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“Brisket to die for”
Review of Cali Comfort BBQ

Cali Comfort BBQ
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Located ten minutes east of Downtown San Diego, Cali Comfort BBQ is quickly becoming known to locals outside of East County as the go-to destination for Slow Smoked Barbecue and San Diegan Hospitality! At Cali Comfort BBQ in the heart of Spring Valley, we barbecue all of our meats in our Ole Hickory Smoker with select cooking woods after they have been seasoned with our specialty Cali Dry Rub. Passionate about remaining true to barbecue tradition, we have developed our menus for our Low -N- Slow Cali BBQ Restaurant and Catering Events to offer only the highest quality barbecue in San Diego. Since we smoke the traditional way, "low-n-slow" there are times that we run out due to increased cravings for great tasting barbecue. We know that those of you who understand the true art of barbecue realize that once we are out, we are out. We cannot smoke up another batch of great tasting BBQ until the next day. A general rule of thumb for our smoked meats are as follows:
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I usually order for take out. The wedding beans are the best with bits of brisket in the mix.
The brisket is always a hit, very juicy and tender.

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Reviewed July 31, 2017

My wife and I went back to Cali Comfort BBQ tonight and had a great Meal. Rauscha our server was so professional, nice, smiley, funny, and such a joy to talk with. Rauscha came back to our table about 10 times to make sure we had everything we needed to make our meal really good. She mentioned 2 Monday specials for us to try. The first was a $5.00 Michelada with Pacifico Beer or other craft beers. The drinks were very large and very good. The second special was Stuffed Cheese Jalapenos wrapped in Crispy Bacon. We started with that appetizer and the Jalapenos were so good ! They were very big, and super tasty with crunchy bacon to add to the flavors. For our main dinners my wife had the Brisket Plate, where the meat is slow smoked for over 14 hours and was featured on the TV show "Dining out with Noah". The meat was so tender and tasty, with that crusty blacken outside of the meat that adds a great flavor to the meat. It was Delicious ! I had the Pulled Pork Plate, that is slow cooked again for 14 hours on the smoker, pulled, plated and ready for competition judging. Its so tender, tasty, and with Cali Comforts outstanding BBQ sauce over the top of the Pulled Pork , it is Awesome ! And on both meal plates we had BBQ Beans, Cole Slaw, and Cali's Famous Cornbread Muffin, with Honey Butter. And for dessert we shared Cali Comforts Homemade Famous Wicked Peach Cobbler, which is huge, and so good. Almost every bite you take from this dessert you say " This is so Good ". During our dinner Ian the nightly manager came by our table to make sure everything was going OK. Ian is so nice ! With Rauscha great service and with Cali Comfort's super tasty BBQ meats, we had a wonderful dinner experience. Check them out, you will not be disappointed !

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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We came here Saturday, July 15, 2017. They opened up a closed area to accommodate our group of eight. The food was ok. I call myself a cook, so I could tell their short cuts. Despite this I highly recommend this location. In fact, I wished I had some of their ribs now

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Reviewed July 16, 2017

Stopped in at Cali last night after the Padre game. One of the few places in East county still serving food at 10 PM (Saturday night) We've been coming here for a few years now and have always been satisfied with our orders. Been to Phil's BBQ many times, but Cali beats them hands down on the sauce. Delicious smoked meats, comfortable atmosphere, great cocktails. What's not to like? Keep up the good work and the high standard of your food

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Reviewed July 13, 2017

The BBQ is delicious.The atmosphere is nice and cozy. The service is great. I'm
a local so I go there often. No matter what you order you'll enjoy....

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