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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 good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“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 6 March 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time, corn chips with black bean dip great start! Had jerk chicken enchiladas, partner had cha cha chicken and both were delicious. Bonus points: music! Playing some fat freddys drop from back home in New Zealand! I'm coming back next time I'm...More

Thank ChelseaM1828
Reviewed 6 March 2018

We went to Cha Cha Chicken for a late lunch. I had the chicken hash (only available on Saturday and Sunday). My wife had the tostada. Both were very good--lots of flavor and spice. This isn't like a regular restaurant. You line up to place...More

Thank Max G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Came here with my wife during her LA birthday trip. We shared an order of coconut fried chicken and beef empanadas. The chicken was served hot, and the coconut breading was very tasty. The chicken itself, however, was pretty bland. It would have been better...More

Thank USAPappa
Reviewed 17 February 2018

I walked past this place thinking that with a line the food had to be good. I ordered Ricky’s wrap which was really awesome because it came wrapped in Lavash instead of the same old tortilla. The jerk sauce on the side brought it to...More

Thank Stefano P
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This place is amazing! Every time I hit AFM, I make sure I stop in 3-4 times that week. The food is perfectly spiced and wonderfully cooked. And free parking on all streets in Santa Monica meters with EV cars! Great prices and terrific food....More

Thank sportspup
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Really yummy food, friendly service, cute outdoor eating area. Very good price Walked straight up from beach, easy to find, bright and happy place

Thank helen m
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Fun bright colors adorn this Resturant. Feels like a hand built shack, and it might be. Food was great.. staff friendly. The restroom was less than approachable. So use one else where. Nice menu. We had one dish that was very spicy- as should be...More

Thank ttbsuziq
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Loved this restaurant! Food was awesome, staff was great. Lots of choices, and servings are huge. Enjoyed our first meal out in Santa Monica!

Thank gramkim
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Do not judge this place by the outside....Imagine yourself in Jamaica and this place fits right in. It is an “order from the window” take out or sit down. The prices are moderate but the servings are large- they do variations on jerk chicken plus...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Went to this beautiful, rustic, unique restaurant on a dinner date, with someone who shares equal taste bud love for the plantain! Cha Cha Chicken is an adorable, creative food oasis in the middle of a boorish gentrification of Santa Monica. At least there are...More

Thank AnnH1483
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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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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