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$8 - $23
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed March 15, 2022

I enjoyed my time there. Everyone was eager to help and took care of whatever i needed. Will be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

This guy doesn't move quickly and processes one order at a time.Poor attitude for sure. Plan ahead so you are not late back to work.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 7, 2020

Since it's summer, I'm always looking for the best burger and I'm happy to say I found it at Santa Maria BBQ! This is the 2nd time I ordered this in 2 days. The ingredients combo fulfilled all my taste buds-sweet, savory, salty, & sour....The brioche buns hold it's shame and doesn't become soggy. I think the meat quality must be high too because it doesn't leave a fatty aftertaste. I'd take a picture if I didn't already wolf it down...lol!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Walked over from the nearby Fairfield Inn a few minutes before 8 on a weeknight. Was greeted by one of the two staff who was doing some cleaning in the near empty place. Ordered the brisket, beans and hot corn with a bottle of beer....Yes, they have beer as well as fountain soft drinks and a few other bottled drink selections. May even be a couple single serve wines. The brisket was tender and very tasty. Beans were as good as you expect from a BBQ place. The hot corn which has hot peppers to go along with the hot temperature are a zesty combo. I was warmed of that and even given the offer of a replacement if I didn’t like those. Should make sure to get a cup of water or another beer for that. All in all a good choice for food when you are in Buena Park and the joint is open.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed November 1, 2019 via mobile

We live in the area and decided to try this place out after driving by many times. The food and service here is great. We ordered the Tri Tip, Brisket and pulled park and all three were fantastic. The BBQ beans and nuclear corn are...great sides, skip the potato salad. Get away from the crowds on Beach Blvd and try this place out. Prices are reasonable, we will be backMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

Perfect! The brisket plate was generous and most importantly just fantastic, delicious, perfectly cooked and seasoned! I highly recommend this place to anyone interested in trying truly great BBQ in a really nice space, and for those of us who already love BBQ, this is...THE place : )More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Great food - fresh and tasty. Recommend the brisket and the ribs. Interesting venue with lots of links to the community and activities taking place in adjoining rooms. Definitely worth a visit. It’s a new place so this could be why the service wasn’t so...slick - that’s just the one thing to improve on as our food didn’t come out together... everything else was great...go visit.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018

This place serves delicious food! The meat was very tender. I especially loved the brisket. Also their staff is friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018

I visited from the Netherlands and came across this BBQ restaurant. It was my lucky day because it was Taco Tuesday! Excellent tacos with pulled pork, brisket or tri-tip for a very good price. I tried all of them and they were very tasty! Not...only the food is very nice but also the staff is very friendly and helpfull. They have a small podium and one of the staff members was singing. Amazing how good she was! One last thing: Try the beer from the tap from San Francisco. As a guy from the Netherlands I can say that that is a very good tasting beer!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Most plates were quite expensive so chose the brisket sandwich. Very good quality and taste in everything ordered. Downside - They ran out of sides I wanted at 11am, they took 20min to prepare order and then forgot the BBQ sauce. Bring your patience!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Took almost 30 Minutes to get 2 plates of food. Not one employee smiled the entire time we were there. My meat and Mac and cheese were cold. Nice atmosphere but for $45 for 2 people I expected a lot better. Won’t be coming back...here.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We eat here on out last day in the USA. The owner is really friendly and has a lot of passion for bis work. We had the best beef we have tasted in our holliday

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

This location is a dual BBQ, coffee shop, and comedy club. The pork ribs were delicious and flavorful. The Beef ribs were tender and absolutely tasty. The best side was by far the macaroni and cheese. No sauce required for either ribs but they are...availableMore

Date of visit: April 2018
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Archie H, Owner at Santa Maria BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Wow Thank you so much. We at Santa Maria are always happy when the customer is happy. Please come back soon and see all the new improvements we are making!

Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our meal. My husband, Mom, and Dad had the brisket. They said it was tender and smokey with a buttery texture. The bbq sauce was sweet and tangy. I had the 1/2 chicken. It was juicy, tender and had a...bit spice to it from the rub on it. You can taste the smokey flavor! The 4 cheese and bacon Mac and cheese was excellent. It was creamy and perfectly peppered with a good ratio of bacon. The bbq beans were seasoned well. The fries were crunchy and well seasoned. The portion sizes won’t leave you disappointed or hungry. I will definitely be back and would recommend this place to anyone looking for a bbq restaurant with authentic southern bbq place.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Archie H, Owner at Santa Maria BBQ, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2018

Thank you so much. We missed responding to your review but we love it thank you so much.. please come again.

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