The original Cha Cha Cha was founded in 1984 by Philip Bellber and Leon Pak at 1801 Haight Street. At the height of the American tapas craze, Cha Cha Cha served a menu with Latin influences that is very similar to what we still serves today
We are still serving dishes, including paella, calamari and jerk chicken, Cajun shrimp and chicken paillard, and its world-famous sangria.
Cha cha cha has always retained a lively, dynamic, and authentically Cuban vibe over the years.
Cha-cha, the dance, and Cha Cha Cha, the restaurants, have a lot in common. Naturally, Latin is the origin of both. Both are accompanied by loud, vibrant music that is likewise hot and spicy. Both are a ton of fun and swing like crazy. It’s ideal to enjoy both as a group. The first will work your feet, and the second, your taste sensibilities. Both are wonderful and easy ways to pass the evening.