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Mendocino Farms
Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms

8.711 reviews
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175 S Fairfax Ave B, Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 934-4261
http://mendocinofarms.com/
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Sample all the sides if you'd like. They encourage it. Awesome service and friendly staff. We had four orders and one of them was wrong. But we didn't figure that out until half ... Read more
the sandwich was already eaten. (Sandwich was traded off between two people). So after one person had already devoured one half, it wasn't until the first bite of the second half we realized that the sandwich wasn't the BBQ Pork Bun Mi. We informed the staff, they saw the mistake, and without questioning or even frowning the fact that half the sandwich has already been eaten, they quickly made the correct sandwich for us. Service like that, makes for returning valued customers. Not to mention, how much I enjoyed my Drake's Chicken Salad and a side of the Curry Couscous. Free Parking for an hour with validation.

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Sample all the sides if you'd like. They encourage it. Awesome service and friendly staff.

We had four orders and one of them was wrong. But we didn't figure that out until half the sandwich was already eaten. (Sandwich was traded off between two people). So after one person had already devoured one half, it wasn't until the first bite of the second half we realized that the sandwich wasn't the BBQ Pork Bun Mi.
We informed the staff, they saw the mistake, and without questioning or even frowning the fact that half the sandwich has already been eaten, they quickly made the correct sandwich for us. Service like that, makes for returning valued customers.
Not to mention, how much I enjoyed my Drake's Chicken Salad and a side of the Curry Couscous.

Free Parking for an hour with validation.

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Irvine

When I worked downtown, I was a big customer of Mendocino Farms first location. A frequent resident of the long lines outside the door and yet I still appreciated the food, the friendly staff and the efficiency of the process. Now they've expanded!

Their Fairfax location has the same process. Get in line. Tell the hostess what you want. Follow the line, pick up your sandwich and pay.

While their prices may be a little high for some, the food is definitely top notch. I've never some away from this place feeling unsatisfied. Vegan is also an option here if you're that way inclined.

Parking: Theres 2 hour parking in some of the residential areas if you can find it.

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Yums! They brought back one of my seasonal favorites - the turkey pretzel bread sandwich drool! One of my favorite spots to grab lunch! Tons of great healthy sandwiches and salads!

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Yorba Linda

Wow, really good sandwiches.

My wife surprised me by driving here and not telling me where we were going. A surprise for the yelp guy? And it's food, YES. Boy was I happy she choose this place.

Across from the L A Farmers Market, it's a busy little place.

The procedure:
As you come in, you get in line by the door.
You'll see a big menu, decide what you want.
When you're ready, tell the hostess what you want and she'll write down your order.
Bring that piece of paper to the cashier, get you drink order in, pay, receive a pager and find a seat.
Pager goes off, pick up your food and enjoy.

Here's the rundown:
Kurobuta Pork Belly Banh Mi - "Braised & caramelized Kurobuta pork belly, house made pickled daikon, carrots, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeño, chili aioli on panini grilled ciabatta" OMG Delicious. Pork belly was so tender and it had FAT pieces (drooling). The pickled veggies were side kicks. The jalapeño gave that slight heat. That chili aioli was just oh so good. All of that between a ciabatta bread that held everything together perfectly. A must order for sure.

Spicy Steak w/ Romesco Sauce - "Hand carved steak w/ almond romesco, Harissa aioli, charred red onion, marinated red peppers and spicy giardiniera on a panini grilled pretzel bread" - they ran out of pretzel bread and I chose to substitute with ciabatta bread. Another delicious sandwich. The steak meat was tender. Romesco sauce was delicious. By only issue was it was NOT spicy. A very small hint of the spiciness but very muted. Still a good sandwich.

Grape Lemonade - "chef's special drink" Grape and Lemonade, so so good. I like both, so I really liked this drink. Lol.

Pasta salad - since they were out of the pretzel bread. To compensate for the hassle (which really wasn't) they brought us this dish. Shell pasta with spinach and a light tomato sauce. It was a good dish.

Price is a high, but well worth it IMO.
You get good quality products and it was a big enough. I could have eaten half the sandwich and been happy.

Service was top notch. They take care of their customers here. That earned the extra star to get all five for me.

I enjoyed my my meal here and I would gladly recommend you try them out.

Il definitely be back.

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Local from Los Angeles

GREAT lunch spot. If you're trying to cut out carbs, they happily turn their sandwiches into salads!

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Local from Los Angeles

My favorite sandwich shop to date! We ordered the Not Fried Chicken and the Special a Lamb Sandwich. Loved both of them! The sandwiches are little on the pricy side but the quality of the ingredients taste fresh

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Sandwiches, Salad

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Excellent sandwiches.

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