Central Texas BBQ landed in South Orange County two years ago in the midst of the pandemic, and this joint does not disappoint. Located in the historic downtown district, Heritage BBQ is a casual takeout operation with seating on an outdoor patio they share with Capistrano Brewing Company. Chef and co-owner Daniel Castillo has developed a cult following for his small-batch, hand-crafted meats cooked on outdoor smokers that reveal smoldering coals and sizzling meats. Where to begin? Come with friends and try a plate of Brisket and Beef Ribs, along with a side of Borracho Beans and pair it with a Don Juan Blonde, a blonde ale. Just make sure you come early—while technically open until 5 pm, owners Daniel and Brenda Castillo close up shop as soon as they sell out.
How to book: Walk in for dine-in and takeout. Order curbside pickup online. No phone orders or reservations.