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Cha Cha Chicken

1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
+1 310-581-1684
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (40 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (34 reviews)
“dirty rice” (13 reviews)
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Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This unassuming shack at the side of the road delivered up some great tasting Jamaican food. It was fresh, tasty and full of flavour with just the right amount of kick. The homemade lemonade and ginger beer were so refreshing. Good portions and reasonable prices...More

Thank Alwyn F
Reviewed 5 days ago

You know when you see something that just stands out to you for some reason? That was my first impression of this place...so...I had to try it. I'm glad I did. The food was a pleasant surprise. Delicious jerk chicken...just like it should be.

Thank timothysmith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic spot for dinner with families in Santa Monica where you can even bring your own booze along to. Cha Cha Chicken is in essence a beach shack with plenty of tables of chairs. The menu offers lots of BBQ style dishes...More

Thank fionnersg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Caribbean food in a great location. The portions are just right. The meats are tender. And the flavors almost took me back to the Caribbean. Great stop before or after biking the bike path!

Thank philboyett
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Cha Cha Chicken was a short walk from our hotel by the Santa Monica Pier so we decided to drop by for a late casual dinner (9:00). Glad we did. Very cute beach shack atmosphere. There was a line to order (a positive) that went...More

Thank A B
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to the Santa Monica pier. The atmosphere was really cool, but the food was underwhelming. We enjoyed the plantains and the jerk chicken tacos, but the half chicken meals, jerk wings, drinks and desert were all average and the...More

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 24 June 2018

The line to order takes a very long time but the food comes out pretty quickly. I've had jerked chicken a number of time and I was disappointed by the food at Cha Cha Chicken. I can't understand why people line up.

Thank frequenttraveler1919
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

A friend tipped us off to this place saying it was his favorite restaurant in Santa Monica. Without his review we’d probably been put off by the line out front. But don’t worry - it’s the line to order rather than to be seated. When...More

Thank momkms
Reviewed 5 June 2018

This ranks as my favorite place I've ever eaten. From the beginning, the environment was very nice, and the staff treated us like family, but the food... oh, the food was incredible. (Also, I eat gluten free, and this was perfect for that!)

Thank Brooke A
Reviewed 2 June 2018

This is an interesting place located near downtown Santa Monica. The restaurant is essentially open to outside with covered tables. You place your order at a walk up window, they give you a number and seat yourself. Someone then finds you by number and bnrings...More

Thank charliespal2
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-581-1684
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