Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

4.7
478 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen is an award-winning Latin restaurant offering contemporary dishes including seafood; braised meats; and grinding corn in-house to create tortillas and various masa dishes. Cha Cha’s has become known for fresh Latin cuisine made-from-scratch with quality, seasonal ingredients; sustainably-caught seafood; wood-fired meats; local organic produce; as well as signature margaritas and an innovative cocktail menu.

Experiences

  • Sunday Brunch

    Multiple dates available

    Bottomless Mimosas & 2-Course Specials 11:00AM – 3:00PM Live music every Sunday* *Only at the Irvine Marketplace location
  • Lunch Specials

    Multiple dates available

    Combos Starting at $10 Monday-Friday 11:30AM – 3:00PM

Offers

  • Enchilada Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    50% Off All Signature Enchiladas ALL DAY & NIGHT!
  • Tacos + Tequila

    Multiple dates available

    Tue 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    50% Off Premium Tequilas Shots & Signature Tacos
  • Date Night Monday

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 4:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Buy One Entree, Get One FREE! Available After 5pm Sign up on our website to receive weekly voucher, must present voucher to redeem special offer

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 478 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood enchiladas

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vipFernando
Orange County
165 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience! I can not recommend this place.

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Kimmers
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great time and the food and drinks are delicious and reasonably priced! Got a try out the brunch as they have live music and it’s a blast!!

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robertp
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

FOOD WAS VERY COLD - EVEN AFTER SENDING IT BACK. IT WAS A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE.

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shannon
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cha Cha's is a frequent lunch or dinner destination for me. I love the carnitas but honestly,i think I've tried everything on the menu and I've enjoyed all of it. They are so friendly and the service is consistently top notch. And the Margaritas! Oh my! The very best I've ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a wonderful time here.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Food lacks in flavor and quality ingredients, just not enough to keep coming back for.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went to Cha Cha’s in Irvine on a Wednesday night. They had half off enchiladas plates (didn’t find out they were half priced til the bill came) which was an awesome surprise. Will definitely be going back. The fish enchiladas were delicious- would recommend trying!! Only thing that could have been better was that it took an hour to get our food (2 people/2 entree’s) and then they brought us silverware 5 minutes after our food came so we were getting a tad impatient. Overall will go back again!

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vipBeHS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We seated outside late afternnon and was no Heather and was very inconfortable to stay there because of the evening cold and win. They should have heather outside place

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice environment, delicious food. Very polite employees

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Celebrating a birthday with a small group of friends. Birthday was mentioned at reservation time and check in. Not a single greeting or happy birthday was mentioned. Drinks were out after the food came out, that is not good... Food was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We come here all the time but never on a busy Sunday. I would say that the service we are used to getting during the week probably set us up for disappointment a little as the staff was not nearly as attentive or friendly. It started with the hostess at check in. We had a reservation for 2:45 and checked in at 2:30 to let them know we had arrived and to see if there was an available table. I have two small kids so waiting in the car for more than 5 minutes usually doesn’t go over well - which I told her. She replied by saying “well you’re extremely early for your reservation and there aren’t any available tables. I’ll make a note that you’re here and text you when there is a table available.” I felt that was not only an exaggeration because we weren’t extremely early but very dismissive. 20 minutes later we hadn’t received a text so I went back to the hostess stand. She claimed she had texted me earlier but neither myself nor my husband received said text... although funny enough the text arrived mere minutes after I was already seated... once seated I told our server that we were in a hurry because by this time my toddler is already hungry and losing what little patience he possesses...that request seemed to either a) fall on deaf ears or b) not be possible with all the tables he had. Either way it took at least 15 minutes for him to get back to our table to take our order. The only saving grace was that the food came out relatively quickly once he did get around to taking our order. I asked for no crema on our entrees as I am lactose intolerant but alas the entrees came with crema. I didn’t feel like sending it back so I just scraped it off - not ideal though because the other garnishes also came off with the crema. My recommendation: come during the week for lunch and not on the weekend for brunch - unless you like being talked down to and ignored.

