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JV's Barbecue in Calabasas

A new restaurant, JV's Barbecue, just opened down the street (5659 Las Virgenes) and of course in a food wasteland like Calabasas I was excited to try it.

The verdict: Surprisingly delicious!
I ordered a bbq pork sandwich and my boyfriend a tritip sandwich, both came with two sides and between us we got garlic vegetables, mashed potatoes, and coleslaw. All of it was good! The owner seems like a nice guy and threw in some free garlic rolls, soda, and a little apple pie/cobbler thing since it was out first visit. Additionally, even though its in kind of a run down little strip mall looking place, it actually had a nice enough interior that we'll probably stay to eat next time even though we live down the street.

The only downside is that it's a little expensive, although after we ate we agreed it was well worth it.

Anyone else tried it?

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  1. ah, come on over to near the Commons and there's decent eating galore (not necessarily cheap tho).

    Calabasas is so spread out with islands of commerce. sounds like a good place. thanks for the tip.

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    1. re: ladius

      I had dinner twice the last two weeks at the restaurants at the Commons... not rushing back anytime soon....

    2. Can you remember what the prices were? What kind of ribs do they have (Spare, baby back, beef, etc.)?

      1. Oh, the Commons, there is decent eating I'm sure, but not for those of us on a "law school is eating all my money" budget, hehe.

        LesThePress, I happen to have kept the take out menu, so I can tell you that they have beef ribs, baby back ribs, and spare ribs. A dinner of a half slab of baby back ribs and two side orders and garlic rolls is 14.95 and the BBQ pork sandwich that I got came with two sides and was 10, those are both dinner prices, the lunch prices are quite a bit cheaper but not the same amount of food it looks like.

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        1. re: lkhorgan

          Actually this doesn't sound unusually high, especially if it's good bbq. Willy's Smokehouse in Agoura Hills is higher and not very good.

          Busy today, I'll try it tomorrow! Thanks.

          1. re: lkhorgan

            oo, on the same budget, too. Any nearby recs? :)

          2. Thanks for the tip.

            Is this in the same strip center as the Santa Fe Cafe? That place used to have great fajitas when I was in school at Pepperdine about 10 years ago.

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            1. re: okie

              It is, actually, but I have yet to try Santa Fe. Next time I have a hankering for fajitas I'll have to try it. Michael's Pizza there is awwwwwwesome though I don't know how long its been there.

            2. No way Calabasas is a wasteland. After all, they do have the fabulous La Paz!

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              1. Ooooo, La Paz. They are good, unfortunately I still think they're a bit expensive, come on, 14 bucks for a tamale and beans and rice at dinner. Their lunch buffet is great though!

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                1. re: lkhorgan

                  The trick at La Paz is to order a la carte. I get two tacos and two enchiladas. That's about ten bucks and its enough to feed a small army(me)!