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Toro Place Cafe 665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas
Toro Place Cafe
American • $$

Toro Place Cafe

665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908

Definitely will be back! The portions are big! Everything turned out super yummy! The service was fabulous! We were just lucky with parking and got seated as...

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  • Superb315 Reviews4.7
Eagle 26 W Alisal St, Salinas
Eagle
Chinese • $$

Eagle

26 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901

It's good. Very basic lunch menu but tasty. A good place for a quick inexpensive bite. The Sichuan beef had a good spicy heat. A little spartan in decor...

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  • Superb309 Reviews4.7
First Awakenings 171 Main St, Salinas
First Awakenings
Breakfast • $$

First Awakenings

171 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

The very first time I got introduced to First Awakening I was very impressed. It was packed it took a minute but then like it didn't. Do you feel me. It...

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  • Superb249 Reviews4.6
Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca Restaurant 473 E Market St, Salinas
Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Culturas Hidalgo y Oaxaca Restaurant

473 E Market St, Salinas, CA 93905

This place is so bomb! I went here because a family friend recommended it and no regrets. I got the super burrito and my mom got the torta and believe me when...

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  • Superb191 Reviews4.7
Dubber's Oldtown Bar And Grill 172 Main St #3427, Salinas
Dubber's Oldtown Bar And Grill
Sports Bar • $$

Dubber's Oldtown Bar And Grill

172 Main St #3427, Salinas, CA 93901

My favorite bar and grill/sports bar when I’m in Salinas. Clean,friendly and amazing food! Lots of TVs and sports memorabilia. Parking in the area sucks,so...

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  • Superb250 Reviews4.5
101 wine press 8049 San Miguel Canyon Rd, Salinas
101 wine press
Wine Bar • $$

101 wine press

8049 San Miguel Canyon Rd, Salinas, CA 93907

The food is beyond amazing. Amazing family-oriented environment to hang out and enjoy a great meal and even watch Sports channels, and more... On the big...

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  • Superb223 Reviews4.5
Patria 228 Main St, Salinas
Patria
European • $$$

Patria

228 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Delightful dinner and charming atmosphere well supported by a gracious, personable and knowledgeable waiter. These qualities combined to make our evening out...

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  • Superb198 Reviews4.5
El Charrito 122 W Market St, Salinas
El Charrito
Mexican • $

El Charrito

122 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901

This is a version of locally owned Chipotle. When we arrived around 9:15am, the line for both walk-in and online order was pretty long but moving in a decent...

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  • Superb310 Reviews4.4
Salinas City BBQ 700 W Market St, Salinas
Salinas City BBQ
Barbecue • $$

Salinas City BBQ

700 W Market St, Salinas, CA 93901

Had my birthday dinner here on September 9th everything was delicious and tasty. They also worked with my mom who wanted to use 2 picnic tables outside....

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  • Good283 Reviews4.2
Dim Sum Inn 1938 N Main St, Salinas
Dim Sum Inn
Chinese • $$

Dim Sum Inn

1938 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

I knew about this place since I pass by it every other day and know that it's got some close connections to the Eagle restaurant, but never stopped by...

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  • Superb215 Reviews4.4
Thanh Loi Noodles 1940 N Main St, Salinas
Thanh Loi Noodles
Vietnamese • $$

Thanh Loi Noodles

1940 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

The food I have had ranged from good to great. But the best part was that when I left my credit card behind the owners called me and were happy to hold it for...

  • Superb138 Reviews4.7
Gino's 1410 S Main St, Salinas
Gino's
Italian • $$

Gino's

1410 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Really enjoy the atmosphere and food here. They have three areas of seating. A white table cloth area called the fireplace room. A more casual area call the...

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  • Superb234 Reviews4.3
Villa Azteca 157 Main St, Salinas
Villa Azteca
Pizza • $$

Villa Azteca

157 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

The food and atmosphere was good. I'm not much of a spicy food person but I have to admit the salmon dish I ate was seasoned perfectly with a balance of...

