Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen
Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.chachaslatinkitchen.com/
  • Phone: (714) 255-1040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Daily 11:30am

    Dinner:
    Nightly

    Sunday Brunch:
    11am - 2:30pm

    HAPPY HOUR (Lounge Only):
    Sunday - Thursday: All Day
    Friday & Saturday:
    11:30am - 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican / Southwestern, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Chef De Cruisine - Joseph Martinez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Thank you for your interest in Cha Cha’s, the fresh innovative Latin restaurant located in the heart of Brea Downtown. Cha Cha's takes exceptional pride in our restaurant and we have the expertise to ensure your special event is planned correctly and executed flawlessly.

    For parties from 20 to 120, let the professionals at Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen create a wonderful dining experience for your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Don Myers 7142551040x
  • Entertainment: Cha Cha's Lounge is proud to feature Sombra Quieta, a band that fuses traditional Rumba Flamenco with South America sounds, using these influences to create a flavorful, moving and rhythmic style of music.

    Sombra Quieta can be heard every Sunday for Champagne Brunch.
  • Special Events: To inquire and book large parties or special events contact amanda@chachasbrea.com

    Group Dining Options Include:

    The Main Dining Room
    The venue's breezy space combining bits of classic design motifs such as brick walls, rustic tile, and comfy booths and settees. Seating up to 120.

    The Cha Cha Lounge
    The lively adjacent lounge is yet another area where guests can dine or cozy up to the bar and enjoy a vast selection of premium tequilas and original handcrafted cocktails. Seating up to 40.

    The Patio
    Cha Cha's features a fully-enclosed, heated patio, which overlooks the vibrant, pedestrian-friendly promenade. Seating up to 60.

    The Sky Lounge
    Looking for a unique private venue option? Check out our Sky Lounge Options! A private dining experience unlike anything in Brea! Combining the outstanding food, drinks and service of Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen with the spectacular view atop Downtown Brea!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Imperial Highway
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You can conveniently park in the free parking structures behind the Edwards cinema or park in the Crossroads parking lot on Imperial Hwy. and enter the promenade through the "Baskins & Robbins" entryway.
A word from Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen
Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen was recently nominated for Best Mexican Restaurant in Orange County. Using only quality seasonal and organic ingredients, our Latin-inspired menu features spectacular Latin food prepared in a wood-fired oven, and a variety of fresh house made fire-roasted salsas, which hint to the natural and abundant flavor profiles found in every dish.

The same attention to detail carries on to our hand-crafted cocktails; using only fresh-squeezed juices, house-made sour mixes, 100% Blue Agave Tequilas and fresh-fruit garnishes for all of our Margaritas. Cha Cha’s House Margarita was named Critics' Choice for the Best Margarita by the Orange County Register.

Visit our website to learn more about Date Night Monday, Taco & Tequila Tuesday, Wine & Enchilada Wednesday and more great happenings!

