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Do you love Mexican food?  I don’t mean a late night munchy run to Taco Bell either. I mean real Mexican food!  The way that it’s supposed to be with salsa made from fresh tomatoes, tacos with naturally raised meats, and hand made whole flour or corn tortillas.  We at Portland Pedal Power certainly love good, healthy Mexican food.  As a matter of fact, we love it so much, we wanted to be able to bring great healthy Mexican food to you!  So we went out and teamed up with one of Portland’s best Southern Mexican Cuisine restaurants, Cha Cha Cha!  Cha Cha Cha uses natural and healthy ingredients to serve you wholesome delicious Portland approved cuisine from south of the border!  From using local ingredients, to their commitment to sustainability, to Javier’s mole’s commitment to bringing you great Mexican food, Cha Cha Cha is certainly Portland’s premier choice when it comes to fulfilling your Mexican food cravings!

Cha Cha Cha was created in an ongoing journey to bring the healthiest and most sustainable ingredients to your table, while keeping with the traditional cooking values that owner/chef Javier Hurtado was taught when he was a young boy in Cuernavaca, Mexico.  Cha serves authentic Mexican cuisine with an emphasis on organic and local ingredients striving to be modern yet traditional with an eclectic mix of dishes.

Javier Hurtado was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico (aka “Land of Eternal Spring”) located in the valley region just south of Mexico City. Both his mother and father came from a heritage both rich in agriculture, as well as food preparation. His family raised cattle and pigs, selling local meats and cheese when farming was a way to sustain life and livelihood.

From an early age, Javier learned the importance of raising meats organically and humanely, and shared his time between his father’s butcher shop and his mother’s restaurant, cultivating the craft of cooking and selling indigenous Mexican food. He has shared his gift of blending traditional Mexican food with culinary incite by creating the Cha! Cha! Cha! Mexican taquerias who offer traditional Mexican fare for busy Portlanders, who want healthy, timely, quality food.