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  • Superb226 Reviews4.3
The Steinbeck House Restaurant 132 Central Ave, Salinas
The Steinbeck House Restaurant
American • $$

The Steinbeck House Restaurant

132 Central Ave, Salinas, CA 93901

Have been to the Steinbeck house in 2017 and again in 2019, as a huge John Steinbeck fan I found both experiences to be outstanding.The ladies are dear, sweet,...

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El Zacatecano 655 E Alisal St, Salinas
El Zacatecano
Mexican • $

El Zacatecano

655 E Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905

I've been eating here for years. El Zacatecano has an at home feel. Wonderful customer service, and delicious food. I always recommend to friends and...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.5
Growers Pub 227 Monterey St, Salinas
Growers Pub
Pubs

Growers Pub

227 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901

Best restaurant in Monterey County! Best restaurant I have ever visited if i am being completely honest. Amazing food joined with amazing service and staff....

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  • Superb211 Reviews4.6
The Village Restaurant 1490 Constitution Blvd # 8, Salinas
The Village Restaurant
American • $$

The Village Restaurant

1490 Constitution Blvd # 8, Salinas, CA 93905

Bomb food! and the customer service is AMAZING!!! The best customer service I've ever had at a restaurant! The older Mexican lady that served us is the...

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  • Superb153 Reviews4.5
Pastabilitys 11 W Acacia St, Salinas
Pastabilitys
Italian • $$

Pastabilitys

11 W Acacia St, Salinas, CA 93901

This is a fast and convenient place for pasta. They have set menu items. Their ability to make various pastas to your specifications is the best. You choose...

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  • Superb130 Reviews4.6
Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant 221 S Main St STE 101, Salinas
Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant
Seafood • $$

Golden Fish Seafood Restaurant

221 S Main St STE 101, Salinas, CA 93901

This place doesn't get nearly the amount of recognition it deserves. My family + bf made a reservation here on a whim and were pleasantly surprised (our...

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  • Superb127 Reviews4.6
T&A Cafe, Home Of Kleinfeldt Family BBQ 1 Harris Rd, Salinas
T&A Cafe, Home Of Kleinfeldt Family BBQ
Hamburger • $$

T&A Cafe, Home Of Kleinfeldt Family BBQ

1 Harris Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

Amazing Tri Tip Club Sandwich. They were out of Onion rings, gives me a reason to go back. Very friendly staff and ownership. If you are lucky, like we were,...

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  • Superb119 Reviews4.6
Taquitos Mexican Restaurant 923 N Main St, Salinas
Taquitos Mexican Restaurant
Mexican • $$

Taquitos Mexican Restaurant

923 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

We have dined at Taquitos Restaurant in the Sherwood Gardens area quite a few times and have never be disappointed. The food is excellent as well as the...

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  • Superb171 Reviews4.3
Little Sicily 16 E Gabilan St, Salinas
Little Sicily
Pizza • $$

Little Sicily

16 E Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901

WOW !!! First visit at Little Sicily and their delicious food blew my mind and stomach away!!! I ordered spaghetti and meatball with their homemade marinara...

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  • Superb151 Reviews4.4
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus 710 Old Stage Rd, Salinas
Rancho Cielo Youth Campus
American • $$$

Rancho Cielo Youth Campus

710 Old Stage Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

This was my first time for dinner at Rancho Cielo restaurant and it was a fabulous experience. We were greeted with smiles and there was no wait. Our waiter...

  • Superb71 Reviews4.9
Sushi Hut 616 E Boronda Rd, Salinas
Sushi Hut
Japanese

Sushi Hut

616 E Boronda Rd, Salinas, CA 93906

I was able to order online and pickup at their store. My order was ready when their online store said it would be. The staff member was polite and courteous...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.8
In-N-Out Burger 151 Kern St, Salinas
In-N-Out Burger
American • $

In-N-Out Burger

151 Kern St, Salinas, CA 93905

Can't deny In N Out! Always solid, and their burgers and fries are my favorite! Located right off the freeway and ample parking and separate drive thru so...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.3
Country Kitchen 17500 Vierra Canyon Rd, Prunedale
Country Kitchen
Salad • $

Country Kitchen

17500 Vierra Canyon Rd, Prunedale, CA 93907

My husband and I were going on a road trip and looked up breakfast places in the area. We came upon this cute little diner and loved it! The decor was perfect...

