I had two bad experiences eating Tri -Tip steak elsewhere; it was like eating shoe leather -just as chewy, dry and nasty tasting as you would expect. Since Santa Maria is the "home" of Tri-Tip barbecue, I went to Shaw's on recommendation of staff in two places. I tried the steak for the third, and perhaps last, time. Wow, it was delicious! Still chewy but moist and tasty. The Cole Slaw salad was perfect - really creamy, the way I like it. My DH had the special, citrus salmon salad, and he said it was very good. Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert. Our waitress was very friendly too.
Will I have Tri-tip again? Only here for sure.
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