Cha Cha Chicken

Caribbean Restaurant and Wings Joint
1906 Ocean Ave (at Pico Blvd.), Santa Monica, CA 90405, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
No
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.3/10

Based on 232 votes

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    Hudson L.
    I got the coconut fried chicken: sweet, tender, and not too heavy.(10 Tips)
    Eric Y.
    Try the jerk chicken enchiladas... sweet, spicy, delicious.(24 Tips)
    cnelson ︻.
    Order the jerk chicken enchiladas and a lemonade.(20 Tips)
    Tony D.
    BYOB but the freshly made fruit juices are amazing!(8 Tips)
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  • chicken
  • BYOB
  • fruit juice
  • spicy food
  • outdoor seating
  • lemonade
  • fried plantains
  • great value
  • Cuban sandwiches
  • pork stew
  • authentic
  • black bean soup
  • burgers
  • good for a quick meal
  • quesadillas
  • gardens
  • cute
  • casual
  • banana cake
  • Caribbean food
  • Supersimo S.

    Try the mango/watermelon water and the jerk chicken enchiladas... yummy!

    Supersimo Slimons · 1 week ago
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  • Fifi S.

    Very cool, laid back, casual carribean food place. Crowded but worth it. If you really don't like spicy avoid the jerk chicken

    Fifi Soma · April 27
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  • Ashley R.

    Coconut fried chicken was amazing!

    Ashley Rudolph · April 24
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  • Anton Z.

    Cubana sandwich

    Anton Zietsman · April 12
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  • Blanca L.

    It is sooo good. this place has great food! it is affordable the staff here are super nice and professionals.. I lobe the foold

    Blanca Llarma · March 26
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  • Dave

    Excellent chicken. Even better with a touch of Ranch.

    Dave · March 23
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  • Drew S.

    Great reasonably-priced food and BYOB with a great patio less than 2 blocks from the beach. Say no more.

    Drew Shannon · March 2
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  • Justin M.

    Great vibe. Juicy chicken and weekend brunch deals that are on point. Lemonade washes it all down nicely.

    Justin Michaliga · January 25
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  • Alex D.

    Coconut fried chicken is possibly the best fried chicken I've ever had.

    Alex Dobyan · January 9
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  • Tom M.

    reat dinner pregame spot before a night out in SaMo. Patio dining, BYOB, eat with your hands! $12-13 gets you a good sized plate with two sides. G

    Tom McKeever · December 4, 2014
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  • Kevin Y.

    The jerk chicken was great. Can't beat the mango guava juice!

    Kevin Yamazaki · November 30, 2014
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  • Tony L.

    Dirty rice and beans and plantains. Coconut fried chicken.

    Tony Lai · November 17, 2014
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  • Thierry G.

    Jerk chicken enchiladas!

    Thierry Galle · October 14, 2014
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  • Gianni

    Cha cha chicken, mild, with slaw and plantains. Homemade ginger ale was on point. Pro tip: byob

    Gianni · September 27, 2014
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  • Rodney T.

    Chicken time!

    Rodney Timothe · September 6, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out Cha Cha Chicken as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 28, 2014
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  • Shavonne C.

    I love the jerk chicken enchiladas

    Shavonne Caldwell · August 12, 2014
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  • Murray S.

    Get the Chicken Gumbo Soup, a Jerk Chicken Enchilada and don't forget to byob

    Murray Shaw · August 9, 2014
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  • Food Network

    This island-inspired, shack-like spot features festive decorations in every corner and Coconut Fried Chicken that's worth a special trip, according to Iron Chef Michael Symon. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
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  • Monica D.

    The food is so good and the vibe is really chill.

    Monica DeAngelis · July 11, 2014
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  • Clean Bay R.

    Congrats to Cha Cha Chicken 4 passing their Clean Bay Restaurant Certification 4 City of Santa Monica! They're doing their part to keep the Santa Monica Bay clean! Learn more: www.santamonicabay.org

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  • Trevor G.

    The lemonade is banging.

