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Come Cha Cha Cha with me.

  • Jul 16, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Cha Cha Cha is the place that I have wanted to host a Meet-up event because of its perfect combination of food, flair and fun. If you were to walk in blindfolded you would swear you had been swept away to some Caribbean port just by taking in the smells and then certainly when your eyes finally get their first look.
If you need more than just my word for it, read what Frommer’s has to say: Cha Cha Cha serves the West Coast's best Caribbean food in a fun and funky space on the seedy fringe of Downtown. The restaurant is a festival of flavors and colors both upbeat and offbeat. It's impossible to feel down when you're part of this eclectic hodgepodge of pulsating Caribbean music, wild decor, and kaleidoscopic clutter; still, the intimate dining rooms cater to lively romantics, not the obnoxious types. Claustrophobes should choose seats in the airy covered courtyard. The very spicy black-pepper jumbo shrimp gets top marks, as does the paella, a generous mixture of chicken, sausage, and seafood blended with saffron rice. Other Jamaican-, Haitian-, Cuban-, and Puerto Rican-inspired recommendations include jerk pork and mambo gumbo, a zesty soup of okra, shredded chicken, and spices. Hard-core fans of Caribbean cuisine might visit for breakfast, when the fare ranges from plantain, yucca, onion, and herb omelets to scrambled eggs with fresh tomatillos served on hot grilled tortillas.
So there you have it, but beware, a lot of the dishes are intended to be spicy and are best enjoyed that way so if your mouth is a lightweight in that department it’s probably best if you skip this intense Caribbean cruise.
Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Why this policy? The goal for family-style dining is to allow for the entire group to sample as wide a variety of dishes as possible. If one or more attendees choose to order on their own, that limits the group's choices, which defeats the purpose of what Family-Style Dining is all about. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. No Shows will be enforced. 24 hour cancellation policy.

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  • Sally

    Tina, thank you so much for turning us all on to this place! A whole table of Cha Cha Cha virgins... no more. :-) I have to say that all of the food was very good and the happy hour prices were outstanding. If you can get there before 7pm the sangria pitchers are half price! Order anything "jerk" and you can't go wrong. My personal faves were the guava and goat cheese quesadillas and the pulled pork. The place is super cool and very casual. Love the decor. Thanks again for a really fun evening, when is the next happy hour here?

    July 22, 2009

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    A former member

    I am stuffed to the gills. It was also perfect that the members that attended were adventurous and had no limitations which made the experience more pleasurable and were able to sample all the great dishes. My favorites were the Jamaican pulled pork, guava and goat cheese quesadilla, yucca and the Jamaican jerk chicken pizza. The desserts were tres leches cake and chocolate cake, had a bit of a taste of each and the winner was tres leches, not that sweet and just a hint of rum. They had run out of the banana cream pie, but I'll try next time, if my stomach allows. It was not as spicy as I thought it would be, it was still good, but I think I will ask them to kick it up a notch. Great event, Tina did a great job in ordering and hosting, this is definitely going to be one of my regular venues. Happy Hour from 5-7, good deals. We also had plenty of leftovers.

    July 17, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had Jerk pork, plantains, jerk chicken pizza, yucca fries, jerk chicken, paella valencia,bistec argentino, salmon negro, Guava Quesadilla, 2 pitchers of Sangria and for dessert Tres leches and chocolate cake. Wow, what a meal great company, perfect timing cause the place was not packed.

    July 16, 2009

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