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Rancho Nipomo Deli & BBQ
Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Nipomo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Barbecue, Delicatessen
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Clovis, CA
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“You don't want to miss this one!”
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Awsome service, owner is on site, working the counter. Extremely hospitable. A mixture of amazing Mexican food and BBQ. Right next to the Santa Maria Brewery, drink amazing beer and order food, what more could you ask for?

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california
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“Great stop along the 101”
Reviewed October 29, 2011

Great little hole in the wall restaurant (not a deli) where the 101 and 166 meet. The owner is always friendly and appreciative to his patrons. They are known for their pulled pork sandwiches. Chicken tacos and burritos can be a bit dry. However, Rancho Nipomo offers a lot of tasty foods aside from chicken. Great homemade salsas and sweet potato fries! Go next door to the Santa Maria Brewery for some locally brewed beers (and tons of dust at the tiny, nostalgic bar).

  • Visited October 2011
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
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“Excellent Food and Service”
Reviewed September 19, 2011

Stopped in for lunch, what an amazing place, food and service was outstanding! Will be back!

  • Visited August 2011
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Costa Mesa, California
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274 reviews
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“A great Sandwich.....!!!”
Reviewed July 1, 2011

We had lunch at the Rancho Nipomo Deli on a recent trip up the coast, and....it was GREAT.

This being our first visit, I decided to try their signature sandwich. A BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich consisting of tender pulled smoked pork with their 16 spices BBQ sauce, piled high on a toasted, baked locally, Teleta bread topped with fresh coleslaw.

Writing this review makes my mouth water...!!!

I also had a side of fries, but that was a mistake. For starters, it was too much food and secondly, the fries were not all that great.

My partner had a Taco Salad with Asada. The meat was excellent. The kitchen made a mistake and made the Taco Salad with refried beans instead of pinto beans, as requested. However, they cheerfully offered to correct the mistake.

There is indoor and outdoor seating so you can bring your dog along, like we did. The location confused me a little bit...basically because of the name of the deli. The location is just north of Santa Maria whereas I was looking for the deli a little further north...in the Nipomo area.

However, that was my own fault....not paying any attention to directions......!!!

  • Visited June 2011
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Central Coast, California
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“Consistently Good”
Reviewed June 14, 2011

I usually pick up food to go from Rancho Nipomo at least a couple times a month, and I have never had a bad experience. The staff has been very nice and helpful each time I have come in, which is refreshing with so many local businesses lacking in the service department. My out of town visitors always request that we eat there when they stay. The order we got last week was no different. Great quality, large portions, very tasty. Consistently good.

  • Visited June 2011
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