Cha Cha Cha

★★★★☆

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Cha Cha Cha is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the city. It's absolutely delicious.\n\nIt's a tapas bar, so it's best to order a bunch of tapas and share them. The cajun shrimp is to DIE for -- the sauce is incredible and meant to be dipped in with the bread they provide. It's unreal.\n\nThe sauteed mushrooms are outstanding as well, as are the plantains with black beans. Everything I have ever had here has been incredible. \n\nTheir sangria is homemade and very strong -- comes in pitchers and glasses. \n\nThe ambiance of the restaurant is fresh and fun.\n\nCha Cha Cha does NOT take reservations and i've never been when it hasn't been packed. Get their early, put your name in, and walk around Haight St! It's an incredible experience.

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★★★★★

Cha Cha Cha is one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the city. It's absolutely delicious.\n\nIt's a tapas bar, so it's best to order a bunch of tapas and share them. The cajun shrimp is to DIE for -- the sauce is incredible and meant to be dipped in with the bread they provide. It's unreal.\n\nThe sauteed mushrooms are outstanding as well, as are the plantains with black beans. Everything I have ever had here has been incredible. \n\nTheir sangria is homemade and very strong -- comes in pitchers and glasses. \n\nThe ambiance of the restaurant is fresh and fun.\n\nCha Cha Cha does NOT take reservations and i've never been when it hasn't been packed. Get their early, put your name in, and walk around Haight St! It's an incredible experience.

Pros: amazing food, sangria, ambiance

Cons: don't take reservations

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Really 3.5 stars, but we can't do that yet.\r\n\r\nI've been going here since I've been able to legally drink. When I was younger it was okay and fun as my young palette didn't know any better. Now as an older, hopefully more sophisticated diner, I still like the place but I know that there is better food out there, tapas-wise. \r\n\r\nNow that I've vented on that issue, here is how the place is: restaurant itself has a fun vibe. Brick walls, wooden lining over the brick, tables wrapped in floral tablecloths (super bright), a long huge bar, small bar area.............Christmas lights everywhere.........\r\n\r\nOur server was great, she was quick, the food came out within 5 minutes of ordering ( and every table in the place was taken), and she was on top of keeping our water pitcher filled, and our sangria pitcher filled. She checked in constantly, and left us alone when we still needed time to think. \r\n\r\nWe ordered the sauteed mushrooms, fried plantains, fried calamari, Cajun shrimp, fried potatoes, warm spinach salad, and mussels. All of it was good, but none of it sensational. The fried plantains were probably my favorite. They were crispy and yummy and had the little bit of banana flavor you expect but when sitting in the black bean mixture, there is an unexpected pleasant taste. my boyfriend's favorite dish were the sauteed mushrooms. The calamari, was good and the fried potatoes were basically home fries with an aoli sauce, I think it was the same one that came with the calamari. The Cajun shrimp was good but the sauce that it came in was even better! We couldn't stop wanting to dip our french bread into the creamy sauce, it was so yummy. (French bread and butter comes with the table.) The mussels were flavorful and the broth it was in came with lots of tomatoes and onions and other veggies. The warm spinach salad was great but the best part was the warm bacon which I felt like they skimped on. There were maybe 5 pieces of bacon in the salad, which was pretty large. But the warm spinach was good, and I normally am not a veggie eater. \r\n\r\nAnyway, the sangria was easy going down, so easy in fact that we drank 4 pitchers in almost no time and before we knew it we were drunk...............................The first pitcher didn't come with any sliced fruit almost but the rest did so that was probably a fluke. Also with each pitcher of sangria, came a mini pitcher of ice. The ice was needed, as warm sangria doesn't taste good, so we had to keep on asking for more mini pitchers of ice. \r\n\r\nIt was a fun night, everyone had fun, the food was good, and the sangria did the trick to give everyone a good buzz. I still like the place for good food, sangria and as a great place to hang out with friends but I'm not expecting 5 star food when I come here.

