The birth place of Saint Francisco de Javier has a gastronomy based on the culinary tradition from the Pre-Pyrenees areas of Navarra. The legumes of the close vegetable gardens, such as the Asparagus with I.G.P. Navarra, are used to prepare rattatouille and menestras, while the legumes, such as the pocha beans, are used in stews and soups, usually served with rabbit and quail, which are very popular when eating in Javier.
The migas de pastor and the ajoarriero are other common dishes from the villages located in the frontier with Aragón, a community where these specialties are also present. The calf and the lamb, greatly appreciated in Navarra, compose the base of a meat offer that is completemented with embutidos (sausage) and other pork byproducts. Regarding the desserts, the rosquillas are famous in Javier, specially when the fires of Christmas Eve are lighted after the Midnight Mass. Everything there is to eat in Javier can be completed with some of the wine products of these lands, such as the wine D.O. Navarra, the D.O. Pago de Arízano, D.O. Pago de Otazu and D.O. Prado de Irache.