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Rancho Nipomo Deli & BBQ

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108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
805-925-3500
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 34
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good tasty Grub

Great BBQ & SM Tri-tip, a wonderful pulled pork sandwich, savory Tex-Mex make Rancho Nipomo a good local fav. One specialty - Santa Maria Fries. It's like Nacho but with fries, cheese, sour chream, beans & diced tri-tip on top.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Omaha
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

... didn't find it here. super large bun and plenty of meat, it just didn't tasted good. I'm still in search for a great pulled pork sandwich. also the place is very noisy at night. live music ...

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Nipomo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great BBQ & SM Tri-tip, a wonderful pulled pork sandwich, savory Tex-Mex make Rancho Nipomo a good local fav. One specialty - Santa Maria Fries. It's like Nacho but with fries, cheese, sour chream, beans & diced tri-tip on top.

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Santa Maria, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This place has some of the best ribs and nachos. Great place to take the family. We love sitting in the outside patio. On some nights they have a live band.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Tri- Tip sandwich is excellent, and the pulled pork sandwiches is another excellent choice, but you definitely get your monies worth for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Trip-tip goodness. Stopped here on our mini road trip and ooooommmmaaagggaawd these sandwiches are heavenly. And they have a good selection of craft beers!

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Seattle, WA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We read about this place on Yelp after doing a little research on BBQ in Santa Maria. We were looking for a lunch place easy to access from the highway as we headed to Santa Barbara, and the reviews seemed good. At first we thought the GPS had led us astray, as it's right off the highway in what looks... More 

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Solvang, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Wow, this place really knows how to make good food! Super close to the 101 freeway (at the north end of the Santa Maria River bridge at the Hiway 166 East)…literally two minutes off the road. That said, I would drive MUCH further to eat here! This is a casual dining spot, with both indoor and outdoor tables. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I have eaten here more times than I can count. Each and every time I try something different. I have yet to be disappointed. I have loved each thing I have ordered. This last time I went I got the super nachos and santa maria style fire. Loved every bite and split both with my wife. I can't tell you... More 

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Arroyo Grande
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We've been to Rancho Nipomo many times. I usually order their pulled pork sandwich (my favorite) or a burger. They have great burgers. They have expanded and made a cantina where you can eat, drink, and listen to music in the space next to the deli with a passageway between. In our most recent visit, I saw the tri-tip enchiladas... More 

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Nipomo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Rancho Nipomo has is a great place to bring your family or to meet friends for a beer. Their food is a mix of traditional mexican and bbq specialties and sandwhiches. They also have local entertainment in their adjacent beer bar on week nights and weekends. Makes for a fun place to meet and hang out with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 Cuyama Ln, Nipomo, CA 93444-9058
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-925-3500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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