Portabella Bar & Grill

Home Of Santa Maria-Style BBQ

A culinary tradition rooted in the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Maria-style barbecue centers around a beef tri-tip and is a mainstay of California’s culinary heritage. Featuring local produce and locally sourced beef, Portabella Bar & Grill honors our area’s roots with a menu that celebrates the Santa Maria-style BBQ. The flagship item on our menu is, of course, the classic Tri-Tip Sandwich, perfectly seasoned with black pepper, salt, and garlic salt. Other popular menu items include the Roasted Garlic Bruschetta, Crispy Chicken Salad, Potato Skins, and French Toast.

Table settings at Portabella Bar & Grill in Holiday Inn Santa Maria.

Restaurant Hours


  • Weekdays: 6am – 10am
  • Weekends: 6am – 11am


  • Closed


  • Bar: 4pm – 10pm daily
  • Dinner: 5pm – 10pm daily
Two full pints of beer on a table at the Holiday Inn Santa Maria's Portabella Bar & Grill.

Drinks & Apps

At The Bar

Newly remodeled and featuring three large flat screen televisions, the Portabella Bar & Grill is the perfect place to grab a drink with friends at the end of the day. Enjoy our full bar with a large selection of cold beers, local wines, and a variety of liquors. Whether you are entertaining a client or just enjoying some time with friends and family, Portabella Bar & Grill provides great food and drinks and is one of the best places to unwind in Santa Maria.

A plate of waffles with whipped cream and assorted berries next to a glass of orange juice.

Dine In With Room Service

You can enjoy the same delicious Portabella Bar & Grill menu from the comfort of your room. Room service is available from from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., so keep your PJs on!

Guest Review

Recommendations from the Kitchen

"When dining in the hotel’s Portabella Bar & Grill, I always try to order some of the locally sourced items that might be hard to find elsewhere.

Tri-tip steak is synonymous with Santa Maria – it all started here. It is a tender sirloin cooked on the grill with seasoning, and is available either as a full-cut entrée or thinly sliced in a ciabatta roll as a sandwich. Pair either style with a glass of Liberty School Pinot Noir 2013, another local favorite from Paso Robles.

And for dessert, try to order the strawberries with vanilla ice cream when they are in-season. The Santa Maria Valley is one of the top strawberry growing regions in California – there is even a strawberry festival held every April!"

COVID-19 Update

Holiday Inn Santa Maria & Suites is officially open for tourism travel.

Please read the overview of our precautions and preventive cleaning measures to see how we are taking care of our guests during the COVID-19 pandemic.