Cha Cha's Latin Kitchen

4.6
913 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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
What 913 People Are Saying
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MG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Amazing food and service, but too loud (live music and bad acoustics) for my taste (not bad per se - just not my jam.)

But yes, will definitely be back - the food is friggin' amazing! I had the Carne Asada and it was off the chart! Best steak I've had in a LONG time.

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R
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails are tasty and unique. Food is good. It can be pretty loud inside and can be difficult to have a conversation.

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JU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything that ChaChas has to offer is awesome, but i was a little dissapointed with the music theme. I was expecting a latin flavor and what was playing this past Saturday night was not latin at all. I think it was 70's rock and the poor musicians weren't very good. Thank you

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JL
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like this place. I've been here a few times, and I keep wanting to come back.
My luck i always arrive to late or to early to catch the live entertainment. I always get either the last song or the first one.
Anyways if you can snag a table.. with live music, get the carne asada and a double grapefruit margarita and you will have a great time.

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p
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place to enjoy a drink and late lunch after a day of shopping

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KV
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is always amazing but the service was nothing special. The waitress seemed a bit annoyed and mentioned nothing about it being our anniversary although clearly stated in the reservation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my birthday dinner. Great experience! Our server (I think Brittney? She had tattoos) was awesome! Very attentive. She made sure our chips and salsa was never low, and she noticed it was my birthday from my ID and brought me flan without us even asking. Food was excellent overall and so was my mojito.

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L
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to Cha Cha's. I had the salmon. It was delicious. I will definitely be coming back soon!

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SK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

We love Cha Cha’s but did not enjoy the experience. The live music was so loud we couldn’t have a conversation. If you pay $18 for a margarita, I think you should have a buzz. No buzz here and ran home as fast as we could.

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CM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall great experience. Food is outstanding. Noise level is high, however. Not fit for quiet dining.

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MJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy margaritas. A fun date night place for the hubby and me. Chips, guac, margaritas, and good conversation. Live music on the weekends, too!

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B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Way too noisy. That’s why I wouldn’t recommend it. Food was good. Service great.

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JB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and the food is always excellent. Wife and I always come here for the food, drinks and music. I highly recommend

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WN
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live band was starting just as we were seated; it was a great environment and the staff were all great!

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EG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food. Had a reservation but took over 25 minutes to sit , that's the only deduction... But it was busy.

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NG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Carne Asada is still my favorite. The Empanadas were delicious. The only thing is they charge for Chile Serrano’s. Would be nice if they told us as a courtesy. Other than that I still recommend this place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Cha Cha’s is located in a fun and hip area of Brea. The restaurant was very energetic and had live music. The service was great but the food wasn’t very good. Guacamole and beans were delicious but the chips, salsa, and tacos were pretty bland.

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SM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cha Cha's never disappoints. The food is spectacular! Elevated Latin Cuisine. Flavors are complex. Seafood options are my personal favorite. The staff is always friendly and service is quick. Sit on the patio and enjoy the people watching.

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Never disappointed! We had a great time as usual enjoyed a date night with my best friend (hubby). Drinks were great!!🍾🥂🎊🎉🙏🏽❤️

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VG
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We were definitely disappointed with Cha Cha's. We went for my birthday and were seated by the loudest table. The birthday was noted in the reservation, but it wasn't acknowledged. Not sure we will be coming back.

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RV
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy going regularly. The food and drinks are always delicious. Have never been disappointed. Always recommend this place to friends.

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AR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good drinks and good. Portions are small but otherwise tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great place and food!

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E
Orange County
50 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect place for warm summer outdoor dining. We had started with empanadas. Delicious. A little sweet but spicy. We shared an assortment of enchiladas and tacos. Fun evening.

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W
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time food was amazing
Sat outside appetizers dinner and drinks where out of this world. Ahi Tuna with aguachili was delicious, enchiladas with crab and shrimp and also pineapple hebenero tacos was what we had was great. Will do this again soon and of course margaritas where well perfected

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C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the Latin Food and Sangria Wine... the atmosphere is always upbeat and the servers are awesome!!

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TM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and drinks. Watermelon margarita was tasty. Lunch mix and match menu was a great deal

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paul was our server and he was AMAZING! We were celebrating a girlfriend’s birthday and he took brunch to the next level. Loved him.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

The tacos were awful and tasted like they were just sitting out all day which is probably why our food arrived so quickly.

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Cha Cha has great food and service but it is not a place to have a conversation. Music was too loud, I had to ask twice to have it turned down.

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CM
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cha Cha's does not disappoint. The staff is always very friendly and helpful. We've been there a few times already and have only been met with wonderful staff members. The food is consistently delicious. If you haven't tried...then you must!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was very hot when we got there. I saw a lot of people saying it was hot. It took the server to get come to us

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JB
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cha Cha’s is always a great experience

The food was very good along with the very attentive service

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JP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to go and eat dinner and have a drink. Nice outside patio area as well as.

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BT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Everything went well but the restaurant inside was very hot. It did not feel like the air was on. We asked the waitress but she did not know so we were uncomfortable be we stuck it our because our group had not seen each other in awhile so we tried to make the best of it.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Too noisy inside. The AC was not working well. The food was not bad

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CM
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cha Cha's does not disappoint. Fabulous carne asada plate. If I dare to compare that to a rib eye place...that's saying a lot. Cooked perfectly and that chimichurri sauce is the cherry on top. Our favorite place!

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LP
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A good time. Excellent drinks and food. Enjoyed the patio dining.

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JM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great ambiance, great place to dine for any occasion.

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KT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to grab a bite with friends before a movie or a show at the new Improv. Staff is very supportive to respect our timeline.

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