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CHA Chas Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
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1419 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4220
+1 804-726-6296
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11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 02:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Went there for a week day lunch. Had the Chipotle Mushroom Taco (a set of 3 tacos - flour, corn and shell). The filling was spicy and delicious. The presentation of the food was very nice. The service was excellent but the ambiance was average (but got to look out of huge windows).

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Thank akv33
Richmond, Virginia
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132 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

For all you Richmond Lunch Crowd (because I'm sure the night crowd is a whole different scene), I made the mistake of asking about a coupon we had after we were seated and from that time on, we were treated like second class citizens. I will give credit where credit is due and say that the Shrimp Tempura tacos were... More 

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Thank Sarah C
Virginia
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113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Was in the area seeing the sites, came across this great find. Had the taco salad with taco meat. Food took awhile to be served, but worth the wait. I would recommend this restaurant if you are in the area wanting Mexican food.

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Thank RD915
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My friend and I were going out for Cinco De Mayo and this was the first stop. Unfortunately this was our 1st time and was NOT a good first impression. When we arrived there the place look full but not packed and there was no host. We went to the bar to try to get an understanding of where we... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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673 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Maybe the title is misleading; they had waitstaff, they just didn't wait on tables. We were there during a very slow time. Including our table, only 4 tables were being utilized. None of the employees approached our table. I finally went up to the bar to order 2 beers, took them to our table, and still no one bothered to... More 

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Thank Hola4876
Chesapeake, Virginia
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I happened to stop by here on a Tuesday and it was Taco Tuesday with $2 off any tacos. I got the steak tacos, I think that they were actually called Texas Tacos on the menu. It was marinated steak with mango and avocado. It was amazing! The Corona light was only $2 as well and my entire bill was... More 

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Thank ekevitz
Exton, Pennsylvania
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319 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015

I've heard mixed reviews about this place so I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. The chips and salsa were outstanding and much better than the usual chips you get at most restaurants. Tuesdays are good days for lunch because of the great taco deal, and there's a nice selection of tacos... More 

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Thank David S
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I used to work somewhat near there so it was an often-visited spot for lunch, and the food had always been at least decent to really good with a wide variety of their food, BUT (and this always changes things for me) one time while visiting with my family when we got our waters with ice, there were bugs! Now... More 

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Thank Chris H
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205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

Originally from California, I don't expect too much from the eastern seaboard when it comes to Mex food. I had some really tender beef fajitas that came sizzling to my table. My son had street tacos that he really got into. Point is that you can find decent or better Mexican if you travel around. My only recommendation would be... More 

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Thank Michael E
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The one star is for the location. The food is very bland and generic. Mexican food Americanized in the worst way. The service we received was even worse. The girl was extremely rude and took forever to bring out our drinks that were half melted ice and our cold food.. The cherry on top? We were the only people there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Bar, Southwestern, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
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?