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Carmona's BBQ Deli

1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3406
+1 831-761-9160
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
30 Sep 2017
“For locals, apparently great, for travelers not so much. ”
23 Sep 2017
“A Dive BBQ place”
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
$$ - $$$
1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3406
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had a very pricey pulled pork basket that I never finished. Pork was soggy & fatty and bbq sauce was nothing special. Potato salad was ok but heavy on black olives, which was the dominant flavor. Not my preferred flavor for potato salad but that...More

Thank Chet C
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Their hours listed are wrong, they do not open until 11:30 AM on Saturday's., but they do not post any hours outside. We arrived at 11AM and they were closed, so called them and was informed they don't open on Saturday's until 1130AM. They're located...More

Thank RustyWater
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Well, I was disappointed when I heard that. So, I ordered the Chili Cheese Fry Burger which was described as: " loaded with chili ,shredded cheese and naked fries." The burger tasted very good but I felt that it was skimpy on the chili and...More

Thank 427BeatleBob
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Went there to have there trip tip and ribs, it melted in my mouth and at a good price to take the family

Thank edwardc630
Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had always heard about this place but never ate there till yesterday. Will definitely be back as meal was fantastic. Had the 2 piece BBQ chicken that could have been split as was so big. Make sure you try their award winning clam chowder...More

1  Thank yahoomk
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The food and the staff are great. It is a lovely atmosphere with a clearly BBQ-Sports vibe...really cool. Nice fresh food and beer/wine selection, too!

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 12 August 2015

Carmona's is a local family-run restaurant that has the feeling of being in Cheers. We are multiple repeat customers, as are a lot of their customers. Their hamburgers are to die for, the pastrami sandwich has excellent pastrami and their ribs are fall-off-the bone delicious....More

Thank mpartyp
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We have eaten here many times. Mainly for lunch, but we have enjoyed many different dishes. MY favs are the tri-tip sandwich and the breaded shrimp with fries. Very delicious. The TRI-tip is so tender and flavorful and the shrimp Is very lightly breaded. There's...More

Thank Tvargas78
Reviewed 17 January 2015

In Watsonville for one night, did not want Mexican (Watsonville has some excellent Mexican resteraunts) and noticed a BBQ takeout. Ordered the 1/4 rack of ribs, which came with beans, potatoe salad, and garlic bread. The ribs were pleantiful, if a little fatty, but the,...More

Thank jonthethird
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Great place to buy platters for home parties, with all kinds of barbecues, chicken, ribs, and don't for get to try there hot sandwiches, you can't go wrong, they have plenty to choose from. Didn't care for there coleslaw, but the fries and sandwiches are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076-3406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Watsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 831-761-9160
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We are a new BBQ deli located in Watsonville which provides professional service with a family approach. We have sit-in and take out services availiable. Come join us for fresh home made salads and our ever so tender baby back ribs along with our 1/2 lb burgers.We specialize in our own dry rubs and homemade BBQ sauce. We use nothing but the best quality meats and fresh vegetables from our local markets. Carmona's BBQ Deli has a full dining area to seat 1-70 guests. Visit us at 1040 East Lake Watsonville, CA. 95076Phone: (831) 761-9160 East Lake Shopping Center.Our hours are Monday Night Football from 4:30pm - Game OverTuesday through Saturday from 11am - 8:30pm Sundays from 12pm - 8pm
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