We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Armadillo Willy's

$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
10100 S de Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014-2127
+1 408-252-7427
Website
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

99 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 94: English reviews
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I like the ribs here, its just ribs fries and beans, but I like it, no frills sawdust on the floor maybe I should wear a cowboy hat next time I come back

Helpful?
1 Thank rudithedog2016
Cupertino, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have been eating at the Cupertino restaurant for over 20 years and feel it is as close to genuine Texas Bar-B-Q as you can get in California. The food is always smoked and slow cooked and the quality is consistent. Mid range on price, but great value for the food.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jimmy M
Level Contributor
83 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Armadillo Willy's is located in several places in SC County. The ribs are very good. They started in Los Altos, over 30 years ago and I've eaten at a couple of there locations. The food and service is always very good.

Helpful?
1 Thank Jon R
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

... it's not so bad as a brisket or chicken smoked flavor. Sauce is a bit thin and overall the kitchen-grease smells could use a top-down steam cleaning.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gwhized
silicon valley
Level Contributor
311 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

The selection is great. The tri-tip is perfect every time. It is realitively quick and a great place to meet up with friends or take the kids. Very casual and comfortable.

Helpful?
1 Thank travel4fun111
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

My friend had the ribs and brisket special with macaroni and cheese. She said it was great. The meat was very tender. I had the blackened salmon burger with a small salad. It was delicious.

Helpful?
1 Thank Sybil N
Cupertino, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

This is a place that you want to enjoy real BBQ dish, very good flavor and good potion for the price, I especially like ribs, they are cook perfectly, the best thing is no tone of sauce on top of it, very satisfying place for dinner.

Helpful?
1 Thank 220fran
Worcester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Fab food, especially the brisket, large portions, I shared a meal with my wife and was still full. Reasonable price, mains about 17 dollars

Helpful?
1 Thank patrick028
Level Contributor
123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Went with coworkers and loved it. They give you a lot of food and my 110 pound self ate it all. Got the pulled pork with potato salad and the corn muffin. My coworkers got the baby back ribs, brisket (juicy) and a variety platter. Everyone stuffed themselves. It's very casual which was nice after a long day of hard... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Toby M
Los Altos, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

BBQ meat cooked to perfection. Every dish is a hit. No misses. Superb brisket. Succulent pulled pork. Excellent ribs. Great sides - I especially like the peanut-slaw and corn salad (cilantro alert). Puffy cornbread muffins, served warm and fresh. I could eat here every day.

Helpful?
1 Thank Ran H

Travelers who viewed Armadillo Willy's also viewed

 

Been to Armadillo Willy's? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Barbecue
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10100 S de Anza Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014-2127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Cupertino
  • Phone Number: +1 408-252-7427

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Armadillo Willy's and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Armadillo Willy's staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?