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

LA Cha Cha Chá

4.3
4.3
1197 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
- LA Cha Cha Chá is the sister restaurant to Mexico City's Terraza Cha Cha Chá. A place where we celebrate our barrio culture with delicious Mexican food, cocktails, wine, and a special selection of mezcal.
- We accept reservations and encourage walk-ins. As per our cancelation policy, you have until 5 hours before your reservation to cancel, otherwise, your group will be charged a fee of $30 per person. All reservations have a 15 minute grace period, after this time frame your booking will be moved to the top of our waiting list. We do not have a phone line, please use the chat feature or email us directly at reservations@chachacha.la
- Please note that we are reservation based. Parties of 1-2 reserve the table for 1.5 hours. Parties of 3-4 reserve the table for 2 hours. Parties of 5-6 reserve the table for 2.5 hours. Parties of 7+ reserve the table for 3 hours.
- We do not take requests for specific table bookings.
- Reservations are weather permitted

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Californian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (213) 548-8487
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Paco Moran
  • Private party facilities
    We have limited availability for parties over 9. If a table is unavailable, please reach out to events@chachacha.la
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Area
    Arts District
  • 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

What 1,197 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Mexican

1,197 Reviews
  1. NaliniA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been here many times, but for some reason, the food was not as good as other times. The eggplant taco for $14 was marginal. The jicama salad was ok. The drinks are fantastic. We ordered a side of beans with chips, which we loved. My friend ordered the chile relleno, and she thought it was okay. My other friend ordered the bluefin taco, and she liked it. We ordered the sundae for dessert, which was terrific. The atmosphere, cocktails, outdoor patio, and overall vibe are fantastic. I

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely time with family and friends. The whole team was so kind. The sweetest busboy ever and I wish I got his name to thank him. 🫶

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Waiter was very attentive and the drinks were amazing. Food was very good but I was disappointed when I found out they changed the Pescado Cha Cha Cha. I had bragged to my friend about it and she didn’t get a chance to try it. I hope they bring it back soon

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great and excellent service for a reasonable price. I would definitely comeback.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve lived in the neighborhood for over three years and finally made it here! Went for my boyfriends birthday with our daughter and the food was absolutely incredible as well as the ambience. Would definitely recommend the place and go back again. The steak is absolutely amazing!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great, service was amazing, ambiance was top notch. You pay for the “vibe” but it’s well worth it.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a table indoors since it was raining so we didn’t get the golden hour, view experience. The service was excellent. All staff very attentive, friendly and prompt. Disappointed in the state of building, lamp shades broken, cobwebs on ceiling and walls. Loud room. Food tasted good but not worth the price for the size of serving. Branzino was so small, overcooked, for $57 Maybe owners have changed? Not returning

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Will return. All the dishes stood on their own. Excellent ingredients and top craftsmanship. Well-cared for food. Nice. Loved our server.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience for a birthday dinner! From the hostess to the servers and we can’t forget the bartenders, stellar service and great energy. Our meal was very good and I will definitely be back. A special shoutout to Adrienne, Jeffrey and last but not least, Carlos (GM)!! Thanks for making my rare girls night out so much fun 🤩

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  10. andreat

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is elevated Mexican food— while the names might be the same (tacos, empanadas. Guacamole) the taste is so much better. This is what Mexican food should taste like. It’s fresh and alive with delicious, complicated flavor when it has to be and simple and clean when it needs to blend with something wild. The empanadas are addictive, the guacamole shouldn’t’ be missed. Pineapple margaritas? Yessss!! Fish taco? Whatever is the special, get it because it’s crunchy but flaky fresh with a sauce that will clear your sinuses in the best way possible. We also had a guava dessert that had every texture invented from icy cold slush to smooth pudding— so refreshing. The food is consistently great here. And our server and the helpers — all knowledgeable and sweet. A lovely evening.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this cozy little rooftop. Perfect for date night. Great drinks and fun music

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  12. JackieA

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around! Wonderful atmosphere and service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    NEUTRAL TO TERRIBLE NEEDED TO CHANGE TABLES BUT ALL THE RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE IN THE RESTAURANT REFUSED TO CHANGE US DESPITE THE FACT THAT 3 TABLES WERE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATE

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  14. earldom

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My new favorite Mexican restaurant in LA. Food is spiced to perfection. Add that to the interesting neighborhood, great view, and overall good vibes.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great but between my appetizer and main course the difference in time was nearly an hour wait. Mind you I was the very first one to get seated.

