At Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila, chef Joseph Martinez sears Californian-Mexican specialties in a hardwood-fired oven located in the hub of the restaurant’s open-kitchen layout. Just as dragon-roasted knights add excitement to a castle, fire-roasted tomatoes add zest to the handcrafted salsas spotlighted on the menu. Scoop up the eponymous tacos, such as pork carnitas with grilled pineapple and chipotle salsa or portobello mushroom with organic greens and pico de gallo, each wrapped in an organic corn tortilla (any two for $8.95). For full-plate fare, try the spit-roasted, Yucatan-spiced Jidori chicken ($13.95), or for a more diminutive appetite, turn to the citrus-marinated shrimp ceviche with diced chilis, onions, and avocados ($9.95).
Bonafede-family matriarch Anita started JoJo's Pizza Kitchen more than four decades ago, and her discerning taste for ingredients is still identifiable in the menu. Though her son Joe, who napped on flour sacks in the back of the restaurant as a child, now runs the eatery, fresh basil and plum tomatoes grown in Stanislaus County still release aromas that hint at sun-soaked furrows. Through a dining room window, guests catch glimpses of chefs tossing freshly risen dough for pizzas or smaller chefs for their adorable giggles. They grate fresh parmesan cheese as wine cooks slowly down with mushrooms on the stovetop and chicken marinates in lemon and garlic. Servers bustle past, filling glasses with house wines or draft beers.
We are a family owned American restaurant with the best selection of American and Mexican food. We boast a diverse selection, an affordable price, & huge portions. Now, come try our fat juicy burger, huge burrito or even our satisfying chicken salad. Never be hungry again!