Santa Maria

Santa Maria

Santa Maria-style barbecue is a regional culinary heritage. Rooted in the Santa Maria Valley in Santa Barbara County on the Central Coast of California, this method of barbecuing dates back to the mid-19th century. Today Argentinian grills are regarded as a “mainstay of California’s culinary heritage.”

Santa Maria-style barbecue centers on a beef Tri-tip, seasoned with black pepper, salt, and garlic salt before grilling over coals of native coast live oak. Usually referred to as ‘red oak’ wood, favored for authentic Santa Maria style BBQ, but any cooking woods or charcoals will function with impressive results.

Functional Style

Sunterra Outdoor offers one of the best Santa Maria BBQ Grills, a tradition recognized by backyard professional pit masters everywhere. .Sunterra Outdoors Santa Maria Grill is for the BBQ Grill master that loves to cook and entertain in the Argentine style.

The Santa Maria grills are available in many sizes in both cart and non cart versions. We offer all styles of Santa Maria BBQs in either single or dual grates and hand crank configurations that lift or lowers the grill grates over the coals to the desired distance from the heat producing outstanding results.

Sunterra will on the original purchase exchange the steel grates with a stainless upgrade. Due the robust construction and weight of our grills, we suggest a HD Caster and Tire upgrade available in RED or GRAY and either 6" or 8" size. Simply, the grills are easier to move. 

To review and order, please visit our Accessories category and select the Heavy Duty Caster and Tire option. 

For build-in specifications please refer to the following area and look for the specifications:

Key Features

All of our grills feature ceramic fire bricks that create heat retention and distribution on the side walls and are heavy duty construction. By combining 1/4" gauge steel & fire brick our superior design offers a new standard for construction and proprietary heat dispensation.

  • Thickness - Grill base floor and side walls heavy gauge 3/16" & 1/4" steel
  • Side walls and Base: include fire brick
  • Manufactured with Heavy Gauge Steel
  • Double Door Swing Out or Single Door Swing Down and Split Grate
  • Fire bricks included for heat retention and distribution
  • Three Step metal and finish process with 1200 degree Paint
  • Heavy Duty dual flywheel assembly w/cool to the touch handles.
  • 1000 lbs stainless steel aircraft cable. Raises & lowers V channel grates
  • Inverted V channel grateswhich are slopped to the front of the grill to catch fats & juices to reduce flare-up
  • Wood and Lump Charcoal Fuel
  • Sliding Damper System w/cool to the touch handles.
  • Slide out V channel Fuel Grates
  • Removable Drip Tray
  • Cart System w/Heavy Duty Expanded Metal Shelf
  • Four Heavy Duty Casters w/two locking wheels

  • NSF Upgrade Package
  • HD Caster and Tire in both 6" & 8"
  • Cover
  • Laser Cut Grates
  • Griddle
  • Paella Kit
  • Versa Lid
  • Windbreaks
  • Rotisserie Kits
  • Rotisserie Basket
  • Spit Forks
  • and More...

Promo Code Notice

At this time, 

  • For all 36" Grills for $125.00 off—Enter Promo Code: Sizzle 3
  • For all 48" Dual Grate design, 60" Split and 72" split Grills: For $150.00 off and $146 beef package, use promo code: PIEDMONTESE
  • For 48" Single Grate designs, 60" Single, For $150.00 off use promo code—Enter Promo Code: Sizzle 4
  • For all Side Bracero's 48", 60", 72" and 96": For $150.00 off use promo code—Enter Promo Code: Sizzle 4
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At Sunterra, we strive to be known as the company that shares in the passion and the satisfaction that our customers gain from using our products. Our mission, is to deliver the highest-quality BBQ products that caters to the demands of the discriminating culinary individuals and professionals.