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  16. JudyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food in a pretty rooftop garden with heaters. Food was amazing. Service mediocre. The saddest part is that we came for our son’s 21st birthday and put that on the open table reservation and they never said and did a thing about it. So we left and celebrated desert someplace else.

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  17. GabrielG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great, venue was great, menu was average and the cost was high.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nothing but great things about this place! The service and ambiance were amazing. The server made sure to answer any questions we had and recommend us some great options. The bone marrow esquite was delicious! Would 100% come back again!

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  19. dianapaolam

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Has to be one of my favorites for food, ambience and drinks!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service was immaculate. Will go here every time I’m in Los Angeles.

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  21. holpolshuf

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant kindly contacted me to let me know the interior had been rented out and they would move us to the patio if it was okay with us. The patio was warmed by heaters and the service, as well as the food, was excellent!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really beautiful restaurant! Our server was super attentive and had many recommendations ( which were all great btw) The food was yummy and came back pretty quickly. Great overall experience!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I am very disappointed at the service received at both the hostess and management. The hostess was very rude while we were not satisfied with the seating. The attitude was not appreciated nor the dirty looks done out of sight. Never have I been treated with such disrespect from any restaurant. when it was brought to the hostess attention of what was the issue management handled it poorly. LA cha cha cha should invest in a customer service program for the hostess staff. Our meal was ruined when the general manager approached our table to address the situation after we had already spoken. We left belittled as the general manager sided with the hostess. Horrible...horrible horrible service!! Name of the So called Manager was Carlos , wore an extra medium shirt and thought he can come and intimidate my wife and I . You would think with this economy and restaurants struggling to survive they would have more class . Last time visiting this restaurant . Have been coming here for the last 2 years , and this was the first time we have been treated the way we were ! Will be telling everyone I have been recommending this place to , to never step a foot at La Cha Cha Cha .
    LA Cha Cha CháResponded on 17 February 2024
    Steve Gomez, sorry you had the experience you had. Unfortunately, for you here at LA Cha Cha Cha we can not tolerate anyone getting into a woman's face and screaming at them. Thanks for coming out...

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  24. Jayjay

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible! Beans were a little salty but sooo tasty. I loved the food! The shrimp was soooo good!! Omg! I gotta come back to grab drinks.

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  25. JimL

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I like this place, but this is my third time coming, and I can’t help but notice that the staff is always overwhelmed and not the friendliest. The food is always delicious, but the staff needs to improve customer service. I spent time before my table was ready at the bar, and I sat there for about 10 minutes before the bartenders even said hi or hello, even though they were right in front of me the entire time. It’s strange to see staff ignore guests this happened the first time I came as well. A simple hello I’ll be right with isn’t too much to ask and would go a long way. Then our table was late which we understand it was a busy day but my food came out about 30 minutes after wifes food. She placed two orders in the time it took for my one to make it to the table. The front desk staff was also not the friendliest their tones have an underlying matter of fact feeling to them which just cuts across rude. Beautiful place but if I owned this place I would set a very different standard for service and tone of communication with guests.

