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Javi’s Cantina Restaurant Bar is a restaurant more than a cantina.  We just like the name, ‘cantina’.  While we may not be your typical Mexican cantina, we invite you to join us for lunch, snacks, dinner, drinks or one of our Dinnertainment Soirées or host your own private event.

Javier and Marla Martinez opened Javi’s Cantina in July of 2016 in Javi’s father’s property, Javi’s grandmother’s home. The idea was a simple prep kitchen for their growing Dinnertainment business with a few tables in front and some easy tapas.  This quickly evolved organically to a restaurant with 30 seats and a really nice dinner menu.

The concept is still simple.  Small menu with nightly specials.  Javi is passionate about music, cooking and FRESH seafood.  This is clear when you see the menu choices and his excitement with fisherman call him on his cell phone to sell their fresh catch to him and Javi’s Cantina.

Reservations are recommended and can be made here.

The location.

We are located on Avenida Juarez across from the Similaris Pharmacy near Mogagua Cafe, just between Abasolo and Madero.  If you are walking from the ferry, just cross over to the next street, the one-way street going north, walk 2 blocks and we are on the right.  This was Javi’s grandmother’s house, now owned by Toso, Javi’s father.  It is one of the original structures on the island.  Something we learned quickly as we were doing the remodel.  We wanted to keep as much as the original tile as we could but have done some major upgrades.  Our bar is made of white polished concrete and we love it!

We are in phase I of Javi’s Cantina this first season of 2016-2017.  We are now utilizing the front  and have AC and have a vision of growing to the back of the property to a fabulous courtyard vibe with a proper stage for the band.   With music at our core, that will be important to us to incorporate.

We look forward to hosting you soon!