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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%
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“plantains” (41 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (34 reviews)
“jerk sauce” (14 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 18 May 2012

Cha Cha chicken is the place to have lunch on a hot, sunny beach day in Santa Monica. You will feel as if you are on vacation somewhere in the Caribbean. Fantastic food, awesome reggae or reggae-ish music and a really cute, colorful patio make...More

Thank SunsetJetsetter
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This is advertised as "Caribbean" cuisine however it really lacks any credibility to name it such. It is neither Jamaican though it advertises jerked chicken, it is not Cuban though it claims some dishes are, having been born and raised in "THE CARIBBEAN" there were...More

Thank Kathryn J
Reviewed 23 April 2012

I've been coming to this restaurant for almost 15 years. The food and services has always been excellent. A totally different experience for Santa Monica. The coconut chicken is one of the best dishes in town. The customers seem to be half local and half...More

1  Thank dspilatro
Reviewed 20 April 2012

We stumbled onto this spot while looking for another restaurant which we could not find. Food was very good and service was pleasant. Fresh fruit juices were a nice touch.

Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed 19 April 2012

Unpretentious little gem of an eatery, this place had locals lining up and was worth the wait! Their chicken jerk in a wrap is delicious and enormous - if you have kids only order one serve.

Thank Bluedakkie
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We had to wait a while to order, but once we did we received our food quickly. And it was fantastic. Huge portions and great Caribbean tastes. There are options here for vegetarians and those who don't like spices, but there are also some great...More

Thank Indy500Fans
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Went to this funky and fun place b/c my husband had been craving fried chicken and I had seen a program where a celebrity chef was raving about the fried chicken here. The different foods we ordered were all pretty good and eventhough I am...More

1  Thank FaraMD
Reviewed 15 March 2012

On our honeymoon from Australia and was disappointed with food so far until we found this little gem! Loved the fresh lemonade, chicken soup and coconut chicken all was great with friendly service :) would go back!!

1  Thank Katrina K
Reviewed 7 February 2012

Bob Marley was sitting under the well-worn umbrella eating coconut chicken, really, I think it was him! This not well disguised corner institution serves up tasty dishes on oilcloth 'we have no intention of ever redecorating' ambiance! You can bring your own libations. Check out...More

1  Thank GoneAgain02
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Walked over from our hotel (Bayside) and picked up dinner to go and ate it on our deck overlokingthe ocean with some beers. I had the Coconut Chicken based on all the reviews I read on YELP and it was delicious. Would go back !

2  Thank AlwaysInMotion
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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