The delicious cuisine from Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen takes over Irvine
Written by Susan Irby
Photos courtesy of Ajenda Public Relations
When famed restaurateurs Don Myers and Peter Serantoni announced they were expanding the well-loved Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Brea to Irvine, lovers of Latin American cuisine leapt for joy. “Cha Cha’s Latin Kitchen Irvine is all of the best things from Brea and then some,” says Myers. “We brought on renowned designer Thomas Schoos for an al fresco dining feel throughout, including the bar, which takes center stage.” The design is not the only element that got a fresh look; while the menu retains classic favorites such as the Seafood Caldo of fresh fish, shrimp, clams, squid and saffron-tomato broth with angel hair (yes, please!), Ceviche Sampler of shrimp and ahi aguachile, and the Crab and Shrimp Enchiladas with creamy habanero pesto sauce, newcomers include the Wild Mushroom Sopes, and Empanadas. And now, corn is ground in-house for masa dishes and tortillas. From the bar, homemade infusions and fresh-squeezed juices are the essence of signature cocktails like the Cha Cha’s Margarita, Platinum Mojito, and Pepino Martini (a personal favorite). And save room for dessert, Cha Cha’s features a Caramel Flan that quite possibly might be the best you’ve ever had.
CHA CHA'S LATIN KITCHEN
13126 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92602 ~ 714 408 7819 | ChaChasLatinKitchen.com