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Armadillo Willy's BBQ

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
American, Barbecue, Southwestern
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1031 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
+1 650-941-2922
10:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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Houston, Texas
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134 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

So excited to taste California Bar B Que so we chose Armadillo Willy's. While the chicken is tender, it is not well seasoned, and the ribs are too fatty to enjoy. Brisket was OK. Decided that when. On California, Bar Que should not be the food of choice.

Thank Stephanie L
Santa Cruz, California
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93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Food in ample portions, with fries, etc, but somehow did not seem complete to me. My Pulled Pork BBQ was ok, not great, but this is not a place I would go back to for the $15 price tag. Seemed a little overpriced to me.

Thank Ken B
Mountain View, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Armadillo Willy's to the rescue! My daughter turned 1 on Saturday. We hired a taquero to cater the party. Food! Drinks! Plates! Everything! All I had to do is show up. Well, apparently they needed to too. Aaaaannnddddd they didn't. So my mother calls Armadillo Willy's and the lovely woman on the phone says they can handle it, "no problem!"... More 

Thank Danit B
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Armadillo Willy's on San Antonio used to be one of the best places to get BBQ in the South Bay area. Sadly, the last few times we have been there, the quality was nowhere near where it used to be. BBQ meats were rather dry and didn't have the melt-in-your mouth texture that was trademark for this place a few... More 

Thank ravelshark
Flagstaff Arizona
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Lots of food done pretty well. I can recommend the pulled pork. The ordering process might be a little confusing to the unfamiliar: Stand in line, order, then go down the long hallway to the other room to get your order.

Thank Xybek
Los Altos, California
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is our family go to place for a burger or Texas BBQ ribs. Their Flat Iron Burgers are our favorites. Simple but great. Love their cajun fries with a bit Jalapeño BBQ sauce. Prices are great too.

Thank 264agustinf
Los Altos, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016

I've been going to Armadillo Willy's BBQ for years. The meats are always done well to the taste and you can pick your own sauce. The sides need some improvement. Since they changed the spice coleslaw it's not as good. The corn muffins are very good.

Thank Nina201604
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Amradillo Willy's is a great place to get BBQ. It is a midrange price restaurant and you will get your moneys worth. Our whole family enjoys eating here.

Thank 383pamelah
Bengaluru, India
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213 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I absolutely love their texas pork ribs! Simply Delicious! Their sides are amazing too - corn cilantro salad and chicken avacado soup are amazing!

Thank Umang D
Lancaster, California
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143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

It's hard to judge a BBQ place after only 1 visit, but I found this place to be okay. I order the special with brisquit and found it average at best. The service was good with very polite servers. It's counter service and the lines went fast. Probably would give it another try.

Thank EnglishTeach30

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1031 N San Antonio Rd, Los Altos, CA 94022-1323
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Altos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-941-2922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?