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: 7142551040
  • 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: For group and holiday parties up to 150 guests, let Cha Cha's Tacos & Tequila, a Fresh California-Latin Kitchen, turn your next function into an affair to remember. Located in Down-town Brea, Cha Cha's beautiful dining room, quaint lounge and heated patio offer unlimited group party options.
  • Private Party Contact: Don Myers 7142551040
  • 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 Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and during Sunday’s Champagne Brunch.
  • Special Events: To inquire and book large parties or special events contact Don@ChaChasBrea.com

    At Cha Cha's there are three distinct group dining options for your enjoyment:

    The Main Dining Room
    The décor is succinctly in step with Cha Cha’s culinary philosophy of fusing traditional and modern elements. Seating for 100 ppl.

    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. As with its cuisine, Cha Cha’s takes great pride in its offering of original handcrafted cocktails. Seating up to 45 ppl.

    The Patio
    Your guests may also dine al fresco with an equally spacious and heated patio overlooking the vibrant, pedestrian-friendly promenade. Seating for up to 70 guests.

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!

Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (34)neighborhood gem (30)good for groups (28)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (26)special occasion (23)fit for foodies (23)great for brunch (22)great for lunch (20)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (10)romantic (10)scenic view (5)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was fantastic!! We were seated right away!! Love the Margaritas!! They even brought a delicious flan with a candle!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cha cha cha
    lajr2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Liked the paella. Service was good we ate in the outside patio which was alright. Funky furniture
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rock on Cha Cha'd
    MaxGoof
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Another great meal. Love their fusion spin on traditional Mexican dishes. High end, flavor filled plates with a variety of options. Friday nights have love music, very enjoyable, but that's the reason for the high noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restuarant
    Joec0176VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Cha chas has great food and drinks. Always great service and the margaritas are some of the best in town
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Spot!
    VLKYumm
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Service was amazing! Fun atmosphere; yummy drinks, wine, food! (Also fun, valuable weekly specials ;)
    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, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cha chas for dinner
    Sjbb
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Great for bdays get togethers, could be lighter on music. Hard to talk over music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite brunch!
    FoodieFriend
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Just discovered brunch here and I'm addicted. I get the Cha Cha's hash with carnitas instead of chicken for an amazing combo! Must try!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meeners7
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was amazing and good I loved to workers there they are really nice
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place but way to loud
    Noura
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Food was great. Love the live band. But the place was way to loud. I felt like i was at a concert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 407 reviews are from the Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Girls night!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Fun girls' night - love the chips and salsa, taco plates, and variety of margaritas! Service is good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks were disappointing
    YLFoodie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We ordered the Sangria thinking a Latin restaurant and bar would make a mean one - not so. Then I ordered their Cha Cha margarita, which was also very disappointing. The entrees were great; the guacamole not so great. It tasted like is was a canned variety. We also ordered a large margarita - get out your piggy bank as they charge a whopping $16.95 for it. The price of their mediocre drinks will keep us from returning any time soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Awesome
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    It was a last minute planning and I was not disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My husband and I wanted to take a family member (couple) out to a nice dinner to celebrate their wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was casual and fun. Aside from that the food was delicious. The server was very pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • harsha
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    great inviting food. , authentic need some more vegetarian menu....
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inauthentic Carnitas, salty food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The Carnitas were soaked in a sweet pineapple flavored sauce. Not good. The black beans and rice were heavily salted. Chicken Flautas and grilled chicken were O.K. Margarita was good. The place is nice, but the food is nothing special.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Service Ever
    Prettybaby
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Do not go to this restaurant ever. They have the worst service posdible.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall