Chachama Grill
Chachama Grill

Chachama Grill

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Website: http://www.chachamagrill.com/
  • Phone: (631) 758-7640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
    Dinner: Sunday Thru Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:pm -10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Elmer Rubio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 101
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Chachama Grill
Chachama Grill is a New American restaurant located in East Patchogue.
"friendly warm atmosphere & amazing service. Our menu is diverse focusing on freshness and simplicity .Featuring an extensive selection of wines by the glass & bottles & our superb cocktails .

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Chachama Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
87 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (65)neighborhood gem (63)special occasion (52)romantic (35)good for groups (15)notable wine list (15)hot spot (8)great for lunch (6)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Hidden surprise
    LexiVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Strip mall " gift "offers fabulous and delicious selections ...all were winners, especially the appetizer of crab/avocado and Bronzino . Kitchen extremely accommodating and chef warm and welcoming. Definitely our new favorite .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    BunnyVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    A neighborhood gem - the food and service were outstanding. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cha Chama grill
    Nenelindo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It was a pleasant dining experience for my wife and I. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Service is good,and our dinner selection was delicious! Coconut flan,awesome! We will be back in the near future. Our server was very professional, (Thusday evening).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Rocky36
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food was good except the rice pudding. Tables way too close to each other. Service was good. Restaurant accommodated round table and seperate checks requests. Seemed confusion due to having 2 different menus to choose from. Portion sizes were more than sufficient. Soup was lukewarm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Food great. Disappointed that our reservation was for one hour after restaurant week price ended. We missed out on the menu and the price. Still had to put up with the over crowded dining room and resulting mediocre service (not their usual standards, but what you expect during restaurant week). Wish the restaurant and Open Table would have indicated a cutoff time. We would have come the next day.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find
    Barbini
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I had been here years ago but am very pleased I rediscovered it. The service was excellent, very friendly and efficient. Our table was waiting for us despite the crowd and the hostess came over during the meal to make sure we were enjoying. The food was excellent. I had the salmon cake, Bronzino and flan and they could not be better. My mother always said that the sign of a good restaurant is if the bread is warm. Their bread was hot and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunshine
    sunshine
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This is a great restaurant. I especially enjoy the menu choices that are well thought out and offers different flavors than most. The service is attentive and friendly. The coconut flan is a winner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best in Suffolk county.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Food portions, quality and innovative combinations are outstanding. Don't know how they do it for the prices. And they are open to responding to client preferences and special dietary needs. Everyonde who works there goes out of the way to make the dining experience stellar. Service is professional, yet friendly and proactive. good choice of quality wines at reasonable prices. Great place for casual dining or special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem to the Extreme
    jsmith12
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Amazing place hidden in a supermarket shopping center. Every time I come here I have an awesome meal, prix fixe is well worth it and the staff is very nice. Had the Hudson Valley foie gras appetizer this time, absolutely fantastic!! Come here for sure!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phantom Raider
    PhantomRaiderVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Went this Wednesday to sample the restaurant week prix fixe menu which contained several dishes not on the regular weekly menu. We found excellent combinations in these outstanding dishes. Salmon cake, Bronzino, and Tapioca that I had were different and delicious. Also, sampled my wife's entree and appetizer.....just as good as my choices. Service great as always! CHACHAMA Grill is becoming our favorite!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rest Week visit Chachama Grill
    Pupster
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I love Chachama, have been there many times, however, the dinner we had during rest. week was not up to par. My appetizer was not the salad you would think It was mushy and almost nauseating. My main was OK but too many capers made the Branzini extremely salty. The chocolate cake was a little dry- thank goodness for Ice cream. My Husband had a delicious Salmon Cake appetizer His main, Rigatoni, spinach and lamb, was good but he found a Fish Bone in the mix. The Chef said it was Rosemary. WE know the difference. Flan desert was OK. Overall a bit disappointed .
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week menu
    Grandmaruthie
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    The appetizer and main dish my friend, my husband and I chose were barely edible. We didn't like the other choices on the menu. We started with a stewed vegetable plate which looked and tasted bad. Then, the pasta dish was fair. The pasta was too Al dente, but the meat was tasty. We were quite disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A gem...
    Sweetpea
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Always a wonderful experience. The service is outstanding and the food is divine. I just love the ambience of the setting. Upscale, but so comfortable. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious
    songbird18VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    creative, exceptional gourmet food. though in a local shopping center, the food outstrips anything in the metropolitan area, including most Manhattan restaurants. price fixe options make it very accessible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 100%
    HurricaneVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great food; great service; excellent and interesting wine list ... what more could one want!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lesmis
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Once again a great meal at Chachama Grill !! Chef/Owner Elmer Rubio continues to provide fabulousfood with quality service. A Long Island GEM!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Believe the reviews
