lothing says Florida like sitting outside on a gorgeous day, sipping a tropical cocktail and watching the world go by. And there is no better place for doing just that than Cha Cha Coconuts that is celebrating three decades of helping people relax on St. Armands Circle.
When most people think St. Armands, they picture high-end shopping, elegant dining and places that pamper like nowhere else. And they’re right.
But nestled in the mix is Florida casual Cha Cha Coconuts that even winter visitors think of as a carefree getaway from their getaway. It was here when Lido Key hadn’t yet become the tourist mecca that it is today, and in three decades, they’ve perfected relaxing on the Circle into an art.
Here, you’ll find a family friendly atmosphere, accommodating staff, and a range of reasonably priced and delicious Floribbean cuisine and tropical drinks.
“You’re in the islands,” said Emily Ranney , general manager at Cha Cha Coconuts. What that means is great food, tasty drinks, and friendly staff, among them Andy, informally known as the “Mayor of St. Armands Circle,” who’s been here since the beginning and known to greet customers by name.
Everything about this place is bright and welcoming, just like a trip to the Bahamas, the Turks, or Barbados. That includes a menu that is founded on Jamaican fare but has evolved to become the uniquely Florida and Caribbean fusion food known as Floribbean.
It’s a menu influenced by the sweet spiciness of the islands and the waves of Caribbean, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants who’ve come to Florida since the late 1800s.
At Cha Cha Coconuts, that means everything from Bahamian Conch Fritters to Jamaican-inspired VooDoo Ribs. And while the menu’s diversity will amaze you — including an array of scrumptious seafood — you’ll still find the burgers, wings, sandwiches and salads you’d expect at any neighborhood pub.
Come find out what residents and visitors alike already love about Cha Cha Coconuts and why, for 30 years, it’s been the home of casual fun and great food and drink on St. Armands.
To learn more about Cha Cha Coconuts, visit their website.