Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

4.6
893 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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 893 People Are Saying
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RV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy going regularly. The food and drinks are always delicious. Have never been disappointed. Always recommend this place to friends.

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good drinks and good. Portions are small but otherwise tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great place and food!

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E
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place for warm summer outdoor dining. We had started with empanadas. Delicious. A little sweet but spicy. We shared an assortment of enchiladas and tacos. Fun evening.

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W
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time food was amazing
Sat outside appetizers dinner and drinks where out of this world. Ahi Tuna with aguachili was delicious, enchiladas with crab and shrimp and also pineapple hebenero tacos was what we had was great. Will do this again soon and of course margaritas where well perfected

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the Latin Food and Sangria Wine... the atmosphere is always upbeat and the servers are awesome!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks. Watermelon margarita was tasty. Lunch mix and match menu was a great deal

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was our server and he was AMAZING! We were celebrating a girlfriend’s birthday and he took brunch to the next level. Loved him.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The tacos were awful and tasted like they were just sitting out all day which is probably why our food arrived so quickly.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Cha Cha has great food and service but it is not a place to have a conversation. Music was too loud, I had to ask twice to have it turned down.

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CM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cha Cha's does not disappoint. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. We've been there a few times already and have only been met with wonderful staff members. The food is consistently delicious. If you haven't tried...then you must!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was very hot when we got there. I saw a lot of people saying it was hot. It took the server to get come to us

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JB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cha Cha’s is always a great experience

The food was very good along with the very attentive service

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JP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go and eat dinner and have a drink. Nice outside patio area as well as.

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything went well but the restaurant inside was very hot. It did not feel like the air was on. We asked the waitress but she did not know so we were uncomfortable be we stuck it our because our group had not seen each other in awhile so we tried to make the best of it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy inside. The AC was not working well. The food was not bad

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CM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cha Cha's does not disappoint. Fabulous carne asada plate. If I dare to compare that to a rib eye place...that's saying a lot. Cooked perfectly and that chimichurri sauce is the cherry on top. Our favorite place!

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LP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A good time. Excellent drinks and food. Enjoyed the patio dining.

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JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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KT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

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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4
Las Vegas
155 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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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MB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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J
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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CM
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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RS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

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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P
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The latest of many trips to Cha Cha’s.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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l
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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EE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

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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JM
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good atmosphere on the patio and great cocktails.

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CL
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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CM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SH
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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