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (27)hot spot (24)vibrant bar scene (23)special occasion (19)great for lunch (19)late-night find (16)great for brunch (13)kid-friendly (10)romantic (9)scenic view (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Everything was so delicious. The 3-course menu was such a good deal and the food was excellent! Victor was a great server, very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican Food
    ManalapanVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Went there the other day had the short rib enchiladas they were amazing.. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!!!
    Maxine
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Such a great place!!! Carnitas was amazing!!! Will definetly be going back again. It was a great place for date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cha Cha's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    I have been to Cha Cha's multiple times; however, this time a "romantic date night" was a little awkward. The awkwardness was due to being sat on the skinniest side patio seating. The seating placement was difficult as other dinners were right up against my back and servers were trying to squeeze by. I excuse this awkward placement because this is the first time that I have ever been sat there in many previous visits and was sat 15 minutes before my reservation time. I feel Cha Cha's was doing their best while very busy on a Friday night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gym Buddies get together
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    food was great, servers were attentive, band was a little too loud for me. I could not hear our conversation, I will come back again, but clarify the special first
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place but it's too loud
    LP23
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We absolutely love the food here but its was obnoxiously noisy and we couldn't hear ourselves speak let alone the other people in our group. The band just added to the noise level as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food, service & ambiance are great
    Focused1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I went their for a date night. We wanted to go to a place that had a good mix of food, drinks, and ambiance. We were pleased with all 3. The food was very authentic, our waiter was knowledgeable and polite, and we loved our time. From the good drinks that infused our pallet to the eclectic food, I highly recommend this place to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly surprised
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I've passed by this place on multiple occasions and finally decided to try it out. Well I am happy to report that the food is prepared very well and is quite tasty. My picky teenager was really enjoying her meal and that says a lot. Our server Justin was just the right amount of involved without being hovering. I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mexican Food & Live Band
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great service! I definitely suggest looking at the 3- Course meall option. Great flavors. The queso fundido with chorizo was delicious. Their cucumber martini is a must try as well! The band was great to listen too and wonderful addition to environment. A+ service as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sub par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Waiting 30 min even with a reservation.. Live entertainment was WAY too loud.. Overheard host recommending different Mexican food restraunt to customers when told there was a wait.. Service was nothing spectacular.. Food was great as always
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All good.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Alowed us to sit for a long time once we were done with dinner. We appreciated it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous!!!
    latinawarrior
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I live in San Diego and while visiting my family in Orange County my niece recommended Cha Cha's. I was very pleased with everything about this restaurant. Sangria is delicious and sneaks up on ya.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Greasy95
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food & service were great but it is very noisy, twice something was dropped by a worker.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loud and mango
    stillhungry
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was excellent. Had 7 people at the table and couldn't hear on the other end due to noise. Food was ok ... I really don't want any fruity flavors on my carnitas. Guac was ok. Probably will never go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MARGARITA'S ARE AWESOME
    SAYWENNVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place to go for lunch or dinner. You can eat outside... It's right across the street from the movies, too. Love their enchilada soup and their margaritas. Really good!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a lucky find!!
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Thank you open table for including this restaurant! We were visiting southern ca from Stockton and found this wonderful restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Carne Asada
    LAgourmetVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Didn't expect that the taste of Carne Asada was good. It's not Fajita or Burrito but just hanger steak with potato. But, both steak and potato were very delicious to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    axomichi
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Sunday brunch was great. Amazing food, presentation and bottomless mimosas! Live entertainment as well. Great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still a favorite
    KJSB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We've been to Cha-Cha's many times since they first opened and it remains one of our favorites. The quality of food and service has been sustained over the years which is why we keep coming back despite the half-hour drive it takes to get here. I only wish there was one located closer to our home in Seal Beach!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had a wonderful time
    BobbyOlivas
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    My wife and I went on Monday date night, and we had a wonderful time. Our waitress was extremely freindly. The food was very delicious, and the margaritas were perfect. This is definately our new Monday night spot. We are going back again next monday !!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • In love with Cha Cha's!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Atmosphere is fun and inviting, food is always great, and the service is very friendly. We have a great time there every time we go.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Consistant
    Mickey819
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Brought my friend in from out of town in to dine and she said it was how she remembered it: Wonderful food and great margaritas! Cha Cha's never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cha chas
    Estaff
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I've been here numerous times, food is alway great! Our service was fabulous!! We took a couple with us that had never been, they loved it! Great time! Great double date!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but expensive
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was just good, but very expensive for what we got. The portions of the food were disappointing, the food itself tasted good, but the prices were outrageous for what we got. The drinks were equally over-priced and we felt ripped-off when the bill came.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good place
    greatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great place to relax and have great food also see downtown brea
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Salmon so good
    tucsonVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The salmon with calabacitas was delicious. Kudos to the chef.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved Cha Cha's
    Nyfeds
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Cha Cha's was really a great dining experience. Very varied menu. Service was excellent. Thank you, Geo! My husband had the shrimp and crab enchiladas (they prepare this with real seafood, as opposed to imitation!) and I had the carnitas. Both dishes were really delicious! We will return as Cha Cha's has all the components we look for in a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cha chas
    Vivi
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great service and yummy food. Have been here several times and always leave with a smile.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sangria
    astralyenta
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This place makes the best fresh sangrias! My favorite foods are the flautas and seafood enchiladas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great way to celebrate my birthday!! Cha chas is my favorite!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very disappointed. Chips and salsa were great but the service was terrible. Got our order wrong and it took a long time for our food to arrive.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cadmargalover
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been coming to Cha Cha's for some time now and am never disappointed.. The Cadillac margaritas are the best from anywhere else I've tasted!! Food is always delicious and timely... Ambience is always eclectic! took my daughter here for her birthday and she is picky: she LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    jburkiVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Even though it was very hot, we sat on the patio and enjoyed a bottle of sangria. The service was fantastic and the chicken tortilla soup was yummy. Great retreat for a week day lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    axomichi
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Excellent Mexican cuisine, that steps outside of the box. A diverse tequila and margarita menu. Great for groups and outdoor dining. Definitely will be going back!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 423 reviews are from the Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen reviews archive.
  • The food was good, drinks ehh...
    chefferi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a party of 7 and we ordered different dishes. Food presentation was good, flavor was there, spice not so much. Enjoyed our evening. The mango habanero cocktail lacked flavor and was not spicy, was disappointing. Music was nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was cold
    Sunny
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Several of us ordered tacos and the meat was cold. Not warm just cold. Some ordered fish and that seemed to be fine. The service was blah, the waitress was nice however I had to look for her whenever we wanted to order or refill or more drinks. We had a good night because of the company we had and the love music which was nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Truly enjoyable
    Luped
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Brunch was a first and it was great... Will definitely do brunch again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JacquesBossuet
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very good, even delightful, evening. The hostess handled my booking mistake (I mistakenly made the reservation for 2 instead of 3) with courtesy and aplomb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and drinks!
    Shelly422
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of my husbands and my date night spots! I love the watermelon margarita and he lives the mexican lemonade! Carne Asada is great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Visit
    LORDTIMMY
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Walked passed it a couple times, actually walked in for the first time. Didnt think Latin food would be as good as i thought. FANTASTIC FOOD AND RESTAURANT. definately would be back for next time, espeecially for their seafood stew with angel hair.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic