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Tamarind Thai Restaurant

7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91941
6193372581
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Ranked #26 of 188 Restaurants in La Mesa
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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San Diego, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Tamarind Thai is one of those "hole in the wall" places that you do not find just driving by the area. Although centrally located in the city of La Mesa it is in a mini-strip mall with a handful of businesses and (sadly) a very small parking lot that is difficult to park in. But once you've parked you are... More

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Tamarind is located in a corner across from La Mesa Springs, a busy area of the La Mesa city. The place is small and cozy for eating with your family, or lunch with your co-workers. The background music is nice and relaxing. The staff are courteous and attentive. There are a good variation of dishes on menu. Speaking of, the... More

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San Diego, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We have all of the San Diego area to go for Thai from downtown all the way up the coast but for Thai.. always here. Good value, good service and small enough you feel like you are appreciated.

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you enjoy Thai food, check out Tamarind! The staff is nice, polite and attentive. Food is great! Very tasty, fresh salads and great rice dishes!!! Love it!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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340 reviews 340 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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