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★★★★☆

Really 3.5 stars, but we can't do that yet.\r\n\r\nI've been going here since I've been able to legally drink. When I was younger it was okay and fun as my young palette didn't know any better. Now as an older, hopefully more sophisticated diner, I still like the place but I know that there is better food out there, tapas-wise. \r\n\r\nNow that I've vented on that issue, here is how the place is: restaurant itself has a fun vibe. Brick walls, wooden lining over the brick, tables wrapped in floral tablecloths (super bright), a long huge bar, small bar area.............Christmas lights everywhere.........\r\n\r\nOur server was great, she was quick, the food came out within 5 minutes of ordering ( and every table in the place was taken), and she was on top of keeping our water pitcher filled, and our sangria pitcher filled. She checked in constantly, and left us alone when we still needed time to think. \r\n\r\nWe ordered the sauteed mushrooms, fried plantains, fried calamari, Cajun shrimp, fried potatoes, warm spinach salad, and mussels. All of it was good, but none of it sensational. The fried plantains were probably my favorite. They were crispy and yummy and had the little bit of banana flavor you expect but when sitting in the black bean mixture, there is an unexpected pleasant taste. my boyfriend's favorite dish were the sauteed mushrooms. The calamari, was good and the fried potatoes were basically home fries with an aoli sauce, I think it was the same one that came with the calamari. The Cajun shrimp was good but the sauce that it came in was even better! We couldn't stop wanting to dip our french bread into the creamy sauce, it was so yummy. (French bread and butter comes with the table.) The mussels were flavorful and the broth it was in came with lots of tomatoes and onions and other veggies. The warm spinach salad was great but the best part was the warm bacon which I felt like they skimped on. There were maybe 5 pieces of bacon in the salad, which was pretty large. But the warm spinach was good, and I normally am not a veggie eater. \r\n\r\nAnyway, the sangria was easy going down, so easy in fact that we drank 4 pitchers in almost no time and before we knew it we were drunk...............................The first pitcher didn't come with any sliced fruit almost but the rest did so that was probably a fluke. Also with each pitcher of sangria, came a mini pitcher of ice. The ice was needed, as warm sangria doesn't taste good, so we had to keep on asking for more mini pitchers of ice. \r\n\r\nIt was a fun night, everyone had fun, the food was good, and the sangria did the trick to give everyone a good buzz. I still like the place for good food, sangria and as a great place to hang out with friends but I'm not expecting 5 star food when I come here.

Pros: Food is yummy, always!

Cons: Service is not always consistent when super busy.

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This is definitely one of the best places in SF for Sangria, which they serve by the pitcher or glass. I've eaten here many times over the years, but I don't think the food holds up to drinks. That said, my favorite thing on the menu is the plantains. I'm also not a huge fan of the service -- some nights that I've been here, they hold every table for dinner customers even when the restaurant is empty! I'd like to enjoy my appetizers and sangria sitting down, thanks.

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★★★☆☆

This is definitely one of the best places in SF for Sangria, which they serve by the pitcher or glass. I've eaten here many times over the years, but I don't think the food holds up to drinks. That said, my favorite thing on the menu is the plantains. I'm also not a huge fan of the service -- some nights that I've been here, they hold every table for dinner customers even when the restaurant is empty! I'd like to enjoy my appetizers and sangria sitting down, thanks.

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Went on a Saturday night and did have to wait an hour but it was worth it. Sangria was good and helped past the time. There was four of us and five tapa dishes were more than enough. Chickenwings were delicious. Calamari tasty and the shrimp with I forgot what sauce \n\nSauce was so good we used the bread to finish sauce. Kitchen did not need to wash that plate.

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★★★★★

Went on a Saturday night and did have to wait an hour but it was worth it. Sangria was good and helped past the time. There was four of us and five tapa dishes were more than enough. Chickenwings were delicious. Calamari tasty and the shrimp with I forgot what sauce \n\nSauce was so good we used the bread to finish sauce. Kitchen did not need to wash that plate.

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With crowds of people outside and standing room only within, Cha Cha Chas has become the most popular restaurant on Haight St. While other restaurants only offer seating and food, Cha Cha Chas bar serves Sangria almost more popular than their Mediterranean menu. \r\n ?I?ve been coming here for 10 or 12 years and there is just such a San Francisco vibe here,? said Matthew Allred, restaurant manager in South San Francisco, ?plus the Sangria is amazing!?\r\n While patrons eagerly await their table, they are ushered into the bar area where the center is an ice filled pit with glass buckets of Sangria made on site. Half empty pitchers adorn the tables between the bright red and zebra painted atmosphere. Mediterranean music bumps in the background. Walking past every other bar on the Haight, it is clear that this is the busiest of all and yet no liquor is served, only beer and Sangria. \r\n\t?I?ve worked here for 23 years,? said Christina Schubeck, ?and it?s always been this busy?crazy busy.?\r\n ?Normally I like to go bar hopping but this place is honestly the best bar you could ask for?I?m staying,? said Heather Vega, first time patron of Cha Cha Chas and student at San Francisco State. \r\n Cajun shrimp and calamari are just a few of the things that create Cha Cha Chas menu.Guitars hang on the walls and angels watch over the Sangria bar while customers ignore the norm of the bar scene for something completely unique. \r\n ?Everybody is different here,? said Kimberly Guess, a 43 year old massage therapist, ?and we love the sangria!?\r\n The draw back for the normal bar crowd is that Cha Cha Chas still holds only restaurant hours, closing at 11pm on weekends and 10pm on weekdays. \r\n ?It?d be nice if they were open later but honestly, who cares? This is such an eclectic barrage of craziness,? Vega said, while gesturing to the crowd and wall decorations, ?any time in this place is a good time.

