My wife is from West Texas and pronounced this to be authentic pit-style slow smoked "Q". What more do I need to say?
We used to travel through Los Banos quite often in route to Monterey. We always tried to time our visits with a stop at Hot City BBQ. The days and hours are limited so call ahead to make sure they are open. But the trip and stop is well worth it for some excellent BBQ. Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork and... More
My family shared their No. 7 sampler with pork, chicken, beef (tri-tips), and ribs. Loved every bite of the meat and their sauces. I used to live in Kansas City and ate BBQ weekly. This was an incredible selection of meats. The only criticism I'd have is their beans. They tasted more like chili beans than bbq beans. Not sure... More
We loved this place . . . We were looking for dinner for 9 of us staying in Santa Nella for 2 nights. This was fun and funky, low key, with good ribs. Not a place for vegetarians. Open only on weekends, and on Sunday only until 7, so plan ahead.
Food was fair, but the BBQ sauce was exceptional. The owners were very friendly, we had a good chat with them.
We stopped here on way back from Yosemite, heading towards Carmel. We had some ribs and the pulled pork sandwich. The ribs were excellent and the sandwich good. The staff were very friendly and the price was reasonable. If you like BBQ stop here and enjoy the food!!
A rack of ribs here costs about $16 or more. I can get them cooked at our Local Food Max for $12 and they taste just as good. Some of the steaks here are very expensive for Los Banos. Plus, they are only open a couple of days per week.
We love goiing here to pick food up and take it home. However, it is cute enough inside to stay and eat as well. I love their ribs, garlic bread (on the grill), and home made tasting potato salad.
My husband and I are both from Kansas, so good BBQ ribs are hard to find here on the West Coast. We both really enjoyed Hot City's BBQ rib dinner. The service was excellent. This is such a find. We will go back on our next trip through Los Banos.
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