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Emil Villa's CA Barbecue

1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
+1 510-357-7776
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (7 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
“bbq sauce” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
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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
Thank DianahR_12
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
Thank Cali4niahiker
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
Thank Dennis J
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
Thank FD B
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
Thank Karen G
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
Thank andrewlibson
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
Thank Rose L
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
Thank wanderer872
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
Thank Deborah M
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

I had been going there for years and then they closed. They have been re-open for a couple of years now however we just started going back last year. If you want a good hearty breakfast with great bacon and sausage this is the place...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Sheryl S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Leandro
  • Phone Number: +1 510-357-7776
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