Chaak KITCHEN

4.7
731 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Mexican
Inspired by Executive Chef Gabbi Patrick’s Yucatecan roots, CHAAK features Mayan staples of pibil, recados, seafood, smoke, and exotic spices combined with her signature modern flare. Located in Southeastern Mexico, the Yucatan peninsula differs from other regional Mexican cuisine with Spanish, Caribbean, and Mediterranean influences, dense tropical climate, and deep roots of the native Mayan culture. Experience the spirit of the Yucatan at CHAAK.

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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Brittney
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow in getting the main dish. The Branzino was not properly filet’d and ended up almost eating some of the bones.

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vipLuluandFamily
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere, love the food. The service is excellent.
A great restaurant, with chef created menu items.

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vipMicheleD
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was sub par. Either they were under staffed or the service personnel were new. Either way, could have been improved.

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vipVeteran
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place !!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, as was the service. We just wished that the pricing was a little more conservative so that we could go more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing flavors. Every dish was perfectly prepared.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easter Brunch. Food was outstanding. A bit pricey but worth the expense.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

It’s nice to discover this cute restaurant in Tustin . The ambience was great, very attractive interior decor. Food is good, but service can be better. The servers keep forgetting bring utensils, drinks . Other than that, we had a great time. Definitely will go back

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viprar62686
Los Angeles
76 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Very different and an exciting menu.
The server was very kind but it felt like the service was a bit slow and we definitely would have ordered more drinks but he didn’t come around often enough for us to add more drink and food items.
Would return and recommend though.

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Jojo
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance overall! Delicious and unique food & drinks. Definitely a place I’ll go back to soon!

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FranciscoG
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chaak is a lovely restaurant. The ambience was great and service impeccable. I found the menu to be a bit too simple and a bit on the pricy side. However, the food was quite delicious. I would recommend it especially cute for a Date night.

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EMMV
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch and left happy and full. Can’t go wrong on any of the items. Favorite dishes were the clams and the cochineal pubil torta. Great ambiance and service. Can see this place hopping at night!

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vipMarthaO
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

The only think I liked about this place is the ambiance.

Food was not good at all. Small portions and exaggeratingly over priced. The taste was just not there and not worth what they are charging.

The drinks seemed did not have consistency, sometimes the same drink was really good and the next time it was mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was amazing

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vipGreatfoodanddrinks
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go every couple of weeks so that says it's always good. We tend to go at lunch because they have a steak dish that my husband loves. Dinner is great food also .

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AllenM
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great time, food and drink were great. Bartenders were awesome and really friendly and gave good first date advice. Thanks Fellas.

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RayW
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Will definitely eat here again!

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CB16
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was extremely slow. The empanadas were under filled and not good. The chayote was tasty but very hard. The drinks were good but again, took a very long time to receive them. It was disappointing to say the least, especially for the price.

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LM1991
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

tasty food + drinks! would definitely recommend to a friend. will definitely be back again.

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Robertf
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It’s a good gringo take on Yucatán food. Yucatán food predates modern Mexican food and balances sweetness with spicy (eg habanero). At Chaak, it’s all sweetness, no spice. It’s essentially American Modern with Mexican influence and some Yucatán inspiration. The food was good, the restaurant was beautiful, and the overall experience was positive. I’m glad I tried it, but I wouldn’t go back. Chichen Itza and La Flor De Yucatan Bakery are far more authentic and interesting Yucatán options.

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vipgmgoc
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fantastic surprise. The food was interesting an delicious. Loved the octopus and charred red cabbage salad. The drinks were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Food is amazing, service was great, and we’re looking forward to next time!

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Lizzy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live the food and cocktails....but Megan made our dining experience memorable!!

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AreliG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was pretty good and the drinks were amazing!! Will def come back!!

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roger
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice location in old town tustin. vibrant and active restaurant full of intriguing and creative food and drinks. very tough menu--so many incredible dishes from which to choose. our advice is to get a bunch of items and you can always take it home. would definitely go again

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PhyllisL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

they have added some extra menu items. We tried the grilled red cabbage, beet salad and it was fabulous.

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Greatfoodanddrinks
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chaak never disappoints. My husband's and my favorite place. Great food, great service. Took my daughter last week for her birthday. Her first time and she can't wait to go back. Also nice that I can sit at the bar (sadly not with my daughter till her next birthday).

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great first experience.. Will be back for sure 😊

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andria
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chaak’s food is wonderful! always creative and the cocktails are amazing ... love the ambiance and the music ... gorgeous place!

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vipGarrettM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Freezing cold, heaters barely worked, seating is packed to the gills, no social distancing at all, food was just ok, food arrived randomly and was room temp. Drinks took 30 minutes. Seems like now they are packing out both outdoor and indoor seating.

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vipLove2eat
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time

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vipKurtF
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food, ambiance and margaritas

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massieh
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Loved the patio set up outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

One of the focal points of the restaurant is the retractable roof. However, we didn’t feel it was necessary to have it open on a night where the temperature was under 50 degrees. We requested inside dining with the weather in mind and were very cold the whole time. It would have been warmer under the outside heaters. Our server was somewhat busy, but was still fairly attentive. His wine knowledge wasn’t great and when asked which wine was full-bodied and well-rounded to dry, he gave us a sample of a light Italian blend. The second wine was a dry cab, which was an improvement but still not what we were looking for, and we settled because we could tell he was getting frustrated and had other tables to attend to. The margaritas we started with were great. The food was good as well, almost everything has quite a bit of spice, so be warned. Unfortunately everything got cold very quickly due to the temp inside the dining room.

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vipJolynnMahoney
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. just discovered it, and keep returning, as often as possible.

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vipCatG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night spot. Great food and service. The House Margaritas are amazing!

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OxanaS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The portions are small. I’m not sure if I want to come back again soon

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NicoleM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing, cocktails delicious, food was authentic and so tasty. All around amazing and I’d definitely go back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food enjoyed very much!!

FAQs

Chaak KITCHEN offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (657) 699-3019.

Chaak KITCHEN is rated 4.7 stars by 731 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.