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Monumento Tostada - LA Cha Cha Chá, Los Angeles, CA

LA Cha Cha Chá

4.5
4.5
1102 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Pura gozadera tropical!

Please Note:
Brunch is served on Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 11am-7pm
Dinner is served Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
La Barra: Friday - Saturday we are opened till 1AM

We look forward to having you join us at Cha Cha Cha! For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+, please email Events@chachacha.la

*Reservations are accommodated weather permitted, thank you for your understanding!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 548-8487

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paco Moran

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+ please email Events@chachacha.la

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Cross street

    3rd and Traction

  • Parking details

    Metered and unmetered street parking is available all around the neighborhood. There is also a parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,102 people are saying

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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
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Mexican

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  1. F

    Frankie

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Too expensive for what we ate. Touted Octopus taco was least favorite and food felt rushed and uncared for including the stray glass marble in my husband's taco that they kindly didn't charge for. My bad not realizing that they closed down so early on Sunday night.
  2. JL

    JenL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great ambiance, great music, great service!
  3. B

    Bull

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and a good atmosphere. The open air dining was nice. The food was the seller though. Everything was very flavorful and simple. Not complicated food done very well. I am from San Diego and just happened by this place. Very happy we did. Next time we are in Downtown LA we will go back. The only small criticism is the menus are hard to read at night with the lighting.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  5. JR

    JustinR

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful birthday brunch.
  6. RP

    RoxanaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Our server was never around to order. In the hour we were there we were only able to order two drinks and appertizers. service was awful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner with friends
  8. MB

    MaritzaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    I made a reservation for my son's Birthday two weeks in advance and I was very specific about the seating area and the table. We arrived to restaurant and they have us seating on a different area. I was very upset that their response was, "well" the table you requested is for 4 people. The reason I requested that table is because I was there before and I always seat at that table so I know 6 people can seat there. But the real reason the just move us to the back area , the one use for non-reservations was because the owner was having dinner and he was seating at that table with a group of very important people. I learn last night that the customer has no value for this place! all they need it to do, was to call and explain that the table was not available and give us options, but they didn't care. is to bad, the food was good as always but i'm not coming back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was amazing. Food incredible. It was our first time…..
  10. A

    Amber

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    My boyfriend took me here for my birthday last night for a 5pm reservation. We choose this restaurant because of the beautiful outdoor ambiance & rooftop views, however we never experienced it during our meal. We were seated in a corner nitch by a steel wall out of sight & with no view. The restaurant was completely empty with plenty of tables open that had views, they could’ve accommodated us better but they didn’t & I was embarrassed to ask. Our waiter welcomes us to the restaurant(first timers) & notifies us that their entrees were designed to be shared. We accepted that and ordered their NY Strip steak ($55) however when it was placed at our table, we saw that it was not big enough to share. The waiter that gave us our food told us that the NY Strip was not available so we were given the ribeye as a substitute, which is a better cut of steak and we appreciated the upgrade, but it was too small to share. If we would’ve known the NY was not available before it was served to us we would’ve changed our entree for a one that made more fiscal and portion sense for us. luckily, we did order appetizers that were all very good but we kept it light because we were told that our entree was large. On the reservation notes we put that we were celebrating my birthday but I am assuming that they do not check because it wasn’t acknowledged at all. My boyfriend did go up to the hostess and asked if they had a mini dessert to celebrate birthdays, she told him that they did not, we would have to purchase a dessert, and that they could give us a candle. Overall, I was quite disappointed in the service quality, location of seating, and food portions/value. However, bartender that made our drinks did an amazing job; he brought them to our table, checked on us, and even turned on the heating lamp for us.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has fantastic food; relaxed ambience; and good vibes. Visit, you’ll like it.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was plentiful and well prepared. I had the pork shoulder which was superbly tender. Cool vibe about this restaurant which is accessed via an innocuous door. A great find.
  13. ES

    EmiliaS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The mussels were so clearly soiled, the stench was so putrid, i cant believe the kitchen sent them out thinking we would eat them. Everything was just sub par
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    It was ok overall. What was kind of funky at first was that they served a guacamole that wasn't very fresh. I had to ask for a new one that was perfect but I don't know how they were at first willing to serve us the first one like that. It was literally dark green which usually happens when it's old. The chicken was ok and wish it had a bit more char since it was a la brasa. What was good was the beef tongue but the rest was not that great for the price.
  15. R

