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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” (38 reviews)
“enchiladas” (24 reviews)
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Caribbean, Jamaican, Gluten Free Options
1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small place that is very popular, so expect to stand in line. You can sit inside or outside, outside is nicer. The cha cha chicken is realy good and spicy. A quarter chicken per person was plenty for us. Certainly the home made lemonade...More

Thank Herman S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service here was quick and good for both take-out and sit down meals. The pricing seemed a little high to me, but maybe I'm just not used to the cost of meals out here. I ordered the spinach quesadilla with chicken and fries and it...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place just by driving by. Nothing fancy looks a little run down until you get up front to order and look at all the selections on the menu. It's a mix of all Spanish and Jamaican food. You order at the counter,...More

Thank fmagriz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Counter service style dinner. The wait was worth it. The meat was tender and the plantains were cooked to perfection. I was disappointed they did not have picadillo as a choice but loved the beef. It was tender and flavorful. While we were there we...More

Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage boys and I saw this little "shack" restaurant while walking back to our hotel and stopped for lunch. We love trying unique places and were thrilled we did! We ordered at the counter and paid, then took a seat on the patio. The...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were out of jerk chicken after the long wait. It seemed the line was getting longer in front of us (friends recognizing each other and then staying in line) We waited over an hour in a very loud drunken atmosphere. No place to sit....More

Thank Honudolphinlover
Reviewed 12 July 2017

From a native Floridian I was amazed at the quality of this authentic Cuban food. The atmosphere was wonderful and by the crowds of locals I could tell the food would be outstanding. I was not disappointed. The plantains and coconut mango chicken were exceptional!

Thank beachlover1029
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for lunch after morning at the beach. Ordered the spinach quesadilla, the jerk chicken enchilada, and the coconut fried chicken. All our meals were great. The price was a little much for lunch, but kind of expected for being that close to the...More

Thank mafa02
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We tried it because of lots of good comments and we really expected something wow. Well the food itself was fresh and delicious. But also keep in mind that Caribbean food is made with specific spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. You will love the...More

Thank Milda B
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

It is a typical beach side restaurant which looks nice.Even being vegetarians we could get some vegetarian dishes which were ok. Staff is helpful. It's reasonably priced too.

Thank singhalanju
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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
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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