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  26. SurajS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had an 8:30 reservation. Got seated late. Went on valentines day so it was understandably busy and staff was apologetic. Food took very long. Got 4 course prefixed menu and finally left around 11:15. Food came lukewarm, almost cold. Food was good though, but the constant waiting was brutal and really took away from the experience.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place to eat because of the view and location. Expensive for the serving size but the food tasted good

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  28. XaVa

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We came on Valentines Day. We opted for valet which is $20 for the entire time you’ll spend at La Cha Cha Cha. Great decor inside and out. The price amount is a bit exaggerated when it comes to the drinks given the amount that is poured and the size of the ice cube. Aside from the price and ice cube, overall good drinks. Appetizers came out quick. As stated we did reserve on Valentine’s Day so the entree which we shared came out an hour after we ordered. The wait was worth it since the carnitas was not dry. Overall would go back.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Arrived for the Valentine’s Day event and was not given the Valentine’s Day preset menu but was given a regular menu. After requesting the Valentine’s Day menu, we were politely greeted with a chilled bottle of tap water. Our starters arrived in a timely fashion, but after that things took a turn. We waited about 40 minutes for our entrées. My date had the chicken which was rather nice but unfortunately, I chose the fish. The rice was extremely overcooked/mushy and was drowning in tomato sauce while the fish seemed to be stewed in the same tomato sauce and equally as mushy. The dish also had shrimp and scallops mixed into the rice. These items were not listed in the description of the dish or else I would have not ordered it due to my religious beliefs. We then waited an hour and 15 minutes for our dessert before we finally decided to just leave with out it. But on a positive note, staff did comp one of our appetizers for our poor experience.

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  30. briang

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was super. Drinks great. Mushroom taco was better last time

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  31. RudyS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    overrated and overpriced. Many better choices locally.

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  32. RichR

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks and atmosphere! Had a great time and would happily come back anytime. Highly recommend!!!

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  33. FrancoZ

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As a Mexican, I can say the carnitas were incredible!! 🤤🤤

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was incredible. I had a reservation with a request to sit by heat lamp which we got a nice table. The waitress was cool and knowledgeable. The manager was all over the place making sure everyone was taken care of which was nice to see. Only downside was a bartender behind the bar who was making drinks for the tables as the orders came through was also having drinks while he was talking about his personal life to two patrons (who seemed interested enough), louder than anyone else in the while restaurant. My husband and i could barely have our own conversation (10 feet away at a private table) without hearing this bartenders life story and opinions on business and politics. Luckily the rest of the experience was far more pleasant. Will hope not to sit by that bartender again.

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  35. Ptbrk

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Frankly, the hype is all wrong about this place. The food is marginally edible and the service is bad. The food runners turned out to be more able than the waiter himself so that’s the reason why I gave them one star. Everything is expensive for Mexican food. I’d go there for a drink since the ambience is decent and after that, I head to East LA and find a hole in the wall for good tacos.

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  36. Glenny

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The ambience is busy but quiet enough to easily gave a conversation with others in your party.

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  37. AdaR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Celebrated my birthday. I would say organizing the reservation was the hardest. Communication was not the best. I sent multiple emails, and was given a wrong email to contact since they didn’t accept phone calls. When called I was told to send an email. Eventually I found another email on the Resy website that was different from open table and someone replied, but did not update my reservation, then someone finally replied on open table and updated my reservation. It just took forever to confirm and felt like I went in circles. Everything else was great! The food was good and the drinks were good but a bit pricey. I guess that’s the standard now. Overall I would return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything

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  39. MeganW

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delish! Drinks were yummy too! A bit loud but our group was fine with it. Family style but they allowed us to order as individual entrees.

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  40. BigKat

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding! the mushroom tacos, the rellanoes, the burrata with beets so FINE! What a combination of taste treats. And there are plenty of options if you don't eat meat. The service was so warm and friendly. Everyone - and I mean everyone - has this attitude of "you're a guest in my home. I want you to enjoy yourself". You never have that experience in LA dining. Definitely going back!

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LA Cha Cha Chá is rated 4.3 stars by 1197 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 23 times today
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812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Plate 2022
  • Cross Street
    3rd and Traction
  • Area
    Arts District
  • Hours of Operation
    Happy Hour Sat, Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–23:00
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    We have limited availability for parties over 9. If a table is unavailable, please reach out to events@chachacha.la
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