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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%
Travellers talk about
“plantains” (41 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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing! Every time I hit AFM, I make sure I stop in 3-4 times that week. The food is perfectly spiced and wonderfully cooked. And free parking on all streets in Santa Monica meters with EV cars! Great prices and terrific food....More

Thank sportspup
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really yummy food, friendly service, cute outdoor eating area. Very good price Walked straight up from beach, easy to find, bright and happy place

Thank helen m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun bright colors adorn this Resturant. Feels like a hand built shack, and it might be. Food was great.. staff friendly. The restroom was less than approachable. So use one else where. Nice menu. We had one dish that was very spicy- as should be...More

Thank ttbsuziq
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant! Food was awesome, staff was great. Lots of choices, and servings are huge. Enjoyed our first meal out in Santa Monica!

Thank gramkim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Do not judge this place by the outside....Imagine yourself in Jamaica and this place fits right in. It is an “order from the window” take out or sit down. The prices are moderate but the servings are large- they do variations on jerk chicken plus...More

Thank Ted B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to this beautiful, rustic, unique restaurant on a dinner date, with someone who shares equal taste bud love for the plantain! Cha Cha Chicken is an adorable, creative food oasis in the middle of a boorish gentrification of Santa Monica. At least there are...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 15 January 2018

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 14 January 2018 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
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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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
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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