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Armadillo Willy's

161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
+1 408-245-5300
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good48%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (8 reviews)
“peanut slaw” (2 reviews)
“pulled pork” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty damn tasty barbecue options with good selection of sides. The ribs were super good and turkey was great too. Ate here twice and would go back again.

Thank Sewid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good place to watch a game on one of the more basic sports channels, and get reliably good food. Some people rave about Smoking Pig, but it probably depends on your taste buds. I can walk to Armadillo Willy's a lot faster...More

Thank DarthAnonymous
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We dropped in for a late lunch. The food was okay, but I wasn't particularly wowed by it. I'm inclined to think Smoking Pig was a better BBQ, so I'm probably rating this lower than others. It was good food. The staff average and parking...More

Thank origsnoopy1
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I liked the place. The format is very simple... you choose what you like, you pay, they prepare and call you and you eat in the table you choose. Is not expensive and very tasty.

Thank agg1981
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We visited this location to enjoy my free birthday sandwich, a benefit of having a free Armadillo Willy's membership. You'll find a wide range of barbecued meats, fries, spicy beans and slaw. Sodas are all you can drink, as is the iced tea. Draft and...More

Thank SDox
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Smoked ribs were really good. Decent beer selection. Chicken tortilla soup was delicious! Mac and cheese also great. My daughter's pulled pork sandwich was excellent. Other daughter's salad was ok - the greens could have been better. Friendly service. Prices reasonable - I'd go again.

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Always enjoy their in-house smoked meats and side dishes. We seem to go there quite often. The food is always well prepared. They serve a variety of smoked meats, salalds and sides. If you sign up online you periodically get coupons

Thank CaliforniaPenguin
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Stopped there for lunch over the weekend. Has a really good pulled pork sandwich with fries and peanut slaw. Very tasty.

Thank lsb41853
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Don't recommend the juicy bbq, it had large chucks of fat with veins. And the sliced brisket was more like large size chunks which is not as easy to deal with on a tray of paper. The jalapeño bbq sauce was nice and spicy however....More

Thank John T
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We have been coming to the restaurant in three separate times. One of the three times, we even called ahead and made sure they had ribs available. All those time, we were told they were running out of ribs, chicken, etc, when we arrived. If...More

Thank Brian P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-1937
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-245-5300
  • E-mail