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Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine, Irvine, CA

Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

4.5
4.5
786 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.

PLEASE NOTE: Cha Cha's automatically adds a 20% gratuity fee for parties of 6 and over.

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Booked 44 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 408-7819

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Martinez

  • Neighborhood

    Irvine

  • Cross street

    Jamboree

  • Parking details

    The Market Place Irvine Shopping Center public parking lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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
  • Fajita Thursday

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Choice of protein, side of tortillas, salad & more!

Offers

  • Enchilada Wednesdays

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    50% Off All Signature Enchiladas ALL DAY & NIGHT!
  • Tacos + Tequila

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 4:00 PM - 9:15 PM
    50% Off Premium Tequilas Shots & Signature Tacos
  • Date Night Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 4:00 PM - 9:15 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Available Monday-Friday / 11:30 am-3:00 pm

Main

Create Your Own $10 Lunch With Any Two Signature Lunch Items. Choices are below:

  • Tacos

    Chicken, steak, carnitas or wild mushroom

    • Salad

      Caesar or organic greens

      • Enchilada

        Cheese with tomatillo or chicken with tomato chipotle

        • Flautas

          Chicken with mango habanero salsa

          Tortas

          All sandwiches are served with a choice of Cha Cha's fries or organic greens

          • Chicken Breast Marinated with Achiote$12.00

            • Grilled Slow Braised Carnitas$12.00

              • Marinated Grilled Steak$14.00

                Salads

                • Grilled Romaine with Grilled Portobello Mushrooms$14.00

                  Grilled heart of romaine, homemade cilantro-pepita dressing, fresh pico de gallo

                  • Grilled Chicken Breast Caesar$15.00

                    Romaine lettuce tossed with cilantro-pepita dressing, cotija cheese, crisp tortilla strips

                    • Tropical Shrimp Ceviche Salad*$16.00

                      Fresh shrimp ceviche, avocado, radishes, organic mixed greens, lime vinaigrette, crisp tortilla strips

                      • Cha Cha's Tostada$14.00

                        Grilled chicken, crisp corn tortilla, black beans, mixed greens, fresh corn, pico de gallo, crema fresca

                        Last updated: February 3, 2022

                        What 786 people are saying

                        Overall ratings and reviews

                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                        4.5
                        4.5 based on recent ratings
                        • 4.5Food
                        • 4.4Service
                        • 4.5Ambience
                        • 4.3Value

                        NoiseModerate

                        Loved For

                        • Orange County

                          Mexican

                        • South Orange County

                          Mexican

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                          Yumm

                          Washington DC

                          77 reviews

                          vip
                          3.0

                          77 reviews

                          Dined on May 11, 2022

                          overall3food4service1ambience4

                          Service always seems to be hit or miss here on every visit. This one was a complete miss. Our server was just someplace else and not connected to his task nor us. Didn’t get proper silverware, our order all arrived in reverse sequence. Just an out of whack experience for us. NOT FUN.

                        2. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 10, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Drinks AMAZING!! food AMAZING!! And Cassidy the bartender AMAZING!!!

                        3. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          1 review

                          3.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                          overall3food2service2ambience3

                          Food wasn’t very exciting and pretty bland and we kept getting dirty silverware and dirty cups. Had to ask multiple times because things were dirty.

                        4. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          1 review

                          vip
                          2.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                          overall2food2service4ambience3

                          Only true disappointment was they are open at 10:30 and advertise for “brunch” but they don’t have breakfast items?! They had two egg dishes. A chicken/egg hash and Huevos Rancheros. That is their bunch. We brought our young kids (as many did too) and we were surprised their was not something like French toast or any other menu item besides those above for brunch. Tacos at 9:30 just didn’t work for them. Ha!! Great drinks though!!!

                        5. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          2 reviews

                          3.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          Drink took forever, food was good but a bit pricey for amount

                        6. LD

                          LaurieD

                          Orange County

                          19 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          19 reviews

                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                          overall4food5service5ambience4

                          Excellent service. Great food and drink. Music too loud for me.

                        7. MH

                          MichaelH

                          Orange County

                          13 reviews

                          3.0

                          13 reviews

                          Dined on May 4, 2022

                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                          Good Mexican food. Live music on patio. Lively for a Tuesday night. Great selection of Tequila and 50% shots at happy hour.

                        8. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Los Angeles

                          1 review

                          vip
                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great service.

                        9. CS

                          CaseyS

                          Orange County

                          21 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          21 reviews

                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Yun always provides amazing service. Drinks and food were all wonderful. This is one of our favorite places!

                        10. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 27, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very good service and food!

                        11. LH

                          LorrH

                          Orange County

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 26, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Fabulous place. Delicious meal. Server was very friendly and attentive. Can't say enough good things about Cha Cha's.

                        12. K

                          Kymme

                          Orange County

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience2

                          Music was too loud. Could not talk to each other...

                        13. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          3 reviews

                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Always fun!

                        14. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Los Angeles

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                          Sara was great! Thank you 🙂

                        15. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          2 reviews

                          5.0

                          2 reviews

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great food and great service

                        16. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 24, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Very easy to make reservations. I'm very happy with end result.

                        17. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Everything far exceeded our expectations, from food to service to music! We loved it so much that we will be returning VERY frequently.