    m216VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We were traveling to Long Island from the foodie world of Charleston, SC and were looking for an interesting place to go not too far from our hotel. The reviews helped a lot - the food was very interesting and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Since it was a one shot opportunity for us we chose to try a variety of appetizers/starters and enjoyed all. The special roasted pumpkin with risotto and quail was particularly nice. We were very impressed with the chef, the menu and the service. It was fairly quiet since it was a Monday night but we are sure it is lively on the Wednesday steak night. Thanks to our new friends at Chachama Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Judy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had a wonderful evening dining with friends. The food was wonderful as was the service. You are always greeted with a smile as soon as you enter the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shopping Center Surprise
    SacmanVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Located in a shopping mall I had low expectations, but to my surprise the food was very good. An menu which has a Latin feel with fish and meats supported by an extensive wine menu, which includes a 90 point white Burgandy and a semisweet from Alsace. Service was also timely and friendly. My only complaint was the decor which reminded me of a Pottery Barn catalogue -- so not nearly as inspiring as the food. Try the sword fish and flan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A newly found gem
    Barton
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Recently found Chatham a thru friends and this was our third visit in less than 6 weeks. Just love the total package, food, wine list, staff and ambience. We will continue to visit as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jazzygalVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is one of the top rated restaurants on the South Shore of LI…It is our go to restaurant for special events. We aways walk out feeling so satisfied for many reasons. Not only is the food outstanding but the service is so well done…No constant interruptions, and removing food before everyone is done…The staff is so well trained. This makes the whole dining experience a 10 plus… Thanks again to Elmer and the whole Chachama staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Gem!!
    panfoodies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Second time at Chachama and the place was as good as or better than the first. Food and service were above par!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • memax6
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    excellent all around food is superb staff is outstanding price fix menu is a gem rack of pork one of the best ever eaten worth the trip from anywhere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neve disappoints
    EastenderVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I wish I had found Chachama earlier. Food and service are always stellar. Seems to be getting a little more difficult to book reservations. Haven't tried the Thursday night menu yet. Looking forward to it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect as always
    Newyorknana
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Our special place for special occasions. Loved the oysters Rubio and the rack of lamb. Wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding food
    BrooksieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We have been here a handful of times and the food is always just as good, if not better, than the previous time. A diamond in the rough for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent find for great food
    srchforgoodfood
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Excellent small restaurant on Long Island. The ambiance is quiet and comfortable. The service is great and the food is amazing. Don't expect huge portions. What you will get is reasonable portions with uniquely delicious flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome . . . As usual
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I have come to Chachama's many times and find it to be consistently awesome every time. The service, the food, the environment - all top-shelf. Makes me feel like I am in a top NYC restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Don't let the "shopping center" location fool you. The food is excellent and they are very accommodating. One if my top 5 favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best of Patchogue
    Ronnieone
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Chachama Grill has an exceptional menu and the food is cooked to perfection using the freshest ingredients. We dined there recently on a Wednesday night and selected from their Weds. Steak Night menu. They had a full house as its' reputation for fine food is no secret.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • MikeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Helene and Jose were as great as ever. Waiter and barman Jose did a terrific job. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TPnNP
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    As usual food and service absolutely awesome .first time at Latin night . Authentic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • little bit of NY in East Patchogue
    Brooklynborn
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Don't let the shopping center location fool you, once inside you feel like you are in an upscale restaurant, With great service, great food and the most comfortable chairs
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quite a Surprise
    JohnCVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chachama Grill is tucked into a strip mall. No the kind of place you would find unless you were looking for it. Go look for it! Its worth the trip. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The décor is very nice. The food is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    IDavid
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Never expected a first class resturant in a strip mall. Can't wait to go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in area
    theoccasionalcriticVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent food and service. The duck and grilled pork chop dishes were excellent. The salmon was very good. The lobster risotto was okay. Excellent salads and desserts. Good wine list. Nice place for romantic dinners and fine dining with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    LITraveler
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food very good, lots of attention to detail. Impeccable service. Very good wine selection. Room for improvement for desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden Treasure
    Love7488
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Classy restaurant, wonderful ambience, excellent food, great service. The noise level was meant to be quiet, however the party next to us didn't get the memo. Would have given five stars but unfortunately we didn't get dessert because of a freezer problem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • panfoodies
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went there on a recommendation from a friend. What a wonderful find!! Food was great, service was wonderful. What a hidden gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Musicman
    MusicmanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The restaurant continues to offer some of the best food anywhere on L.I. The service is also 1st class. Tim,our waiter is a true professional. I highly recommend Chachama Grill. I have had a number of dishes over the last 2years that I hAve been going there and have loved everything I've had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.