Who we are
Chatos Bar and Grill is a Casual Restaurant Serving Authentic Mexican Food in Downtown Santa Ana, Ca.
We started off as a taco cart in February 2020 at Santa Ana, CA. We took inspiration from street taco vendors.
We offered catering, pre-packaged meal preps, and worked hard to get the attention of influencers and celebrities that helped us position ourselves to where we are today, achieving our dream to open up a restaurant.
Our mission at Chato's Bar and Grill is to provide Downtown Santa Ana with an upper casual Mexican dining experience that is not only authentically unique but paired with a vibrant nightlife. Santa Ana natives ourselves, as the owners and founders of Chato's Bar and Grill we have a combined eighteen years of service industry and hospitality experience which resonates in all details that are cemented in our service model. Pulling from deeply rooted Mexican hospitality ideals, we drive their team with a passion for attention to guest detail and are committed to providing fine dining service in a new and exciting contemporary setting.
Showcasing the flavors of Central Mexico through a global approach and with an unmistakable California influence, Chato's Bar and Grill is a perfect balance of a tastefully casual environment and refined culinary exploration. The bar program is designed to emphasize the classic yet creative complexity that comes with Latin American mixology. An agave influenced menu, it's dedication to complementing the variety of flavor profiles throughout the cuisine is always at the forefront. With a handpicked selection of spirits to choose from and a beautiful display of color, Chato's bar program is sure to emphasize the allure of approachable mixology for all of Downtown Santa Ana.
We envision ourselves as a restaurant that has a position and reputation among not only the Latin community, but any individual with a taste for the original and unique. We envision ourselves as a restaurant that creates an impact.