                        18. p

                          preetimathur

                          Orange County

                          8 reviews

                          5.0

                          8 reviews

                          Dined on April 21, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Vegetarian options are delicious Ambiance is beautiful unique Service from Cesar was great

                        19. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 20, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Went there for dinner on a Tuesday and everything was great!! Daniel the manager was great he checked on us and made sure everything was up to par. Our waitress was also great. Overall I recommend coming here they had live music and the food was delicious!

                        20. l

                          loulou

                          Palm Springs

                          6 reviews

                          4.0

                          6 reviews

                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                          We came on Easter Sunday. Very busy (even with a reservation) and there was a small wait time. Our server Kim was fantastic. We will be back soon and intend to request her table again!

                        21. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          1.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                          overall1food3service1ambience5

                          I reserved a table for 2 at 1215 for Easter brunch and arrived at at 12 noon but still not seated by 1230pm so we asked when our table would be ready? We were told it would be more of a wait so we left thinking why did we reserve a table?

                        22. G

                          Gary

                          Orange County

                          52 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          52 reviews

                          Dined on April 17, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                          Been here many times for lunch and dinner. Never disappoints. Great food and waitstaff. Nice outdoor dining.

                        23. ST

                          SandyT

                          Orange County

                          14 reviews

                          vip
                          4.0

                          14 reviews

                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                          Hadn’t been to ChaCha’s in awhile and was pleasantly surprised. Delicious short rib tacos!

                        24. p

                          preetimathur

                          Orange County

                          9 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          9 reviews

                          Dined on April 14, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          CHA CHA’s LATIN KITCHEN RESTAURANT was AMAZING Cesar was excellent We all ordered vegetarian options with a few nuances CHA CHA’s LATIN KITCHEN RESTAURANT was WONDERFUL We will definitely go back again and again Thanks

                        25. EH

                          EngieH

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 13, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          First time out since the passing of my Mom. This is one of our favorite spots. Ordered a Sangria just like her and Zach made our night. Thank you for your impeccable service, Cha Chas is lucky to have you!

                        26. A

                          Alfrabro

                          Orange County

                          111 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          111 reviews

                          Dined on April 11, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          The tacos are among our favorite options as well as the salmon entree. With a Skinny Margarita!

                        27. C

                          Cynnabel

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Amazing service! Delicious food! Love the live music and ambiance. Great experience from beginning to end.

                        28. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Great, people are nice and very good consistent food and services

                        29. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Montreal

                          3 reviews

                          vip
                          3.0

                          3 reviews

                          Dined on April 10, 2022

                          overall3food4service4ambience1

                          The seating is uncomfortable and the ambiance isn’t great. Even though there were plenty of outdoor tables, we were told our only seating option was on top of the kitchen. The host station could do a better job with managing seating.

                        30. S

                          Survy

                          Orange County

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 6, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Great experience as always. Good food and bevarages

                        31. RS

                          RobertS

                          Orange County

                          10 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          10 reviews

                          Dined on April 5, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          We did date night Monday. It was excellent. The food and drinks were exceptional. I highly recommend this restaurant.

                        32. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Took my mom and sister to lunch as a way of saying thank you for driving from Orange County to San Diego to pick up my boyfriend and I when returning from a vacation. It was my mom’s first time going to Cha Cha’s and she loved it!

                        33. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          1 review

                          5.0

                          1 review

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                          Cesar was the best! Very attentive and kept us informed of the status of our food. He even went out of his way to buy a dessert for us because we had to wait for our food longer than he would had wanted us to. Who does that?! He gets a 20 out of 10 from us!

                        34. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Our server was outstanding and there for all needs.

                        35. CS

                          CaseyS

                          Orange County

                          22 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          22 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Yun provided us with amazing service. The food was super delicious and the drinks perfect.

                        36. DB

                          DavidB

                          Orange County

                          11 reviews

                          5.0

                          11 reviews

                          Dined on April 3, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Food was excellent, roasted chicken was tender and sat in very good tasting zesty sauce. The food overall and the service was a great value. Server Gregory is fantastic, quick and on top of everything. This was not the first time we had him as a server, he is great every time.

                        37. FG

                          FoziGris

                          Orange County

                          15 reviews

                          3.0

                          15 reviews

                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                          Enjoyed the outdoor dining.

                        38. KL

                          KymL

                          Orange County

                          17 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          17 reviews

                          Dined on March 31, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                          We love the daily deals!

                        39. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Los Angeles

                          4 reviews

                          5.0

                          4 reviews

                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          My Dads birthday 🎉

                        40. OT

                          OpenTable Diner

                          Orange County

                          5 reviews

                          vip
                          5.0

                          5 reviews

                          Dined on March 27, 2022

                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                          Our server, Kim, is awesome! And the margaritas never disappoint!

                        Safety precautions

                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                          • 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

                        FAQs

                        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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 408-7819.

                        Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine is rated 4.5 stars by 786 OpenTable diners.

                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

                        Make a reservation

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                        Booked 44 times today
                        Experiences are available.
                        Google Map for Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen - Irvine

                        13126 Jamboree Rd Irvine, CA 92602-2306

                        Additional information

                        • Cross street

                          Jamboree

                        • Neighborhood

                          Irvine

                        • Hours of operation

                          Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm

                        • Cuisines

                          Mexican, Latin American

                        • Dining style

                          Casual Dining

                        • Dress code

                          Casual Dress

                        • Parking details

                          The Market Place Irvine Shopping Center public parking lot

                        • Payment options

                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                        • Executive chef

                          Joe Martinez

                        • Additional

                          Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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