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★★★★★

With crowds of people outside and standing room only within, Cha Cha Chas has become the most popular restaurant on Haight St. While other restaurants only offer seating and food, Cha Cha Chas bar serves Sangria almost more popular than their Mediterranean menu. \r\n ?I?ve been coming here for 10 or 12 years and there is just such a San Francisco vibe here,? said Matthew Allred, restaurant manager in South San Francisco, ?plus the Sangria is amazing!?\r\n While patrons eagerly await their table, they are ushered into the bar area where the center is an ice filled pit with glass buckets of Sangria made on site. Half empty pitchers adorn the tables between the bright red and zebra painted atmosphere. Mediterranean music bumps in the background. Walking past every other bar on the Haight, it is clear that this is the busiest of all and yet no liquor is served, only beer and Sangria. \r\n\t?I?ve worked here for 23 years,? said Christina Schubeck, ?and it?s always been this busy?crazy busy.?\r\n ?Normally I like to go bar hopping but this place is honestly the best bar you could ask for?I?m staying,? said Heather Vega, first time patron of Cha Cha Chas and student at San Francisco State. \r\n Cajun shrimp and calamari are just a few of the things that create Cha Cha Chas menu.Guitars hang on the walls and angels watch over the Sangria bar while customers ignore the norm of the bar scene for something completely unique. \r\n ?Everybody is different here,? said Kimberly Guess, a 43 year old massage therapist, ?and we love the sangria!?\r\n The draw back for the normal bar crowd is that Cha Cha Chas still holds only restaurant hours, closing at 11pm on weekends and 10pm on weekdays. \r\n ?It?d be nice if they were open later but honestly, who cares? This is such an eclectic barrage of craziness,? Vega said, while gesturing to the crowd and wall decorations, ?any time in this place is a good time.

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I had never been to Cha Cha Cha before... I will most deffinately be back. Walking in you are surrounded by the almost comical latin atmosphere. The place is alive with conversation and highly reccomend eating in the bar area. The 25 minunte wait was the perfect ice breaker, the pitcher of sangria probably helped too. When it came time to order I said ""Bring three dishes of your choice."" The food was great the price was even better.

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★★★★★

I had never been to Cha Cha Cha before... I will most deffinately be back. Walking in you are surrounded by the almost comical latin atmosphere. The place is alive with conversation and highly reccomend eating in the bar area. The 25 minunte wait was the perfect ice breaker, the pitcher of sangria probably helped too. When it came time to order I said ""Bring three dishes of your choice."" The food was great the price was even better.

Pros: Great Staff, Excellent Atmosphere, Awesome food

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this one is a bit smaller than the one on mission. but, the food is the same, GREAT. i love coming here. they have a full bar, but you can't come here without drinking the sangria. the cajun shirp and the muscles are my favorite. i usually only order a whole bunch of tapas. you won't be disappointed.

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★★★★★

this one is a bit smaller than the one on mission. but, the food is the same, GREAT. i love coming here. they have a full bar, but you can't come here without drinking the sangria. the cajun shirp and the muscles are my favorite. i usually only order a whole bunch of tapas. you won't be disappointed.

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This is my favorite restaurant in SF!

Best Sangria on the planet, amazing tapas!

Lines are long, no reservations, and the flan isn't the greatest... BUT the atmosphere, drinks, and tapas are worth the wait!

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★★★★☆

This is my favorite restaurant in SF!

Best Sangria on the planet, amazing tapas!

Lines are long, no reservations, and the flan isn't the greatest... BUT the atmosphere, drinks, and tapas are worth the wait!

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+ atmosphere\r\n+ attentive staff\r\n+ sauteed mushrooms\r\n+ cajun shrimp\r\n+ plantains\r\n+ spanish rice\r\n+ pricing\r\n+ handicap accessible\r\n- available parking

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★★★★☆

+ atmosphere\r\n+ attentive staff\r\n+ sauteed mushrooms\r\n+ cajun shrimp\r\n+ plantains\r\n+ spanish rice\r\n+ pricing\r\n+ handicap accessible\r\n- available parking

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I had no problem with them adding a healthcare surcharge onto my bill, because I think everyone should have health insurance. I was shocked to find out later that even though they gave out a card saying they're proud to be giving their employees health coverage, they're actually suing the city over it. I hate to think that they are using my money to take away people's health care .

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★☆☆☆☆

I had no problem with them adding a healthcare surcharge onto my bill, because I think everyone should have health insurance. I was shocked to find out later that even though they gave out a card saying they're proud to be giving their employees health coverage, they're actually suing the city over it. I hate to think that they are using my money to take away people's health care .

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Cha Cha Cha was the first time I've ever had Tapas and I am hooked!! the food was amazng and sharing dishes with friends is such a wonderful experience! I agree that the place is kind of crowded but we had a such a wonderful waiter who even gave us a discount! Too bad i don't live in SF otherwise I would be there a lot more often. The warm spinach salad and the plantains in black bean sauce are my favorites!!

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★★★★☆

Cha Cha Cha was the first time I've ever had Tapas and I am hooked!! the food was amazng and sharing dishes with friends is such a wonderful experience! I agree that the place is kind of crowded but we had a such a wonderful waiter who even gave us a discount! Too bad i don't live in SF otherwise I would be there a lot more often. The warm spinach salad and the plantains in black bean sauce are my favorites!!

