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Mendocino Cafe

10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
+1 707-937-6141
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dim sum” (13 reviews)
“fish stew” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
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1 - 10 of 691 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate there twice during our visit and were glad we did. Both times, the meals were very nicely done and the wait staff were helpful in explaining the dishes. We made reservations both times as we ate around 6:45 PM and the place was...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

The Mendo Café - as locals call it - is cute, but not grand. However, it's small 'secret garden' is outstanding! The food's both diverse & elegant...not to mention fresh, wholesome & tasty. The staff - every one of them - went out-of-their-way to make...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner my whole family here over the 4th of July weekend - food and service were excellent, and we enjoyed everything so much. The small dining rooms in this repurposed Victorian home make for tight seating, but it's intimate fun. Servers are well trained...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to find an open, not too expensive restaurant on the Fourth of July. Food was spicy, but tasty. Service was very slow. Only disappointment was the berry cobler desert. No ice cream available, only whipped cream.

Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a nice deck to eat on, surrounded by flowers, but the drink options are limited in a Mendocino kind of way - boutique cola instead of Coke, etc. The food was well prepared, but nothing extraordinary.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice lunch here on the patio with our little dog. The steamed mussels were very good with a tasty broth. The Thai firepot was also good but could be improved by serving the rice and the red curry separately. The rice got...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cafe is a must visit in the Mendocino area! Great food with several dishes having a Thai influence. The mussels in a spicy red curry sauce were among the best I've ever tasted. All of the deserts are hand made. Try the superb bread...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late ( for May, apparently, 8 pm is late) dinner here, and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. The Thai inspired dishes were tasty and arrived promptly, and a nice change from the more classic California/American menus that dominate in town.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OH....MY......GOSH!!!! I can't say enough about this place!!! In town with my husband visiting friends. They brought us here for dinner last night. Everyone enjoyed their meal, but I don't really care about that. I care about MY meal. I had the pork-chop special (Mongolian...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017

You never know quite what to expect in a tourist town like Mendocino, so finding this restaurant for lunch was a happy surprise. Lots of choices on the menu, and the soups and sandwiches were all excellent, and the desserts were equally good. Tables are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10451 lansing street mendocino, Inside Mendocino Hotel, Mendocino, CA 95460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mendocino County  >  Mendocino
  • Phone Number: +1 707-937-6141
  • E-mail
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