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

LA Cha Cha Chá

4.6
4.6
962 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Pura gozadera tropical!

Please be aware, we have a 15 minute grace period for all reservations.

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!


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 90 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–6:00 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

Experiences

  • LA Times Food Bowl Community

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Sep 16, 2022 only
    Botanero tropical, where Mexico City meets Los Angeles. In Cha Cha Chá we proudly showcase our “barrio” culture in a beautiful and green rooftop, where we marry authentic Mexican flavors with local ingredients. Mexico City x Los Angeles – Try our favorite Mexico City restaurant and bar without the plane ticket. For one day only, Pardela and Cafe de Nadie will be serving up their best dishes and drinks at LA Cha Cha Chá. Join us in celebrating Mexican Independence Day with a 5-course prix fixe menu by our Executive Chef, Paco Moran and Chef Chava Reyes from Pardela in Polanco, Mexico City.

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What 962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Outdoor Dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Arecav

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place, good food and drinks! Had a good time, the only thing is the table has a limit of time and you are feeling pressured once they bring out the check without you asking for it
  2. JM

    JillM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I loved the roof top venue, it is a great place to meet friends for a drink, but the food was very mixed and not particularly tasty. The salsas were great, but the tortillas chips were not, the Blue tuna tostado did not have much flavor, the aiolli fairly bland, the rellenos well conceived, but there was no taste of the pepper, only the quinoa stuffing. The mixed drinks might have been better but the beer selection was limited, we tried 3 beers from the list of 4 and 2 were nearly undrinkable. We really wanted to like this restaurant but I can't recommend it for the food.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing Mexican restaurant in all of Los Angeles!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING! I had the torta de milanesa and it was one of the best tortas that I may have ever had! Along with the guacamole 🥑 & tostadas. Very well made. Will definitely be going back!!
  5. MX

    MartinX

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice exterior, perfect for brunch, food is great too. the only downside I'd say is on a hot day it gets a little hot.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Will definitely return. Brunch was amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Staff was very friendly. Good and drinks were awesome.
  8. L

    Lynnla

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went for a birthday celebration, Janelle, one of the managers treated us so well! Fantastic atmosphere, delicious margaritas, lovely food, we ate mostly appetizers and ceviche and tacos, but everything was so fresh and tasty. We will be back for sure!
  9. DB

    DanielB

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    I’ve been here on numerous occasions and always had a good experience. Not sure what happened tonight. Our reservation was at 9:30pm. The waitress took a while to come over to us just to take our order, and then we didn’t see her again until she finally came back and said she’s passing us off to another waiter which we never saw. We had to look for someone just to get more water and then track down a busser to get our check. No one ever came to take the check so we went to track down another busser to help close us out. We later saw our original server walking aimlessly around by the bar. I was so confused as to why we were passed off to someone else if she was still there, but then completely ignored for the rest of the night. It was such an awkward experience.
  10. HO

    HannyO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING! I do not drink alcohol, so I ordered the guava dragonfruit agua fresca and it was my favorite! FYI -- it's a bit fizzy which is different but so yummy!
  11. SC

    SoCalPacificTC

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a good time!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I loved the atmosphere, layout and decorations of this place! Not too noisy, food was moderately good for a “Mexican cuisine” place. I enjoyed the drinks very much, will most likely return and refer friends here.
  13. MB

    MariahB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was absolutely delicious. The staff was attentive to our needs and the establishment itself was beautiful. Would absolutely love to go back
  14. m

    mmmmmm

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and drinks, friendly staff, and nice ambiance
  15. CT

    ChutiwanT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Good ambience. Good food presentation. The taste is okay, but little bit pricey when compared the price to the portion and taste.
  16. B

    Beluga1

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretty pricey but all the food and drink we ordered was amazing! Lovely scene.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and relaxing atmosphere.
  18. AR

    AR813

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lived up to the hype - a rare combo of innovative food, reasonable prices and unbeatable ambiance.
  19. J

    Jessica

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The failed to mention that the kitchen closes at 2:15pm to prepare for dinner, not entirely an issue, however our reservation was at 2pm. We had to rush to put our order in before the kitchen closed and that included our drinks as well. We were a party of 8 and it was very uncomfortable to be rushed with both food and drinks. They should not have the option to reserve a table at 2pm when the kitchen is scheduled to close 15 minutes later.
  20. KK