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The tapas are delicious but the place is way too crowded! The have a full service bar that's in a room that's way too small & the dinner tables are so close together. I wouldn't suggest this place for a large party or for children neither. also be prepared to wait a while if it's dinner time.

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★★★★☆

The tapas are delicious but the place is way too crowded! The have a full service bar that's in a room that's way too small & the dinner tables are so close together. I wouldn't suggest this place for a large party or for children neither. also be prepared to wait a while if it's dinner time.

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I have never been treated worse at any eating establishment in my life, including McDonalds. We had a party of 14 under my name and checked in with the host twice before our actual reservation to let him know we were in the bar. He was clearly strung out on something and didn't seem to have any clue what he was doing. When we saw a large party get seated, we checked on our table and he stated ""There are two parties of Marisa for 14?"" with a dumbfounded look on his face. The host attempted to then seat us at two small tables and 8 chairs for 14 people, then another that only sat 10. When numerous attempts to speak to a manager (or anyone in charge that would help us) failed, we took an empty table nearby. The manager proceeded to YELL in my face that we were hustling them (because we asked for some free sangria to make up for everything), then said we could either keep the table we took or one pitcher of sangria (for 14 people). At that point, we didn't want to give them our money so we left and went to a Taqueria down the street. Never once did I raise my voice, yet I was attacked by the manager. Between the strung out host and the rudely inappropriate manager, I will never eat at this establishment ever again and urge prospective diners to STAY AWAY!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have never been treated worse at any eating establishment in my life, including McDonalds. We had a party of 14 under my name and checked in with the host twice before our actual reservation to let him know we were in the bar. He was clearly strung out on something and didn't seem to have any clue what he was doing. When we saw a large party get seated, we checked on our table and he stated ""There are two parties of Marisa for 14?"" with a dumbfounded look on his face. The host attempted to then seat us at two small tables and 8 chairs for 14 people, then another that only sat 10. When numerous attempts to speak to a manager (or anyone in charge that would help us) failed, we took an empty table nearby. The manager proceeded to YELL in my face that we were hustling them (because we asked for some free sangria to make up for everything), then said we could either keep the table we took or one pitcher of sangria (for 14 people). At that point, we didn't want to give them our money so we left and went to a Taqueria down the street. Never once did I raise my voice, yet I was attacked by the manager. Between the strung out host and the rudely inappropriate manager, I will never eat at this establishment ever again and urge prospective diners to STAY AWAY!

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Great, authentic Latin food. Compairs very well to Latin food I ate in Miami. The quesadillas and their salsa were especially tasty. Be prepared to wait well over an hour for a table. Put your name on the list, and go get a drink on Haight.

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★★★★★

Great, authentic Latin food. Compairs very well to Latin food I ate in Miami. The quesadillas and their salsa were especially tasty. Be prepared to wait well over an hour for a table. Put your name on the list, and go get a drink on Haight.

Pros: Menu, Ambience

Cons: Parking, Wait Time

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I decided to give Cha Cha Cha's one more chance, because I had at one time really liked the place. I thought that maybe it became good again, but I was wrong.

\r\n\r\nWe got there when it opened for lunch, and although there were only four other customers (two at each table), service was horrible. The waitress finally took our order, and then we waited... and waited... First she was outside, then back inside. She played with her hair, scratched her tattoo, and then started filling up bread baskets (no glove, no washing her hands - just grabbing bread pieces and putting them in bread baskets). I found myself with no desire for the bread she never even bothered to bring to our table during our wait.

\r\n\r\nAs we waited, I could see some of our food up on the ""warming"" shelf. I looked for the waitress to ask her to tell her to go ahead and bring us what was ready, but she was no where in site.

\r\n\r\nAnother server ended up bring us our food, and a basket (yech) of bread.

\r\n\r\nThe calamari was lukewarm, and the dipping sauce sub-par. The fried potatoes were overcooked (dark brown and dry) and not even hot. The aioli sauce (that I loved in the past) was bland and gooey on the top (refrigerator burn?) The two dishes were almost inedible. The plantains were good. But a half plate of plantains does not a lunch make. And at NO TIME did the waitress come by and ask how things were. She had taken our order, and then we never saw her again until she finally brought the bill.

\r\n\r\nI can easily say I will not go back. The food was mediocre the time I went before this last time, but I really, really wanted to give them another chance. But now they are even worse.

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★☆☆☆☆

I decided to give Cha Cha Cha's one more chance, because I had at one time really liked the place. I thought that maybe it became good again, but I was wrong.

\r\n\r\nWe got there when it opened for lunch, and although there were only four other customers (two at each table), service was horrible. The waitress finally took our order, and then we waited... and waited... First she was outside, then back inside. She played with her hair, scratched her tattoo, and then started filling up bread baskets (no glove, no washing her hands - just grabbing bread pieces and putting them in bread baskets). I found myself with no desire for the bread she never even bothered to bring to our table during our wait.

