I was at Javier's with a few friends and we were delighted we could stack up our plates as HIGH as we want for such an affordable price. Here's the place to get greedy and pile your plate with a heap of food.
We ordered the quarter chicken + "pile your plate" set for $14.90 which came with soup and drink. The mountain of food on one single plate was more than enough to be shared among 3 people.
Other than the "main course" (i.e. the chicken), the other sides included mostly finger food like wedges, onion rings, garlic bread, as well as fruits, and the usual pastas and salads (e.g. potato salad). Don't expect anything expensive here since you're paying for the food at dirt cheap prices. Taste wise, it's good enough.
Reasonable standard of service and ambience. Go there for a big meal if you've starved yourself for days!
I was at Javier's some time back with a few friends and we simply stacked up an entire plate of food for just $14.90. This is definitely a place to get greedy and grab as much food as you can at one go!
We ordered the Quarter Chicken + fill-the-plate set for $14.90. It came with a drink and soup as well. Our mountain of food was so much that 3 of us were able to share one entire set.
Other than the "main course" (i.e. the chicken) the food mainly consists finger food like onion rings, nuggets, garlic bread, wedges etc, and the very common pasta, fruits and salads (e.g. potato salad). Don't expect anything expensive since it's dirt cheap and you can eat as much as you want! Taste wise, it's good enough.
Reasonable service and ambience. Go there for a big meal if you've starved yourself for days!
Came here for the first time on a Sunday night with my friends. We ordered honey ribs and a fill-the-plate.The honey ribs were decent and I really liked the concept of the fill-the-plate! There're all sorts of things to choose from - pasta salad, potatoes, salads and dressings, garlic bread, pasta, etc etc. All were rather nice. The more you pile, the more you get to eat. Great for sharing!The food isn't super delicious but it's really worth every cent. We were super full after that. Service was great too! I'd definitely come back again.
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Decor & atmosphere: According to Chiobu, it is opened by the boss of Astons, and he named it after his son. Javier’s is at the food court of Cineleisure, nothing fancy. So this is just fuss-free eating.
There are two types to order. (1) You pay $8.90 and get a huge plate. Then you can fill the plate ONCE as much as you want at the salad bar with hot and cold sides. When I was there, I saw three pretty girls who shared a plate, and they stacked it as high as a small mountain. I asked them if I can take a photo, and one said, “Are you going to STOMP us?” HAHAHA. Teenagers these days are so funny.
Look at the mountain! It was at least 15cm high. $9 shared between 3 girls – that’s $3 each. Clientele: Many students come here. This is truly Students c** Jail Bait Paradise.
(2) Naturally, at my age, I cannot eat junk food anymore. The other order is: you can order a meat (chicken, beef or ribs) with two sides at varying costs. If you top up $3, you can go to the salad bar and grab as much as you want too. But take note, you don’t get a new plate; your plate already has meat on it, so the space is limited. For the meat, there aredifferent portions you can order: 1/4 chicken, 1/2 chicken or whole. For roast beef, there are 6 oz and 10oz. 1 oz is about 30g. I ordered the beef 6 oz ($14.90).
Look at the insane amount of beef. That is definitely more than 180g. The beef was inconsistent, chewy at parts, tender at parts, and the quality was rather inferior BUT wow, it was tasty. It was salty like char siew sauce, very scrumptious. It was very, very innovative: they used the super savory taste to cover over the bad quality – I admire that way of thinking! And I like it! It’s like if RI takes in top 3% of the best PSLE grades, it better produce top 3% of the O Level results. Javier’s is like a neighbourhood school, taking in not-so-good students, but producing relatively amazing results. The two sides: coleslaw was fine, nothing to write about, a bit bland, and the onion rings were just sad – just 6 pieces???
I really wanted the brussel sprouts, seasonal vegetables only available during Xmas, but there isn’t an option of choosing it as a side because it’s on the buffet table. What a shame. More flexibility is better. It’d be easier for the cooks and the servers if the salad bar were open to the a la carte dishes. It doesn’t have to be buffet style; the server could have scooped it for me with the meat.
In short, if you want cheap delicious Western food and don’t mind the quality or if you’re a student, this place scores.
My friends (2 guys and 1 girl) and I popped down to this eatery last sunday for lunch. We ordered a half chicken, and changed the 2 side dishes to dishes from the salad bar, and a file-a-plate. We were entitled to 2 bowls of soup as well.
The former, we piled up dishes from the cold salad bar, and the latter was for the hot dishes.
Personally, I like salads, so i had a great time piling up the plate. There were the usual greens, corn, cherry tomatoes, beans, potato and pasta salad, amongst others.
As for the hot dishes, there were wedges, onion rings, hashbrowns, rice, pasta with tomato-based sauce, broccoli, mushrooms, garlic bread, etc.
The 2 soups available was cream of mushroom and minestrone soup.
I must say we could have piled up more, after looking at how much the other customers have piled.
Food was average, but I must say it's a pretty good-for-value place as 2 or 3 people can share dishes from one plate. That was what many ladies were doing.
The chicken was tender, even for the breast meat. We chose the black pepper sauce over the mushroom sauce.