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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chama Restaurant & Tequila Bar

425 S. Teller St. (Alameda Ave.) Send to Phone
Chef Sean Yontz brings his first-rate south-of-the-border fare to Belmar.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Chama Restaurant & Tequila Bar Restaurant Review

: Sharing land with boutiques and galleries, a bowling alley, an ice-skating rink and a multiplex cinema, Chama is a welcome option in the burgeoning Belmar shopping area. The airy dining room, painted in New Mexican sunset shades, is convivial with couples, families and shoppers. Weathered wooden tables sit amidst leather booths, walls are framed with vividly hued artwork, and the bar area showcases shadowboxes punctuated with over 200 tequila selections. Saddle up to a stool and make your way through the topnotch margarita roster. There are dozens of concoctions, all of which are made with fresh juices. Patrons also come here for the Mexican food, courtesy of chef-owner Sean Yontz, whose menu combines familiar south-of-the-border staples with less predictable inspirations. Start on a high note with the salty chips and scratch-made trio of salsas, all of which are fresh and piquant, and then move on to the sopes, little masa boats swelled with grilled steak or chicken, black beans, salsa roja and crema. We also recommend the jalapeƱo-specked coctel de camarones, served in a deep, round glass bobbing with shrimp, cilantro, onions and diced avocado.

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