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Monumento Tostada - LA Cha Cha Chá, Los Angeles, CA

LA Cha Cha Chá

4.6
4.6
1023 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Pura gozadera tropical!

Please Note:
Brunch is served on Saturday 11am-2pm and Sunday 11am-7pm
Dinner is served Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
La Barra: Friday - Saturday we are opened till 1AM

We look forward to having you join us at Cha Cha Cha! For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+, please email Events@chachacha.la

*Reservations are accommodated weather permitted, thank you for your understanding!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 548-8487

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paco Moran

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+ please email Events@chachacha.la

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Cross street

    3rd and Traction

  • Parking details

    Metered and unmetered street parking is available all around the neighborhood. There is also a parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,023 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Best Ambiance

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Mexican

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked

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  1. DR

    DamR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Nice hidden gem in the Arts District. Ambiance was nice but the service was terrible!
  2. PD

    PatD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard great things and wanted to experience. Really great and unique drinks. Good mixes of tequila and mezcal based drinks. Also have wines from MX to include Valle. Love the simple menu. We had the pulpo and grilled trout. Both were outstanding. Reservations are a must. We saw many turned away disappointed.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the place loved the food and the drinks, and the service was excellent definitely going back.
  4. m

    mothersday2013

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Great food….the vibe was great and we had a terrific time.
  5. c

    christinep

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We highly recommend the lobster plata principal! Super delicious!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Food and ambiance so good! Hostess was totally over it and service was crazy slow but we weren’t in a rush so that was fine!
  7. r

    rogan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    music was too loud and I couldn't talk to my neighbor casually
  8. SC

    SoCaGirl

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    My friend and I enjoyed dinner there on a Tuesday night at 5:30pm. The restaurant didn't get busy until around 7:30pm. The menu is set up so you share a couple appetizers and then share the main course. We had guacamole, esquites (corn), and then the pork entree. I would have preferred if the corn came with something to put it on like a chip. We just ate it off a plate with forks. The guacamole was good and the chips that came on the side seemed homemade. I recommend the pork since it was tender and flavorful. We had the rice pudding for dessert. The rice was like puffed brown rice you would find in a health food store, bitter. It was sprinkled on top along with the "mango gel". There was so little mango...maybe 2 grapes worth. Do not recommend the dessert. Overall the staff were polite, the parking was good (they have valet), and the ambiance was top notch. They WILL NOT split your bill. Apparently that is against their policy? What am I supposed to do? Pay the whole bill on my credit card and have my friend Venmo me what she owes? Ridiculous. This is the first restaurant I have EVER been to that can't split the bill. We wanted to split it evenly on two credit cards. I get not wanting to deal with a party of 5 where everyone ordered together. But splitting down the middle is an issue? Just make sure you clarify to the staff before you order anything that you are trying to split the bill and maybe they can do two separate orders for one table?
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to break break with old friends!
  10. KK

    KatherineK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Main menu for Sunday ( Brunch ) Not very good at all
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is great, ambiance is great, waiters are super nice. Always love coming here.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It was our bday they didn’t do any desert for us . The food was good
  13. TP

    TomasP

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, drinks, service and ambiance
  14. LM

    LorettaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent a bit pricey. Our waiter never checked on us. We ordered more guacamole and never received it.
  15. j

    jorgem

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Za Za Za’s food was great but the service was sporadic and the wait between courses and drinks was long.
  16. p

    phil

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    High energy (very noisy) restaurant populated by a younger crowd. Food was very good but different from other local Mexican restaurants. Definitely not your typical Tex-Mex place. The outdoor setting was well done, but since it is located on the roof of a local building it was windy and cool, so bring a sweater or jacket.
  17. IL

    ILovetoEat

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I LOVE L A Cha Cha Cha. The food was inventive, modern and delicious. The service was top notch and the ambiance is lovely. This was my 3rd visit and I drive there from the West side because it is so good.
  18. 0

    0655

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Overall, the restaurant is great! Good food and good service. Just a few things... when you're eating for 2, the tables are pretty close together and there really isn't any privacy. And I didn't really like that we had to order everything in one go! I would have enjoyed things a bit more if I didn't feel like we were being rushed. But will be going back!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Would definitely return
  20. AN

    AlmaN

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    $18 for 4 bits of tuna in a tostada.. no thank you.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and the ambiance was great. The server was not personable - another server approached our table 20 minutes after being seated indicating that she was helping out our main server. When our server arrived he did not apologize or introduce himself. Overall service was slow. The busers were very helpful.
  22. GP

    GeovannyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    Food sucked, drinks were good. Staff was friendly
  23. JV

