Cha-Cha's is the place for great Mexican food at low prices and quick, friendly service. There are multiple dining areas and they're usually packed. ... More
Cha-Cha's Mexican Restaurant
Cha-Cha's is the place for great Mexican food at low prices and quick, friendly service. There are multiple dining areas and they're usually packed. Booths and tables line the rooms. Mexican accessories decorate the walls and the atmosphere is casual. Authentic Mexican menu includes tacos, enchiladas, beans and rice, tamales and burritos. Combo platters are offered, or you can create your own from the a la carte menu. Homemade chips and salsa are plentiful and free.
I'm from Los Angeles and I've been to Mexico several times. I've eaten good Mexican food, and this was not it. I hope that this is not the best Mexican food Jacksonville has to offer. I cannot believe how many positive reviews this restaurant has received. Either people in Jacksonville have no idea what Mexican food is supposed to taste like, or they are incredibly cheap and want to eat at the least expensive restaurant they can find.
The first sign we should have paid attention to was that the restaurant was empty on a Friday at 12:45 pm. We sat down, someone came over, threw the menus on our table and walked off. No hello, nothing.
The chips and salsa were mediocre. The salsa tasted almost like medium Pace Picante.
All in all, I could have made the same food at home.
Also, they never came back for drink refills or to check and see if everything was ok.
It was way good Mexican food. I found the restaurant from this site and it lived up the reviews. I have had better chips but the salsa was SOO good and so was my meal. And I guess you can't complain about free chips.
The ambiance was kinda blah but don't be fooled.
The restaurant was very clean and good service. It was suprisingly not very busy...considering it was great food and not very expensive.
We couldn't get the waiter to take our order. The food they served us was COLD. The flavor was substandard... but it might have tasted better if it were hot... or even warm. The waiter just walked by and dropped off our bill and kept walking. He didn't even know if we wanted dessert or slow up to see our empty drink glasses. THIS PLACE WILL NEVER SEE US BACK THERE AGAIN. It is horrible to be treated poorly... even worse when you have to pay to be treated that way.
Cha Cha's is awesome...I've been going there for about 8 years. The food is real, authentic and easy on the pallate...the service is excellent and the ambiance is casual and homey...I recommend Cha Cha's to anyone who says they're hungry...lunch or dinner, you just can't beat it!
Everything was great! They use real queso blanco in their dishes and are very generous with it. I've eaten here several times and the food and service is always great! I've been to several of Mexican restaurants but this one is the best!
I've been going to Cha Cha's for over 10 years. It's not an upscale place with a fancy menu but it has been the best deal that I have found in town for mexican food. I've tried a lot of mexican restaurants and none of them compare. It's basic and always consistently good. Whenever we take a large group out to dinner Cha Cha's is always a great choice because of the prices and the fact that you don't have to wait for a table (except sometimes during lunch - that is their really busy time; but even with a short wait you still get out within an hour and it's a great lunch deal). My favorite restaurant in Jacksonville hands down.