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Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant

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2140 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1401 (Formerly Los Chaparros)
+1 808-951-6399
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

My wife and I ate lunch on March 4 at this restaurant. We were seated promptly. There are many choices on the menu. After the orders were placed, we ordered drinks and enjoyed the Micheladas, beer prepared with lime, salt and hot sauce. Excellent choice with burritos and enchiladas with carnitas filling. The staff were very friendly and attentive, the... More 

Thank cdique1048
Lindenhurst, New York
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is a hidden gem on Beretania St The food is excellent, portions are large and it all tastes like original Mexican food. Don't miss this restaurant while visiting Honolulu. It's informal and the staff is great and friendly!

Thank RChoka
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This find was a nice break from the steak and seafood that we seemed to eat all week. It was tucked away on a quiet street with maybe only 6 parking spots. We had to drive around the block to find parking as the restaurant snuck up on us. Friendly staff and delicious food without the Waikiki prices. We would... More 

Thank Mauimoose
Keller, Texas
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393 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Having visited this restaurant a number of times over the years, was very surprised and disappointed in the service and food. On previous visits we felt all was excellent. Something must have changed as this time is was very poor. We got to the restaurant and waited for it to open at 5 pm. As the first party to enter... More 

Thank Bob S
San Francisco, California
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365 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is a great Mexician restaurant that is hidden in the middle of a block right on busy S Beretania St. heading to downtown Honolulu. It is not that noticeable as signs are not that obvious but many tourist guides recommended them highly and to our surprise, it definitely lived up to its review! The waiters were very courteous, friendly... More 

Thank karenpammy2016
Redmond, Washington
1 review
Reviewed October 2, 2016

I was dying for a good Mexican meal after a day of hiking. I am happy that I stumbled onto Los Chaparros. The entire wait staff was welcoming, attentive, friendly, and respectful. My dinner was fresh and delicious! The guys on staff that night were clearly having fun, which made it a joy to be there. But they were also... More 

Thank DocRoxy16
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
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85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Siri guided us here and we had our doubts with this small restaurant in a commercial area. But the reviews were great. Being from AZ we didn't expect to find good Mexican food. All of our doubts were overcome as we were greeted by the most gracious host who kept us posted on the wait. Our waiter gave us a... More 

Thank Leslie D
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

I eat here often. The menu is diverse and offers entrees not often found elsewhere. The staff and service have improved. The parking lot is tiny. No valet option. Parking along the side streets can be hit or miss. But, go early to find parking. Also, the restaurant is closed on Mondays and closes daily between lunch and dinner. I... More 

Thank Rod B
Canberra, Australia
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Wow, that's what I call a great meal. Everything on the plate was top notch. Best beans ever, best rice ever, best salsa roja ever, equal best enchilada and quesadilla ever and genuine, warm hospitality. $40 total for two including drinks for one of the best meals I've ever had ...

Thank Greg D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

So, as many of you know, I'm brown, and I am telling you, the Super Chaparros with carnitas and Verde sauce is easily the best burrito I have ever tasted. Plus, it's the size of a pillow. Well done. Better than my mother, better than my Tia. Everybody! Very authentic Mexican food here. I love it. -Javi T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $20
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2140 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-1401 (Formerly Los Chaparros)
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-951-6399
Los Chaparros has an extensive menu of Mexican entrees as well as other popular appetizers, salads, soups, and tortas. Breakfast favorites such as Huevos con Chorizo are also available all day long. Desserts include flan, bread pudding, churros and banana flautas. Housemade horchata and the fire roasted salsa with chips are always in high demand. The bar offering includes Mexican beer, wine, sangria, tequila and margaritas. Daily drink specials and weekday lunch specials are also available.

Established in 2005. Los Chaparros, means "The Shorties" and refers to both co-owners, Mario (5' 4") & Lisa (4' 9") being short in stature. It is a very common practice in Mexico to give someone a nickname based on their physical characteristics as a sign of affection toward them. "The Shorties" embraced their nickname, and "Los Chaparros" was born.

Mario is native to Mexico City and Lisa was born and raised in California. They were inspired to share their love of cooking (and eating) Mexican food and decided to open this restaurant. Los Chaparros has a wide array of items for you to choose from, border favorites to traditional - something for everyone. Buen provecho!

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