There are many activities that should not be performed on an empty stomach, including swimming, surgery, and swimming 30 minutes after having your appendix removed. Acquire activity fuel with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Latin lunch at Cha Cha’s Tacos & Tequila in Brea.
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).
The restaurant’s colorful interior includes broad swaths of lavender, yellow windows, and boxy orange chandeliers. During temperate lunch hours, the outdoor patio seating allows ample range of motion for visiting matadors to practice cape-twirling.
Spit-roasted chicken subject to availability.
110 W Birch St.
Brea, California 92821Get Directions