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Date
Thu, 5/24
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8:30 PM
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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

4.6
852 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Live Music
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Happy Hour
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

Specials

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Treat dad to authentic Latin cuisine this Father's Day at Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen! Dad's will enjoy live Latin music and two-course brunch special for $29 with the choice to add bottomless mimosas for $10. Available from 10:00am - 3:00pm, dads can enjoy entrees including the popular Carne Asada con

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 852 People Are Saying
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4.4
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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 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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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food was great. The drinks were good. However I won’t be dining here again because of the noise level. Walking in hurt my ears. I thought my ears would adjust but they didn’t. It was an hour of yelling across the booth to have a conversation with people a foot and half away. Halfway through we gave up and ate our food mostly in silence. We ended up leaving and chatting over coffee at another restaurant nearby afterwards. I will add the service was good but we were celebrating a special occasion and just couldn’t have a conversation.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The main reason I chose to go to this restaurant with my husband on Friday night was that I had been to Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen with some friends a few times before and I really like that area of Brea. However that night, my drink was truly mediocre, my food was so so and the service was slow. Our waitress was pleasant though. I don't think I would make a special trip to go back to this particular restaurant again, but I would definitely visit the area and try some of the other restaurants in the area soon.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great place with amazing food and excellent service!

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Good food. Sangria was really good. Noise and music level a bit on the loud side.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

My favorite was the short ribs enchiladas and the my favorite margarita was the ChaChas grapefruit Margarita. Our waitress Maria was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Fabulous and such great service! Our server was very attentive and honest about each possible selection. She went through the entire menu with us as well! Highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious!

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was the second time I dined at the place. The first time around, the food was prepared perfectly with the right amount of seasoning. This time, the seasoning was over done - my guess was being a Friday evening,a large crowd, the kitchen must have been very busy.
So my suggestion is done at this place on an off-day - the food will be much better!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Taco Tuesday is awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Love Cha Chas! I have been here before and the food and staff are amazing!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good service! Food was very tasty!

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

This is my go to taco Tuesday place. The watermelon margarita is back!

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

A little noisy

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch, music, food, ambiance was perfect loud. Sangria delicious!! Definitely coming back

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the food and service. It can be very loud inside making conversation hard at times. If weather is good, you may want to sit on the patio if you want a quieter environment

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food and drinks were great. Wish our waitress was a little friendlier but that was the only complaint!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

It’s always a fun experience at Cha Cha’s! Food is great and the service is always attentive.

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Tried several menu items and liked them all. We'll return!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food is fantastic but the room is crowded. The tables are too close and there is too much noise. You can feel the sound bouncing off the walls.

Not enough servers with so many tables on a Sunday morning. We waited a lot between chips, entrees and dessert. We had to keep asking for refills and other items.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Always a good time at Cha Chas’s whether for date night, friends get together or just to have a drink. 😉

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was our first time to Cha Cha' and we went for OC Restaurant Week. The 3-course, $30 dinner seemed like a great deal. The apps (flautas and agua chile) were fantastic. Big portions and very fresh. Wife got the salmon. It was a big filet and was vary flavorful. I got the carnitas (which is my go-to when trying a new "Mexican" restaurant) and they came out looking pretty charred. There were some fatty chunks in there and they tasted burnt. The fish-bowl margaritas were big and tasty, but very weak. The band was setting up as we finished, but seemed to be taking a little too long as the 4 year old was getting ansty.
Honestly, I was disappointed as I'd heard some great things about Cha Cha's and was left underwhelmed. We most likely will not be returning.

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