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Compagno's Market & Deli

2000 Prescott Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-2031
831-375-5987
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Ranked #4 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout
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English first
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This stalwart grandfather of sandwich places has been around for decades. Wife and I decided to stop in so we could pick up some sandwiches for a whaling trip the following day. They had me at Mortadella. It's my lunch mean kryptonite. We ordered two sandwiches and needed a wheelbarrow to carry them. So we ate one that evening, and... More

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Mountain States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We came here based on the reviews in tripadvisor as we knew we wanted to get sandwiches to take to eat by the water. The sandwiches are very large (probably could have fed 2 people) but you paid for it, for sure. Spendy lunch if you get chips and sides. Hard to find.

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Portland, OR
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

For some reason all of the military people in Monterey have been obsessed with this place. I think it's because the sandwiches are big or something, because I don't think they are really very good. I think the sandwiches I made myself with deli meat from Safeway were better than the ones at Compagno's. This place is overrated like so... More

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Duluth, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I don't know why anyone goes to this place. Bland. Not tasty. Limited choices. No place to sit. Disappointing.

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Monterey, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

If you are looking for a good sandwich, look no further! This place has become a sunday staple for everyone at my work! Well worth the money and time to travel up the hill. Lunch time can fill the place fast so get there early to get your order in.

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Redwood City, California
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172 reviews 172 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We've wanted to try Compagno's Market Deli sandwiches for a while. Last time we stopped by too late and they were already closed. This time, we were sure to arrive at lunchtime. There were already a dozen or so people in the market. We saw the size of the sandwiches before ordering. I ordered a half knowing I couldn't possibly... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

Stood in line with a lot of locals, which is usually a good sign, right? My 2 colleagues were satisfied with their sandwiches. Mine was average. No place to sit and enjoy. Good for take out if you are in a hurry.

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Santa Monica, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place is THE best sandwich place on the peninsula (and maybe anywhere). I grew up in the area and every time I come home to visit I have to stop here for a sandwich. My husband and I always share a large turkey and that's enough for the both of us. Bennett the owner is awesome and always makes... More

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Monterey, California
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Like most I do a little touristic/local research prior to visiting my destination(s), or in this case, new home. After several weeks of hacking away at the TA top 10 list for Monterey I finally made it the number one spot. After buzzing the tower a few times I found what I believed to be parking, though I am learning... More

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Dime Box, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Ate here over 20 years ago while stationed at DLI and decided to see if memories were still accurate as a place to get a good sandwich. The sandwiches are really big with two sandwiches and a Coke costing $17. Compagnos is a strong supporter of the military and makes good food for a picnic. The market is small and... More

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