Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Cha Cha Cha!
This was a quaint little place. It felt relaxed and friendly. There were so many good things about Cha Cha Cha . The outside seating was wonderful. There was overhead covering in case you didn’t want to be directly in the sun, but for those who are working on their tan, they could sit off to the side in the sun. The birds were adorable! There were about 10 birds that must live out there and they were just doing their birdy things (bathing in the dirt, fighting over a piece of a chip, etc) but it was fun to watch and hear them chirp. It was great to people watch too because it’s right along Hawthorne. I don’t like to go out to eat alone but here it felt like I could just sit outside alone and eat alone without feeling awkward about it, because there was so much to watch!
One recommendation is to put a little fence around the outside seating. This would keep little people inside but not have to keep a constant eye on them. Seems that most restaurants with a big outside seating area have it blocked off somehow. I guess I have another suggestion; I missed the free chips and salsa you normally get a Mexican place. The absence did help my caloric intake though. Those chips add up!!!
Ok, on with the food! For casual dining I liked the walk up ordering, especially with large groups. It gets the payment out of the way and there is not splitting the check at the end. The prices were outstanding! You can’t even get a greasy BicMac meal for what you pay here and the food is WAY BETTER! I had the veggie taco salad it was very light and fresh feeling. Grilled veggies with black beans, lettuce, sour cream and guacamole. Maybe a little too light because I was still a bit hungry :) (It was the HH size though and only $3). The people, who ordered the burritos, were stuffed! That’s the way to go. Most of their food was about $6 and generously sized portions. To drink I had the Sangria. It was fruity and delicious. The perfect drink to sip on while you bask in the sun and socialize with friends. -O