Slow-cooked and perfect. Just how you like it.


who we are

Located in the downtown district of Brownsville, Texas, on historic Palm Boulevard, 1848 BBQ celebrates great food, great drinks and our great local culture.

A project by La Leña LLC, 1848 BBQ aims to pay homage to Texas BBQ while staying true to our outstanding local culture. In fact, our name 1848, is a nod towards the year Brownsville was founded, and we live by this name. Everything we cook and do is based on our city, our region and our state. We know Brownsville deserves the best, so we brought you the best BBQ using the highest quality ingredients on the market and the cooking methods we know and love.


You’ve seen us grow from a small storefront and tent to our new dine-in area and carry out section, and we continue growing daily because of your loyal patronage. Thank you!


If you haven’t had a chance to experience 1848, drop by and give our food a taste. I’m sure you’ll agree; this is the best BBQ in the state of Texas.


meet the chef


5 avalon dr.

brownsville, tx




Mo closed

tu - we 11 - 4

thu - sat 11 - 8

sun 11 - 3


Originally from the Rio Grande Valley, Abraham Avila has been passionate about food since he can remember. After high school, he ventured out of Texas to study classical cuisine at the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts, which led him to coveted positions in the kitchens of the renown Ritz Carlton and at Kaya Caribbean in Pittsburgh. He is now the Chief Pitmaster and chef at 1848 BBQ.


He’s passionate about a lot of things, but nothing more than Texas BBQ. If you don’t catch him deep in a bowl of pho or at your local CrossFit gym, you’ll more than likely catch him having a steak with his two proudly carnivorous sons.



MEATS (1/2 lb)

turkey breast $8.49

moist brisket $9.49

lean brisket $8.99

pulled pork $6.49

Pork ribs $8.49

sausage $6.99




chopped brisket $5.99

sliced brisket  $6.99

pulled pork $5.99

sausage $6.99

turkey $6.49



broccoli salad  $2.75

corn pudding $2.49

mac & cheese $2.75

potato salad $2.75

beans $2.09


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1848 BBQ · 5 Avalon St. · Brownsville, Texas 78520

 +1(956) 504 -1848







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