Cha Cha Cha

(415) 386-7670 | View Website

1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94117

37.769124 -122.452034

Open Hours

Fri-Sat 11:30am-11:30pm

Sun-Thu 11:30am-11pm

 
Latin American  more

Neighborhoods: Haight, Central

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Cha Cha Cha
Menu
House, Warm Spinach, Ceviche, Cajun Shrimp, Fried Calamari, Steamed Black Mussels, Chicken Paillard, Marinated Chicken Wings, Sauteed Mushrooms, Fried Platanos Maduros... more

Reviews for Cha Cha Cha

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5.0
over a year ago

We love this place!! – This is one of my husband and I's favorites...although it is loud and the wait can be long, the food is great and the service once you are seated is relatively quick and friendly. We have eaten both the entrees and tapas, but I think the tapas are better. The chicken is delicious with a sweet and slightly hot sauce atop a bed of rice, the calamari is cooked just right and has an enormous side of delicious dipping aioli sauce that is gently mild in flavor. The chicken quesadilla is enormous and definitely doesn't disappoint....I would say it's almost more of a very large soft taco or burrito with all the good things they stuff inside of it. The black bean soup is delicious and so are the fried plantains, but don't get both at the same time, as the plantains come with a side of blackbeans that are almost identical to the soup. Don't be fooled by the menu calling the items "tapas" - the portions are fairly large, and if you're like us and just can't decide on two or three items, you'll be taking lots of leftovers home...which isn't so much of a bad thing!

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3.0
over a year ago

great bar and sangria – great place to scope out the locals and get a little tipsy drinking sangria. this is one of the first places ive been since moving to the bay area and i loved the vibe and spirit of the place. the alters and other decorations are wonderfully rich in color and culture. just be careful not to drink too much sangria since it is only $4 a glass.

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4.0
over a year ago

fun times – I've heard mixed things about cha cha cha, but I'm not sure which good and bad for which locations apply. I recently visited the haight spot and it was a great time and i had a great meal. I'd recommend this place to a friend and will be returning myself.

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5.0
over a year ago

Fun times and fun food! – Went with a group of 6 and the wait wasn't too bad. Had a few pitchers of their famous sangria during the wait and they were very good. We ordered about 8 different tapas, each one was great. My favorite was their cajuns shrimp and their special which was some sort of steak and pureed yams. The atmosphere is loud and energetic with great crazy decor allover the place. We had the maui wowie for dessert and it was great too. Will definitely be visiting again.

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5.0
over a year ago

Fantastic food and Super Sangria – We drove past this place the first time and it looked closed, but we decided to try it and went in!! WOW!! What fab decor and great music! Walking past peoples tables we couldnt help but stare at the food on their tables!! YUM! My sister and I decided to give the pitcher of sangria a go! (now I live in Spain so know about Sangria..But this was GOOOD!). We chose several plates of Tapas to try, great size portions and very tasty. There was a great atmosphere and it was an excellent start to a cool afternoon strolling Haight and its stores! WILL DEFINATLY BE BACK!!

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5.0
over a year ago

Best Sangria, great atmosphere, worth the wait – I have been here twice, each time I came into town. I am from Portland, so it's not often, but it's become a favorite. The sangria is some of the best I've had (aside from Spain) and their food is great. Unique flavors on traditional spanish/latin dishes. If you want atmosphere, this is a great place to check out. Typically busy, but all the wait staff is very nice (including the host...ask for Esteban. ;-) ). We had about a 45 minute wait for lunch on a Sunday, but it was great because we walked around Haight street and the park just a couple blocks down to pass the time. Props to Cha Cha Cha! I'll be back next trip. :-)

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3.0
over a year ago

Avoid Mission St. Location – This makes me sad. I used to LOOOOVE this restaurant. They had the best cajun shrimp and plantains...hell, everything was fantastic. That was 6 years ago (and the food was still good 2 years ago). But now? Not so much. Although many chefs say, "Fat is flavor", this is really no excuse for having each dish dripping in grease. That's not flavor, it's just nasty. Please review your dishes. I would love to return and bring all my friends, but I'm just embarrassed now.

Service is fine and the drinks continue to be exceptional.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Place for Sangria – Great place for Sangria...beware and doublecheck your tab. Bought a large pitcher of sangria at the bar, brought it to the table and waiter included the pitcher on the tab.

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5.0
over a year ago

The great little place around the corner! – A great little place in the SF area. This place is buzzing with people everywhere, with loud music...you almost cannot hear yourself at times, but definitly an awesome hangout. All thumbs-up for the Sangria in this place. You'll always have to wait for a table, but they have a little bar area, where you can start of with the drinks...and the Sangria is a definite must. The 'tapas' ranges from shrimp, chicken to plantain are really really delicious...and mixed with the wine and music...you float to a different dimension... Love and love this place!

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5.0
over a year ago

Yummy... – We've been there over a dozen times and we keep going back mainly for the cajun shrimp and sangrias. Definitely the BEST SANGRIAS we've ever had. We highly recommend the large pitcher. Yes, the service is slow and the decor is too much, but the food makes up for its flaws. The wait may be long, but you can always hang out at the bar and start on your pitcher of sangria and munch on free chips and salsa while you wait. The atmosphere is very festive so it's as good place to go with a group of friends.

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