\r\n\r\nAs we waited, I could see some of our food up on the ""warming"" shelf. I looked for the waitress to ask her to tell her to go ahead and bring us what was ready, but she was no where in site.

\r\n\r\nAnother server ended up bring us our food, and a basket (yech) of bread.

\r\n\r\nThe calamari was lukewarm, and the dipping sauce sub-par. The fried potatoes were overcooked (dark brown and dry) and not even hot. The aioli sauce (that I loved in the past) was bland and gooey on the top (refrigerator burn?) The two dishes were almost inedible. The plantains were good. But a half plate of plantains does not a lunch make. And at NO TIME did the waitress come by and ask how things were. She had taken our order, and then we never saw her again until she finally brought the bill.

\r\n\r\nI can easily say I will not go back. The food was mediocre the time I went before this last time, but I really, really wanted to give them another chance. But now they are even worse.

Pros: Get there early and there is no waiting in line.

Cons: You will still wait due to poor service, Food has gone way downhill.

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: large selection of tapas, sangria, fun atmosphere

Cons: parking, crowded and noisy, waiting area by door isn't sufficient - may have to wait outside

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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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★★★☆☆

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.

Pros: sangria, prices

Cons: limited space

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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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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: food and fun

Cons: long wait and kinda cramped seating

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: variety of choices

Cons: long wait, but not bad

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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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★★★★★

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!!

Pros: Good food, drink, service

Cons: It is sooo far from home!!

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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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★★★★★

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. :-)

Pros: sangria, food, liveliness of the restaurant & bar

Cons: busy place (if you are on a tight schedule you may want to have a back up plan), parking

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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.\r\nService is fine and the drinks continue to be exceptional.

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★★★☆☆

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.\r\nService is fine and the drinks continue to be exceptional.

Pros: Drinks, Service

Cons: Greasy food

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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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★★★★☆

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.

Pros: go for the sangria

Cons: table wait can be long

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: SANGRIA, TAPAS, Ambience

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Cha Cha Cha is a Tapas style restaurant in the Haight-Ashbury street area. It is very small and it is almost always crowded. The tables are pretty tiny, and it's hard to get all of the little plates of tapas on the table at one time. If you have to wait, go to the bar and get a pitcher of sangria. For tapas, we liked everything!

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★★★★☆

Cha Cha Cha is a Tapas style restaurant in the Haight-Ashbury street area. It is very small and it is almost always crowded. The tables are pretty tiny, and it's hard to get all of the little plates of tapas on the table at one time. If you have to wait, go to the bar and get a pitcher of sangria. For tapas, we liked everything!

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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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★★★★★

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.

Pros: good food, sangria

Cons: slow service, parking, tight seating

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Being a haight street local, Cha Cha Cha usually draws me in about once a month or so with their amazing food. The plantos, jerk chicken, clams, steak sandwich... I could go on.... everything is amazing. The only thing is this, the only good service you might get, heck, the only HOPE of good service you might get is on their VERY slow nights. If there is a wait for the table, consider going elsewhere because your service will suffer. If there is no wait, they do a fine job with a friendly face. Here is a tip, ask not to sit anywhere in the front of the restaurant if you are not in a booth on cold nights, their plastic sheeting does NOT keep the wind out, you will shiver the entire time!

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★★★★☆

Being a haight street local, Cha Cha Cha usually draws me in about once a month or so with their amazing food. The plantos, jerk chicken, clams, steak sandwich... I could go on.... everything is amazing. The only thing is this, the only good service you might get, heck, the only HOPE of good service you might get is on their VERY slow nights. If there is a wait for the table, consider going elsewhere because your service will suffer. If there is no wait, they do a fine job with a friendly face. Here is a tip, ask not to sit anywhere in the front of the restaurant if you are not in a booth on cold nights, their plastic sheeting does NOT keep the wind out, you will shiver the entire time!

Pros: cuisine, sangria, music

Cons: service, too busy on weekends, unattentive bartender

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The once great tapas place has become bland and tired. Greasy food, flavorless sauces and seasoning. Very sad indeed.

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★★★☆☆

The once great tapas place has become bland and tired. Greasy food, flavorless sauces and seasoning. Very sad indeed.

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The food was, as others have said, quite tasty - but they shove you out the door no sooner than you've sat down. We ordered our tapas and they arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. Bus boys would remove plates from under your forks without hesitation - this on a Wednesday night! I think we actually waited for a table longer than we sat down! The food was good - the service was decidedly not. We won't go back.

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★★★★☆

The food was, as others have said, quite tasty - but they shove you out the door no sooner than you've sat down. We ordered our tapas and they arrived within 5 minutes of ordering. Bus boys would remove plates from under your forks without hesitation - this on a Wednesday night! I think we actually waited for a table longer than we sat down! The food was good - the service was decidedly not. We won't go back.

