Waldo’s Bbq – Mesa, Arizona

I came to Arizona to sample the bbq and Waldo’s is the first place I visited.

Smoky scent of mesquite wood filled the parking lot.


Tractor, smoker in the parking lot and neon signs gave this place a rustic ambiance .  Inside were many cool looking items.

Menu had many choices

so I tried the super sampler to get a good variety of meats.


Baby back ribs were tender and full of smoky flavor.  I enjoyed them a lot.  I added some bbq sauce and the sweet tangy sauce gave the ribs additional moisture and flavors.  Turkey was full of smoky flavor.  Brisket was tender and had mild smoky flavor.  Pulled pork was very tender and had mild smoky flavor.

I like Waldo’s Bbq.  I’m a big fan of dry rubbed meats smoked in mesquite.  Reminds me of my fav bbq joints in San Diego.
4500 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85205
480) 807-1645

4 Replies to “Waldo’s Bbq – Mesa, Arizona”

  1. You went to Arizona just for BBQ!? Hardcore. I like the cast iron platter they served the sampler on. It’s been hard finding good BBQ here in SD for me . Have you tried the new Smokeyard BBQ place in UTC?

    1. Maggie went to visit relatives and I tagged along to try out the bbq and found Blue Bell ice cream. 🙂 I have not tried Smokeyard BBQ yet. What do you friends say about it? I love the bbq at Coop’s, Grand Ole, and Corbin’s.

  2. Love the tractor picture and the front iron pig! We all had such a great time together!

    1. Lots of cool stuff to take photos of at Waldo’s. 🙂

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