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La Cha Cha

Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Waterfront | Unit 11 GF, Cardiff, Wales
+44 29 2045 5955
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“tapas” (157 reviews)
“patatas bravas” (17 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Waterfront | Unit 11 GF, Cardiff, Wales
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early Saturday evening walk-in - restaurant wasn't that busy so no real buzz/atmosphere but pleasant surroundings and friendly (non-Spanish) staff. Food was served promptly - perhaps a little too promptly - and although well presented was only just warm enough not to be rejected. Three...More

Thank whiteleybob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday night, place was nice clean and server (Curtis) welcomed us with smile on face and was very professional and helpful whole time. Me and my friend ordered shredded beef with chorizo and chicken pan with bread. Chicken was absolutely amazing, tender and...More

Thank Kája Š
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A quieter evening, service was slow. Only one waiter and he seemed inattentive compared to all my other experiences here. The food was nice, but the spicy chicken was disappointing and very much like packet curry sauce with sultanas? When I’ve been previously we’ve had...More

Thank Fiona W
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Been here twice now. Each time it's been fabulous. Great quality wines and attractive decor. There's a fishtank built in to the bar. Walls of wine racks. Chandeliers. The tapas was fantastic and varied. Would definitely recommend for a romantic setting.

Thank Olivia_Smart
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Went to this tapas bar. We've ordered two soft drinks and 3 tapas. Was very disappointed with all tapas. Didn't have much of a taste and was way too expensive for the standard that was served. It was nearly £8 for three croquettes. Garlic mushrooms...More

Thank Kinga W
Reviewed September 3, 2018

I had an enormous, delicious steak cooked on a hot stone while The Gypsy Kings played on a loop in the background and I sipped my Rioja! The food, drink, decor and atmosphere are fantastic. I would go back in a heartbeat if I didn't...More

Thank walker039
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The service was fine but the tapas disappointing. We ordered garlic prawns which were served in a most unappetising tomatoe sauce. My experiences of this dish is that the prawns are cooked in olive oil, garlic and sometimes chilli. I couldn’t eat them, but my...More

Thank Marina S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Nice enough looking place. Food is not Spanish per se, even though the items on the menu are known Spanish dishes. Very poor quality of every “tapas” we tried. Iberico ham was ok. Difficult to get that wrong... Service was intermittent too. We won’t be...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed August 28, 2018

My fiance and I went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. We'd been before a few years ago and couldn't wait to go back. The food, as before, was excellent. Shredded beef and chorizo, patatas bravas, chicken skewers etc were all great and the house...More

Thank Vicki W
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Great little find. Sat at the bar for albondigas, Patatas Bravas and drinks. Felt really authentic and Spanish chef cooks from fresh. Loved it.

Thank Jenna B
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from jackie_rogers59 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are outside table and in my experience it is always advisable to pre book
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Waterfront | Unit 11 GF, Cardiff, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +44 29 2045 5955
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