Pros: Food

Cons: Too-Fast Service

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From the short list on the menu, it is undeniable there are a few unique distinguishable dishes that makes this place heard. Cajun shrimp + sangria is a must. However, it is a shame they lack even the basics of becoming a good restaurant.... customer service. The lack of service must be a norm here because it isn't just 1 person but a few of their staff that displays unwelcoming & careless attitudes. For that, I'd recommend going elsewhere for good food. Don't make what would be a wonderful dinner experience by going to Cha Cha Cha.

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★★☆☆☆

From the short list on the menu, it is undeniable there are a few unique distinguishable dishes that makes this place heard. Cajun shrimp + sangria is a must. However, it is a shame they lack even the basics of becoming a good restaurant.... customer service. The lack of service must be a norm here because it isn't just 1 person but a few of their staff that displays unwelcoming & careless attitudes. For that, I'd recommend going elsewhere for good food. Don't make what would be a wonderful dinner experience by going to Cha Cha Cha.

Pros: cajun shrimp, sangria

Cons: service, service, service

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This such a kool spot in the middle of the city. Just blocks away from San Francisco State University. If you go during the night you will find a great enviroment. try the ceviche and for drink sangria.

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★★★★☆

This such a kool spot in the middle of the city. Just blocks away from San Francisco State University. If you go during the night you will find a great enviroment. try the ceviche and for drink sangria.

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I love this place! Although a bit cramped inside and not a high service level...it really does not matter since you get AMAZING food for an amazing value. I have gotten full here with my boyfriend for a bit over $20. I highly reccommend the fried plantains, the shrimp, and the chicken skewrs. A must visit place when in SF.

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★★★★★

I love this place! Although a bit cramped inside and not a high service level...it really does not matter since you get AMAZING food for an amazing value. I have gotten full here with my boyfriend for a bit over $20. I highly reccommend the fried plantains, the shrimp, and the chicken skewrs. A must visit place when in SF.

Pros: awesome food, served fast, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded inside, not high service

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Just give us a plate of fried calamari and a pitcher of sangria, and we're set for the night. The place is always so lively, with people hanging out, music playing in the background. They just have such a great atmostphere here. Also the prices are reasonable. Just a great place to be with your friends.

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★★★★★

Just give us a plate of fried calamari and a pitcher of sangria, and we're set for the night. The place is always so lively, with people hanging out, music playing in the background. They just have such a great atmostphere here. Also the prices are reasonable. Just a great place to be with your friends.

Pros: Sangria, Fried Calamari

Cons: Parking

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Cha Cha Cha on Haight is a really cool and very happening spot most nights of the week. The restaurant is usually PACKED so either call ahead or prepare to sit at the bar, which is cool. They have a good sangria and their tapas are okay, although I wasn't blown away by them. The decor is the most interesting part of the restaurant. It is very deep jungle themed.

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★★★☆☆

Cha Cha Cha on Haight is a really cool and very happening spot most nights of the week. The restaurant is usually PACKED so either call ahead or prepare to sit at the bar, which is cool. They have a good sangria and their tapas are okay, although I wasn't blown away by them. The decor is the most interesting part of the restaurant. It is very deep jungle themed.

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great crowd! been there many times, it is always jumping and full of energy. even when i have been there for lunch, the place has a cool atmosphere. the tapas are great. my fave item to dip into is the cajun shrimp *yummy* i pretty much have two orders in one sitting! mussels are good aswell. excellent sangria. the wait can be long, but if you are in no rush, its worth it.

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★★★★★

great crowd! been there many times, it is always jumping and full of energy. even when i have been there for lunch, the place has a cool atmosphere. the tapas are great. my fave item to dip into is the cajun shrimp *yummy* i pretty much have two orders in one sitting! mussels are good aswell. excellent sangria. the wait can be long, but if you are in no rush, its worth it.

Pros: Food, Atmosphere, Price

Cons: Long wait, Parking, Service

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I've been to enoug places in this world to confidently say that some of the dishes Cha Cha Cha has to offer place it among the top 5 restaurants i've ever had the pleasure of dining at. \nThough certainly lacking in vegan options (when i was vegan chachacha was not an option), a few vegetarian ones are available. The vegetarian platter dinner is to die for, and so is the roasted potatoes with pasilla aioli starter. As stated previously in reviews by other people, the cajun shrimp, for fish eaters, is\nTO DIE FOR. \nprobably a thousand calories, but worth it. Intensely rich, creamy, and flavorful. It might be expensive for the 6 or so shrimp you get, but the sauce in which said shrimp swim is worth twice the price. \nThe mussels are also excellent and tender, and the black bean soup--my personal favorite--is the best in San Francisco.

