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Barbecue, American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed June 12, 2020 via mobile

Emil’s is open for take-out right now. There’s a choice of ordering online or by phone. We ordered 4 meals for a backyard lunch with relatives. Ordering went very smoothly. The order was ready at the promised time. The young lady at the new make-shift...More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2018

I heard the Emil Villas in Hayward was really good, so we decided to give this place a try because it's closer to home. The staff is really sweet and welcoming, and the place has a small town diner feel to it. My husband and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Went to lunch with hubby and his Mom mid week. A delicious BBQ smell greets you as you walk in from the parking lot. The hubby and his mom had some meat dish, and they were very pleased with it. I opted for a breakfast...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed February 9, 2018

We were staying in San Leandro at the Marina hotel and needed a place to dine. Based on the reviews from this site, we took a chance and went to Emil's We shared the sample BBQ plate. Overall good eats, although some of the ribs...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 24, 2017

I love pork ribs, and Emil Villa's stores are among my favorite rib places. We dined at their San Leandro store for the first time in years tonight, and it maintained the high standard we expect. Generous portions on the St. Louis-style ribs, and their...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

It had been a long while since I had eaten here & the food & service were jusy as excellent as I remembered them from before. WI'll definately return more often. Our waitress was great also!

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I am reluctant to tell people about this place because it is so good, so convenient and so under-used. Are you looking for a great breakfast on Sunday but don't want to wait for a table? Well, then this is the place. The portions are...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Reviewed March 11, 2017

This establishment used to be one of my favs however it has fallen off as far as food and serve is concerned. Sometimes the ribs are moist and tender. Other times, it is dry and taste less - ugh!! Used to be a line to...More

Date of visit: February 2017
Reviewed January 1, 2017

Service was great, food was really good. Only thing on sampler plate more zucchini would be great. Good value.

Date of visit: December 2016
Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Had Emil's Special Scramble with avocado. Could have served two people. But, it was yummy. Hubby had an omelet and was happy with his meal too. Their fresh baked biscuits were just like mom's. Not a fancy place, but they sure have the knack for...More

Date of visit: October 2016
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