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“Smoke, Smoke, Smoke”
Review of Gorilla Barbeque

Gorilla Barbeque
Ranked #7 of 87 Restaurants in Pacifica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Takeout
Pacifica
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Smoke, Smoke, Smoke”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you like lots of smoke on your meat this is the place. Ribs, Chicken, links - they've got it all. (if you like your ribs saucy go right next door and get their ribs to go -- split up your party, get what you like and meet in the picnic area to share it all!)

Visited June 2014
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level 6 Contributor
706 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 368 helpful votes
“Meh”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

I don’t know why Gorilla receives such high reviews – other than the fact there’s no other BBQ in Pacifica. The food is okay at best. I had a three meat plate (shared with my wife and her family) of pulled pork, brisket, and links, and two sides of coleslaw and mac and cheese. The pulled pork and links were nothing special at all. I will say the brisket with crust and the mac and cheese were both very good. But only two of five items were worthy of eating again. Sure, it’s close if you live in Pacifica. But take my advice and drive to Oakland and eat at Everett and Jones for true BBQ. I’d not return to Gorilla. Another Triple D bust in my opinion.

  • Visited May 2014
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Pacifica, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Lip smackin' Q”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Always nice to be able to brag about a local spot. Gorilla Barbeque has a fantastic pulled pork sandwich. They load up a delicious roll with gobs of smoked pork. Don't look for fat...because you won't find it. Their sauce is of the vinegar variety. If that's not your favorite, no problem because they deliver it on the side. The sandwich is so large, you can easily split it with a friend or save it for later. The mac-and-cheese side is tempting...but I recommend their potato salad. It's super creamy with great flavor. Yes, I know there's typically a line at the door. But when you get your food, you'll realize it was worth the wait.

  • Visited March 2014
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Anaheim
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8 reviews
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“Way overated”
Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

Maybe I was there on an off day but this was the worst bbq I have ever had. The brisket was dry and fatty and the mac n cheese was very dried out and tasteless. I'm afraid to give it another chance!

  • Visited August 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Joint”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Excellent place for barbecue. I went on Monday at 5:30. No lines no waiting. Tons if food in your plate and it tastes great. There are plastic chairs to sit in the parking lot so don't think it's fancy. It's just great barbecue.

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