During a special week, every year, restaurants in Orange County come together to show off their flavors. That special week is known as Restaurant Week and OC Restaurant week 2018 will be from March, 4-10. Over 100 different restaurants will be participating in the 10th annual OC Restaurant Week, one of which is Chelas Mexican Grill. Not only will Chelas Mexican Grill be participating during the 7-day event, Chelas Mexican Grill will also be part of the event’s launch party!
Chelas Mexican Grill will be participating in OC Restaurant Week 2018 and our menu during the event is better than ever.
Getting the Party Started
For 7 days, restaurants open their doors with special menus, pricing, and fun but it all starts with a party. This year, OC Restaurant Week 2018 will start off with a launch party at the Marriott Irvine Spectrum on March 3, 2018. Tickets will cost $100/ea. and will sell out fast. If tickets are bought ahead of time from the official Restaurant Week website, they will automatically be given VIP status. General admission to this red carpet event is from 2 pm to 5 pm but VIP admission starts at 1 pm. During this red carpet event, everyone will have a chance to taste foods, spirits, enjoy music and wine from a select few of the Restaurant Week participating restaurants. Cocktail dress code will be enforced during the event and guests must be 21 or over.
Orange County Restaurant Week Basics
Many locals are familiar with and look forward to OC Restaurant Week. However, newcomers are always welcome and getting to know the event basics is important. Restaurants are chosen by the organizers of the event and when chosen, the restaurants have a unique opportunity. The opportunity is to invite locals, tourists and anyone else to try their food and get to know the area. There are many different categories that each restaurant will fall into and it’s based on pricing. The price range is from $10 lunches to $50 dinners and even an $80 luxe dinner option. For Example, Chelas Mexican Grill falls into two categories, $20 lunch and $20 dinner. Chelas Mexican Grill, like every other participating restaurant, has a prix fixe menu that gives options for a starter, entree, dessert, and beverage. Guests to Chelas Mexican Grill will be able to pick one option from each section of the menu, all for $20 per person. Every participating restaurant will operate the same way, the only difference may be pricing and lunch or dinner.
Chelas Mexican Grill OC Restaurant Week 2018 Menu
The prix fixe menu at Chelas Mexican Grill has been put together to shine a light on some of our best meals. Like always, everything will be made fresh and only after you order. A prix fixe menu doesn’t mean the food is made earlier than normal and served later, it just narrows down the options to fit into the special pricing. At Chelas Mexican Grill, the menu starts with beverages, a medium fountain drink, a glass of sangria, or a beer add-on for $3.50. After choosing a beverage, guests can choose a “Starter” of either chips with salsa and guacamole, agave lime tostada, or a Chelas chicken bowl.
Entrees during OC Restaurant Week 2018 at Chelas Mexican Grill include some of our favorites. The Chile Verde Wet Burrito, Al Pastor Tacos with rice, and beans, El Macho Nachos (steak or chicken), Chicken Salad, or 2 Rib Eye Tacos with rice and beans. The 2 Rib Eye Tacos are what earned Chelas Mexican Grill the best tacos in Orange County award. Finally, dessert options include our carrot cake or chocolate chip cookie.