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  • Superb170 Reviews4.5
Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant 1000 N Davis Rd, Salinas
Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant
Japanese • $$

Fujiyama Japanese Restaurant

1000 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907

I liked the experience. Friendly staff, the chef was so nice. I would definitely go back. A bit pricey but its worth the amount of food given. They have two...

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  • Good176 Reviews4.2
Golden China Restaurant 1250 N Main St, Salinas
Golden China Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden China Restaurant

1250 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

Not a bad little place to visit! The customer service is great they were friendly and speedy with my family on our vacay. The food was good and reasonably...

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  • Superb117 Reviews4.5
Avatar Indian Grill 1568 Constitution Blvd, Salinas
Avatar Indian Grill
Indian

Avatar Indian Grill

1568 Constitution Blvd, Salinas, CA 93905

I like the naan... because it's naan your business. Get the cheese with the garlic naan, because it's fire bro. If not, and especially if you have...

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  • Superb205 Reviews4.4
Mo's River Road Grill 275 River Rd E, Salinas
Mo's River Road Grill
Wine Bar • $$

Mo's River Road Grill

275 River Rd E, Salinas, CA 93908

We go to the zoo about twice a month and try to eat at different places afterwards. Today's trip left us hungry looking for a good meal. We all chose the...

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  • Superb115 Reviews4.5

American Restaurants

American in Salinas
Elli's Great American Restaurant 1250 S Main St, Salinas
Elli's Great American Restaurant
American • $$

Elli's Great American Restaurant

1250 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

My boyfriend and I were visiting Salinas and came across a wonderful eating experience. The steak salad was awesome! Grilled onions on a salad!? Yes...so good!...

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  • Good257 Reviews3.7
Jim's Restaurant 8069 San Miguel Canyon Rd, Salinas
Jim's Restaurant
American • $$

Jim's Restaurant

8069 San Miguel Canyon Rd, Salinas, CA 93907

Amazing! Friendly staff, very clean, AND VERY VERY delicious!! We had the beef and broccoli, Kung Pao shrimp + chicken chowmein! So good we brought all our...

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  • Superb101 Reviews4.4
Portobello's 150 Main St #116, Salinas
Portobello's
American • $$

Portobello's

150 Main St #116, Salinas, CA 93901

My wife and I are so happy that Portobello's is in Salinas. They have a great breakfast and their Sunday biscuits and gravy special is the best in the...

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  • Good170 Reviews3.9

Pizza Restaurants

Pizza in Salinas
Ryli's & Papa's Pizzeria 931 W. Alisal St. 931 W Alisal St, Salinas
Ryli's & Papa's Pizzeria 931 W. Alisal St.
Pizza • $$

Ryli's & Papa's Pizzeria 931 W. Alisal St.

931 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93901

THE PIZZA IS DELICIOUS! I luv the pizza, It's my favorite! They have a lot of toppings to choose from more then other pizza places in town. As far as I...

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  • Superb126 Reviews4.4
Casa Sorrento Pizzeria 393 Salinas St, Salinas
Casa Sorrento Pizzeria
Pizza • $$

Casa Sorrento Pizzeria

393 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901

This place was on a list of restaurants provided by the Hampton Inn where we are staying. Glad we chose it because the food was excellent. The Eggplant...

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Blaze Pizza 796 Northridge Shopping Center, Salinas
Blaze Pizza
Pizza • $

Blaze Pizza

796 Northridge Shopping Center, Salinas, CA 93906

Are you a fan of the cauliflower crust pizza? I AM! Since I have Gluten Allergies it's been a struggle finding pizza in town that has a gluten-free...

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  • Good171 Reviews4.2

Mexican Restaurants

Mexican in Salinas
Guadalajara Grill 1334 S Main St, Salinas
Guadalajara Grill
Mexican

Guadalajara Grill

1334 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

This is our Favorite Fish Taco place EVER! Believe me, we have compared theirs to other local Mexican restaurants and other city’s we have visited. All of...

