Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

4.6
875 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
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.



Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Latin American
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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
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Phone number
(714) 255-1040
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef De Cruisine - Joseph Martinez
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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.
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Private party contact
Don Myers : (714) 255-1040
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Imperial Highway
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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.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
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!
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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
What 875 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

great food, great ambiance, great place to dine for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great place to grab a bite with friends before a movie or a show at the new Improv. Staff is very supportive to respect our timeline.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wedding Anniversary

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2018

They got our order wrong, twice. Their excuse was that they were training in the kitchen. We ordered a chicken hash: they forgot the chicken. Then they made a whole new one, which had chicken, but they forgot the potatoes... no offer to take it off our check or offer us any complementary food or drink. We usually have a good experience here, so we are going to just attribute it to a busy and very hot Sunday :)

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

It is good to have this place near by. The food and drinks never let you down

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

I've been here many times and I love their food. It's simple and never disappoints. I especially love their Queso Fundido. They also have tons of value specials all week. It's also always easy to find parking in of the lots in downtown Brea. And their birthday flan is great!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

We have dined at Cha-Cha's many times. The food and service are reliably good. The margaritas are a specialty of the house. Only negative is that the indoor area is unbearably loud. If a table on the patio isn't available, we don't go.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

So sad they no longer do Thursday Tamales. That was the only night they made them and they no longer make them at all.

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

This was our 4th time back to Cha Cha's and they still did not disappoint. Their carne asada plate was still cooked perfectly and the flavor was absolutely amazing. I will have this dish EVERYTIME...I love it. My husband had the carnitas plate and he, as usual, was pleasantly delighted. The ambiance is lively and energetic. Outdoor seating is great for people watching and keeping our 2 yr old entertained. Great location and a must when you're in the area!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food was great
The noise level was extreme and if I can’t sit outside I probably would not dine there again

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

2 of us wanted to take a friend to celebrate her birthday and we had both heard good things about Cha Cha's. We were unprepared for how outrageously loud it was. We sat a booth and actually had to yell across the table at each other. We were so disappointed because we don't get together very often since one lives in Placentcia, one in Chino and myself in Rancho Cucamonga. The food and cocktails were both fresh and quite good, but we did not think they were worth the high prices. Sorry, but don't think I will be back.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Food great as always. Service very slow. Restaurant very loud. Will only come back for weekday lunch. Service is very slow then too but noise level is lower. Too bad cause we love the food

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2.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The latest of many trips to Cha Cha’s.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The service was great. Ordered our food and not even 10 minutes later it was at our table. Awesome service.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Love it, always a great time eating here. Love the food and great drinks.

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

The tacos are the best. The food was definitely worth going. The atmosphere and service were fine.

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2018

When making the reservation I made sure to note that we were coming to the restaurant to celebrate my wife’s birthday. No one ever acknowledge that at the restaurant when we arrived nor did the server say/do anything special for us throughout the whole dinner. Not even a birthday desert was offered. If you inquire,at the time a guest is booking the reservation,about any special occasion then don’t even acknowledge it upon arrival, during dinner or at the end of your dinner what’s the point?

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The food is always awesome and the staff excellent. Always a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Good atmosphere on the patio and great cocktails.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

As always, great food! Great place for a meal before or after a movie which is right across the street. Very unique dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

My daughter works for Cha Cha's Tustin so she wanted to take me to dinner at the Brea location. I have been there before and again was pleased. Food was great and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Frozen Mojito's were fantastic. Thanks

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Food and ambiance always great. Except the beans and rice have never really been that good.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food and service! Sauces and spices were superb.....

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Brunch had endless Mimosas for $ 10.00... great price. Service was awesome. Food was good, but it was a little pricey.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This is are favorite place to go. We enjoy the food, especially the Carne Asada, Salmon and the Chicken.. mmmm Every time.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Cinco de mayo

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We have been going to Cha Cha's for years and it never disappoints. Food is great, lots of drink selections and the music on Saturday night is great.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

This has high energy and a great atmosphere. My husband and I LOVE the food here. I'm not a pork lover and they make carnitas that I love. On a VERY busy night (Cinco De Mayo) our food came out perfect. I was very impressed. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is definitely going to be a fav of ours.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We will definitely come back, great food. Thank You

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great service! Chips and salsas were delicious, loved the ceviche as well. Mushroom tacos were not my favorite. Would not come back because it’s so damn loud you cannot even order without screaming. No way to have a conversation with anyone either. I get there was a live band, totally cool with noisy vibe while they are playing. When they stopped however they just blasted they must normally have playing in crazy high volume. Too much, and I’m a partier.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Too loud. Too load. But it’s been that way since day one. Add music and it’s almost intolerable. It was quieter at the LB Grand Prix.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Too loud!!! We couldn't even talk to each other across the table there are four of us and we had to yell was ridiculous it was Cinco de Mayo but it was early at 5:30 confused why the music would be blaring out loud

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Our 11th anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We come here for taco Tuesdays.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

If I’d taken my granddaughter’s advice and sat on the patio, it would have been far less noisy. For us, on this occasion, conversation was important. That said, other groups seemed to be enjoying the party atmosphere. Just a matter of preference. Our waiter was very good, checking on us multiple times and bringing extra accoutrements when we asked. Be sure to ask for a little bowl of their cilantro pepito dressing. Although they use it for their Caesar salad, we found it was delicious on many other things.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

I've been to Cha Cha's several times and they never disappoint. Their food is always on point. I had the carnitas pineapple tacos. They are absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend it. The staff is very friendly and our waitress was very attentive. There was a nice band on Saturday night which added to the already amazing ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We had EXCELLENT service. The good arrived SO FAST and they checked on us just the right number of times. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Was very loud inside even before any music started. I wanted three enchiladas (combo) but they charge $2 to make them all chicken. Prices are already at top end and found that irritating. Food was average, didn’t seem super fresh but rather heated (rice and beans). Service was good and friendly.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We've been to Cha Cha's several times and it never disappoints. The food is good, the service is good and the drinks are great. Highly recommend to sit outside on the patio if you want to be able to have a conversation as the inside is just way too loud.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We went for lunch. The food was very flavorful and delicious. However, it was very noisy and it wasn’t even packed. We could hardly hear each other.

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