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Hot City Barbeque & Bistro

1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
+1 209-826-4300
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (11 reviews)
“tri tip” (14 reviews)
“coleslaw” (3 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is small but the food was amazing. The BBQ Ribs were outstanding. The meat falls off the bones and the tri tip was really good. The potato salad and beans were also amazing. You must stop and eat here if your in Los...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tri-tip was amazing! The staff was friendly and helpful when figuring out what to eat! The restaurant was clean. Only issue was not a lot of parking

Thank Jack J
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Been here lots of times. Tried almost everything. It has all surpassed my expectations on what good bbq should be. Only open 2 days a week just cause they can! Looooove it!

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Not only does Hot City have a friendly and helpful staff, their food is very tasty and the portion sizes are large.

Thank Aundre G
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have had lots of different BBQ around the world and nothing compares to hot city tri tip. You see the food being cooked right at the entrance. We have also used their catering several times and have gotten lots of compliments. The party packs...More

Thank Blanca D
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food is so delicious. Our main drawback is the "dining" experience. Tables are cramped in there and it's very loud and uncomfortable.

Thank pamelachavez
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I have been working in the area for some time and have really been missing my grill and smoker. I noticed a sign along the main thoroughfare directing customers to its "off the beaten path" location. They are only open Friday through Sunday and have...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016

The plan was filled with locals when we came in around 7pm -- always a good sign. We were welcomed into the door by the staff who had just finished working the BBQ. You go up to the counter, order your food, sit down, and...More

Thank boston-tech-guy
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Try the spicy barbecue sauce. Tri tip and rib great. There beans and coleslaw are a must. Have to get there on time they run out of ribs fast.

Thank Bajafishing
Reviewed 13 November 2015

the best BBQ place in California. Period. Tri tip is great, baked beans are great, potato salad is great, garlic bread is great

Thank KarenBSF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 S 6th St, Los Banos, CA 93635-4728
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Banos
  • Phone Number: +1 209-826-4300
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