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Hapa J's

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$$ - $$$American, ,
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“nachos” (36 reviews)
“kalua pork” (12 reviews)
“taco” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

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...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed January 27, 2016

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...More

Thank RandyLargent
Reviewed January 20, 2016 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!

Thank calgopher
Reviewed January 17, 2016

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...More

Thank 65oski
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.

Thank dontbullyme
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!!!!!

1  Thank Pat K
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...More

Thank Karen W
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...More

Thank Hutchonthego
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...More

Thank CrazyDD
Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

We had gone to this restaurant several times as they had a good taco Tuesday menu. One night we decided to have the ahi. Big mistake. It was terrible and we both felt sick. The service was terrible that night as well. Maybe we hit...More

Thank lagunaniguel-mom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 949-276-6657
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