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“So West of Texas It's Dried Out”

Texas West Bar-B-Que
Ranked #317 of 2,076 Restaurants in Sacramento
Price range: US$9 - US$40
Good for: Child-friendly
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Good for: Child-friendly
Reviewed 10 December 2011

I recently ordered 2 take-out sandwiches: one of Pulled Pork and the other, Tri-Tip. On the menu these sandwiches were rated with gold stars. Stars my eyes! When I got them home, both meats were so dried out, over-cooked, and flavorless that after 1 bite of each, I stopped and chewed on the matter. I put a bit of their hearty sauce on another bite of each sandwich. I only tasted sauce on top of un-tasty meat. I wrapped the sandwiches back up and returned to the restaurant. The Manager was VERY accommodating, and gave me small samples of other meats to try for new sandwiches. None really tasted better. As I spent 10 years savoring true Texas BBQ, it was hard to believe that restaurant prided itself on true replicas of the "real deal". Hmmm. Something lost in the translation.

To give credit, the Manager's friendliness and desire to please was very evident. And the side dishes of potato salad were great with just the right amount of pickle. If I ever go back, I might try the well reviewed ribs. Or is this chain restaurant just another corporate bow to mass taste?

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Reviewed 30 September 2011

We've tried bar-b-que at many restaurants and Texas West is the best! This time
we had the Pork Po Boy sandwich with french fries. Both the sandwich and the
fries were outstanding.

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Reviewed 5 December 2008

This place was ok. I would try Big Joes or Mac Ques......

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Reviewed 24 May 2008

Absolutely the best bbq ever!!!I have been going here the last 6 years, I suggest the brisket plate, the pig out burger. The sauce is most defintely the best ever. They have locations in sacramento off fulton ave, in folsom & in Roseville on douglas blvd.

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