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Chaak KITCHEN, Tustin, CA

Chaak KITCHEN

4.8
4.8
1443 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (657) 699-3019

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gabbi Patrick

  • Private party facilities

    For parties of 8 or more, please call us!

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Cross street

    E 2nd Street and El Camino Real

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,443 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. B

    Beverly

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The staff were friendly! The food was good. The ambience is great! I’ll be back :)
  2. MV

    MichelleV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Patio dining was very nice and much quieter than indoor dining. Everything we ordered were flavorful and delicious.
  3. RS

    RenoS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always! Are server was so sweet and really told the story of Chaak. Perfect date spot!
  4. SL

    ShannonL

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing, and our server Amelie, was so attentive and knowledgeable. Cauliflower, duck tacos and Camarones were amazing. Drinks are creative and delicious. Bartender was attentive and funny on Thursday night, but can’t remember his name! You won’t be disappointed with Chaak.
  5. g

    glutton

    Orange County

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique delicious food and beverage choices. The interior is airy and inviting and they have expanded the outdoor seating which is appreciated during these unpredictable pandemic times.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and open roof. Great bar and staff. Will come again for sure.
  7. CC

    CarrieC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chaak never disappoints. Staff is exceptional and attentive. The branzino with homemade tortillas is outstanding. Ceasar salad was simple yet so delicious. Great experience all around!
  8. DB

    DeniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely wonderful and very generous portions. The staff are so friendly and very informative on the food.
  9. NG

    NataliaG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere! The food was incredible. Looking forward to trying out their dinner menu.
  10. I

    Igotluckey

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been wanting to eat here for long considering I live down the street. Brought my dad for a late Father’s Day dinner. He has not eaten here before and we were both so thrilled with our experience. Drink and food presentation and flavor was perfect. Best Bloody Mary I’ve had and amazing food! We loved the way the roof/ceiling was opened and felt fresh air coming in with plants all around us. Definitely can’t complain. Can’t wait to spread the word and go back again.
  11. SG

    SergioG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and, music. We will be back soon!
  12. s

    stevew

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Ceviche was completely void of yummy lime sauce. Waiter stretched way too thin. Was always looking at an empty water glass, etc. entrees came out at very different times. Not the usual high service standard we generally get.
  13. LO

    LindaO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    My husband loves the food, but I'm not a huge fan. I prefer a more rounded meal than just protein (meat). We didn't love the tortillas and had hoped to order some rice or black beans to go with the steak, chicken & sausages ordered. Service was great, but just didn't love the food.
  14. LA

    LAURIEandMACeat

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chaak is always amazing - the most exciting flavors we have found in Orange County.
  15. L

    Lola

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Service was authentic and the bartenders were great. Staff was great answering questions since we were newcomers. Food was okay—just different than what we expected regarding design. Will come again for drinks and desserts!! Ambience was perfect.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    The food and service was terrible. And super expensive!
  17. AM

    AllisonM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here all the time and are absolutely obsessed
  18. HH

    HeatherH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience. Sit at the bar. The bartenders are all stellar!
  19. SS

    SandyS

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    BIG fan of the restaurant Chaak. Wonderful atmosphere, great for girls night out and or a romantic dinner with your significant other. Food is unique/Mexican inspired , delicious! Margaritas (Spicy Cucumber) was my favorite, if you are into spicy! See you soon Chaak!
  20. MS

    MistyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The drinks are so good. I crave their jalapeño margarita it’s not too sweet and just enough spice. It is a super fun place to order with a few friends and share everything. I always get the pumpkin dip and the octopus to start. The decor is so pretty the staff is always very friendly.
  21. BA

    BoyceA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    birthday dinner and the food was amazing as was our server. slightly expensive but it feels like everything is expensive nowadays. worth it.
  22. DS

    DanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Great service hands down. We enjoyed everybody the hostess, our busser,Bartenders and especially our server. We love to be witty and funny and have people around us the same way. The food is great and the drinks are exceptional.
  23. MN

    MaresaN

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    More attentive service would've been appreciated everyone was nice but service didn't match food quality
  24. MK

    MikeK

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Service was poor.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was awesome
  26. PC

    PeterC

    Orange County

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional tasting food prepared with a lot of care and compassion. Presentation on the plate and service also both outstanding. A must place to enjoy for all. Our favorite in Orange County.
  27. AG

    ArieG

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love Chaak! This is a great place with amazing food and drink. Great location with a beautiful atmosphere and lovely staff. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and so were the drinks. There is a reason I keep coming back.
  29. JC

    JerryC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, a cornucopia of flavors. Don’t be afraid to get all the ingredients in one bite. You won’t be disappointed. The Maitre D’ was attentive to the fact we were celebrating our anniversary, adding a candle to our dessert. Very thoughtful!!
  30. L

    Lynn

    Yosemite

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique ingredients and dishes made for a wonderful experience. Highly recommended to us by a wine distributor in Los Olivos, and we are very glad we followed his suggestion.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    The food was spectacular, both in flavor and presentation. We ordered the Cochinita Pibil and roasted cauliflower, both were delicious, as was the special margarita. The service was so inconsistent with the quality of the food, which was an unfortunate mar on the total experience. Better training of the staff would go a long way.
  32. CH

    CarolynH

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We did not feel welcomed by the hostess who gave us a "hard time" about wanting to be seated indoors. We made our reservations a few weeks in advance and she made a negative comment about Open Table. Once we were seated our service greatly improved as we had a wonderful server. The Caesar salad was beautiful and full of flavor. We also enjoyed the "open taco "pollo pibil" -- although it was a bit greasy. The pork shoulder was very good, although the tortillas were cold and they gave us one per person. For dessert we had the Bombas and appreciated the candle as our server acknowledged my friend's birthday. My favorite thing at Chaak is still the open-air ceiling and the ambiance is what brings me back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outside seating. Bella is awesome server.
  34. A

    Abel

    Orange County

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food,service and ambiance were perfect. We definitely coming back.
  35. MN

    MishaN

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always such a great experience at Chaak!!! Beautiful decor and incredible food and service. Definitely one of our favorite places
  36. S

    Sam2

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chaak was fabulous! The food was amazing and the waiters were very helpful in explaining how the menu works!
  37. A

    Astonsam

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint as usual.
  38. JM

    JodyM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Food was excellent. I expected better service for the price. My menu was dirty and I couldn't read part of it. I had a small appetizer plate that was covered in sauce after that course and I wasn't given a new plate for my entree so I ate it on the dirty plate. We ate outside which was great. Inside was quite noisy.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  40. P

    Pescado

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The host was very polite, even went above and beyond to make sure we had a (gluten free) desert to celebrate our special occasion. Our waitress, Erica was great too. The food is phenomenal! I can’t wait to go back.

FAQs

Chaak KITCHEN is rated 4.8 stars by 1443 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 6 times today
Google Map for Chaak KITCHEN

215 El Camino Real Tustin, CA 92780

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E 2nd Street and El Camino Real

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Fri, Sat 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic, Women

  • Executive chef

    Gabbi Patrick

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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