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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Eve

Taco Rosa

Cha Cha's Tacos and Tequila

Don't miss the best New Year's Eve party in Brea Downtown and welcome in 2011 Cha Cha's style.

Our New Year's Eve Bash features amazing food and cocktails with a special 4-Course Prix-Fixe Menu, Champagne Toast & Party Favors.

Enjoy the live Latin-Jazz Rhythms of "Sombra Quieta," which will be heard throughout the night as well as performances by exciting Salsa Dancers. The music can be heard in our lounge, dining room and our newly covered and heated patio.

There is no better way to bring in the New Year than by sitting in our heated patio, featuring the best view of Brea Downtown's holiday decorations, while sipping one of our handcrafted house margaritas, which was recently named the "Critic's Choice" for Best Margarita in Orange County by the Orange County Register.

To see Cha Cha's New Year's Eve menu, please click here.

Please call 714-255-1040 or click here for reservation.

Matador Cantina

Sol Cocina

Celebrate New Year's Eve & New Year's Day in true Baja style without leaving Orange County!

On Friday, December 31st, dine on Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's regular dinner menu, along with special twists on traditional Baja cuisine, including Grilled Maine Lobster with creamy green chile mac n' cheese, and Angus Shortribs braised with red wine, buttery pureed potatoes, roasted root vegetables and crispy onions. Champagne specials include J Vineyards & Winery Brut Rose and Moet & Chandon Imperial.

On New Year's Day, start 2011 with a real south of the border spin on breakfast during our weekend brunch! Come in for bottomless mimosas and our new huevos rancheros: eggs over easy, on corn tortillas with refried black beans topped with fresh tomato salsa ranchera, roasted poblano chiles, cheese & avocado!

Be sure to try SOL Signature Cocktails, including our twist on the mojito, made with Partida Blanco Tequila! If you haven't heard, it's Oprah's favorite!

As always, dinner service begins at 4:30 p.m. on New Year's Eve and Brunch is offered Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 949.675.9800 or online at

Cantina Lounge

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

49¢ Burritos at Del Taco

About a month ago somebody told me they saw Del Taco selling 49¢ burritos down in Encinitas. Just got Del Taco's mailer today and it confirmed what I had heard. I could be wrong but I am guessing these are the small ones (smaller than half-pound) that they still sell but don't show on their menu anymore. This is one of the few burritos I actually eat . . . from anywhere. And I like the small ones the best because for some reason the tortilla/beans/cheese/sauce ratio turns out perfectly. When you get the half-pound one the beans take over too much. At least for me. If you don't specify what kind of sauce you want then you get red sauce. That's a good choice but give green sauce a try sometime too.