Cha Chi’s Mexican Cantina, Glenunga

I organised a quick catch us sesh with C at a Mexican restaurant – Cha Chi’s. We don’t often have Mexican food, so this was us going out of our comfort zone and trying something different (plus we have heard that Mexican food is delicious so expectations were kinda high!).

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Cha Chi’s interior; a small indoor bridge and garden/water feature greets guests as they first walk in the door

It took us a solid 10 minutes before we decided on what to order as we really had no idea what to expect, but we kicked off with a jug of sangria! 😛

cha chi's, sangria
Sangria – red wine punch with fresh fruit and juice, 1/2 litre jug; $10.00

It didn’t take long before our food was served… and my oh my, the serving sizes were more than generous!

cha chi's, mexican, Oven baked burrito
Oven baked burrito served with rice and salad; $19.90

Such a vibrant plate of colours and flavours. I clearly remember struggling to finish this, which eventuated in an unnecessary food coma. As for the dish? It was good – extremely filling and flavourful but not something I’d go out of my way to get.

cha chi's mexican
Panuchos de camarones – prawns sautéed in butter with onions, capsicum, chipotle and tomato in a light creamy white wine sauce, laying on top of crispy flour tortilla chips served with rice and avocado salad; $22.90

So we tried, we conquered (barely), and we left with satisfied full bellies. Expectations weren’t met but hey, we were willing to give almost anything a go. 🙂


Cha Chi’s Mexican Cantina
493 Portrush Road
Glenunga SA 5064
P 08 8379 7171

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1 comment for “Cha Chi’s Mexican Cantina, Glenunga

  1. colleen wolody
    September 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    I had Panuchos de Camarones in Sept 2015 at Cha Chi’s. We knew nothing about the restaurant, we tried it because we were staying at the motel it is located within. It was so good that I found your site whilst trying to find a recipe for it. I’d give it 5 out of 5.

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