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Cha Cha Chicken

) #22 of 511 Restaurants in Santa Monica $, Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican
1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
+1 310-581-1684
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (37 reviews)
“jerk sauce” (13 reviews)
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Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to order at the window, there is no table service. The food was great. Definitely recommend the jerk chicken enchilada and quesadilla. This is a BYOB. Great patio seating. Within reasonable walking distance to the santa monica beach and boardwalk area. Very reasonably...More

Thank Christin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always a good sign locals queuing, and this tasty treat is well worth the wait. Take a gamble and pick a selection to share off the simple menu. Cop-a-squat in the colourful garden, and let your senses take you to the Caribbean. Great for full...More

Thank BlueMoonRisen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun little place near the beach and close to Santa Monica Pier. We had Coconut fried chicken (yum) and Cha Cha chicken mild because my wife doesn't like much heat. I thought it was really good.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a very long and cumbersome day of travel, we quickly checked into our Santa Monica hotel and opted to head elsewhere to eat. A friend had recommended Cha Cha, which happened to be a five minute walk from our hotel. We were tired, hot,...More

Thank marylynnmcavoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was wondering what a restaurant called Cha Cha Chicken would be like. AWESOME! Great Jerk chicken and sides. Be prepared to wait in long lines on Friday evening. One of us waited in line and the rest of us found seating, orders were up fast...More

Thank MamanNY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got a little bit of everything because I love food. I got the medium heat which was great for me and I love spicy food. I didn't get the coconut chicken which I wish I would have...it looked good. I wish I could have...More

Thank kodajaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had great caribbean style food here with my family. You bring your own alcohol! Everything we had tasted so good and went down easily with the 6 pack of beer we brought in. In contrast to many of the chick cafes and luxury hotel restaurants...More

Thank N0ggie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This casual eating place-- mostly covered, outdoor seating -- looks like it's been on Ocean Avenue since the 60s. A nice change of pace from the high-end developments in the area. No need to travel to the Caribbean to get dishes such as the jerk...More

Thank EugeC
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I have come a couple of times and love it - it's got a great outside area and it feels v authentic. Worth a try if you love Caribbean food.

Thank Ohsophie
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Read all the reviews before this one and we had outstanding service, meal and location!! BYOB for sure if you want it. Loved the salad and the family loved the black bean salsa and chips. Coconut chicken was the best!! Enjoy...

Thank Comeonaskme
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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  • Value
Average prices
Caribbean, Central American, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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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