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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” (37 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (32 reviews)
“enchiladas” (25 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 1 week ago

Love the chicken. Stick to it. Might be some of the most bland empanadas I have ever had. Hard pass there. Customer window guy is super nice, helpful and friendly. Funky decor and really fun. Great for a few beers after a beach walk!

Thank povpix2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small restaurant in Santa Monica, amazing Caribbean food, good fresh juices. All dishes are DELICIOUS. Great location. The waiting might be long but it's definitely worth it.

Thank yara_globetrotter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was walking up Ocean Ave. and saw this Caribbean spot. I was kinda skeptical at first thinking this wouldn't be true Caribbean flavored food. I went in and saw a few dishes that other customers were enjoying. Looked pretty tasty to me. Ok ,...More

Thank Fpoblue2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ropa vieja, enchiladas, fried plantains, rice and beans, all the classics. BYOB. No frills setting, feels like a shack on a beach in the Caribbean. Nice colorful buzzing weekend lunch spot.

Thank Vitamin_Sea2008
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food was mediocre and the lines were long. It struck me as a go too place for the younger generation without much culinary experience

Thank azphysician
Reviewed 27 August 2017

My favorite spot for jerk chicken, fried plantains, and rice and beans. This place will not disappoint! The food is the best! You can even bring your own adult beverages. It's crowded for dinner but worth the wait and you do get your food fairly...More

Thank Shan B
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The food was okay, my friends liked it. Parking was a breeze. Food came quick and was a bit spendy. Not memorable enough to return.

Thank Ashley763
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I went here a few days ago on my first visit to Santa Monica Beach. The food was really really good. The ambiance of the little place was pretty cool and the wait staff was amiable. The view from the inside is beautiful and the...More

Thank AndreChiCT
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food was great and the people were very friendly! The gluten free and vegetarian options are clearly marked. Great vibe, we loved supporting a small local eatery.

Thank aderouch
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A small place that is very popular, so expect to stand in line. You can sit inside or outside, outside is nicer. The cha cha chicken is realy good and spicy. A quarter chicken per person was plenty for us. Certainly the home made lemonade...More

Thank Herman S
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

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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