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  • Superb222 Reviews4.3
Mi Tierra 129 Main St, Salinas
Mi Tierra
Mexican • $$

Mi Tierra

129 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Their chips and salsa were DELICIOUS! I highly recommend their molcajete (a platter of Carne asada, chicken, chorizo, cheese, grilled onion, nopales, &...

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  • Superb131 Reviews4.3
Mama Lupita's 321 Salinas St, Salinas
Mama Lupita's
Mexican • $

Mama Lupita's

321 Salinas St, Salinas, CA 93901

I ate the chicharon in red sauce with egg super good I also had a agua fresa mango so flavorful and fresh love that they serve you a bowl of vegetable soup...

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  • Superb132 Reviews4.5

Chinese Restaurants

Chinese in Salinas
Cantonese Express Food 928 Park Row, Salinas
Cantonese Express Food
Chinese • $

Cantonese Express Food

928 Park Row, Salinas, CA 93901

Great place to go for lunch. Quick, simple, good food. The price is right for being an express restaurant. Menu selection is nice. The lunch and dinner plates...

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  • Superb136 Reviews4.5
Golden Star Restaurant 1024 S Main St, Salinas
Golden Star Restaurant
Chinese • $$

Golden Star Restaurant

1024 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Picked up various items to go, and I am definitely not disappointed. Very delicious. I go so crazy for the wonton soup that it burns my mouth, but it's...

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  • Good129 Reviews4
China Center Restaurant 1453 N Main St, Salinas
China Center Restaurant
Chinese • $$

China Center Restaurant

1453 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

I love their food my favorite chinese restaurant here! Brian is the son and hes soooo awesome!! I am a regular customer there. I've tried all our chinese...

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  • Good99 Reviews4.1

Seafood Restaurants

Seafood in Salinas
Fish & Chips 2010 N Main St, Salinas
Fish & Chips
Seafood • $$

Fish & Chips

2010 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

I've always had a thing for fish in chips. As a kid my parents and grandparents would make family trips for fish and chips, so a place like this takes me...

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  • Superb144 Reviews4.3
Red Lobster 1720 N Main St NEAR, Salinas
Red Lobster
Seafood • $$

Red Lobster

1720 N Main St NEAR, Salinas, CA 93906

After ordering and paying for our food, (which by the way came super fast).. our waitress Carmen noticed me mention to my husband I wanted dessert, she asked...

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  • Good170 Reviews3.7
Sea Harbor Fish Market 1136 S Main St, Salinas
Sea Harbor Fish Market
Seafood • $$

Sea Harbor Fish Market

1136 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Great local fish market/restaurant. We had blackened ahi over a Caesar salad and crab Louie. Both salads had a generous portion of seafood and were very well...

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  • Good91 Reviews4.2
Sushi Daruma 216 Main St, Salinas
Sushi Daruma
Sushi • $$

Sushi Daruma

216 Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

Amazing food !!! Well prepared and presented, generous portions, wonderful staff, well worth the 40 minute walk here and the 40 minute walk back to the truck...

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  • Superb86 Reviews4.5
Arigato Sushi 1740 N Main St, Salinas
Arigato Sushi
Sushi Bar • $$

Arigato Sushi

1740 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

My favorite sushi place in town. Great food but online order is unorganized. Whatever your pick up time is add another 30-45 mins on top of that. Dining in...

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  • Good179 Reviews3.8
Kokoro Sushi 36 W Gabilan St, Salinas
Kokoro Sushi
Sushi

Kokoro Sushi

36 W Gabilan St, Salinas, CA 93901

Ate here before we went to watch movies. My nephew got the chicken teriyaki which he loved and now it's his favorite dish. My sis and I got the Hamachi...

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  • Good188 Reviews3.8

Thai Restaurants

Thai in Salinas
Khao San Thai Kitchen 1255 N Davis Rd, Salinas
Khao San Thai Kitchen
Thai

Khao San Thai Kitchen

1255 N Davis Rd, Salinas, CA 93907

Best Thai food ever!!! We come here whenever we drive by Salinas - we always eat everything up between 2 adults and 1 kid. Restaurant manager chef is a lovely...

