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Business Description
Established in 1986, Cha Cha Cha is a contemporary Caribbean-style restaurant located in Los Angeles. It offers a variety of lunch, dinner and catering options. The restaurant serves a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, pasta dishes and entrees. Cha Cha Cha s specialties include Valenciana, a saffron blend of shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels and fish. It offers chicken and roasted veggie sandwiches, as well as barbecue and jerk chicken Caesar salads. The restaurant s tapas specialties features jerk pork, ceviche Guadalupe, champinones, banana boats, calamari frita and black bean tamales. Cha Cha Cha provides catering services for groups of up to 2,000 individuals. It organizes weddings, corporate luncheons, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, and baby and wedding showers. The restaurant additionally offers an online reservation option.

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Fax: (323) 664-7769

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all major credit cards
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Central LA, East Hollywood
Caribbean Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Spanish Restaurants, Caterers, Latin American Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Spanish, Caterers, Family Style, Caribbean, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, Latin American, European, Continental

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Colorful, Tiny Hole-in-the-Wall is the Real Deal

For over 25 years, the Prado family has delighted LA residents with Caribbean -inflected goodness at the Original Cha Cha Cha.

Many of the classic dishes are still on the menu: Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Guava and Goat Cheese Quesadilla, and the Crispy Shrimp Cakes never go out of style. I used to work in the area and lunched there often


Provided by Citysearch - 

DONT' GO!! I went on 12-17-10; I had trouble with the valet staff. My car was fine and after receiving it I had a flat tire. It was raining and had the radio did not notice until got home (3 blocks away) I went back in friend's car to settle the problem. The main valet guy called me stupid for not turning back right away. He shut the light (about 10 pm) and said it was my fault for leaving right away. I was talking calmly but after he said I was stupid and it was my problem I flipped out and kicked his valet box. Other 2 valet guys standing there went on defense mode against me. The main valet guy started screaming that i broke his box. (if you go you'll see he was exageratting) Dont go until they change their valet company. Food was C!


Provided by Citysearch - 
Ipod Stolen by Valet

Saw the review below. I had a similar experience with the valet on a Thursday night there. I hope the management sees this and changes their valet company. I shouldn't have left my ipod in the car, but the valet also shouldn't have stolen it. If you are going to go to this restaurant DO NOT use the valet. Street parking can be hard but it is worth it.

I recommend not going. Their are plenty of other amazing restaurants in Silverlake.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Robbed at Cha Cha Chas

My experience at Cha Cha Cha's was an unfortunate one. While I enjoyed the dinner, the valet took my ipod, sunglasses, and a vintage camera (which was in a suitcase in my trunk) from my car. I didn't realize it until the next day and, while I called and complained, there was nothing to be done. I won't be returning to this restaurant because the whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth. If you do go, DO NOT leave anything valuable in your car...even in your trunk.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, great atmosphere

I love this place. I've only been there twice but I've already found my favorite dish and drink; Jerk pork platter with a mojito. Soooo good. The prices are a little high, but I'd definitely recommend this place to go with a group of friends.


Provided by Citysearch - 

Love it! Since I moved to LA, there are very few places that are different and have personality. I have taken many poeple here for dinner and they all love it! Great food, great sangria and the best swordfish I have ever had!


Fun and tasty

Decided I had to go to this restaurant after seeing it in The Fast and the Furious the other day. It is a great spot for sangria and tapas. Perfect for a warm summer evening as it is a kind of indoor/outdoor place. It is full of eclectic decor and the food was super yummy. I particularly like the jerk chicken. The banana boats weren't exactly what I thought they would look like, but were flavourful and nicely presented. The wait staff keeps your glass full - constantly re-filling the sangria - which wasn't all bad.

I will be back again.


Provided by Citysearch - 
Great J Chicken in a not so obvious location

I went to Cha Cha Cha for the first time about a week ago, and just loved the J Chicken. Anyway I almost passed up the building, as I thought it was a run down shack, it almost looks abandoned. My family and I (husband & child) walk in only to have the host tell us that we didn't have reservations. The place wasn't full (they had plenty of seats available), but the host told us that we needed to wait until he had a table ready for us LOL. After about 15 minutes of waiting the host told us he had a table ready, follow him. We didn't have far to follow, heck I could see the front door from our seat.
Okay so our server came to our table, handed us menus and walked away from the table without saying a word. 5 mins later he resurfaced asking us we would like some drinks. We ordered a martini, and an adios, only to find out they don't have a full bar. So instead of drinks we just figured that we would order our food. We had the J chicken, this mango like chicken (great), and for the kid we got pancakes. The pancakes were HORRIBLE, in fact they were the worst that any of us had ever tasted. They were really dry and had chunks of apple through out. When I explained to the server that these pancakes would just not do, and that I would like to have them removed from my bill, he got an attitude. Of course we spoke to the manager, who acted like he could care less if we liked the food or not. He asked how everything else was, and we told him the pancakes were the only thing that we had a problem with and that again we would like this item removed from our bill. He didn't want to remove it from the bill he kept asking is there anything else we could get you, maybe we can make you some more.We told him no thanks. He apologized and in less than 2 mins he was back with our bill, pancakes removed and an additional 30% removed. I really wish that we had had a better time, and better service, because the J chicken was FANTASTIC! I guess I'll have to order to go LOL

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