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OpenTable Diner
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was so friendly, caring, and accommodating due to covid fears

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LarryG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place Sergio is always friendly and his service was awesome

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FoodieatHeart
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to Cha Cha’s frequently. The food is always spot on! We recently discovered the catch of the day and it’s amazing! They know how to cook fish right. No matter the type of fish, it’s always juicy and super flavorful. Also tried the calamari appetizer. Wow, what a delight! It comes with some other fried items such as fried slices of lemon. Who knew it could be so tasty!?!?! And the calamari was cooked just right. Cha Cha’s always are favorite go to restaurant. The staff is always super friendly too!

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vipKathyC
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks are on point here. Food is al

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a wonderful time! The food was absolutely delicious and for a great price. I will definitely be going back soon!

DB
DarlaB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great as well as the happy hour prices! Only complaint is it was freezing in there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Blah. Won’t go back. Food wasn’t good. Only good thing about this place was the cheap margaritas. Nothing else was good. Chips stale. Salsa no flavor and super running. Won’t be returning

JR
JoaneseR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s was a good time , a bit cold but still enjoyable

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vipCheynagal
Orange County
101 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took a friend there to celebrate her birthday and to do restaurant week. Everyone loved their food and the Margaritas were great too!

MS
vipMelindaS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great overall experience. The food was awesome and the service was superb. Our waiter, Derek, was very knowledgeable & super friendly. We will definitely be back!

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JenniferH
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We expected to be sitting in the outside patio, but surprisingly we got seated in the indoor patio area, which was way better. Good ambience, reminiscent of European style outdoor dining. Great food, love the mojito and sangria!

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lilyl
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food great service

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

We made reservations for this evening to celebrate my friends birthday. The host didn’t have a table available upon arrival and i watched 3 other tables get seated before us. I inquired as to when we would be seated and she advised they were waiting for a server to show up before they would have a table for us...yet they were seating other people and telling walk-ins it was a 10 minute wait...after waiting 20 minutes we asked to sit at the bar instead of waiting any longer. Once we took the bar seats we had exceptional service from the bar! However the hostess stands service needs some help. What’s the point of having a reservation if we aren’t going to be seated before walk-ins?

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Yvonne
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drink menu is soooo pretty! Totally amused by them.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. I love coming here.

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WilliamO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

My table wasn't ready, them they left me standing in the middle of the floor waiting because they gave my table to someone else. They put me on a 6 person table when ( It a party of 2) the food was dry, the taco was pre-heated / the chicken salad I order was dry and not look good. The only thing the was good was my wine, and way over price. I wish to get my money back, $95 for Grill chicken salad / 2 tacos and 2 glasses of wine. with bad service. Not cool. I do want my money back.

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Kimmers
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Cha Chas! Great service and ambiance with delicious drinks! The frozen mojito is my favorite!
They extended their patio area so it is very socially distanced!!
Going back next week 😋🥳🌸

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vipDannyf
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place, music and food were great for a Saturday afternoon out of the house.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful

MJ
vipMJmj
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, was nice to eat out again safely!

AK
vipAnaK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our carnitas were a bit dry this time. That was a little disappointing. Enchiladas and salmon were great. Margaritas were also good.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love the service and the food. The resturant mamger is supet nice and caring. One of my favortie restaurant in OC.

Thank you,

HF
HugoF
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat had so much fun food and drinks where great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful from beginning to end!

TN
ToniN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

my friends and I thought that this was one of the best meals we have ever had. Our waiter was excellent and food deliscious. recommend the short rib enchillada and queso fundito with chorizo especially.

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vipMmr94
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall wonderful however some concern about guests waiting to get seated without masks on and I saw no one asking those people to put mask on.

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vipVanessaR
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the free chips and salsa, calamari, crab and shri p enchiladas!

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larrya
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cha Chas never seems to disappoint. Ordered taco and enchilada combinations. Always fresh and flavorful. Drinks are outstanding and expertly crafted by qualified mixologists. Staff very friendly and always accommodating. If you like Mexican infused with more of a Latin flair, then you will enjoy the experience.

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You can order delivery directly from Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine using the Order Online button. Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 408-7819.

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine is rated 4.7 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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