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Hapa J's

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2016 S El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-3248
+1 949-276-6657
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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333 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

Had a family dinner here with 9 kids under age 10 and we fit right in. I grew up in Hawaii and ate a lot of plate lunches, poke and Kalua pork. This was a sad imitation, I would call it Hawaiian inspired at best. Food was too salty and overwhelmed with sauces. So flavors were muddled at best. The... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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638 reviews
410 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

4 of us went there for dinner and drinks. The gravedigger drink was very good and a fair price. The Kalua pork nachos are HUGE, 4 of us loved them (pic attached). One of us got the garlic steak, sounded good but was just ok compared to everything else we ordered. Service was great, will return

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Thank atlagunabeach
Mission Viejo, California
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

This place needs to close before I have a heart attack or become an alcoholic because, clearly, I have no self-control. Kalua pig is one of my favorite styles of pork, and they pile it like a tractor dumped it on those amazing nachos. Plus, they swirl this sauce all over, just for that extra yum. I always eat at... More 

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Thank Deborah M
San Clemente, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Good people, great food. Try the Hawaiian nachos with kalua pig, it is a heap of food. Tasty and unique, and enough for a crowd. Good cold beer on tap.

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Thank bradsthompson
San Clemente, CA
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

This is a really cool Hawaiin restaurant in San Clemente. They have some great Poke and Hawaiin dishes. The best deal in the house is the Pork Nachos. For $13 you can feed a family of 4. Best of all they have ICE Cold Primo beer out of the tap. Only place in San Clemente (or even South Orange County)... More 

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Thank SurfRhino
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

I will preface this review by stating I've been here before (not on a Tuesday) and I had a blast, would have given it a 4*. However this review is all about the latest visit. Taco Tuesday - limited menu, tacos, nachos, tostatas, and one or two more items. $2.50 primo, and libre tequila specials. (Note: they do not serve... More 

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Irvine, California
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325 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

Family visit on taco Tuesday. Arrived about 5:30 and got a good table by the window. Not much to see, Ordered a round of really good margaritas made with fresh fruit. The composition varies depending on what's available, tonight tasted like strawberries and maybe mango. Very good. Taco Tuesday beer was a good deal, too. We ordered tacos, of course.... More 

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Thank 65oski
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Visited on a quiet night and were seated immediately. Started with a mango rita...good, but expensive. Shared an appetizer and the Luau Plate. This was more than enough food for two. The pork is outstanding and paired with unusual but complimentary flavors. The atmosphere is spot on. Imagine parking might be an issue on a busy night 'tho.

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Thank MCCurrey
Juneau, Alaska
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

Wow, dinner was a trip back to Hawaii. I ordered more fried rice with sausage and pineapple. The rice was the best texture too.

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Thank sillysparklygirl
San Clemente, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Great deals on taco Tuesday, don't miss the pulled pork nachos! Stop in sit at the bar, for a casual bite or bring friends for amazing weekend specials. Hapa J's is always a fun relaxed atmosphere with great service and amazing food!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Hawaiian, Bar, Polynesian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?