The new Gilbert spot in the city center combines BBQ and Mexican cuisine | Arizona foodies


GILBERT, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – Texas-style smoked barbecue combined with Mexican cuisine has just found a new home in downtown Gilbert. For East Valley residents familiar with Caldwell County BBQ, the owners have just converted their downtown Gilbert hot dog location to a newer concept in the barbecue scene. For those new to BBQ, Caldwell County BBQ, just north of Loop 202 Santan on Power Road, focuses on Texas-style barbecues.

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Formerly Clay Dawgs, located on Gilbert Road north of Juniper Avenue, Caldwell County BBQ owners Clay and Susan Caldwell transformed the place into Caldwell County Mexi-Q! Susan says they got the idea after a recent trip to Texas, where they discovered the emerging trend of barbeques that combine Mexican cuisine: Mexi-Que.

Today, November 17th, is actually their grand opening! The Mexican-style grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The menu includes dishes like Brisket Birria Taco, Brisket Tostada, Smoked Chili Verde Burrito, Mexi-Q Twinkie (that sounds interesting!), Smoked Carnitas Taco, and the usual Caldwell County BBQ meat. Some well-known Caldwell County BBQ sites are also on the menu, including Julios Mac & Cheese and Lalas Pinto Beans, but also some newcomers like Roasted Creamed Elote and Grandma’s Calabacitas.

Caldwell County Mexi-Q food samples

The phone number for Caldwell County Mexi-Q is (480) 813-3727. You can find more information here on her Instagram page.

Grilling has a long and rich history around the world, with different cultures discovering basic grilling in their own way for centuries, and in some cases longer.

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