    Ronald

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Made a reservation and got to the restaurant a little early. The hostess said to give her a minute to set the table and we sat down in the chairs in front of the host table. People who come in including walk ins are directed to go the bar. After waiting about 25 minutes and 5 minutes after the reservation time the hostess asked us if we were waiting for a table. Not sure what happened there but we’re asian and the people who came in after us were all white. I think it’s weird she also didn’t tell us to wait at the bar and then proceeded to completely forget about us. The pork we ordered was also very dry which should is a little ridiculous for the price. Service from everyone else other than the hostess was very good though.
  16. B

    Beastmode

    Los Angeles

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks, great ambience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again the restaurant, food, and especially the staff, exceeded our expectations! Our hostess (Cassie) was phenomenal as usual, and really went out of her way to get us a table for drinks, and then another table (romantic for a date) for dinner. Thank you Cassie! ;-)) Our waiter was awesome (forget name, sorry). His hospitality was fantastic, and all the recommendations with drinks, food, and dessert were spot on. The oysters were so delicious we ordered another round, and the ribeye was fantastic as usual. We will be back to our favorite spot again soon! Thanks again! Jay B.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Food and service was great!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Great Friday night dinner spot for gathering of friends great drinks great shareables perfect for parties of 4 - 6
  20. A

    Allad

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    we enjoyed our first time at this restaurant and will come back, but Alcoholic drinks are very diluted. They taste good but don't feel like there is much alcohol in them. we had two drinks each, and I usually have one drink with my dinner. These drinks are delicious, but week. I would also the server to make sure that enough alcohol is added
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marriage anniversary was a success dining at Cha Cha Cha! Will be back soon!!!!
  22. B

    Bella

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    No one in our party ordered food because the usual dinner items are not available on Sunday. The drinks were superb as was the service.
  23. NA

    NiceAmbiance

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    not many options for dinner. kinda weird having breakfast items at 6 pm for "brunch". They were out of the veal torta. All of the dishes were subpar. Will not be returning. Not sure what the hype is about
  24. R

    Rdb123

    Los Angeles

    37 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience2
    I really loved this place on previous occasions, but went last night and it felt like it had turned into more of a club vibe. Terrible music, and we were totally surprised to see that Sunday's menu was brunch all day - no tacos. Was not notified of this when making the reservation. The server said they are switching back to the regular menu next Sunday, so that's good news! Great service overall, and food was good but not sure if I would return anytime soon.
  25. l

    ladder

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    as always it was so perfect,the girls at thr reception are fantastic,smart and polite,and pretty!! the waiters are great !! our favorite!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved this spot. Our server Ricardo was so kind and helpful and the food was so so delicious. Can’t wait to come back.
  27. ME

    MarialuzE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    It’s a cute little roof top restaurant, I wasn’t really impressed with the food menu. It says Mexican but it’s more Americanized. It’s cute if you go for drinks although, they don’t have beer off draft. The beer selection they have is very limited. They have this drink called cha cha cha it’s canned beer and it also comes with a side of tequila shot which I thought was cute.
  28. C

    Christine

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The host was so sweet and accommodating, she really made our evening. Thank you!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was a bit slow on this day but food is always great here! Been here too many times not to come back. Tuna Tostada is my all Time favorite
  30. S

    Sflo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff was so great! The food and drinks were delicious!
  31. D

    Dotdotdot

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    All of the food was very rich and unbalanced. We ordered quite a few items and none of them did the trick. Very pretty roof top though.
  32. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very polite and knowledgeable staff, ambience was lovely and the food was so worth the trip into DTLA the chef really impressed us. We had the Tamale and the Lengua, the deserts were super tasty too.. everything was wonderful
  33. AL

    AlbertoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience and awesome service from the stuff and food was good as well.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, drinks was amazing!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Food was very disappointing
  36. LA

    LouiseA

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great environment
  37. GG

    GunnarG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails and steak entree for two
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nicer place, good vibes, on pricey side for amount of food
  39. D

    Downtowner

    Los Angeles

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food, service, and atmosphere. Delicious Cesar Salad, pollo, and churros 🎃
  40. J

    Janet

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really fun place. The food was delicious! My husband chose churros for our dessert and we think they are the best we’ve eaten. Great staff, great food, fun atmosphere.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

LA Cha Cha Chá is rated 4.5 stars by 1102 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for LA Cha Cha Chá

812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd and Traction

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered and unmetered street parking is available all around the neighborhood. There is also a parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paco Moran

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 548-8487

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+ please email Events@chachacha.la

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