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Cha Cha Cha

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Haight-Ashbury
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1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2711
+1 415-386-7670
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17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:30
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California
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to try some tapas at a Latin American restaurant for lunch for a change, and we were pleased with our decision. This restaurant is highly popular as all the tables were full when we arrived. Thus, our name was placed on a waiting list & we were told to wait at the bar for around 15 minutes. This... More 

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Thank SF2015
Mill Creek, Washington
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252 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little funky, but well worth it! Food is excellent, service is average, and in a quirky part of town close to Golden Gate Park. You MUST get a pitcher of their renowned sangria's - best we have ever had!

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Thank Gary2425
Las Vegas
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120 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cha Cha Cha has been one of my favorite restaurants to visit in SF for over 25 years. This last visit was upsetting and the worst though. My GF and I arrived on a wet. rainy Tuesday afternoon for lunch. There were only 2 occupied tables and 1 booth at the time and during our entire lunch. Due to back... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Cha Cha Chas. It's the perfect restaurant if you are in the mood for tapas and a lively atmosphere. Insider tip: stick to the tapas and avoid the main dishes. The main courses are enticing but in my experience they lack flavor and pizazz. Stick with the tapas. Top favorites include: Cajun Shrimp Mushrooms Plantains Ceviche The wait... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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464 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for Happy Hour - they didn't have one of the main HH offerings, the Calamari, ready...it wasn't ready the whole time we were there and we heard the servers apologize to patron after patron. Other HH specials were Prok or Chicken Quesadillas or Fried Potatoes or Chicken Wings - all about $9. Instead I had Platanos with Black... More 

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Thank jay s
Montpelier, Vermont
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we started out at the place next door which doesn't have a dinner feel. this was just right. great atmosphere and good food, good service.The portions were generous for tapas and interesting flavors. we enjoyed it and would definitely go back.

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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here while on vacation after a recommendation - the food was really nice especially enjoyed the cajun shrimp. It was a little noisy - a sign of people enjoying themselves!

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Lathrop, California, United States
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my boyfriend & daughter. He had a salmon sandwich & I ordered the jerk chicken. It was exquisite. The white rice tasted like it was made with cocunut water which gave it a unique flavor. The sangria was refreshing. Wish we would've ordered a pitcher. There will be a next time!

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Thank Rebeca209
San Francisco, California
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I have been going here since I was 6 years old. My favorite dishes are the shrimp in the skillet, ceviche, potatoes, and beans and rice. They have yummy sangria too! Busy location requires planning for parking.

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Kerrville, Texas
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

GET THE JERK CHICKEN. It is amazing. Their salsa was surprisingly delicious as well!! Service was great, the guys are very friendly. The inside is beautifully decorated. Eclectic and charming.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Latin, Caribbean, Cuban
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 16:00
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-2711
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Haight-Ashbury
  • Neighbourhood: Haight-Ashbury
  • Phone Number: +1 415-386-7670

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Haight-Ashbury
The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops. While the Summer of Love ended decades ago, Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through its streets can still feel like stepping back in time. A must-see neighbourhood for most music fans, it’s easy to see why these streets attracted the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin. You’ll likely be content in The Haight day or night, just be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.
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