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1450 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-1327
(760) 727-3643
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Loved lunch here today. Very reasonable lunch prices from 11 to 3, they even serve soup with it. Ordered the Panang Curry and was very happy with my choice. I asked for 7 of 10 spice, could've been a bit spicier but was amazing nonetheless. Clean, great service, and cozy atmosphere. Will be back for sure.

Thank R1192DNamandas
San Marcos, California
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201 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

My husband had read somewhere that this was a really good Thai restaurant. What he read was spot on! We arrived for dinner rather late the other night. The place was spotless and quiet. Our waiter made every effort to assist in my crazy husband's requests..going so far as to have my husband describe the ingredients in a special sauce... More 

Thank BabsnMarty
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

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 

Thank MDawgABQ
San Marcos, California
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Roger I
San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank lindagn1
San Marcos, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Kaydee T
s. california
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

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
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank aggie_eater
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1450 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069-1327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: (760) 727-3643

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