In Huntington Beach, riding the waves is a year-round activity. So is lounging on the beach. Under the hot California sun, both these activities can work up an appetite. To remedy the gurgling pang, dip into Pacific Hideaway in the renovated Shorebreak Hotel. Chef JT Walker, a former zookeeper, feeds two-legged sea monsters pan-Pacific cuisine from southeast Asia and Latin America — think traditional bites such as Filipino lumpia, Mexican-style beer-can chicken, ahi tuna poke and a variety of steamed baos. The tasty eats will keep any sand- and surf-loving biped from getting hangry. After a few reviving bites you'll feel as jolly as Sigmund.


Pacific Hideaway is a new restaurant in the refurbished Shorebreak Hotel.
Pacific Rim deliciousness.
500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Opens May 2. Mon.-Thurs., 7-11 a.m. & 3-10 p.m.; Fri., 7-11 a.m. & 3-11 p.m.; Sat., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-11 p.m.; Sun., 7 a.m.-2 p.m. & 3-10 p.m.
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