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“Great for partying - not so for food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of CHA CHA Coconuts Sarasota

CHA CHA Coconuts Sarasota
417 Saint Armands Cir, Sarasota, FL 34236-1408
941-388-3300
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Ranked #222 of 819 restaurants in Sarasota
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great for partying - not so for food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I went with a group of friends and we had a great time. The drinks were good. The food is simple and nothing special. I ordered ribs and probably shouldn't have. They were dry and had a strange taste, but the rest of the group enjoyed their meals. The atmosphere is festive, and the front opens up to St. Armand's. There was a singer up front and it made it a little difficult to carry on a meaningful conversation, but that is part of the atmosphere. I think this is a great place to go drink, but if you are looking for good food you may want to check out some of the surrounding restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A very fun place. All open with a great view of St Armands Circle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Right on St Armand's Circle as you first enter the Circle on the right. Wraps around the corner. Good place to go from lunch all the way through dinner or later. It doesn't close between lunch and dinner, so it's a good place to go if you're hungry at an odd hour in the afternoon. A very fun, happening place. Noisy. All open to the outside, so you have nice a line of sight right out to the Circle from most anywhere in the restaurant. Al fresco dining or eat a little more inside. It's a large place with lots of seating. A good place for yuppies, families, a date, tourists and locals alike...pretty much anything. A good all-round restaurant. A full bar, I believe. Good food. Good prices. Nice menu. A little bit of everything. You won't be disappointed.

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“great service! great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

food was great and service was fast and friendly! we had a party of 8 and we were seated quickly on a Saturday night. atmosphere was excellent and we left full and satisfied!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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18 restaurant reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“It's all about the location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

St. Armand's Circle is the hub between Long Boat Key where we were staying and Sarasota where we were enjoying the sites. We were late out of Selby Gardens so we didn't get to the circle for lunch until 3PM. This can be a difficult time to find a restaurant that is still serving. However given the constant foot traffic through the circle this reataurant is constantly serving. The staff were friendly and efficient. The food was what you would expect with a range of burgers and sandwiches with an island flair. You pay a bit more for the location but it is fun to sit back and enjoy the bustle of the foot traffic.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Winter Garden, Florida
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“Good bar food with a fun energy.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

Dined there with a large group. The grouper dinner was average and clearly sat under a heat lamp for too long as evidenced by the look of the black beans, but at $15 it was a good value for grouper. Quesadilla was very tasty. Took our server over 30 minutes to get us our check. We were over 40 people, but still seemed excessive.

Tip: Yuengling was flat but the IPA out of Tampa was excellent on tap!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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