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Tamarind Thai Restaurant

7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91941
6193372581
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Ranked #19 of 186 restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Very good taste and service, well priced and cozy.. Loved it, had the chicken butterflies that were delicious and the tom yum which is kept hot by the hot pot very good

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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312 reviews 312 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Best Thai in the neighborhood. Small, cozy, not to much on atmosphere but the food and service is very good. several different dishes ordered by the table. All good. Authentic as it gets in La Mesa.

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Hicksville, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I was so happy that there was a Thai restaurant by our hotel. When it got there i could that it was a small place. It was Very nice in side. Not was i thought from the outside. you could see it was updated and very clean. The food was very good. the service was great and fast. small inside... More

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San Diego, CA
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6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

I have been eating luch here once a week for the last 10 years at least! I don't know how long they have been open, but I'm pretty sure I was one of their first customers. New owners a few years ago actually made it better. At one time I was eating lunch out every day of the week and... More

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San Diego
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

What a great find! I've been to Tamarind six or seven times in the last year and have never been disappointed. The atmosphere, service and food are all top notch, and their lunch specials are a fantastic bargain. I am so hooked on their vegetable thai rice with tofu that I haven't ventured yet to other items on the menu,... More

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Phoenix, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

If you love thai food i really recommend this place. Don't forget to try the house coconut ice-cream....A++++++

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Get the blue crab fried rice and eat outside!! Friendly wait staff, very intimate setting, ate outside and watched a mother bird take food to her babies. We LOVED it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

I come from Australia and on that side of the world we are spoilt with outstanding Thai restaurants. So I wasnt disapointed when I ate at Tamarind just plain and boring. But it was edible 2 days later it was late and close to my hotel so I thought a quick dinner was in order I picked up a bottle... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Spring rolls are suculant & fresh. Prices reasonable with good portion size. Pearl thai tea filled with pearls.

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Sacramento, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

It had been years since I was visiting my father in Thailand and I hadn't realized the pale shadow of flavor that I was subsisting on in most US Thai restaurants - Tamarind Thai is not only the 'real thing' with spices imported from Thailand - it is a great deai! You can get a curry dinner starting at $8.50... More

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