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235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
209-383-5350
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've only had they're pah tai here -!: & OmG soooooooo delicious! no joke, u have to try it. you can chose ur level of spicy ness whether you want a 1 or 10 I chose 8 once... I love spicy food and level 8 was pretty spicy very spicy actually haha it was hard to eat but it was... More

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California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A gem is a gem, regardless of where you find it. A rather challenged area of Merced is very blessed to play host to an excellent operation. The employees here are among the most pleasant and genuine I've ever encountered, truly a breath of very fresh air. Food could not have fresher or better prepared. It will be my pleasure... More

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Minden, Nevada
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Coming back from Yosemite with two friends, we where looking for a place for dinner. We ordered satai, chicken coconut soup, spicy shrimp and fabulous pad tai. Everything was tasty and we all left very satisfied and ready to continue our trip. I recommend also for the very kind and caring service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went to UCM and loved Sams Cafe for 2 reasons, the food and ownership! It's a friendly place with much to choose from. Loved the pad thai spicy level #7 with chicken or shrimp or combo. We need fundraising events here and they were always fun. Good food and good company. Definitely recommend, especially for pad thai

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Merced, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Not the trendiest part of town, but definitely the best Thai food in town. I have eaten here several times (lunch and dinner), and was very pleased with the food and service. The owner -- Sam -- personally greeted us at our table and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended.

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Cocoa, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed in Merced for four days, and Sam Cafe was our favorite thing there. We had dinner there twice. We are vegetarian, and although the menu doesn't look vegetarian-friendly and we almost left, the waitress promised to make our food vegetarian. Food arrived steaming hot and delicious in no time! What a lovely surprise! We love Thai food and... More

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Merced, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

It was perfect timing. We ordered our meal and drinks, and right after we were served, the power went out! Guess what? It did not affect us. The food was great, the service was perfect, but lighting was a bit dim. They were turning away other customers as we were enjoying our delicious larb and kung pao chicken. They have... More

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The World
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283 restaurant reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We were generally happy with our meal at Sams Cafe (235 W 12th, Suite A, Merced, CA 95341, tel. 209-383-5350). Sam Malaythrong was not there that evening but our service was very good. We had called beforehand to find out if Sams made Mee Krob and the answer was “yes” so we went. We ordered one Tom Yum Goong soup... More

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Merced, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

have dined at Sam Cafe a few times, the food is fresh, no long waiting. Love the levels of hotness to choose from. Nice atmosphere.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I forgot exactly what I had but the peanut sauce and rice noodles are really good here. Fav Thai restaurant in Merced.

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Address: 235 W 12th St, Ste A, Merced, CA 95341-6158
Phone Number: 209-383-5350
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Merced
Cuisine: Thai

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