    JeannetteV

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was good. Not great. Just Good. Best part about this place are the cocktails. It started to rain and no one made an attempt to move my boyfriend who was sitting directly under the rain, or set up an umbrella to cover him. He ended up moving to sit next to me at a 2 Person table (needled to say extremely tight). Upon seeing this, STILL no one attempted to resolve the situation. Our waitress kept taking forever to come by our table. Our plate sat in front of us half eaten for over 20 Minutes even though we were clearly done. Our waitress knew it was my boyfriend’s birthday and that I wanted a dessert with a candle brought out for him yet we sat there for what seemed like an eternity waiting to place the order. She finally comes out and checks in with the two tables next to us, but starts to make her way back to the kitchen WITHOUT checking in on our table. So I had to use my loud voice to say “EXCUSE ME” since she was already walking away. She turned around to come to our table without saying a single word, instead just raised her eyebrows with a dirty look on her face in a “what do you want?” gesture. Bus boys at this place super cool and nice and attentive. Waitress 2/10.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This outing was more than just an experience! The food was well prepared and Very tasty! The staff there are absolutely AMAZING! The bar drinks were also unique and amazing!
  25. JQ

    JoannaQ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived early and were able to use an ADA elevator to access the restaurant as I am currently handicap. It was our first time there and the staff were lovely. The food was incredible, especially all the sauces and dips! I recommend getting different plates and sharing them family-style to get a taste of everything. It was all divine. Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great views and ambiance! Brunch menu was small but the French toast was amazing!
  27. RL

    RLBLA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful. I highly recommend the carnitas entree and the spicy margarita.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Came for dinner with my husband. We started with ordering one cocktail, (the strawberry milk punch, which is now my favorite cocktail in the world and I definitely recommend getting it!) two small dishes our waiter recommended (tostada terraza and fideo seco that were absolutely amazing) and Asada taco that was mediocre. We finished our food and drink with no sign of our waiter or anyone lease coming to check if all is ok and if we need something else. We waited for our waiter to come check on us and offer another drink or another dish but nothing, so we called him to get the Tostada Monumento that was really good but once again no one came to check on us and we had to ask the water waiter to call our waiter so we could order more food and drinks. We got the Tamal De Cebollin the Hongos taco and the Sana Sana Pain Killer cocktail. Once again the taco was mediocre but the Tamal was TO DIE FOR (if your a corn flour fan), and the Sana Sana was another hit. Dessert menu wasn’t that appealing so we got it somewhere else(: Altogether, the food was very good (just skip the tacos, it’s really not the place for that) but service should definitely improve, especially if they’re asking for at least 20% tip, and adds 4% to pay the servers.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the spur of a whim, my friend and I decided to find out if LA Cha Cha Cha was open. I snagged a 6pm RSVP on Open Table and we had a delightful time. Their all day Sunday brunch was a wonderful discovery. After trying their spin on eggs Benedict, I don’t know if I can enjoy it anywhere else again.
  30. RD

    RichardD

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great space, great food, cool drinks and good service.
  31. B

    Bodinki

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We love the space and the staff is always wonderful. We were a bit disappointed at the menu items, limited options are fine, but the brunch menu was so limited in its options and not everyone likes tostadas. We prefer their dinner menu, overall. One final note, bring back the carrot flan!!!!! That was amazing.
  32. C

    Christina

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hosted our book club discussion here for brunch on a Sunday. The ambiance, food, and service were on point! Our server, Azjani, was really great. She even had the the music volume turned down a bit so we could discuss our book. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back!!
  33. D

    Davidd

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    For rooftop dining there is not much of a view at most tables, recommend another restaurant if that’s why you are going. the service was good but they forgot multiple items we ordered. The Valet was quick and easy and a bit cheaper than the local parking lots. The food was good, really enjoyed the ceviche but the other stuff was just OK for the money, especially the relleno was middling. Granted there were plenty of items we didn’t try. Great atmosphere, nice music.
  34. S

    Sossi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    4th time. Food was not as great. It also depends on the server too. Some servers are so willing to help and suggest great menus. But some are so unorganized and not so great. Our server forgot about my sangria and brought it with the check!!
  35. T

    daveT

    Denver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Upscale hip restaurant with a haute cuisine take on a Mexican menu. Not you typical Mexican refried beans, enchilada place. More upscale in ambiance and menu
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our daughter’s birthday with family. I had to increase our party size & La Cha Cha Cha was more than accommodating. The food, ambience and service was fantastic! Thank you again for letting our large party have a beautiful place to celebrate.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVED the ambiance and our server. Our server was Juan and he was so sweet with a beautiful energy, so friendly and patience with our indecisiveness. Really enjoyed the night and the music was on point!
  38. g

    ggggg

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    good vibe, small portions, food wasn't special, had a very salty dessert.
  39. ME

    MsEggplant

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious elevated Mexican cuisine. Grilled fish was out of this world. Something for everyone. Fresh. Will go again. Great place to take someone from out of town.
  40. S

    Stella

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Would definitely come again!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

LA Cha Cha Chá is rated 4.6 stars by 1023 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 66 times today
Google Map for LA Cha Cha Chá

812 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1820

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    3rd and Traction

  • Neighborhood

    Little Tokyo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–7:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Californian, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Metered and unmetered street parking is available all around the neighborhood. There is also a parking garage directly across the street from the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paco Moran

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (213) 548-8487

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 9+ please email Reservations@chachacha.la For groups of 20+ please email Events@chachacha.la

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