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“Great BBQ, something for every palate!”

Rancho Nipomo Deli & BBQ
Ranked #2 of 44 Restaurants in Nipomo
Cuisines: Delicatessen
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great BBQ, something for every palate!”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Probably the best Tri-tip sandwich I have ever had! I have had plenty of great Tri-tip before, serving it on a toasted telera roll makes all the difference in the world. If Tri-tip is not your thing this place has everything from pulled pork to Dodger Dogs as well! It's right off the 101 and 166 to allow you to make a quick pit stop no matter which direction you're going.

  • Visited September 2012
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Santa Maria, Ca
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“One of the best kept secrets”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

We stop in to Rancho Nipomo every chance we get. While the location is out of the way,the food is top notch. If you want pulled pork, or authentic Mexican, or even special hot dogs, this is the place to go. My favorite (so far) is the Chile Verde enchiladas. If you don't see them on the menu, or on special, just ask and they will make them for you. So far, everything we have had there has been perfectly tasty and filling. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2012
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Santa Maria, Ca
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Yummy Pulled Pork”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I picked up carry out pulled pork sandwiches the other day. Wonderful! Not much sauce on them to cover the taste of the pork (perfect, in my book) and the cole slaw can be on the side if you want to keep things separate. The staff was pleasant, Location great for take out, but there were people eating there, the side garden would be my pick if the weather's good. Local brew topped off a good menu.

  • Visited September 2012
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Toledo, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent BBQ Sandwich in an out of the way location”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

During a recent trip through the California Wine Growing region we stopped at Rancho Nipomo BBQ along highway 101. The owner was as welcoming as it gets, the resteraunt was bustling with locals and tourists alike and the smoked pork sandwich was on the best we have had since we left Texas years ago. I would recommend that anyone traveling from LA to San Fran on the 101 stop at this little gem and try out the pork or mexican fare on the menu.

  • Visited August 2012
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Just great food”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Richard has done a great job with his restaurant. We would love to see more love entertainment there.

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