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“Excellent service”
Review of Mendo Bistro - CLOSED

Mendo Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
San Diego
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My son ordered chicken with cream tarragon sauce and it was delicious. I ordered some kind of prawn special, with black rice. Something was wrong with the prawns as they had a strong odor, like ammonia, so I had to get something else, like my son's chicken. So the chicken was excellent and so was the view of the town from the second story window. The waitress was excellent in handling the prawns, so I would give them a 4 and a half out of 5.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank travelgurusandiego
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  • English first
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English first
Chico, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best place in town”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Went here on a whim and it turned out to be the best meal on our stay. Had the chicken, which was moist and flavorful and my husband had a pasta dish that was delicious. The restaurant was beautiful and very relaxing. Tables are spaced apart giving you privacy and that intimate feel. Will defiantly recommend and return.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank cpcoco
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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great Dinner . . .”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

Everything we ordered here was wonderful. Great wines. Fantastic Caesar salad, Great veggies!!! We enjoyed the "choice" menu batter fried tofu, and batter fried portobello.

Save room for mint-basil sorbet!

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Juliette144
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Castro Valley, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Bad fish worst meal ever”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

I ate at Mendo Bistro last night. A few observations. The chef was probably not in the kitchen last night.

1) steaks were good, but that's the easy part.

2) local ling cod frozen, bland sauce and definitely over its expiration date. The fish tasted of ammonia definitely bad. So please do yourself a favor and DO NOT ORDR FISH. Someone could get seriously ill on what I tasted.

3) head on shrimp, rice below it mushy no taste and definitely microwaved.

I have been coming to Mendocino for 35 years and that's definitely the worst meal I have eaten in this town.

the sous chefs need something they can handle and its not fish. I am not a chef but hands down could create something better in half the time.

Parsnips, a little creativity and seasoning could have gone a long way. Save yourself the hassle and eat elsewhere.

  • Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Bbq123rob
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Camarillo, CA
Level Contributor
43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The service was terrific. Ordered the Caesar salad and special salad of the day. Both were tasty. The cod was a bit cold but edible. The caramel gelato was also good. The restaurant is on the second floor with a view of town.

Visited December 2013
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Thank dmh2662
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