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Cha Cha Cha

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112 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3909
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Foster City, California
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the fancier of the two Cuban restaurants in San Mateo. The appetizer portions were plentiful but I was very disappointed in the yellow rice and chicken. It was overpriced for the amount of food served and on top of it they served black beans with the yellow rice - really? Black beans over yellow rice... that sounds... More 

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Burlingame, California
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193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Beans and plantains and rice and beer. What could be better? Great service. Lovely little spot. Lots of small plates and larger plates as well. Grilled salmon is pretty spectacular too. Prices are ok. Nice spot.

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San Mateo, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

My wife and I have come back several times and wonder when the crowds are gonna find this place. The food deserves more than a smattering of customers. Good Food, Great value... Several of the dishes burst with new flavors which pull you back again and again. Good Cuban food in downtown San Mateo? YES !!! last words: get a... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

We ate here a week ago using a restaurant.com gift card. This place is in a block of restaurants, so you have to look for it. It is worth finding. The staff was attentive and helped us decide which entrees to try. The pan-seared salmon (Filete de Salmon con Salsa Verde) was fresh and cooked perfectly. The Arroz con Pollo... More 

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Martinez, California
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

We attended an event nearby an were waging out commute traffic. Not quite as good as our first Cuban meal in Florida, this small place is an excellent choice. Each dish was flavorful and unique. Total tab including tip was $50. Enough leftover for a second meal. We will return.

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Burlingame, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Went there and the menu was not very creative. Papa Rellena and chicken wings came out in three minutes. The food must have been microwaved and tasted terrible. The only food food was the Testones. Not a huge selection of authentic Cuban food. The waitress left her shift in the middle of the meal without telling us. I had to... More 

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on a Friday and had beers and lots of tapas to share. Calamari is fresh and lightly battered, ceviche is huge and so tasty, rice and beans is huge and tasty too. Salmon dinner came with rice and beans and plantains and enough for two more. Good prices and service. Will definitely be back. Good value for... More 

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San Mateo, California
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150 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Located in the downtown area of San Mateo(112 S B St San Mateo, CA 94401); the food is cuban, caribbean. Its small from looking outside, but once you are in the restaurant, the environment gives you a feeling of being in an island atmosphere. Our favorite dish: paella-- so good, flavorful and delicious, sangria is soooo good. • all the... More 

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San Mateo, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Yummy! We were looking for a fun tapas place nearby and stumbled upon Cha Cha Cha. The restaurant seemed very quiet during the dinner hour but we went for it anyway. The small plates were good but nothing exceptional. The camarones el ajillo had no real flavor at all. However the Sangria and the Paella was absolutely fantastic. The paella... More 

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Foster City, California
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250 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This little gem is fun for a quick date. Not your white tablecloth date, however, as it's very casual. Close in to movies and a lot of the action in San Mateo. The food is a nice update on many Cuban favorites. Not all spicy, by the way, so have no fear if you aren't used to Latin cuisines. Some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Caribbean, Spanish, Cuban
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 S B St, San Mateo, CA 94401-3909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?