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Hapa J's

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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
949-276-6657
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Excellent food with a carribean feel. The ahi tuna was fantastic. Low key and kid friendly. The man fries are just awesome

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Britcajuntraveller
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent food with a carribean feel. The ahi tuna was fantastic. Low key and kid friendly. The man fries are just awesome

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Thank Britcajuntraveller
Orange, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every restaurant doesn't have to be a 5 star event. Sometimes you just want to relax with some tacos and beer. Tuesday nights is Taco night with an Islan twist. Hand made tortillas, filled with Island/Asian/fusion stuff; ahi, kalbi, tofu, kalua pork, etc. and cups of Primo beer. 2 or 3 tacos is plenty.

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Thank Chris P
San Clemente, California
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there went it first opened several times, but it eventually closed for a while - not sure why. Regardless, we've been back recently and enjoyed the experience. It's a very casual restaurant with pretty good food. The ratings option was either average or very good, but I'd say it's between the two... I'd rate it as good. The... More 

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Thank RandyLargent
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tacos were great. The coconut shrimp had awesome flavor and the quesadillas were amazing. I had the skinny margarita and would recommend it. Loved it and would go back!

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Thank calgopher
Irvine, California
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256 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday evening at 5:30 to celebrate a family birthday. Seven of us seated immediately at a table. A bit noisy but we could still talk. Drink orders were taken and took a while to arrive even though the restaurant was only half full. Nice selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, mostly tropical themed. Ordered food at it came promptly. Full... More 

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Thank 65oski
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

They gave us way too much food for what we ordered. I wish that they had concentrated a bit more on quality of the food instead of the quantity, though.

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Thank dontbullyme
Aiken, South Carolina
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164 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Second time visiting. Ordered the Nachos with pulled pork - "Outstanding". Service was superb. Six adults and one infant. Very accommodating staff. If you're new to the restaurant; don't be afraid to go with the recommendations of the wait staff. They have been spot on!!!!!

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Thank Pat K
San Clemente, California
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We visit this place once a week at a minimum. Great lunch specials - love the Poke Bowl. Great Happy Hours and Sunday is Brew Day. Love the Man Fries - a must try. We also use these guys for catering and they do a great job.

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Thank Karen W
San Clemente, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Hapa J's has a pretty kick back atmosphere true to its Hawaiian Style. Came for a business lunch and the food was spot on. I had the Short Rib Sandwich stuffed with avocado, peppers, and little slabs of Galbi meat slathered in the sweet chile sauce. Thankfully for me, they use cloth napkins. Unfortunately for them, they were white. I... More 

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Thank Hutchonthego
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I've always wanted to enter Hapa J's Nachos in a Best of the Best Nacho's Contest in OC. My other favorites items are 1. The Coldest Belgium Beer Prankster on Draft. 2. Macaroni salad. 3. There Spring Salad Love It!!!! 4. OMG there Desserts The Best. 5. Dame great Bloody Mary's. 6. Love the waitstaff,Bartenders😍 7. Squid plate (Taco) 8.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: 949-276-6657

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hawaiian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?