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Emil Villa's CA Barbecue

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1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577
+1 510-357-7776
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San Leandro, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

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Thank wanderer872
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 serving up some good grub. If we weren't just passing thru, I'd love to come... More 

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Thank Deborah M
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 to go. I love that they offer grits instead of potatoes however their country potatoes... More 

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Thank Sheryl S
Hidden Valley Lake, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 & Seafood (my favorite category). I'll get back to that! Other options are Juniors/ Lighter... More 

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Thank Archeaglefly
San Leandro, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank davidscott1
San Leandro, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

After a long hiatus, Emil Villa's has reopened. The ribs are good, but usually not very warm. I bring my folks who are in their 90s. For them and even for me the atmosphere is often too cold.

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Thank LucysMom2012
San Leandro, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

After a fire had been closed forever. Not necessarily wonderful prior to fire. Went for breakfast on Sunday morning and the place was crowded, yet the food was delicious. I will be back again and again and again. Service was good, prices decent.

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Thank Sharon B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

Excellent service from the front door, servers, bus staff and the best the kitchen staff. Best BBQ in the county.

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Thank Vivianana
San Leandro
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2014

Emil Avilla's Barbecue restaurant has been at this location 35 years and their Ribs n'home made pies have always been superb. After a destructive fire, Emil has opened again after two years, and i must say they are better than ever. Their beef-on-french roll French Dip sandwich is my favorite, and one must try the home made veggi soup; outstanding!... More 

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Thank Charles G
Bay Area, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

After being closed for over the last two years because of a fire, the place has reopened 9/29/2014. They have completely refurnished the interior and new walkway to the front door. Trendy blinking lights on the counter, windows, etc. Very pretty. BBQ smoker on the back counter ensures fresh tasty meat. Prompt service from friendly wait staff. Open for breakfast,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1800 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Leandro
  • Phone Number: +1 510-357-7776

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