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“Low in Price, High on Flavor” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dinosaurs Vietnamese Sandwiches

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Dinosaurs Vietnamese Sandwiches
2275 Market St Ste H, San Francisco, CA 94114
415-503-1421
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Ranked #1,077 of 5,014 Restaurants in San Francisco
Cuisines: Vietnamese, Sandwiches
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San Mateo, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Low in Price, High on Flavor”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This Pacifica storefront is located in a sparsely populated strip mall but don't let that fact turn you off. The Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches are terrific. Today was our second visit and we are already planning to return to try something other than The Special that we ordered on our first visit and today's Shaking Beef. The sandwiches include pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, cilantro, jalapeno and mayo on a toasted french baguette in perfect proportions. Mango Mint is a drink made with green tea, mango puree, coconut milk and fresh mint leaves was refreshing on a hot day. The Watermelon Litchi is fresh watermelon juice and litchi jelly which we liked as well. The prices for the food are very reasonable. The drinks are not expensive for what you get but they do run up the tab easily. We haven't had the appetite to include salads and spring rolls which are also on the menu but are looking forward to trying them as well.
A word of caution: If you sit outside make sure you dress in layers as it can get chilly. Also do not sit downwind of the garbage cans.
We seldom go up to SF anymore and am very happy to have found this outlet through a Groupon offer.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pacifica, California, United States
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“At last, a good Banh Mi sandwich in Pacifica”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Heard about this new place (new to me, they have outlets in SF) that serves Banh Mi vietnamese sandwiches. Just tried it with my son. Yummy! Good quality bread and fixings; friendly staff; clean surrounding but sparse. I was pleased how good this was and plan to return. I'm partial since I live in this town, but appreciate this place all the more for it.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Cheap and awesome sandwiches!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

We grabbed a special and a meatball to go (on the advice of a friend). She described the special as a baguette with Japanese mayo, roast pork, pate, and some other pork, dikon, jalapeños and cilantro. She had me at roast pork. It was even better than it sounds.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Portland, Maine
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
“Different but good Sandwiches for a great price.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

A friend of mine suggested I eat here for the good sandwiches and value. It is a perfect place to eat a tasty fresh lunch in an expensive city like SF. For around $6, I got a great sandwich that was very different from any I have had before. It was filling enough to hold me over until dinner time. I would go here again, and suggest it to any traveler who is trying to save money or looking for a good sandwich.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Great place to get a sandwich! Very cheap. Get some spring rolls, or the drink on special. Bai me style sandwiches and salads.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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