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The Black Trumpet

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18344 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1311
(714) 842-1122
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Sit at the bar for the full experience. Great menu items are made for sharing and a great staff that is eager to please.

Thank brent8213
So Cal
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place! It's quaint and cozy and atmosphere is like being on vacation somewhere exotic. Don't let the strip mall location fool you - it's just as good as any upscale downtown establishment and has the best food to boot! Tapas are great - we like to just get a bunch of stuff to share, but if you want... More 

Thank T747
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous food -- I had the Louis & it was fresh, tasty, just plain wonderful! It's located in a strip mall & we almost missed it. Wonderful staff, great atmosphere.

Thank ExploreWorld9732
Long Beach, California
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437 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I went for lunch on a Friday. We got there at 11:30 when they opened and were greeted by the wonderful Whitney. Whitney gave us some great suggestions. It is fun to try a lot of different dishes. I recommend the French Onion Soup, The Trumpet Risotto was so buttery tasting with Trumpet Mushrooms.The Pizzette Mageritta is... More 

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Southern California
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Excellent food and broad selection of tapas for all preferences. I'm vegetarian and there were plenty of vegetarian options, great salads and plenty of other delicious choices for the meat eaters. Also great craft beers and wines to choose from. Loved the atmosphere and the food - only downside is it's fairly small so there's usually a wait and during... More 

Thank CapeHope
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

HAd incredible meal, sat next to really cool people who we eneded up chatting with and exchanging emails. Being form Cleveland, they were laguna beach locals. We sampled many small plates and found service and food to be 5 stars.

Thank LauraNDM
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a unique place with amazing food you should give this place a try. It is a small restaurant in a very ordinary shopping center, when you walk in you will automatically feel that this place is special. They have tapas still (small portions to share) that has a Mediterranean flare, every dish has unique flavor... More 

Thank Fooodexpert
Orange County, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

A great tapas experience every time! Don't let the location fool you. Step inside and you are in an SF or NY neighborhood bistro! Don't miss the Brussel sprouts and tuna. Good, reasonably priced wine selection. One of our favorite go to locations.

Thank 136sonja
Huntington Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

The Black Trumpet is a local favorite. Service is friendly and efficient. They have an outstanding tapas menu and their main dishes are excellent too. Wine menu is very good value. Restaurant is under watchful eye of the ever pleasant Dino who also runs two other great restaurants in Huntington Beach, Capone's and Mona Lisa One thing to watch is... More 

Thank derekwimmer13
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2016

We just had dinner here. It was ok. While I don't have anything bad to say about it, the reviews raised my expectations and the experience, in my perspective, didn't live up to what I had expected. We had the brussel sprouts, margherita pizza, garlic shrimp, brie, and stuffed mushrooms. My favorite were the Brussel sprouts and stuffed mushrooms. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish, International, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18344 Beach Blvd, Huntington Beach, CA 92648-1311
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Huntington Beach
  • Phone Number: (714) 842-1122

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