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Cha Cha Chicken

1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
+1 310-581-1684
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (39 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (34 reviews)
“enchiladas” (25 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 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just happened to stumble across this place one night when we were looking for dinner. Pleasantly surprised very good food not a lot of seating but was worth the wait.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town and walking to beach when we smelled a delicious aroma. We followed it to building with a line out the door. We stood in line for about 20 minutes and we were not disappointed - crispy and juicy jerk wings, a...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Get the Cha Cha Chicken! It's a super local joint. Our children loved it. Great Carribbean local joint! Remember to bring a cold beer if you want one. It's all local.

Thank GHO104
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

I really liked this place. I thought it was quick, casual and overall tasty. I had the jerk chicken enchiladas and I thought they were very good and well priced the area. This was a byob which I always like as well. If you are...More

Thank David c
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Really quick service, and the chicken was flavorful, hot, and came with filling sides. I am usually not a huge fan of jerk chicken, but our lunch was delicious.

Thank TetonMom
Reviewed March 6, 2018

Stopped here after walking around the Santa Monica Pier and was totally delighted! This place is the perfect road-side pit stop and they serve delicious, authentic Caribbean food. I got some sort of chicken burrito (which was spiced so perfectly) and a coconut lemonade (I...More

Thank gullo006
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time, corn chips with black bean dip great start! Had jerk chicken enchiladas, partner had cha cha chicken and both were delicious. Bonus points: music! Playing some fat freddys drop from back home in New Zealand! I'm coming back next time I'm...More

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We went to Cha Cha Chicken for a late lunch. I had the chicken hash (only available on Saturday and Sunday). My wife had the tostada. Both were very good--lots of flavor and spice. This isn't like a regular restaurant. You line up to place...More

Thank Max G
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Came here with my wife during her LA birthday trip. We shared an order of coconut fried chicken and beef empanadas. The chicken was served hot, and the coconut breading was very tasty. The chicken itself, however, was pretty bland. It would have been better...More

Thank USAPappa
Reviewed February 16, 2018

I walked past this place thinking that with a line the food had to be good. I ordered Ricky’s wrap which was really awesome because it came wrapped in Lavash instead of the same old tortilla. The jerk sauce on the side brought it to...More

Thank Stefano P
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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