Restaurant Review Gorilla Barbecue (Pacifica, CA)

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Restaurant Review Gorilla Barbecue (Pacifica, CA)

 

Gorilla Barbeque

September 13, 2017

Gorilla Barbeque
2145 Cabrillo Hwy
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 359-7427
www.gorillabbq.com
 

About:

Gorilla Barbeque was officially established 2006 and is owned and operated by native Pacifica resident Rich Bacchi. Gorilla Barbecue is housed in a bright orange train boxcar that is just of Pacific Coast Highway. Gorilla Barbeque cranks out 1,500 pounds of meat each week. There will be long lines on the weekends and will most likely run our of some of their menu selections prior to closing time.

Menu item selected:

One Meat Combo (Includes)                                                          $14.99
1 Meat, 2 Sides, Rice & Beans, Cornbread, BBQ Sauce
Sides Selected: Mac ‘N’ Cheese and Potato Salad
 

Review:

Gorilla Barbecue re-opened earlier this year after a kitchen fire that closed it for several months. This is a popular barbecue joint in Pacifica made famous by the Food TV show, Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Gorilla Barbecue as featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

This place is housed inside an Orange Railroad Boxcar. We go there about 7:30 PM just before they closed and unfortunately they were out of Brisket, you need to come early of you want to order brisket. Inside the boxcar is a counter and small waiting area. The rest of the space is the kitchen. With ordering and waiting for our food, it was no more than 10 minutes. There is no inside or outside seating, it is take-out only.

Gorilla uses whole spareribs so they’re huge and meaty. The meat had great chew and was tender and the dry rub was flavorful enough I didn’t use any barbecue sauce.

Gorilla Barbeque

The mac ‘n’ cheese is very creamy toped with crushed up “Goldfish Crackers”. I believe the seasoning in the mac ‘n’ cheese is the same dry rub seasoning they use on the ribs.

As for the potato salad and the beans & rice, they were just okay nothing special.

Overall fairly decent for Barbecue in Northern California. I would go back in the future to try the pulled pork and brisket.

Cheers,

Chris

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