Santa Maria


La Tradicional Michoacana Ice Cream Shop | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

On the way back from Santa Barbara in April, we stopped in Santa Maria for a paleta break. This was my first visit to La Tradicional Michoacana and it's my new favorite in the area. The staff were ...

Santa Maria (Santa Barbara Co.)

by Nutraxfornerves 4 years ago

OK, so this isn't the most common destination. I need to make multiple trips to take care of family business. I'm interested in great breakfasts; lunch & dinner places that work for one person, and...

Weekend Tri Tip | Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Sunday morning, April 2, "toodie jane" joined me in Santa Maria to see what might be left of the weekend tri tip barbecue culture here. In 2006, the Santa Barbara County health authorities cracked ...

Paleteria y Neveria Fruit HDZ Juices | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Passing through Santa Maria a couple weeks ago, I stopped at the new launch of Fruit HDZ Juices in the Stowell shopping center. By my count this is the sixth paleteria in this town, which must be s...

Doc Burnstein's Ice Cream Lab | Enos Ranch - Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

The newest location of Doc Burnstein's opened in Santa Maria's Enos Ranch shopping center three weeks ago. I took a look on Thursday. Because there was a longer than expected line, I didn't wait fo...

Cubanissimo Cuban Food Truck | Paso - SLO - Santa Maria - Lompoc

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Cubanissimo launched its food truck a little over a year ago. It's been on my radar, and finally the truck's schedule and mine coincided for me to catch up with it last month at one of its regular ...

How Bien Nacido Vineyard fought off the Alamo fire

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

Having just visited Bien Nacido Vineyard, Au Bon Climat and Qupé in April, I followed in horror the news that this site was threatened by the Alamo fire. Here's the story of how the vineyard team d...

New Food Happenings on the Central Coast

by kaki3152 4 years ago

There are two new restaurants on the Central Coast: (1) Jade=Phillippine food in the Same shopping center as Klondike's. (2) Cajun food in Guadalupe, looks good. Has anyone tried them ye...

Paleteria Linda Michoacan-Santa Maria

by kaki3152 13 years ago

In this weeks' LA times, thee was a great article on Mexican paleterias, which are Mexican ice cream/sorbet shops. After I read the article, I felt compelled to go to the only paleteria I know in S...

Restaurants that Serve Lamb in Santa Maria?

by cawildflowr 3 years ago

My cousin lives in Santa Maria, Ca and mentioned that they would love to find a place that serves Lamb. Does anyone know of a restaurant that serves lamb dishes?

Jade's Filipino Food

by kaki3152 4 years ago

Finally got around to visiting this new restaurant — Jade's Filipino Food. Located in the Western Village Shopping Center (close to my gym) 2025 S, Broadway, Santa Maria, it is a relatively new res...

Seeking Outstanding Chili Rellenos in Santa Maria

by Bruce in SLO 11 years ago

I am a big fan and seldom find them done well. Any proven hits in the greater Santa Maria area? Had a couple terrific ones in Monterey and Salinas but none in SLO or local places.


by Redneck Wonder 9 years ago

I know there is a place to get carne asada fries in Santa Maria I just don't know exactly where and what the name of the place is? Can someone help me out?

Good Eats in Santa Maria?

by Clinton 9 years ago

Been going to Santa Maria at least once a month and trying the same old places over and over. Places like Jocko's, Ichiban Japanese, Silver Spur, Crab Cove, Zoe's Hawaiian, Stinky's, Coco's, etc. N...

SANTA MARIA BBQ-- We all know about Jocko's and The Far Western Tavern... but what about the trailers?

Mr Taster
by Mr Taster 11 years ago

Greetings from Los Angeles, Santa Maria 'hounds! Taking a cue from this recent post about why SM BBQ isn't found at more restaurants.... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/552574 ...it's led me to...

Chef Rick's Ultimately Fine Foods [Santa Maria]

by PolarBear 6 years ago

Rick and Cathy Manson have set up shop in the former medical facility at Stowell and Miller Rd in Santa Maria. Open M-F from 11 AM to 3 PM. Hope to get by today and will report back. http://w...

Santa Maria BBQ - More Red Oak Flavor and the Science of Smoke & Nitrogen Dioxide (moved to Home Cooking)

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 7 years ago

We moved this topic over to our Home Cooking board. You can find it here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/911825

Chef Rick's new location in Santa Maria, May 2013

toodie jane
by toodie jane 7 years ago

He's catering and doing lunch 11-2 M-F at the old Tamale Shop location on Blosser near Betteravia--call ahead and it'll be ready! or check the daily menu online. http://www.santamariasun.com/foo...

Your Santa Maria Favorites?

by DarkRose 7 years ago

My partner and I will soon be relocating to the southern end of Santa Maria from Atascadero. We're not at all familiar with the local food scene in SM, so we're looking for some guidance. What ...

Santa Maria BBQ for Sunday lunch?

by Malcolm Ruthven 7 years ago

I'll be driving back to the San Francisco area from LA next Sunday and intend to take the Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Paso Robles route. I should be in Santa Maria about noon. I'd really like to ha...