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Cha Cha Chicken

1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
+1 310-581-1684
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“plantains” (40 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (34 reviews)
“jerk sauce” (14 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 2 days ago

Great little "hole in the wall" that serves absolutely delicious Carribbean style food! SO worth the mere 2 block walk from the hotel! And affordable too! I heard when it's warmer there's usually a line up the block! I can certainly see why! Take a...More

Thank Tammy O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Solo dinner on a gloomy night in Santa Monica. Cha Cha Chicken lifted my spirits :) Food was wonderful, and there was a great homely island feel

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 2 December 2017

One of my daughters lives in LA and I stopped over on my way back from Singapore to Buffalo to visit. Driving around trying to think of where to go for lunch, she remembered this restaurant - not the name, nor the type of food,...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I can’t say enough great things about this little restaurant. The food was absolutely awesome. The jerk chicken was my favorite.

Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Dragged my friends in who were a bit skeptical from the casual affair of the 'restaurant'. There were about 8 people in front of us to order but once we had ordered it came quickly. The got one order wrong (probably due to our accents)...More

Thank Candice E
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Had the 1/2 coconut chicken meal with beans & rice combo and plantains. Do not recall having better chicken any where. Served with 2 different sauces. Also had the yummy coconut/banana pudding which was excellent. Place looks like a Caribbean beach restaurant. Stand in line,...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice and charming Caribbean food restaurant. Self-service, with a 20 year history, one of the landmarks in Santa Monica. Went for breakfast and had the chicken hash. Really delicious interpretation of breakfast. Something else, really worth trying out. Located more or less nearly at...More

Thank Stef K
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Authentic Caribbean Style. Relaxing atmosphere with good music. Good food and price is ok. Homemade ginger beer was delicious. Nice to have a different food between all the american burgers.

Thank Oliver K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Went here when visiting our 20-something son. It's a favorite with his friends. Food is delicious, plentiful, and cheap. BYOB, with a liquor store just a block or so away. Cha cha chicken was good, nice wings, delicious plantains and potatoes. Fun vibe, people who...More

Thank tfitz695
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Amazing food. Amazing vibe and atmosphere. The queue was long bit this is due to the quality of the food and definitely worth the wait. Saying that the queue did move quickly and the food arrived insanely fast after ordering. It is a byob restaurant...More

Thank Lindsey C
Santa Monica
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thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
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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, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM - 9:30 AM
11:00 AM - 9:30 AM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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