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Cha Cha Cha

1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (The Haight)
(415) 386-7670
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Ranked #335 of 4,921 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Tapas
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: The Haight
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231 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Unique atmosphere. Best sangria ever (get the 1/2 pitcher for 2). Creamy shrimp a little spicy but fantastic flavor. Glazed wings and mustard chicken were also amazing. Only regret was not eating there sooner so we could have tried it twice!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Lively food. Cajun shrimp starts creamy ends fiery. Plantain with black beans is a great comfort food combination. Jerk chicken top notch. Latin Caribbean fusion decor with funky sounds. Best we had in SF.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We enjoyed this restaurant! Our trip to Haight Asbury was good over all. This was our mid day meal and everything was good.

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Bonner Springs
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

No one questions the quality of the restaurants in San Fran, there are some amazing resturants, but most come with amazing prices. Cha Cha Cha has great food at a great price. The small plates were on par with some of the best Tapas restaurants we have been too. The muscles and cajun ship were our favorites. It is a... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Whether it is the sangria, plantains, warm spinach salad, or chicken paillard, you really can't go wrong here. Cha cha cha has been consistently amazing for years. It is a fun environment with alters to the many gods, and a great hip vibe. I was lucky enough to find this gem over 25 years ago, and it is still on... More

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food is great. Don't miss Fried Calamari. Fun place to go with friends. Probably not the best for a quiet, romantic evening or important discussion.

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Austin, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food we had for lunch on a Sunday after visiting Golden Gate Park was excellent. At our table we had a Cuban style pork sandwich, paella, and a turkey sandwich which were all good. The pitcher of Sangria was great too. I enjoyed the latin/reggae music too.

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Dublin, Ireland
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I really liked this restaurant that had a really good selection of options in the menu and good taste! I loved their sangria!

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Battle, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I am not sure which cuisine this is but there is a delicious and eclectic mixture of dishes that are spicy, original and tasty. The decor is a mad mixture of all kinds if stuff/junk, and the music is wild and original. It's near to amoeba records, so stop by after checking out your music. Try the dishes with rice... More

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Loomis, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The food at the Haight st. location is about a 4. The menus offers many unique items and they are very tasty. The potatos wit a dipping sauce was great as were the plantains. The shrimp and the calamari were also wonderful. The only drawback is the interior. The restaurant looks in need of a good cleaning. The wall decor... More

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