    KarimK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    View of la was nice. Service was extremely slow and that’s even with the servers talking about how slow of a night it was. Easily had time for more drinks but we waited so long between them. That and things came out wrong. Also don’t use the valet. They brought us back our car with a flat tire and we caught them trying to hide it. Took no responsibility and still wanted us to pay the $16 charge. Ridiculous
  21. LP

    LupitaP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing. The drinks were delicious but some of the dishes should have more flavor and be more true to Mexican cuisine.
  22. M

    Marie

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The brunch menu was amazing! Quesadilla and chilaquiles are a must
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to enjoy dinner and drinks
  24. CS

    CorinnaS

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!
  25. JB

    JasonB

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    La Cha Cha Cha' is an interesting twist on typical Mexican cuisine. The food is good; there's flavor and good presentation. It's not authentic but it does a solid job at representing Mexican culture. The drinks I'll admit are exceptional. I think most people come here for the views and drinks. It definitely is a nice place for a date or getting together with friends. Would I come back? Sure. I enjoyed my visit and I'm sure you will too. So if you have a chance, go ahead and give La Cha Cha Cha a try. Note* the desserts are not as delicious as they sound ( that would be my only real negative).
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great father with friends and fam to celebrate
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful place, great service, just wasn’t a fan of the food. I’m more of a traditional Mexican food lover.
  28. DG

    DaGreit

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Second time here and it easily satisfied yet again. The food and ambiance are phenomenal. Not much of a dessert menu, so just know that going in, but you should still go!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The restaurant did not offer dairy free options for any of their brunch options save for 2 - one fruit and one taco. Also, service was average at best.
  30. MC

    MoniqueC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Please add more shade, awnings, canopies especially if there is only outdoor seating. My friend and I had to ask for this so we didn’t burn sitting in the sun.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just went for brunch, everyone was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe and really good food. We had the fish and steak plates, delicious
  33. F

    Fishy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very slow service. We had to ask for our drinks and appetizers several times. We understand many restaurants are short staffed but this was worse. Some food portions were very tiny especially for the price ie: the guacamole. Location good. Nice rooftop dining but probably won’t go back 🙁
  34. k

    kwillli

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The hostess made us wait for approx 20 minutes for a table when there were plenty of tables available. When we were finally seated it took our server another 30 minutes to greet us. She greeted and placed drink and food orders for tables that were seated AFTER we were seated. My margarita was terrible - we had to hunt down our server to address the issue and as she walked away to replace the drink the manager asked her what the issue was she made a face. Sadly our food was mediocre at best - the mushrooms tacos were weird and had a strange aftertaste, the tacos dorado were flavorless and the carnitas was dry and didn’t have much sauce. Our server never came back to our table to check on us. We waited forever for our check and the manager finally brought it to us. We have dined at La Cha Cha Cha a few times and never had this unacceptable level of food or service. We will not return and will no longer recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
  35. m

    matthewb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner was fantastic!
  36. CR

    CarlosR

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot for anyone looking for a pleasant dining experience. The place has quiet spots where you can have a conversation without worrying about loud music/crowds/TVs and the service is great. The food is absolutely delicious. You pay to not have to be bothered with the other stuff that annoys you at less expensive restaurants.
  37. PA

    PrithivirajA

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    Steak was not that good and polo (chicken) was not well cooked
  38. j

    jcpaz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Best Mexican Restaurant in LA by far! Can’t wait to be back soon 😁
  39. j

    jeffz

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    Creative food and very good service. Two frustrations: went for a birthday and had provided this info when making the reservation. There was no acknowledgment or anything in regards to the birthday offered despite the request - this was particularly disappointing, especially since you ask with reservation process. Also, bar made the wrong drink - though probably an honest mistake - there are two drinks with very similar names, so may have misheard - ordered a Mezcalita but got a Michi.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibes! That was my second time dinning and it gets better every time :)

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 4.6 stars by 962 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 90 times today
Experiences are available.
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 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–6:00 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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