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Cha Cha Chicken

Certificate of Excellence
Santa Monica
Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican
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1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
+1 310-581-1684
11:00 - 09:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 09:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 21:30
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Estes Park, Colorado
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83 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place was delicious! I had the coconut fried chicken with potatoes and corn. It was all great. The reason I gave a 4 star is because I was a bit put off when I was sitting waiting for my food and an employee came and asked me what I was doing sitting there. I said I was waiting for... More 

Thank Todderup
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food! It's full of flavour, even if you prefer mild. The fresh made juices are also a must. I had the mango and it really complimented the sweet and spices jerk

Thank melt09
Palatine, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran down to Cha Cha Chicken after reading many good reviews. The place is located right down by the beach and third street, great location. Parked on the street near by. What you're going to find is a fun place to eat good Caribbean food in an outside street side location. We enjoyed the coconut fried chicken and jerk chicken... More 

Thank greg b
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location and authentic food. If you fancy something different than burger and frozen calamari.

Thank Bill G
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Visited today for lunch and was blown away at how good it was. I had the coconut fried chicken which was so tender that it fell off the bone. The food is ridiculously tasty. It's a no fuss/no frills restaurant but the food is worth the trip!. My friend had the chicken wings and also raved about them. Lucky I... More 

Thank WanderlustOz
Waretown, New Jersey
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164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

On our way back to our hotel from the boardwalk area, in desperate search for food, we came across a little corner shack with a long line of people. Bingo. Cha Cha Chicken. We waited in that long line and discovered the reason that it moved at a snail's pace. The guy taking each order took his time explaining each... More 

Thank susan c
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Liked the look and atmosphere of this restaurant, but I thought the food would be more interesting. Had the cha cha chicken and it was a bit bland. Homemade lemonade was good. And it was reasonably cheap, so that was good.

Thank Mark R
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

nice place to just grab food and eat / hang out with friends for a bit. food is not expensive, and quite big portion.

Thank Thanchanok A
Stamford, Connecticut
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1,612 reviews
978 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

After reading all the reviews andv seeing this place on TV i felt disappointed. My Cuban fries came out cold and i was given the wrong 2nd side. The cha cha chicken was decent. The breading on the coconut chicken is what made it. The chicken itself wasn't seasoned and a little dry. The pineapple coconut lemonade didnt taste like... More 

Thank Autumn M
Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Great place for casual dining, with caribbean flair, casual setting with reasonable prices and quality food

Thank crodgers34

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
11:00 - 09:30
10:00 - 21:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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