Restaurant beat: Cha Cha Cha wants live music


Under new ownership since late fall, Cha Cha Cha is trying something new: live music.

The tapas restaurant, at 2327 Mission St., has applied for a permit that would allow Cuban bands to play there several times a month.

Irfan Yalcin, who bought the restaurant last year and also owns nearby L’Emigrante and Urban Fish, had not responded to a message left for him Sunday.

Maggie Weiland, deputy director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission, provided some details. Cha Cha Cha is applying for what’s known as a limited live performance permit, meaning the entertainment must end by 10 p.m.

The restaurant plans to host bands, comprised of four to five members with no extra sound amplification, Weiland said. Music will take place Sunday afternoons and on some evenings.

Cha Cha Cha’s hearing before the entertainment commission is on April 4.

[Photo by Jeremy Brooks/Flickr]

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