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“My passion is to prepare and serve food not only to satisfy the palate, but to satisfy the senses and soul.” – Chef Leo Razo
Cambalache is an Italian Argentine restaurant dedicated to creating a unique and vibrant experience that transports you straight to “La Boca,” famed for its colorful communities and passionate tangos. After moving to the United States in the early 1990’s, Chef Leo Razo brought with him his love for “La Boca,” dedicating himself to translating its radiant passion into flavor, bringing the Buenos Aires neighborhood right to Orange County.
The meaning of Cambalache is “to give and take,” and that is exactly what this restaurant stands for in the community. Chef Leo Razo and his lovely wife, Teresa Razo, assist in several different community partnerships and programs for the sake of uniting the community, such as the Kiwanis Club of Santa Ana, and the Fountain Valley Restaurant Association, in which Teresa has become head of command. Teresa also aims to create a seminar program devoted towards educating businesses owners in entrepreneurship and modern marketing, available for business owners of all types to attend.
On top of being a gracious community advocate, Cambalache is also a winner of multiple awards. Chef Leo Razo is the winner of the first season of OC Chef Wars, and winner of the World Record for largest paella in the United States and Mexico, and Teresa Razo was named Restaurateur of the Year here in Orange County for her stunning hospitality and great appreciation for her hard working staff.
With everything that they’ve done, the owners and staff have turned Cambalache into a treasure here in Fountain Valley; one that will always strive to do more and promote success in its community.
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7 monthsHoliday Dinner! There is still time to order!!
Don't Worry We got your back!! There is still time to order your Holiday Dinner with us!!
TURKEY DINNER - $185
Slow roasted farm raised turkey (12-14 lbs) with homemade stuffing.
LECHON DINNE R - $260
1/2 Traditional Argentinian Roasted Pig with homemade chimichurri
PRIME RIB DINNE $260
Slow cooked prime rib (10-12 lbs)
ALL DINNERS INCLUDE
• A dozen empanadas •
• Mixta Green Salad •
• Sautéed Vegetables •
• Mashed or Roasted Potatoes •
• Bread •
CHOICE OF 1 DESSERT
• Mil Hojas •
• Chaja Cake •
• Tiramisu •
50% deposit is required to place order. Please call ahead! (714) 375-3305
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9 monthsCambalache's Cooks From The Heart.
After moving to the United States from Mexico in the early 1990’s and ushering in a unique form of cuisine inspired by famous tourist destination “La Boca,” Chef Leo Razo has unveiled his Argentine an d Italian dishes in a colorful way. Cambalache's believes in recapturing the flavors that will bring “La Boca” to the mouths of Orange County. ... Read more
11 monthsTapas & Paella Wine Dinner Special Event
Tapas and Paella Wine Dinner by Executive Chef Leo Razo! Join us Thursday August 29, 2019 at 6:30pm for an unforgettable night full of delicious food and wine! 🥘🍷
RESERVATIONS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED : (714) 375-3305 please call to secure your spot!
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about 1 yearCatena Wine Dinner by Executive Chef Leo Razo!
Cambalache presents, Catena Wine Dinner by Executive Chef Leo Razo! Join us on Thursday April 25, 2019 at 6:30pm for an unforgettable dinner!🍷 Limited seating - Reservations recommended 714.375.3305!
about 1 yearHappy Hour at Cambalache!
Need a break? Come visit us for Happy Hour. Monday through Friday 3 pm to 6 pm. 🍷🍸
over 1 yearDaou Wine Dinner by Executive Chef Leo Razo!
Join us on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 6:30 pm for an unforgettable dinner!🍷 Limited seating - Reservations recommended 714.375.3305!
over 1 yearHappy Hour at Cambalache!!
Get through the week on a happy note! Happy Hour at Cambalache, Monday through Friday, from 3 pm to 6 pm!
over 1 yearDine out & give back on March 14th! 🙏
Join us on Thursday, March 14th and help us in our efforts to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County!🙏 We will donate a percent of sales to Second Harvest when you dine out that da y! Reservations recommended. ... Read more
over 1 yearCambalache at the OC Chef’s Table
We are proud of Cambalache and their engagement with, and support for the Illumination Foundation to help break the cycle of homelessness! This makes you our Neighbood Hero!
over 1 yearCambalache Grill Presents "Taste of Argentina"
Join us for a “Taste of Argentine”! 5-course wine dinner by Executive Chef Leo Razo - Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 6:30pm! 🍷
Limited seating - Reservations recommended!
Who we sponsor
|Monday - Thursday|
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
|Friday - Saturday|
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
- Take-out: Yes
- Price Range: $$$
- Good For: Date, Lunch, Groups, Birthday Dinner
- Parking: Private Lot
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Ambience: Casual
- Alcohol: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Wi-Fi: No
- Has TV: Yes
- Dogs Allowed: No
- Waiter Service: Yes
- Caters: Yes
- Noise Level: Average