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Cha Cha Cha

1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117 (The Haight)
(415) 386-7670
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Ranked #364 of 4,858 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Caribbean, Cuban, Latin, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: The Haight
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Loomis, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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Pacifica, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been to Cha Cha Cha on Haight St. Several times and each time has been equally good. The Mission location is has a better bar, but the food isn't as good as this one. We definitely recommend the Chicken Paillard with its rich mustard cream sauce. Delicious! Use the bread to sop up that fabulous... More

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Clayton, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

I am not sure why this place is so popular. It is crowded with way too many tables crammed in too close together, it is noisy and hard to hear the other folks at your table. The staff is harried and do their best but aren't the friendliest folks around. We had the ceviche, which was delicious, mussels in a... More

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Ontario
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We heard about Cha Cha Cha from a local by chance so we decided to check it out on our last night in San Fran. It was lovely. The place is dripping in character, the music creates a fun atmosphere, the service is terrific and the food tasty. Even the bathrooms were fairly clean! We had the seafood salad which... More

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Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We were on Haight Street wandering around. I don't care for present-day Haight Street, so I wasn't expecting anything interesting there. Until...we stumbled upon Cha Cha Cha. We had lunch there & it is the one business that I really enjoyed on the street. Staff was friendly. The place was quiet, so peaceful. The decor & ambiance made me want... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We ate here after our Flower Power tour and had a really nice lunch. Small plates of just about any kind of food you are in the mood for. We had a warm spinach salad (two thumbs up!), spinach-ricotta empanadas (skip this one), pork quesadillas (really good!) and fried calamari (really good!). Stella on tap and some nice looking cocktails... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Loved the ceviche and the appetizer wings. The atmosphere was great too - bustling and busy. Try the salmon sandwich!

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Boston, MA
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133 reviews 133 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We showed up at 4:45 during the transition from lunch to dinner so a bit of Sangria seemed to be fitting. The Sangria is very good. New Fried Potatoes (basically patatas bravas if you've ever had that). Jerk Chicken was delicate and spicy. Garlic Mushrooms were good, but not as good as everything else. And pork quesadilla with sour cream,... More

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Harbor, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a very popular restaurant and gets extremely noisy when full. It has more of a party atmosphere and is not a place to have relaxed conversation. The food is good, but I had the feeling of being in an eating contest. We were a group of four sharing the tapas which were brought out in short succession quite... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

The food is good but the sizes of the meals could be a little small. The service and the ambient make you feel very comfortable. I would recommend to order the meals of the day, they are a good deal. The place and the table could be a little small if your thinking about going with a group of more... More

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