Dating back to the mid-19th Century, Santa Maria-style BBQ is perhaps the key ingredient to California’s culinary heritage. A tradition born in the Santa Maria Valley on the central coast, Santa Maria Style BBQ is based around a prime sirloin cut of beef, seasoned with black pepper and garlic before being flame-grilled over seasoned red oak wood, imparting a rich and scrumptious flavor.
Our top chef, Leon, is a Santa Maria native and culinary expert who knows everything there is to know about the traditions of the Santa Maria BBQ. Leon, an Elk member for over 26 years, learned his craft through his involvement with the BBQ events at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge throughout the past 17 years. His vast experience in this type of cuisine is certainly evident when sampling the tasty, mouth-watering dishes he produces.
At Popolo we provide BBQ Catering for all types of events, from weddings and anniversaries to birthday parties and corporate events. We also provide full catering services to special events such as the John Wayne Shootout and BBQ beach parties.
We offer our delicious homemade Santa Maria Style BBQ Catering all over the central coast of California, from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara County, including Paso Robles, Cambria, Morro Bay, Los Osos, Pismo Beach, Nipomo, Guadalupe, Santa Maria, Santa Inez, Buellton and Santa Barbara.
Whatever the occasion, Popolo can provide a Santa Maria Style BBQ menu steeped in tradition and full of exquisite flavors, keeping your guests coming back for more and ensuring your party is the talk of the town for a long time.