There’s a new player in the ongoing quest to turn over every restaurant and retail space inside the Westfield Century City mall: Javier’s. The upscale Mexican mini-chain has locations in Las Vegas, Los Cabos, and along the Southern California coast, and now pushes into some prime Los Angeles real estate.
Javier’s actually opened quietly late last week, serving passersby from their massive new interior. The former Seasons 52 space gives off a sense of casual coastal charm, from the big, wide booths to the palm fronds swaying slowly. The far back bar (pictured above) is a dim den for tequila and mezcal, while the main dining room is more lively, with room for dozens to dine at a clip. There’s a lounge area up front as well, plus tens of thousands of hand-laid stones underfoot give the wide room an almost beachy feel.
As of now, Javier’s keeps daily hours from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., though it’s certainly got some serious competition during prime dining hours. Eataly is just days away from a full reveal at the far end of the Westfield mall, while others like Shake Shack and Wexler’s Deli are already drawing in more casual crowds. The longstanding Rocksugar Asian Kitchen also pulls in the big, boisterous dinner demographic, while soon enough famed chef Jonathan Waxman will be bringing a standalone restaurant to the property as well. It certainly is a busy time to be dining out at malls around Los Angeles.
Javier’s at Westfield Century City
10250 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA