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1450 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1327
(760) 727-3643
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Ranked #19 of 211 Restaurants in San Marcos
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I think this was the best Thai food I've had. Everything we ordered was either outstanding, or at its worst, very good. Starting with the tom yum soup, it was perfect. Many Thai places add carrots, tomatoes and other things that I feel detract from the flavor. Not the case here: it was simple and delicious. Normally, I'm not a... More 

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San Marcos, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We have been going to this resturant for years and have never been disappointed. Randy and Sue (owners) are very kind people with a great resturant. I have had everything on the menu and it's all good. My favorite of all is the fried rice with everything. It's not on the menu but it's the best fried rice around. If... More 

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San Diego, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Don't let the location or appearance of the restaurant fool you. The food here is delicious. As the owner stated after we ordered, nothing is frozen and everything is fresh. The chef, his wife, focuses on healthy meals that are flavorful and always fresh. I came here for lunch with a couple of coworkers. Before ordering, the waiter brings out... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

This was my first time ordering from Happy Chang's. I eat primarily Asian food, so i have my favorite places already, and now Happy Chang's is one of them. I can't rate the dining experience because i ordered take out, but the food (panang curry and spring rolls) was devine! The portion size was very very good. I love having... More 

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s. california
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012 via mobile

If you want something fresh, start with a cold thai tea or coffe:) you can add the bobba for extra enjoyment! then order the Fresh insted of the deep fried spring rolls, ask for a side of peanut sauce to accompany them :P then just order whatever you want in the menu everything is delicious!!! From the spicy spaggetty to... More 

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College Station, Texas
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

Just a block away from Palomar College in an unassuming 70s strip mall, Happy Chang features some of the best Thai food we have ever tasted. The soups are really great and quite filling, and the curries are very tasty indeed. The portions are big and the waiter is full of recommendations of protein pairings. The place is somewhat cluttered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011 via mobile

Well we had a wonderful experience! Food was superb, flavors were blend greatly, spicyness was carefully rated and accurate, service was quite informative and suggestions well explained. I ordered yellow curry, the best I ever had, meat very tender i couldnt stop eating, food servings are ample to have leftover yo take home... Overall we had a nice experience, very... More 

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Additional Information about Happy Chang

Address: 1450 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1327
Phone Number: (760) 727-3643
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Thai

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