    Trevor Grayson · May 11, 2014
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  • Tony D.

    BYOB but the freshly made fruit juices are amazing!

    Tony Daly · April 3, 2014
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  • amy

    Don't be dumb. Get the Cha Cha Chicken plate. The sauce... The sauce...

    amy · February 27, 2014
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  • Evan F.

    Sauce w cha cha chicken in unreal. Sweet and spicy...

    Evan Fain · January 13, 2014
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  • Kristin G.

    He turkey burger is delicious

    Kristin Greenfield · January 7, 2014
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  • Robert M.

    Ignore the menu and go straight for the Jerk Chicken Enchiladas - if you can't take the heat go mild and they'll still make you smile.

    Robert Moggach · January 2, 2014
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  • Aaron K.

    BYO and the pork stew is a huge amount of great food.

    Aaron Klink · December 23, 2013
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  • Ben P.

    Wow, I had the combo plate and it was Dee-lish!! Dem portions be huuuge mon!

    Ben Patwa · December 16, 2013
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  • Tiffany K.

    THE LEMONADE

    Tiffany Kathryn · November 11, 2013
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  • Elizabeth M.

    Jerk chicken wings are smashing!

    Elizabeth Meneses · October 23, 2013
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  • Antony O.

    Chicken.. Was dry today.

    Antony O · October 7, 2013
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  • Marcos E.

    "This is the perfect lemonade. A tasty one." - Isabella age 3

    Marcos Escalante · October 1, 2013
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  • Cassie P.

    Coconut fried chicken and the Jamaican jerk enchilada!!

    Cassie P · August 24, 2013
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  • Cya

    Super yummy. The half chicken with two sides is more than enough food for two people to split. Bring your own booze if you want it!

    Cya · August 12, 2013
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  • Jennifer T.

    Definitely get a side of corn bread to soak up all the sauce

    Jennifer Tran · August 10, 2013
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  • Tristan H.

    Try the Cha Cha Chicken

    Tristan H · August 4, 2013
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  • Simon B.

    Masssssive servings! Don't underestimate the food quantity in a "1/2" serving!

    Simon Burns · August 4, 2013
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  • H. C.

    ATTN Iced Tea Drinkers: They charge full price ($3 as of July '13) for refills and will add lemonade by default. Not cool. You've been warned.

    H. Colbert · July 30, 2013
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  • D S.

    If you lean to the healthy side but still eat chicken, try the Ropa Nueva...

    D Smith · June 24, 2013
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  • warrent s.

    Awesome shrimp spicy black pepper and coconut chicken!

    warrent satt · May 31, 2013
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  • Carly J.

    One of the best eats in LA- coconut fried chicken (go boneless) w plantains. Yum dum.

    Carly Jamieson · May 3, 2013
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  • Nicole B.

    I am all about their jerk chicken and fried plantains.

    Nicole Bush · April 23, 2013
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  • Shanelle U.

    Jerked chicken enchiladas come w beans, rice, and plantains. A perfectly delicious plate. The mango guava juice made me feel like i was on vacation. Coconut chicken was tasty. Great service too!

    Shanelle Ueyama · April 18, 2013
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  • Elle C.

    Chicken enchiladas are fantastic.

    Elle Cameron · April 12, 2013
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  • Brandon S.

    Great Caribbean food, my favorite plate is the Jerked Chicken Enchiladas, you can add an extra enchilada. No alcohol sold here, but you can bring your own on the patio, pick some up at Lucky's liquor.

    Brandon S · March 25, 2013
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  • Tina K.

    Absolutely delicious Coconut Fried Chicken. Definitely worth checking out if you're in the area!!

    Tina Kang · February 26, 2013
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  • Jeffry M.

    There lemonade is dank! Too bomb!

    Jeffry Magana · February 21, 2013
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  • Alyssa D.

    BYOB rum in some of their FRE$H juices

    Alyssa Duran · February 13, 2013
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  • Tracy R.

    Coconut fried chicken and fried plantains are delicious!

    Tracy Roberts · February 3, 2013
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