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“Nice Neighborhood Latin” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Chaya Bistro - CLOSED

La Chaya Bistro
Price range: US$12 - US$27
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 46th Street
Transit: Bus stops right outside our door: Routes 18 and 11 (near 46th Street Station)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Neighborhood Latin”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Lovely little Latin restaurant that I wouldn't have thought would be as good as it was. We'll definitely go back. Nice flavorts and interesting selection. Really nice salads, and our 13 year old nephew-- who is not adventuresome -- enjoyed his pasta meal, which was interesting if not truly adventuresome. My wife loves scallops, and her scallop entree did not disappoint. My salmon was perfectly prepared -- still moist and very flavorful, with delicious accompaniments. My son had the hanger steak, which he thought was among the best he's had (but he's only 18, so still a lot of eating out to experience!). While not truly outstanding, this is a very solid neighborhood Latin-infused restaurant. Presentations were nice. Atmosphere also nice. Outdoor table also nice, and Chaya does as best it can with the space, but it's still next to the parking lot.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Joe N
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English first
New York
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Delicious but expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Vibe is of a cozy neighborhood place, but good to know before you go that prices are in the fancy night out range (I've only eaten there for dinner). The food was very good.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Karen K
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Neighborhood Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Located in a south Minneapolis neighborhood, La Chaya offers fine dining. The restaurant is located on a busy corner but they have done a good job with lanscaping and metal works outside the restaurant, that gives more the feel of being in a garden. The menu is not extensive but the variety is good. All our food was excellent. My husband had a Mexican meat ball dish and I had scallops. Everything was fresh, well prepared and delicious. Prices were reasonable given the quality of the food. Service was good. It is noisy but not so loud as to keep us away. This was not our first visit nor will it be our last.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Beckyvf
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Edina, Minnesota
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful food from their new chef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

We have eaten at La Chaya numerous times over the years. In our opinion the food suffered when they lost their original chef Juan. We recently received an e-mail that they had a new chef and so we thought we would give them another try. We were pleasantly surprised by the turnaround. The new menu stays with their original concept. All our entrees were delicious as were our salads. The Halibut was amazing. It was crowded and my only criticism was the high noise level, but the food will definitely bring us back.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jay G
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Excessive spice”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2013

Menu does not hint at how excessively spicey many of the dishes are. Be certain to inquire if the spice factor is a concern.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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