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Emil Villa's CA Barbecue

1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
+1 510-357-7776
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average21%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
9 Feb 2018
“Avoid the pie”
24 Oct 2017
“Great ribs, coleslaw, and BBQ sauce”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

We were staying in San Leandro at the Marina hotel and needed a place to dine. Based on the reviews from this site, we took a chance and went to Emil's We shared the sample BBQ plate. Overall good eats, although some of the ribs...More

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I love pork ribs, and Emil Villa's stores are among my favorite rib places. We dined at their San Leandro store for the first time in years tonight, and it maintained the high standard we expect. Generous portions on the St. Louis-style ribs, and their...More

Thank FD B
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It had been a long while since I had eaten here & the food & service were jusy as excellent as I remembered them from before. WI'll definately return more often. Our waitress was great also!

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I am reluctant to tell people about this place because it is so good, so convenient and so under-used. Are you looking for a great breakfast on Sunday but don't want to wait for a table? Well, then this is the place. The portions are...More

Thank andrewlibson
Reviewed 12 March 2017

This establishment used to be one of my favs however it has fallen off as far as food and serve is concerned. Sometimes the ribs are moist and tender. Other times, it is dry and taste less - ugh!! Used to be a line to...More

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Service was great, food was really good. Only thing on sampler plate more zucchini would be great. Good value.

Thank wanderer872
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Had Emil's Special Scramble with avocado. Could have served two people. But, it was yummy. Hubby had an omelet and was happy with his meal too. Their fresh baked biscuits were just like mom's. Not a fancy place, but they sure have the knack for...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

I had been going there for years and then they closed. They have been re-open for a couple of years now however we just started going back last year. If you want a good hearty breakfast with great bacon and sausage this is the place...More

Thank Sheryl S
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Like many of you reading this review, l Love when I find a good Grill with options! Emil Villa's is tops for their barbecue. If you don't know it by now, the menu also offers an assortment of Pit Smoked specialties, Combo platters, Steaks, Chops...More

Thank Archeaglefly
Reviewed 19 March 2015

They've been there forever. That alone should tell you something. My family has gone there, plus we go there separately by ourselves or with friends. We have had pretty much everything on the menu. Thier BBQ is great, no complaints from us.

Thank davidscott1
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577-5021
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Leandro
  • Phone Number: +1 510-357-7776
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