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“A Taste of Home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Smokin BBQ

Smokin BBQ
Ave Malecon S/N y 24 de Mayo, Salinas, Ecuador
+593 99 949 9396
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Ranked #5 of 39 Restaurants in Salinas
Price range: $5 - $25
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The only Texas Barbeque and Down Home Country Cookin' that can not be found in Salinas! THE Best Hamburgers& French Fries in Salinas, as well as THE COLDEST Beer!!! Come on in and enjoy the good food, cold beers and great people.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A Taste of Home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We don't even hail from Texas and we felt like home. Ecuadorean food is great but when you feel like something familiar Smokin is the place to go. Gary and Katherine are great and their staff are friendly and professional. The food is excellent and the desserts are to die for. Looking forward to returning.

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Kathryn V, Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Us Texans always like to make sure everyone feels right at home!!! Sure look forward to your return visit! We are always tryin out new and different desserts just for all y'alls enjoyment!!! Keep up to date with us on Facebook.com/SmokinTexasBBQ.
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Eatin, drinkin and American Football like you are in Austin or Chicago!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Superb American style breakfast....eggs with big yokes...tasty homemade sausage.
Gumbo like you were sitting at Ralph& Kacoos in 'Nawlins...loaded with shrimp, chicken&chorizo.
Sensational T-bone...bout a 24 oz beauty...so good I never tried the Ribeye..
Pulled Pork, BLT, Brisket, all above average. Drinks like I make at my home in Chicago.
This place is a 10....maybe 12 if you haven't eaten American style for awhile...
Get your request in early for football..my Seminoles were available each weekend.
Gary & Katherine aim to please and they do!
Pat OConnor

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Kathryn V, Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
It was a great pleasure having you in Smokin! Y'all come back and visit real soon! You will be missed!
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“One of the best resturants on Salinas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you grow weary of chicken al la plancha and rice or sea food soup at all the other restaurants and are craving some barbecue this is the place for you. Pulled pork sandwiches were tasty. Excellent gumbo, ribs, and burgers. Free wifi to boot. Good prices and appears to be quite popular with the gringos. Highly recommended.

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Kathryn V, Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you! Y'all will need to come back soon to enjoy some of the specials that we are gonna be rollin' out soon! Keep up to date with us on Facebook.com/SmokinTexasBBQ.
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Saskatoon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Awesome atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I spent 2 weeks on the Malecon and spent a lot time visiting/eating/drinking at Smokin. The food and service was good. The servers speak english and spanish. The owners, Kathryn and Gary made you feel very welcome. We enjoyed all of our meals there as well as our numerous cervesas. It was a great place to talk to other Canadians and Americans and discuss your Ecuadorian adventures.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kathryn V, Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank y'all so much! Y'all hurry back now!
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Cranbrook, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Can You say TEXAS BBQ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Lets start with a perfectly cooked breakfast of soft poached eggs, and that's not easy! We also enjoyed a dinner of BBQ ribs and chicken that reminded us of our travels to Texas, smoked to perfection, another day we stopped by for a lunch of Gumbo. Not only was the food great but the owner takes time for a brief visit with his customers making everyone feel that southern hospitality!

Visited October 2013
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Kathryn V, Owner at Smokin BBQ, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
So happy that we could bring some Texas memories back for y'all!!! Come see us again real soon!
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