall in the dining space. Javier's has opened its latest outpost here, in the old Houston's spot, adding to its stable of locations in Mexico, Las Vegas and Southern California, and it's at the other end of the spectrum from the food court choices. The upscale, multiregion Mexican restaurant on the ground level is dotted with fireplaces and palms throughout the main dining room; there are also al fresco patios, intimate private dining rooms and a sprawling bar. Javier's offers an extensive ceviche menu and seafood specialties such as the popular shrimp, crab and lobster enchiladas. There's a 14-ounce tomahawk pork chop topped with chile negro and guajillo sauce served with esquite-style fresh corn. For smaller appetites, there's the filete antiguo, an 8-ounce filet mignon topped with chipotle cream sauce, sautéed onion and mushroom. For dessert, try the mocha tres leches, made with Patron tequila and coffee, or deep-fried ice cream rolled in corn flakes, nuts and honey served in a buñuelos basket. —Michele Stueven
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