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★★★★★

I've been to enoug places in this world to confidently say that some of the dishes Cha Cha Cha has to offer place it among the top 5 restaurants i've ever had the pleasure of dining at. \nThough certainly lacking in vegan options (when i was vegan chachacha was not an option), a few vegetarian ones are available. The vegetarian platter dinner is to die for, and so is the roasted potatoes with pasilla aioli starter. As stated previously in reviews by other people, the cajun shrimp, for fish eaters, is\nTO DIE FOR. \nprobably a thousand calories, but worth it. Intensely rich, creamy, and flavorful. It might be expensive for the 6 or so shrimp you get, but the sauce in which said shrimp swim is worth twice the price. \nThe mussels are also excellent and tender, and the black bean soup--my personal favorite--is the best in San Francisco.

Pros: Food is incredible, Cajun shrimp is to di, haight culture is fun

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We finally tried this restaurant after hearing so much about it. We would walk by this place and see it packed time and again with a line out the door. The tapas were pretty good and the sangria was excellent. The decor was extremely crazy and unique (it is on Haight St. after all) and they had a nice mix of world music playing. \n\nThe biggest drawback to our visit was the lack of service. For such a small establishment we rarely saw the waitress at any table, let alone ours. I would hate to see the service when the place gets really busy.

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★★★★☆

We finally tried this restaurant after hearing so much about it. We would walk by this place and see it packed time and again with a line out the door. The tapas were pretty good and the sangria was excellent. The decor was extremely crazy and unique (it is on Haight St. after all) and they had a nice mix of world music playing. \n\nThe biggest drawback to our visit was the lack of service. For such a small establishment we rarely saw the waitress at any table, let alone ours. I would hate to see the service when the place gets really busy.

Pros: Great sangria, Good food, Great ambiance

Cons: , No Parking

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It was my 4th times there. Portion size was much smaller than before. Food wasn't great. It was just okay. I took my brother and my sister-in-law. I should have taken somewhere else....

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★☆☆☆☆

It was my 4th times there. Portion size was much smaller than before. Food wasn't great. It was just okay. I took my brother and my sister-in-law. I should have taken somewhere else....

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The food is wonderful and the wait staff was very nice. The bartenders are fun and you will have a good time while you wait for a table. However, the host can be very rude when it is crowded. I have been many times and have always had the same host. When the place was empty, he was very nice. When the place was full, he was pushy. A friend of mine told me that he told one couple that they could be seated as soon as my friend was finally done with her table. (I was not there - but have hear similar stories). If you do not care about the service - then go, the food is worth it.

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★★★☆☆

The food is wonderful and the wait staff was very nice. The bartenders are fun and you will have a good time while you wait for a table. However, the host can be very rude when it is crowded. I have been many times and have always had the same host. When the place was empty, he was very nice. When the place was full, he was pushy. A friend of mine told me that he told one couple that they could be seated as soon as my friend was finally done with her table. (I was not there - but have hear similar stories). If you do not care about the service - then go, the food is worth it.

Pros: Great food, Fun place, Nice staff

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Cha Cha Cha is one of those reliable restaurants is one of those restaurants you can count on to always be good. The food is tasty, and the place is always festive. The only downside is the wait.

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★★★★★

Cha Cha Cha is one of those reliable restaurants is one of those restaurants you can count on to always be good. The food is tasty, and the place is always festive. The only downside is the wait.

Pros: great food, good atmosphere, low prices

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We have been here at least 12 times in the last 6 months b/c it is so cheap and good...last night- everything turned around..our food was cold-the shrimp (which is a fav)- had little to no sauce...and the prices have JUMPED up. . .now what used to be a cheap bar meal has gone up one step in price...also the staff has seen a drastic change... they are no longer the edgy hip people but people who seemed confused about knowing how to work/run this place. . . did something change over there. . . i think we are done going here!

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★★★☆☆

We have been here at least 12 times in the last 6 months b/c it is so cheap and good...last night- everything turned around..our food was cold-the shrimp (which is a fav)- had little to no sauce...and the prices have JUMPED up. . .now what used to be a cheap bar meal has gone up one step in price...also the staff has seen a drastic change... they are no longer the edgy hip people but people who seemed confused about knowing how to work/run this place. . . did something change over there. . . i think we are done going here!

Pros: Sangria

Cons: , Cold Food

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Always the choice when needing a place to get tipsy before the weekend outings, Chachacha has become the official pre-clubbing destination as a certain Korean restaurant on Geary is our post- clubbing haven. Although noisy, always having to wait for a table and the occasional treatments from a rude blonde hostess, Chachacha's mussels are to die for, cerviche is excellent, and SANGRIA, the best tasting way to get drunk... It is impossible not to come back. Again and again.

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★★★★★

Always the choice when needing a place to get tipsy before the weekend outings, Chachacha has become the official pre-clubbing destination as a certain Korean restaurant on Geary is our post- clubbing haven. Although noisy, always having to wait for a table and the occasional treatments from a rude blonde hostess, Chachacha's mussels are to die for, cerviche is excellent, and SANGRIA, the best tasting way to get drunk... It is impossible not to come back. Again and again.

