Nashville Hot Chicken in Pacific Grove, California.

Bringing Southern hot chicken sandwiches to Pacific Grove, using only the freshest ingredients and the spiciest spices. Choose between Naked, Mild, Medium, or Hot when ordering (beware)!

About Us

Starting as a backyard pop up in 2020 in Seaside, California, Heatwaves has since grown to occupy Rudolfo’s Cafe every Sunday.

Heatwaves has also expanded its menu to include not only fried chicken, but also philly cheesesteaks, breakfast burritos, and pizza!


Chef Rudolfo Ponce opened Heatwaves in 2020 and Rudolfo’s in 2021. Heatwaves operates out of Rudolfo’s on Sundays to bring Nashville fried chicken to Pacific Grove.

Rudolfo’s is open Tuesday to Saturday serving pizza, pasta, paninis, and more Italian staples.

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