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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 26 October 2012

Great flavors. Place and decor feels like you're in a road-side restaurant in Cuba. Guava juice is the best drink on the menu. Jerk offerings will have your eyes watering. Expensive prices for the amount of food that you receive when compared to Carribean restaurants...More

Thank 101Traveler101
Reviewed 16 October 2012

What can I say, I am now a huge fan. A couple months back, I passed by Cha Cha on the way to another venue where a friend was celebrating a birthday. I had eaten just minutes before, and yet the smell out of this...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 12 October 2012

In each of my stays in Santa Monica over the past few years, I have always tried to eat dinner here at least once per stay, because the food is inexpensive, service is quick, the menu offers a wide range of Caribben and Mexican foods,...More

Thank Vinny067
Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

This place should be good - good location, lots of passing trade, but the food was tasteless and just downright dull and predictable. We were hoping it was like Rudys BBQ in Texas, fast, tasty, as good to go as sit in. The to go...More

Thank multitrips
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I've heard so many good things about this restaurant. Had the coconut fried chicken and it did not disappoint! I especially liked that it was not greasy or oily and loved the sauces. The place definitely has a Caribbean vibe and is one block from...More

Thank cimko2012
Reviewed 15 September 2012

I love the Food Network show "Best Thing I Ever Ate." So when we planned a visit to Santa Monica, I googled the show and Santa Monica. Turns out Iron Chef Michael Symon thinks Cha Cha Chicken is one of the best things he ever...More

Thank dakota1956
Reviewed 15 September 2012

Son Tom and I visited this restaurant for lunch. We sat outside under the Bajan flag of Barbados. The decor is a perfect replica of a beach restaurant anywhere in the Caribbean. Tom ordered the Jerk Chicken and I had coconut Jerk wings with a...More

Thank Norma_Atlanta_Ga
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I've lived in Santa Monica for 7 years, and this place never disappoints! The service is friendly, food delicious, and you can BYOB! It can get a little crowded though, just a warning...

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 21 August 2012

We were checking out Santa Monica, and remembered seeing this episode on the Food Network that mentioned this Sta Monica resto with the catchy name. So we googled for it and made it our lunch stop. The place was packed! It was quaint, definitely had...More

Thank alhambramd
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We ordered the Cha Cha chicken and the coconut chicken based on past reviews. Both were very good but we give an overall edge to the coconut fried chicken because our teenagers made us order a 2nd order after we had finished our initial lunch....More

Thank Joyce S
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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, Kids, 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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