Pros: Food, Sangria

Cons: , Parking, Crowded all the time

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The service was nice but SLOW.I went with 4 people and we wanted to try many things,so heres what we thought....beans & rice-great, plantanes-great,chicken wings-good,burgers-great,now we had been served all this fairly close together and finished it all and still waited for the dijon chicken (i forgot the name,sorry) We didn't like it at all,but then theres the CAJUN SHRIMP-AMAZING we were all stuffed but we had to order more bread just to dip in that AMAZING cajun sauce.worth the wait

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★★★★☆

The service was nice but SLOW.I went with 4 people and we wanted to try many things,so heres what we thought....beans & rice-great, plantanes-great,chicken wings-good,burgers-great,now we had been served all this fairly close together and finished it all and still waited for the dijon chicken (i forgot the name,sorry) We didn't like it at all,but then theres the CAJUN SHRIMP-AMAZING we were all stuffed but we had to order more bread just to dip in that AMAZING cajun sauce.worth the wait

Pros: great food, did I mention the caj

Cons: long wait

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I personally like this Cha Cha Cha better than the one in the Mission. Yes, it gets very crowded but I like to just put our name in, hang out across the street for an hour or so and come back!\nThe food is reasonably priced and very delicious. The sauce that comes with the patatas bravas might be a little garlicky for some, but it certainly has a lot of taste. The wait staff tends to be friendly and talkative regardless of how crowded it is. This is a great place to take out-of-town friends who have never had tapas before!

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★★★★★

I personally like this Cha Cha Cha better than the one in the Mission. Yes, it gets very crowded but I like to just put our name in, hang out across the street for an hour or so and come back!\nThe food is reasonably priced and very delicious. The sauce that comes with the patatas bravas might be a little garlicky for some, but it certainly has a lot of taste. The wait staff tends to be friendly and talkative regardless of how crowded it is. This is a great place to take out-of-town friends who have never had tapas before!

Pros: price, value

Cons: Crowded, wait times

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i thought the food was very good, simple subtle flavors. the service was a bit slow but i think they may have been trying to provide us with a bit of privacy (date) and the price was very reasable $50 for two with drinks.

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★★★★☆

i thought the food was very good, simple subtle flavors. the service was a bit slow but i think they may have been trying to provide us with a bit of privacy (date) and the price was very reasable $50 for two with drinks.

Pros: simple delicious food, great atmosphere, reasonable price

Cons: limited menu, no reservations, crowded

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This place is great! I love the food and the sangria. The only thing is that it's super crowded and you can't make reservations. It's well worth the trek out here and the wait. Try the Platanos!

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★★★★★

This place is great! I love the food and the sangria. The only thing is that it's super crowded and you can't make reservations. It's well worth the trek out here and the wait. Try the Platanos!

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The food is always great, Friendly service. It is a bit crowded but it is worth it!!

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★★★★★

The food is always great, Friendly service. It is a bit crowded but it is worth it!!

Pros: Good Food, Fast

Cons: Parking, Crowded

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I tried to go Cha Cha Cha last monday and gave up; no parking anywhere. Came back the next thursday and oddly found abundant parking. Walked in with no reservation at about 6:15 and was seated immediately. The staff was very very friendly and courteous. The food came promptly and 4 tapas was way too much for the 2 of us. Everything tasted great, really great. The room was lively and fun but very...uh... casual.

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★★★★★

I tried to go Cha Cha Cha last monday and gave up; no parking anywhere. Came back the next thursday and oddly found abundant parking. Walked in with no reservation at about 6:15 and was seated immediately. The staff was very very friendly and courteous. The food came promptly and 4 tapas was way too much for the 2 of us. Everything tasted great, really great. The room was lively and fun but very...uh... casual.

Pros: Great food

Cons: parking can be bad

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Great food, great ambiance! We had the calamari, the chicken wings, and the plantains - and they were delicious. The sangria is especially good here. There was a 45 minute wait, but it was well worth it!

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★★★★★

Great food, great ambiance! We had the calamari, the chicken wings, and the plantains - and they were delicious. The sangria is especially good here. There was a 45 minute wait, but it was well worth it!

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I am horrified about these reviews.. Cha Cha Cha has to be one of the best restaurants in the city by far! They have the best Sangria ever, best Chips and Salsa, and the Tapas are to die for. They have great music playing and the decorations are outstanding. I've taken ALL my friends here and they are addicted. Please go and check it out yourself.. On weekends it gets super crowded, but there's always plenty of Sangria flowing to help you deal with the pain of waiting. Go check it out during the weekday, it's definitely less crowded.!!!

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★★★★★

I am horrified about these reviews.. Cha Cha Cha has to be one of the best restaurants in the city by far! They have the best Sangria ever, best Chips and Salsa, and the Tapas are to die for. They have great music playing and the decorations are outstanding. I've taken ALL my friends here and they are addicted. Please go and check it out yourself.. On weekends it gets super crowded, but there's always plenty of Sangria flowing to help you deal with the pain of waiting. Go check it out during the weekday, it's definitely less crowded.!!!

 

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