We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wait in Line”
Review of Gorilla Barbeque

Gorilla Barbeque
Ranked #7 of 86 Restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Wait in Line”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

We decided to do a takeout lunch. We passed Gorilla Barbecue and the orange exterior is unmistakable. A line was forming so we joined. It took about 20 minutes to place our order. Then another 10 while packaged. The pork ribs were plentiful and large. I would say they were a bit on the dry side, but the extra sauce made them really good. The Macaroni and cheese had a hint of oregano, which was a surprise. Didn't care for the beans and rice. I gave this restaurant 4 stars for quantity and flavor. Seems to be a must do place when in "Surf City" Pacifica.

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
1 Thank Dedi S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

142 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    40
    18
    6
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
hendersonville, nc
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food. Good value.”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Tired it because a friend recommended. I'm from barbeque county in the south and I didn't expect good barbeque but it was excellent. So much food I had it for breakfast the next day too. Great location..... you can hike for a while, have lunch then hike some more. Very nice folks.

  • Visited July 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank tripdookey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Oroville, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Real Deal Southern Style BBQ”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

My girlfriend found Gorilla BBQ on Triple D and suggested we stop by on our PCH trip this past spring. I was a little bit skeptical about a BBQ joint in California. I grew up in the south, and I must admit that I am a bit of a BBQ snob. Holy Cow am I glad we went though!

We split a 2 meat combo and went with the ribs (my favorite) and pulled pork. The ribs are honestly as good, if not better, than the ones I've had from some of the places back home. The meat was falling off the bone at first touch and the rub was so good that you practically don't need the BBQ sauce. Not that I didn't use the sauce though. The sauce has a good smokey tang and fairly strong bite. The pulled pork was equally as amazing. The sides were also top notch. The mac & cheese was especially good.

It would have been nice if there was some more seating, especially something covered. Would have made eating this feast a bit more manageable. As it was, it had just rained, and we ended up eating in our car. That said, you can't top the food. If you're passing through, eat here. If you live in the area, be thankful that you have such an amazing BBQ joint all the way out on the California coast...and then eat here a lot.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank GatorTrotter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
san francisco, ca
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simple and very tasty”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

You will get a lot of very good meat with an excellent bbq sauce for relatively little money. Good when you get a party going, especially if you have a lot of meat eaters. This place never disappoints.

  • Visited December 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank vkuznetsov
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hope, Arkansas, Usa
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“come hungry and come early”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

Got lucky - they usually run out of food early on Saturdays! Huge portions of chicken and pork and beef - good seasoning and smoke flavors. Now you have to understand - we have BBQ history from living in North Carolina and enjoy Texas and Kansas BBQ often. Of course the sauce was different and the sour dough bread a change BUT no complaints here.

  • Visited November 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank kathyw460
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Gorilla Barbeque also viewed

 

Been to Gorilla Barbeque? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing