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California Chicken Cafe

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Santa Monica
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2401 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5805
+1 310-453-0477
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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951 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

So the food here although chicken and salad based, is probably some of the best rotisserie chicken around. Served with salad and pita, eat in take out, you can't go wrong. Everything is fresh and delicious, the restaurant is immaculate

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Whenever I want a salad with a bright taste I go to California Chicken Cafe. This was my first love but since I have learned to enjoy the roasted chicken and the soups also. There is a killer broccoli most of the time. For under $15 it is one of the best meals you can get.

Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015

California Chicken Cafe provides "fresh" chicken wraps and salads. Great place for the actual food, but I prefer to take the food to go, because the seating is a "commune" arrangement and I like sitting separately or in a booth where I can have an one on one conversation with someone while eating. Sitting next to people that I do... More 

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163 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

This is simple healthy food. Its inexpensive, healthy and tasty. I love the taste and value of the dark chicken meat package. For sides i get a full pint of the cole slaw. I also enjoy the steamed squash. I love the salsa here. I also find the drink selection great and generous refills. There are also wraps which look... More 

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Stopped by California Chicken for lunch recently after reading TripAdvisor reviews. Thanks for the tip everyone, it was really good and good value for money in this expensive tourist town. I had the rotisserie chicken and broccoli soup, very good. My husband had the chicken wrap, it was huge, and he was happy as well. The service was good -... More 

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Santa monica
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

If you love eating roasted chicken in a wrap or quartered, accompanied With good salad and or soup, this casual Dining establishment is great for lunch or dinner or even great as a take out meal!

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Santa Monica, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

When it's time to let others do the cooking, CCC comes to the rescue with a crispy and well done roasted chicken. Side orders are delicious too, especially the mashed potatoes and the wheat pita bread. With so many choices around the block, California Chicken Cafe stands out.

Thank Lucabentivo
Los Angeles, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

This place has amazing chicken! I've never been a huge fan for chicken breast but they make it well! They know what they are doing! My typical lunch is, 3 piece chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Macaroni salad!

Thank iReval
Santa Monica, California
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Great selection on the menu, fresh food, everything is made to order. Busy location a little on the loud side if eating there. I would suggest the Chinese Chicken Wrap. There to go orders can be called in before you arrive for pickup. You cant go wrong to feed a family of 4 for under $40.00

Thank ALAN B
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

You know you have visited El Pollo Loco one too many times when they know your car at the drive thru. Don't get me wrong , they do what they do well but when you just need some more variety and love fresh chicken and fresh side orders this is your place. Great whole wheat wraps, chicken plates with lots... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-5805
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-453-0477

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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