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Carmona's BBQ Deli

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, American, Barbecue
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1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3406
+1 831-761-9160
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Watsonville, California
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269 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Well, I was disappointed when I heard that. So, I ordered the Chili Cheese Fry Burger which was described as: " loaded with chili ,shredded cheese and naked fries." The burger tasted very good but I felt that it was skimpy on the chili and cheese but it had too much fries on the side. the restaurant looks more like... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
Watsonville, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Went there to have there trip tip and ribs, it melted in my mouth and at a good price to take the family

Thank edwardc630
Hollister, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 3, 2016

We had always heard about this place but never ate there till yesterday. Will definitely be back as meal was fantastic. Had the 2 piece BBQ chicken that could have been split as was so big. Make sure you try their award winning clam chowder also.Friendly staff and GREAT food. My new favorite BBQ place.

Thank yahoomk
Watsonville, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 8, 2016

The food and the staff are great. It is a lovely atmosphere with a clearly BBQ-Sports vibe...really cool. Nice fresh food and beer/wine selection, too!

Thank Patrick L
Santa Cruz, CA
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Carmona's is a local family-run restaurant that has the feeling of being in Cheers. We are multiple repeat customers, as are a lot of their customers. Their hamburgers are to die for, the pastrami sandwich has excellent pastrami and their ribs are fall-off-the bone delicious. They always have sports on TV (Giants, A's, Raiders, Niners, you name it) and a... More 

Thank mpartyp
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have eaten here many times. Mainly for lunch, but we have enjoyed many different dishes. MY favs are the tri-tip sandwich and the breaded shrimp with fries. Very delicious. The TRI-tip is so tender and flavorful and the shrimp Is very lightly breaded. There's plenty of TV screens and beer options if watching sports and having a cold beer... More 

Thank Tvargas78
Sacramento CA
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159 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2015

In Watsonville for one night, did not want Mexican (Watsonville has some excellent Mexican resteraunts) and noticed a BBQ takeout. Ordered the 1/4 rack of ribs, which came with beans, potatoe salad, and garlic bread. The ribs were pleantiful, if a little fatty, but the, what do you expect of BBQ ribs? They were well prepared and flavorful The meal... More 

Thank jonthethird
Santa Cruz, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2013

Great place to buy platters for home parties, with all kinds of barbecues, chicken, ribs, and don't for get to try there hot sandwiches, you can't go wrong, they have plenty to choose from. Didn't care for there coleslaw, but the fries and sandwiches are all worth it!, Tri tip, to name one.

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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

This little hole in the wall was a pleasant surprise for lunch. The food was very good and the staff was friendly. My uncle had a grilled steak sandwich with onions and peppers which he said was very good. I had a Chicken Sandwich which was equally good. The beer was good and a good value. I would highly suggest... More 

Thank JeriNVentura
Modesto, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

This place was awesome , with the biggest hamburger I've eaten ... My wife and I were moteling it and wanted a burger WOW , now that's a burger and the garlic fries were very good also ... 5 stars for this place hands down !!!

Thank Buckeye1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Bar, Pub, American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-761-9160
We are a new BBQ deli located in Watsonville which provides professional service with a family approach. We have sit-in and take out services availiable. Come join us for fresh home made salads and our ever so tender baby back ribs along with our 1/2 lb burgers.We specialize in our own dry rubs and homemade BBQ sauce. We use nothing but the best quality meats and fresh vegetables from our local markets. Carmona's BBQ Deli has a full dining area to seat 1-70 guests. Visit us at 1040 East Lake Watsonville, CA. 95076Phone: (831) 761-9160 East Lake Shopping Center.Our hours are Monday Night Football from 4:30pm - Game OverTuesday through Saturday from 11am - 8:30pm Sundays from 12pm - 8pm

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