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About 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.
Brea, CA 92821
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Latin American
Hours of Operation:
11am - 2:30pm
HAPPY HOUR (Lounge Only):
Sunday - Thursday: All Day
Friday & Saturday:
11:30am - 7pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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.
Chef De Cruisine - Joseph Martinez
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 : (714) 255-1040
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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.
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!
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
Food was good, but menu seemed somewhat limited for lunch and pricey. We ordered Nachos to share between the three of us. To our amazement we were served 8 individual chips each layered individually with the ingredients. They were tasty but not what we'd expected. 2 in our party ordered the steak quesadilla which they enjoyed. I had the grilled romaine salad with pepita salad dressing and grilled chicken. It was good, but I kind of wished I'd gotten a taco or quesadilla. The mango iced tea wasn't as flavorful as I thought it sounded. I'm in no rush to go back.
We enjoyed ourselves however we were confused who was are Server was. awe had different people asking us the same thing. We ordered 6 tacos the short rib had barely any meat compared to the overflowing carnitas and fish. For a $1.00 more I was disappointed perhaps use a smaller tortilla so it won’t look skimpy. The churros took a long time to arrive at our table. No cinnamon and they were over cooked. They didn’t have any flavor. We should have gone for the flan. We will definitely be back but will know what not to order.
This is not the best nor authentic Mexican food place, they have meal imitations more in the local style or chef's own versions. However, the ambience is good, great location, OK for a casual gathering, noisy but acceptable for a drink and good excuse to relax in the heart of Downtown Brea.
Immediately greeted with a smile. Restaurant was busy but the entire staff was relaxed, cheerful, and fast! Food and cocktails were fresh and delicious. Something else I noticed - and greatly appreciated (since we sat on the patio) - tables weren't wobbly! Steady as a rock! Every patio I've sat in has wonky tables and it sucks! Ours was perfect.
Also need to comment on how clean everything was. Floors, staff, and bathroom.
Such a great experience!
I am a local Brea resident, and while I have been to chi Chas, 20 times, last time, it was the worst service and food and drink I've ever had.
From having to ask for water 3 different times. The drinks were weak, and syrup. Very disappointed. The food wasnt terrible, but just ok. Its too bad, i like Don the owner. But for being 1/2 price taco night we still spent 70 bucks on dinner.
It's no longer a nice dinner that we can walk to. Too bad.
I absolutely love the fresh watermelon margaritas. Sadly they are seasonal so get one while you can! The food is delicious, I recommend the crab and shrimp enchiladas. The staff is always friendly. Friday and Saturday nights can get a bit loud with the live band but it's all good.
Arrived unbeknown to us on Taco Tuesday. Tacos were very tasty but place was VERY noisy. There was live music on top of the generally loud atmosphere. Not a place conducive to chatting but fun, lively and quite reasonable. Our group was older folks but think place would appeal more to younger or even family crowd. May be a bit calmer on another nite.
I have been to Cha Cha's many times before and the food never disappoints. While it was extremely busy, my party was seated nearly immediately and attended to just as soon. While it took a bit longer than usual for our waiter to come and take our drink and food orders, it was quite busy, so the time lag is understandable.
However, our food came out quite quickly, which makes up for the small time lag it took for us to order it.
This restaurant is amazing. I am pescatarian and I had the crab and shrimp enchiladas and omg was it delicious. This place is absolutely fabulous. The drinks had a strong kick to it but it was very good. The ambiance was phenomenal and we came during happy hour on a Saturday which means live music. Phenomenal restaurant and I will recommend to anyone.
We have been here so many times that the management and owner know us on a first and last name basis. The food is always great, the staff friendly. I have yet to order anything that I have disliked. My “go to” is the salmon but also the grilled romaine with salmon too! The crab and shrimp enchiladas are wonderful- just a little too filling for me, but maybe if I didn’t eat 3 baskets of chips and salsa before my meal came out, I would think differently. You must have the Cha Chas Margarita- it’s the best! Their Sangria is also great on those hot summer days. If you can make it for Sunday brunch, have the fruit plate ! It’s so yummy accompanied with their fruit dip. I guess it’s pretty obvious we come here often. I can honestly say that everything on this menu has been tried by is at least once!
My wife and I enjoy Cha Chas Latin Kitchen and have dined there numerous times over the years. The patio is a great place to people watch and enjoy great food and generous cocktails. We were there to have a pre-movie dinner as the theatre is across the street. We weren't disappointed. I had the Ceviche sampler and my wife had Carnitas tacos accompanied by a couple of generous Margaritas. Our server was attentive and personable. We'll be back!
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