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Lil Alex BBQ

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4020 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902-1333
10:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasting BBQ and this is an under statement! Service is good, fast, courteous. Not a very large place but worth the occasional wait. It is so good that we have returned three times in a month's time and ordered "to go" twice when visiting our sons and their families. It's hard to recommend only one item, we are very... More 

Thank ozzietell11
Bonita, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Delicious BBQ. Well worth the wait. We ordered one of everything, and everyone enjoyed their meal. Nice, small place, friendly staff, great ribs!

Thank kathleen0
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this place about 3 or 4 times and I always order the same thing which is tri-tip sandwich and corn on the cob. The sandwich is very tasty with nice tender meat on a wonderful but the corn is also very sweet again I'm not sure about the rest of the menu but if you like... More 

Thank alexdollar
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138 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

food was very good, but the only draw back from making this a 5 star is that it is very expensive with few discounts available for what you get. Need to lower prices or offer incentives so more people return because the food is awesome. Area nothing special, but prices are a bit high. The food makes the place.

Thank kevin s
San Diego, California
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The place has horrible service,the food is pretty bad. They pretend to copy the concept of Phill's BBQ in Point Loma,but the only similarity is that both places sale the same kind of Menu,the only but big difference is that Phill's the food is delicious and Alex....... Went twice to give them a fair chance,but will never again be there.

Thank Ruben2445
Bonita California USA
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Lil Alex is on Bonita Road, across from Willow Street. They baby back ribs are tender and meaty, with a mild/medium sauce, French fries are crispy, brisket is tender and the chicken good. They do the order, pay and get a buzzer like Phil's and the wait is seldom more than 15 minutes, even on a Sunday afternoon. The only... More 

Thank Rick B
Chula Vista, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Good BBQ place, tasty !!! Different options. And you will not have to make the long lines that some other places have and with the very similar flavor.

Thank simplementecree
Limassol, Cyprus
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Let me begin by stating that I've never been a BBQ ribs person. That is, until I moved to Bonita and found this gem a mile's walk from my home.And the first few times I visited, I did walk. But I can't walk any longer. Because? Because once I begin walking and my taste buds realize where we are going,... More 

Thank Mark P
Bonita, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2015

The smoking is done on premises and the pork ribs are great. I would recommend that the sauce be on the side as some feel that it is a little overpowering.

Thank Mike C
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Would recommend take out of their excellent ribs. The beef were not as good as the excellent baby back. Most people seem to be phoning in and picking up take out. No ambiance to speak of: there are TV'S , a bar, a cement floor with very basic tables and chairs,and large pastel paintings of horse heads on the wall.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4020 Bonita Rd, Bonita, CA 91902-1333
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bonita
  • Phone Number: 619-240-7785

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?