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  • Superb107 Reviews4.8
Ginger Thai Kitchen 1104 S Main St, Salinas
Ginger Thai Kitchen
Thai • $$

Ginger Thai Kitchen

1104 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

I love you guys so much. The egg rolls are so good they should be illegal. Don't even get me started on the peanut sauce the egg rolls come with....

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  • Good132 Reviews4.2
Yangtse Taste of Thai 328 Main St Ste A, Salinas
Yangtse Taste of Thai
Thai • $$

Yangtse Taste of Thai

328 Main St Ste A, Salinas, CA 93901

Dammit. This place is really good. It's also super cute inside, and it's family owned. The dishes definitely had a kick to it, and the Thai Tea is...

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  • Good175 Reviews3.5

Burger Restaurants

Burgers in Salinas
Wienerschnitzel 1346 S Main St, Salinas
Wienerschnitzel
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $

Wienerschnitzel

1346 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

The food was tasty but the service was questionable. They handed my a lemonade that had a lot of liquid on the lid and it went on me and inside my car. The...

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  • Good128 Reviews3.9
Five Guys 1742 N Main St, Salinas
Five Guys
Hamburgers & Hot Dogs • $$

Five Guys

1742 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

Always awesome & tasty burgers! Friendly service and warm smiles is a plus.A couple years later and it's still a great spot for some comfort food and...

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  • Good127 Reviews3.5
The Habit Burger Grill 1602 N Main St, Salinas
The Habit Burger Grill
Hamburger • $$

The Habit Burger Grill

1602 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

It was my first time at The Habit and the serve was great. A very clean establishment I was very impressed with the food it was delicious. I will be coming...

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Salad Shoppe LLC Next to CVS, 1138 S Main St, Salinas
Salad Shoppe LLC
Sandwich Shop • $$

Salad Shoppe LLC

Next to CVS, 1138 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

I come here regularly to get tasty and healthy sandwiches and salads. I tried some of their soups too which are also great. I usually take out, and their...

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  • Superb112 Reviews4.4
The Bakery Station 202 Monterey St, Salinas
The Bakery Station
Sandwich Shop • $

The Bakery Station

202 Monterey St, Salinas, CA 93901

Love this place! Homemade bread takes it over the top. I have enjoyed every sandwich I have tried here and their desserts never disappoint. I love their carrot...

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  • Superb134 Reviews4.3
Ike's Love & Sandwiches 1822 N Main St, Salinas
Ike's Love & Sandwiches
Sandwich Shop • $$

Ike's Love & Sandwiches

1822 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

It's a small shop but they have it nicely organized with classic Ike wall decor. The employees were nice and hard at work! It's always like a hive...

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  • Good152 Reviews3.6

Vietnamese Restaurants

Vietnamese in Salinas
Saigon Noodles 1447 N Main St, Salinas
Saigon Noodles
Vietnamese • $

Saigon Noodles

1447 N Main St, Salinas, CA 93906

One of the best things about this restaurant is that their water is infused with lemon/lime. Right off the bat this tingles your senses and gets the flavor...

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  • Superb128 Reviews4.3
Mr. Noodles 1176 S Main St, Salinas
Mr. Noodles
Vietnamese • $

Mr. Noodles

1176 S Main St, Salinas, CA 93901

So pleased with the quality of the food, service, and setting. Delicious food arrived quickly, generous portions, service was attentive, clean and inviting...

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  • Good118 Reviews4.1
Chopstix Vietnamese Restaurant 624 Northridge Mall Shopping Center, Salinas
Chopstix Vietnamese Restaurant
Vietnamese • $

Chopstix Vietnamese Restaurant

624 Northridge Mall Shopping Center, Salinas, CA 93906

This is my absolute favorite place to get wonton soup it is extremely flavorful bountiful and one order can definitely be for two people. When they do it to go...

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  • Good123 Reviews4