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Compagno's Market & Deli

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2000 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2031
831-375-5987
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Overrated but good value

I don't need my sandwiches to be the size of my head, but I realize this one of the reasons why it's so popular. If you don't have a man's appetite, 1/2 a sandwich will still be enough to fill you up for the better part of the day. Nevertheless I had the pastrami on rye. The bread wasn't a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Undaunted_Courage
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Monterey, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

I don't need my sandwiches to be the size of my head, but I realize this one of the reasons why it's so popular. If you don't have a man's appetite, 1/2 a sandwich will still be enough to fill you up for the better part of the day. Nevertheless I had the pastrami on rye. The bread wasn't a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Make your own or order off the menu. Great hours, easy access, big appetites, great value. We wanted something easy & awesome to take whale watching. We were starving about a hour & half in. Two of us split one sandwich & could not eat it all that time. We are it later. I love hole in the walls!

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Danville, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I told my husband to ask Siri for a good sandwich deli near our present location in Monterey and she came up with two options, Subway and Compagno's. Since we like to eat in local places we chose Compagno's. So glad we did. We split the Club sandwich. It was huge; we actually saved some for later. It was delicious.... More 

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Don't judge this book by its cover. The sandwiches offered here are wonderful. The price is a bit high but you have to realize that the sandwiches are HUGE! My husband and I split one and we were quite satisfied.

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The service is excellent as always! If you are a repeat customer Bennett has an incredible memory and will remember your name and last discussion. Bennett is also a strong supporter of our troops. The sandwiches are to die for and they have a large selection of breads, meats, and other fillings. I visited Compagnos twice this last week for... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I really hate to give a less than stellar review to anyone. I try to live by the adage; if you can't say something nice... But here I have to speak out because I feel duped. I went to this little deli on the advice of Tripadvisors. My first thought was, "this is definitely not what expected." But still it's... More 

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Carmel, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Sandwiches are expensive and of mediocre quality. Yes they are very large but nothing to be excited about. The meat was full of gristle making it hard to bite off. It took a very long time to get the sandwiches. I can get a much better sandwich at Nob Hill Grocery store at the deli counter.

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Brentwood, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The sandwiches are so good and absolutely huge. When I got my "half" hot pastrami sandwich I was sure they had made a mistake. Would definitely feed two people. They offer a great selection of sandwiiches which you can customize to your own liking. Then the amazing selection of chips and beverages in this deli is over the top. The... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is not for the faint of heart! The sandwiches are huge, but sooo good! I like the number 2 the best, on whole wheat flat bread. The sandwiches can be customized to your liking. Everything is fresh. We will go out of our way to eat here. The sandwiches are that good!! Have one in mid-afternoon to cover both... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

i just had the most amazing roast beef and cheddar sandwich. Delicious, fresh roast beef - not the measured out, puny pieces that you get at the chain sub sandwich place that's on every corner. Real, choice roast beef that is well-seasoned. And a nice, thick slice of cheddar cheese, all surrounded by a soft, chewy French roll and covered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2000 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2031
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-375-5987

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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