The Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q

320 S. Alamo Rd.
Alamo, TX 78516

Phone: 956-702-1370
Hours: Mon-€“Sat 11-€“9, Sun 11-€“5

Opened 1992
Pitmaster Arturo Lanteros (since 2003)
Method Pecan; indirect-heat pit
Pro Tip Get a few slices of the smoked fajita meat.

TMBBQ Rating: 4

Texas Monthly BBQ Top 50


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Nothing that is outstanding in geneal food is ok big miss for the Texas monthly not a place to be in the top 50 at all
icelee72 @ Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-07-03 22:31:33
Brisket dry
icelee72 @ Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-07-03 22:25:12
I guess if you like unseasoned meat I is ok at best.
John Brotherton @ Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q, 2014-02-09 14:21:47
Good brisket. Bark on ribs a little tough but still good flavor. Green beans are nothing special but my husband said the pintos were outstanding. Definitely will be back
Marcy Newman @ Original Willie’s Bar-B-Q, 2013-11-16 13:25:03
Great smoke on all the meats, but they really need to add some seasoning. The beef rib would be awesome with a little salt.
BBQ_Snob @ Willie's Bar-B-Q, 2012-02-25 20:19:04
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May 14, 2013

With rattlesnake skin tacked to the particleboard walls, wagon wheel chandeliers, and black-and-white-checked tablecloths, Willie’s aesthetic can be described Little House on the Prairie chic. This joint has a large menu that caters to local tastes (brisket tacos, fajita plates), and it was packed during the weekday lunch rush. Meats are all available by the pound, with the tender pork ribs (smoked to perfection with pecan wood, a rarity in South Texas, where mesquite tends…

January 4, 2013

They’ve got lots of meat options at Willie’s, and the longer we stood in the cafeteria line, the easier it was to convince myself to order them all. Well, I didn’t quite get them all, but I do admire that Willie’s will sell you any amount of any meat without any needless sides. First up were a few slices of fatty brisket that was a few hours shy of being done. The chewy slices were…