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“Best sandwiches in LA” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms
4724 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
310.822.2300
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Cuisines: American
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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best sandwiches in LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Go for the Bahn mi pork sandwich and get a side of potato salad. Superb! You'll always wait on line at this place, but you can avoid waiting too long if you get there before or after the lunch rush.

Visited January 2013
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NYC, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Worth the short wait”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

There are great sandwiches to be had here! I loved the 1/2 sandwich and soup offer. Both were delicious! And pretty reasonable. We happened to go right before 12 noon and the line was shorter than what we noticed about 20 min later. But the staff is very organized and the there is someone working the line taking orders and the staff behind the counter is super fast. There's a large range of offerings from vegan to pulled pork. It was pretty loud inside but it was a nice day and we chose the outdoor seating. Yes, it is in a strip shopping mall and the outdoor seating overlooks a parking lot, but the food is worth the poor view. There is even a See's candy store a few steps away for desert. My only regret is that there is not a Mendocino Farm Sandwich Shop in NYC yet!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Wish we had a Mendocino Farms in Minneapolis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Absolutely loved this place! Please move to Minneapolis. Zero degrees is really not all that cold if you dress right!
• Fun atmosphere
• Prep staff behaves like a cross between The fish Market in Seattle and Jimmy John's
• Easy and pleasant ordering experience
• Fantastic sandwiches and salads
• They were plenty busy, even at 2:00 in the afternoon
• Indoor or outdoor seating

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Marina del Rey, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Love love love”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Visited this place last year quite by accident. Just finished a walk in the marina, got hungry and wanted something quick and healthy. Mendocino delivers great food at reasonable prices. The spicy potato salad is excellent!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arroyo Grande, California
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
“An Extraordinary Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

The Mendocino Farms location we visited is located in Marina Del Rey, CA. The place is absolutely mobbed during lunch hours due to its exceptional menu. They have a wide range of delicious foods from the Philly Cheesesteak Pretzel Melt to a Traditional Vegan Club to fresh salads. If a customer doesn't want one of the +\- 30 menu items he/she can build their own sandwiches by assembling a bread-filling combination of their choice. Beverages are available through a fountain but the flavors are unique and do not include what's typically available through a national chain restaurant.

A hostess takes orders for sandwiches just inside the door to the establishment and then passes them along to the kitchen staff. The kitchen staff keeps up an almost-continuous shouting back-and-forth confirming the orders being processed and then announcing they are ready to be picked up. It is a very entertaining racket, especially considering how much traffic comes through their doors on a standard work day.

This place is definitely worth a visit by sandwich lovers anywhere near Marina Del Rey.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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