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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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SEASONAL SANDWICHES FALL‎
Mendo's Turkey Meatball Hoagie
Housemade turkey meatballs in marinara with chimichurri, drake farm’s marinated goat cheese, shredded romaine on drago bakery’s soft roll
$8.95
Carved Steak Pretzel Melt
Steak with smoked gouda fondue, red wine onions, roasted tomatoes, spicy giardiniera on panini pressed pretzel roll
$10.45
Our Southwest Chicken Salad
spice rubbed, free range chicken, marinated black beans, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, grape tomatoes, house baked whole wheat tortilla crisps, Scarborough Farm’s mixed greens, butter lettuce and romaine with “rchy” dressing
$10.95
Chef Judy’s Special Sandwich Pick
The‎ best ingredients don’t always follow a three month plan. chef wants to bring you the best the farmer’s market has to offer. please ask us about chef’s current pick- we can’t wait to tell you
CLASSICS "MENDO STYLE"‎
Chicken MBT
(Not your typical basil and tomato) shaved, roasted free range chicken breast, local gioia fresh mozzarella, house marinated red peppers, basil pesto, tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, scarborough farm’s greens on ciabatta
$8.75
The Farm Club (Turkey Club)
Fresh local farm turkey, smashed avocado, applewood bacon, herb aioli, tomatoes, scarborough farm’s greens, pickled red onions on mom’s seeded whole wheat
$9.95
BBQ Pulled Pork
Slow roasted, shredded pork in a chipotle BBQ sauce, housemade pickles, farmhouse cheddar, mustard pickle slaw, potato salad spread on panini grilled drago bakery’s soft roll (side of jalapeno relish by request)
$8.95
Blue Buffalo, Not a Blue Cow
Shaved, roasted free range chicken breast in a spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese cabbage slaw, tomatoes, mendo’s krispies on panini grilled drago bakery’s soft roll
$8.95
The Italian "Love Sandwich"
Prime honey ham and fennel salami with housemade spicy giardiniera, herb aioli, provolone, tomatoes, romaine on drago bakery’s soft roll
$8.75
A Sandwich Study of Heat (Turkey Avocado)
Fresh local farm turkey, smoked gouda, smashed avocado, chili aioli, jalapeno relish, tomato, romaine lettuce on panini grilled rustic white (side of salsa by request)
$9.85
Modern Tuna Melt (Tuna)
All white albacore tuna with fresh herbs, farmhouse cheddar, vegenaise, housemade pickles, red onions, tomatoes, scarborough farm’s greens on panini grilled buckwheat
$8.95
Caprese
Local‎ gioia fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, house marinated red peppers, basil pesto
$7.95
VEGAN HAT TASTES GOOD‎
V7 Whole Grain Vegan Burger
Housemade 7-vegetable vegan burger with mendo’s sauce, smashed avocado, red onions, tomatoes, scarborough farm’s butter lettuce and romaine on toasted ciabatta
$9.95
Vegan Shawarma
Mediterranean chickpea shawarma with a bean puree, vegan tzatziki, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, shredded romaine on panini grilled vegan whole wheat tortilla wrap
$9.25
Vegan Banh Mi
Maggi marinated pressed tofu with vegenaise, housemade sweet chili sauce, pickled daikon and carrots, cucumbers, jalapenos, cilantro on panini grilled ciabatta
$9.65
CAN WE BE MORE CHEESY‎
The Ham and Mac Grilled Cheese
Prime honey ham, mendo’s mac and cheese, shaved gruyere cheese in a smoked gouda fondue, roasted tomatoes, mendocino mustard on panini grilled rustic white
$8.25
Drunk’n Goat on Highway 128
Herbes de provence marinated drake family farm’s goat cheese, french brie, cranberry chutney, green apple, scarborough farm’s greens on cranberry walnut
$7.95
Shaved $+2.00
Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast $+2.00
FARM FAVORITES‎
"Not So Fried" Chicken
Saved, roasted free range chicken rolled in Mendo’s krispies with herb aioli, mustard pickle slaw, tomatoes, pickled red onions on toasted ciabatta with a side of chipotle BBQ sauce
$9.65
Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi
Our chef’s playful take on the popular Vietnamese sandwich with braised, caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, housemade pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, jalapenos, chili aioli on panini grilled ciabatta
$9.95
Steak BLT
Carved‎ steak, applewood bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomatoes, herb aioli, red wine onions on toasted rustic white
$9.95
Blue Cheese Crumbles $+0.50
Prosciutto and Free Range Chicken
Creminelli prosciutto and shaved, roasted free range chicken breast with local gioia fresh mozzarella, crushed honey roasted almonds, basil pesto, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes on panini grilled ciabatta
$9.85
Spicy Lemon grass Steak Banh Mi
Lemon grass marinated steak with chili aioli, housemade sweet chili sauce, pickled daikon and carrots, cilantro, jalapenos, cucumbers on panini grilled ciabatta
$9.95
SALADS‎
Kale Ceasar
Local kale, Scarborough Farm's butter lettuce and romaine, crispy wheat berries, red onions, grape tomatoes, avocado, parmesan with a lemon parmesan vinaigrette
$9.95
Shaved $+2.00
Roasted Free Range Chicken Breast $+2.00
The Blue Cow Steak Cobb
Carved steak with prime applewood bacon, marinated red peppers, avocado, red onions, grape tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, scarborough farm’s butter lettuce and romaine with whole grain mustard vinaigrette
$10.95
Save Drake Farm’s Salad
Shaved, roasted free range chicken breast, herbes de provence marinated drake family farm’s goat cheese, pink lady beets, green apples, dried cranberries, honey roasted almonds, red onions, scarborough farm’s greens, butter lettuce and romaine with citrus vinaigrette
$10.75
The Sophisticated Chicken Salad
Creminelli prosciutto and shaved, roasted free range chicken breast, seasonal market roasted vegetables, local gioia fresh mozzarella, crushed honey roasted almonds, marinated red peppers, red onions, grape tomatoes, scarborough farm’s greens, butter lettuce and romaine with basil pesto-balsamic vinaigrette
$10.95
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Reviewed May 22, 2020 via mobile

