Regional Cuisine

Co-Owner Paul Righetti preparing Santa Maria BBQ for The Cooking Channel

The Far Western Tavern menu is inspired by the local flavors of the Santa Maria Valley, where famous barbecue, fresh produce and world-class wines are woven into the fabric of the community.

Santa Maria Style Barbecue

The Far Western Tavern is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, a regional culinary tradition founded on local ingredients and methods that date back to the 19th century. Over time, this signature local barbecue has enjoyed a variety of variations and personal touches that give new expressions to an old tradition.

Santa Maria Valley Agriculture

The Santa Maria Valley is one of California’s most productive and respected agricultural regions, yielding everything from strawberries to cilantro, broccoli to artichokes. The Far Western Tavern is proud to feature a diverse selection of ingredients grown by family and friends in the surrounding fields of the Santa Maria Valley.

 Santa Maria Valley Wine Country

The Santa Maria Valley occupies the northern perimeter of Santa Barbara County, which is today recognized as one of the world’s finest regions for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and other varietals.  The Far Western Tavern is committed to showcasing Santa Maria Valley and Central Coast wines as perfect complements to the menu’s local flavors.

We invite you to dine with us and enjoy the signature flavors of the Santa Maria Valley.