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Hapa J’s

Aside from the food, their die-hard fans do most of their marketing for them, talking up the joint at the laid-back, local bar. The first thing they said was, “You have to come on Tuesdays!” Hapa J’s dedicates Tuesdays to tacos, and they are closed most of that day to prep for their nighttime Taco Tuesday regulars, opening from 4:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Come early and still expect a line. Fresh corn tortillas are made from scratch for this event. When you get here, you must try the Ahi Poke taco with seared sesame Ahi Poke, Asian slaw with Yuza vinaigrette and Chipotle aioli. They load their tacos with plenty of fish at a super affordable prices. Pair your taco fare with an almost freezing draft pint of Primo. I seriously could eat tacos every day if I could eat them at Hapa J’s.

Native Knowledge: Hapa J’s brings something different to the table with their Hawaiian-infused dishes and decor. It’s a Hawaii-meets-Southern California local vibe with other Asian influences.

2016 South El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
949.276.6657