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CHA Chas Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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1419 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4220
+1 804-726-6296
12:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We just went here for drinks on a Friday night. It was a great time and I don't think we had to wait very long at all for drinks. I enjoyed the atmosphere but not sure if I will be back.

Thank Kaitlynn C
Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

I'm biased when it comes to Mexican food, seeing as how I'm fro Arizona and have had some of the BEST Mexican food. The food was average and lacked any real spice. However, portions were very generous. I had the avocado tacos and my husband had the shredded chicken bowl. We were there for happy hour so tried the margaritas....and... More 

Thank Travelgal52000
State College, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

I have to admit that the food tasted good, even though everything we ordered had parsley chopped, which for me is a bummer. But the portions were small, though well-presented and kinda expensive. Maybe I'm too used to good, cheap Mexican food, but for me they are just trying to be fancy, it's not a big deal and we will... More 

Thank Evelyn N
Lawrence, Kansas
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221 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Food was good & not too expensive. The mango guacamole was tasty and unique. Our server disappeared after giving us our check, before allowing us to pay. I haven't seen that one before. Otherwise, a pretty good experience.

1 Thank 233BK233
Richmond, Virginia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

We have loved cha cha's for a long time. It's a great spot for in-the-city Mexican food. Our visit tonight - it was like we were invisible. There were no more than 6 customers at the bar and three bartenders. I sat with an empty beer for 5 minutes until my wife grabbed a bus boy to ask for a... More 

1 Thank Kyle D
Williamsburg, Virginia
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201 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2014

Let me say that for a Mexican cantina, the food was pretty good. My wife and I skipped the fajitas, tacos, burritos, etc. and each had a had a salad: my wife, the Cancun Salad; me, the taco salad. Both pretty good. The two guys and one gal waiting on tables, pleasant enough, seemed to be a little overwhelmed, skitting... More 

1 Thank Pfadfinder
Engelhard, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Burrito's are Wonderful!! We never got to Richmond without getting a beef burrito with queso on the side....

Thank Kimberly B
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135 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

We went to this restaurant because the restaurant next door (Society American Bistro) let their chef go and had a very limited menu. Really wish I went some where else. The food was tasteless and didn't enjoy any of it. We were a party of 5 and no one enjoyed their food. The waitress/bar tender was sweet and did a... More 

Thank ironmann1013
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2014

My husband and I ordered a beer and mixed drink. I paid with a $100 that I was also planning to use for the rest of the night. After we had our drinks we waited for the bartenders to wait on us but never did. The girl who made our drinks and another guy kept making eye contact with us... More 

1 Thank lag101091
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133 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

We were in town for the national bike race and we wanted Mexican and found this near the hotel. Service was fast, food was excellent, and price fair. Only complaint by my wife is they had no wine. Overall a really good experience

Thank Nysaao

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1419 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-726-6296

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?