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“Funky fun good quick food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cha Cha Chicken

Cha Cha Chicken
1906 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90405-1044
310-581-1684
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Ranked #112 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Caribbean
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
upstate NY
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151 reviews 151 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Funky fun good quick food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Funky little place with very good Cuban and Mex style food. Order at counter and they bring food out to the table. Dine inside O'Rourke on the patio. Fried plantains are great!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tasty chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

From the outside we were a little wary as to the quality of the food but on seeing the crowds lined up we new we had to be on a winner. Very tasty meals. Friendly service.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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los angeles
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Easy and Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fun not fast, fast food. Smiling service , colorful and local .Obviously chicken is the specialty, though options and specials are available , good for vegetarians as well. Give it a try .

Visited August 2012
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Martinez, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Not fancy, but go for the food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

On the corner of Pico and Ocean the blue hand painted sign gets our attention. Not great to look at and when you first go in you notice the mismatched chairs, the oil skin table clothes and the fast food looking ordering counter, but then you hear the tim drums in the background and smell the smoke and fabulous flavors in the air. The chicken is unreal; moist, just the right amount of sauce, hot and lots of flavor. The plantains and sweet potatoes finish the dish off to make for a great eating experience. You can bring your own wine or beer with no corkage or other fees. Don't be fooled by the appearance, the food makes up for everything else.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Cuban food in Santa Monica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Great flavors. Place and decor feels like you're in a road-side restaurant in Cuba. Guava juice is the best drink on the menu. Jerk offerings will have your eyes watering. Expensive prices for the amount of food that you receive when compared to Carribean restaurants on the East coast.

Visited September 2012
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