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Armadillo Willy's

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2071 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-2024
+1 408-371-9033
11:00 - 21:30
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Prefer the Tri Tip sandwich with peanut slaw on Tuesday and the turkey burger no cheese with fries on Saturday.

Thank Gordonjg2017
San Jose, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I ordered one pulled pork salad and an order of babyback ribs. The salad was just OK - but the ribs were really bad! They were dry (tasting like they had been cooked days earlier. And they tasted bad - similar to liver! Don't think I'll go back.

Thank John G
Fort Myers, Florida
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I arrived in San Jose on vacation to visit family. Armadillo Willy's was close and BBQ so it seemed like a logical choice after traveling all day. I wanted something quick, tasty and easy. I ordered the Thursday Special which was a loaded one pound baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives and BBQ chicken. It was very good. I... More 

Thank UCF1983
Loa Gatos, CA
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

When heading out to lunch or dinner, Armadillo Willys is our go to choice. We have never been disappointed. They have a large choice to meet any mood. Of course their ribs are awesome. However, if you're in a healthy mood, they have salmon burgers, turkey, etc. There is a good choice of sides, my favorite being the Texas tots.... More 

Thank Kevin M
San Jose
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We ordered online and picked them up to bring home. The order was as we had placed and all items in the bag! Many places you don't always get what you ordered. The ribs were very tender, salad was crisp, cornbread and honey butter tasted wonderful!.Our order was ready and waitnig for us, and I had prepaid so went very... More 

Thank MoovinoninSanJose
Fresno, California
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

The staff was efficient, friendly, the place was clean, and all the TV's worked! The food was just OK and, in most cases, not reasonably priced. For example, three ribs (and a side) cost $11 - and they were just "OK." My chicken salad had too little chicken so I sent it back. The staff told me they only put... More 

Thank David J
Bay Area, Ca
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

BBQ is one of my favorite foods, unfortunately there are not a lot of BBQ places in San Jose. Also the population isnt that discerning on their BBQ, so here fits Armadillo Willys. It a place to get decent BBQ. The RIBS were pretty dry. The Brisket is ok. The pulled pork? More of the same. Its not bad food,... More 

Thank Conrad6487
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Tucked away in a little strip mall area, Armadillo Willy's offers great barbeque, superb value, and many choices. There's something for everyone's tastes. Both of us enjoyed the pulled pork. Though nothing super special, the sides were delicious. Would definitely eat here again.

Thank larrrock
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

This has always been the favorite place for me and husband when we crave for BBQ. For us it tastes better than the smoking pig even though many people claim the later to be the best BBQ in San Jose. So when my parents in law came over to visit, we took them here and they absolutely loves it! In... More 

Thank Yang h
Woodcote, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This is a quirky place (for a Brit at least) fast food in a slow kind of way. The meat is all, allegedly, cooked on a traditional Texan wood BBQ and I must say it tasted pretty good. I tried the Texan Tri which as the names suggests has 3 varieties of meat. The most surprising thing was that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2071 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124-2024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-371-9033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?