All the sandwiches are so freakin good. The pastami. The sorta fried chicken thingy. So yummy. And the random side salad thing is delicious - love that kale ginger carrot beet goodness

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 18, 2020 via mobile

We enjoyed all of our lunches at Mendocino Farms in Santa Monica and Marina Del Rey. Fresh healthy salads and sandwiches even our fussy 13 year old enjoyed. Great service and reasonably priced options at both venues only downside just big lines at Venice Beach...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

We were in the area waiting for the events at the park to start so we stopped in for a sandwich. The impossible burger was delicious and so was the cauliflower soup was so good. We really enjoyed the meal. The service is good and...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 15, 2019

I will admit we did not go to this area of MDR for sandwiches, but as a Plan "B" this was a happy and enjoyable alternative. As newcomers we were overwhelmed by the menu and process and so the staff member at the door took...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

Not worth the hype. The sandwiches were fine but nothing unique or exceptional. The sides were unimaginative.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 10, 2019 via mobile

Been twice and tend to forget how great the place is. Healthy eats and great service. When you go to pay there is a sampling of salads items you can add on. Or just snack before you get your order. If in the area I...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019 via mobile

Parking was a challenge on a Sunday afternoon during Labor Day weekend but we needed something for lunch. First time here and I was impressed with their friendly service when we ordered. The female staff asked me if I wanted to sample their bacon and...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Service was fabulous. They give you a mini tour on your first visit. Samples galore if you would like, including their cooked bacon. Had the quinoa salad with chicken and guacamole. Wonderfully fresh, crunchy and spiced just right.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 14, 2019

There is a new Mendocino Farms on Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica. . . which is where the staff of my dental surgeon unenthusiastically sent me before a hideous "procedure". It would be my last meal for a while . . .it wasn't worth the...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

Have been to this one and the one in Pasadena many times. Both always packed. Lucked out that I came later afternoon and no line. Great sandwiches and salads.

Date of visit: April 2019
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You have the wrong town Marina de Rey is in Southern Calif. You where asking about Cabo that is in Mexico.
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