We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Tamarind Thai Restaurant

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
6193372581
Website
Today
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

29 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 28: English reviews
Dulzura, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely patio nice atmosphere, great value. Delicious food. Good wine selection. Very busy especially on Friday's....

Helpful?
Thank squinklesus
Alpine
Level Contributor
93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This is a small place, tucked away where you can barely see it. We have been coming here for many, many years. The food is excellent. The lunch specials are a particulary good deal.

Helpful?
Thank Kathy D
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Wow! I was surprised how awesome the food and service was for this little restaurant off the beaten path. It is decorated nicely, the service staff is friendly and prompt, nice price range and the food is out of this world, the best fried tofu ever.

Helpful?
Thank Bill S
La Mesa, California
Level Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Honestly, Tom-Kar Soup is by far the main reason we go there. We get the large one with chicken and steamed rice. It's big enough to share as a couple and still small enough to share another entreé if you're hungry. The staff is always very helpful and friendly.

Helpful?
Thank danielandluci
Escondido, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I'm a 3/10 guy, but gives me all the flavor I can take, plenty more for those that want it! Lunches are special w/salad&soup, very enjoyable dinner selections

Helpful?
Thank Ron C
Level Contributor
26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is a hidden jewel in the the City of La Mesa in San Diego County. Their food has a lot of flavor and reasonably priced. Environment and atmosphere is very cozy. They have inside and outside seating. Our dining menu were spicy noodles with chicken, steak salad, and yellow curry with seafood and appetizer was chicken satay. For... More 

Helpful?
Thank Carl B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great menu variety, great tasting Thai specialties, amazing value. Quiet neighborhood, easy access. It's all good.

Helpful?
Thank alan_douglas
Pullman, Washington
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I are very picky about our Thai food. That fine establishment rocked our world from the wine/beer, appetizers and the entrees. The service was excellent and the ambience was comfortable. Definitely an excellent choice for Thai even if you don't like to eat fire (BUT there is still plenty of fire to be had) A+++

Helpful?
Thank enjocookie
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Ive been here a couple of times. Great food and pleasant atmosphere. Perfect spot for a business lunch.

Helpful?
1 Thank Chris V
La Mesa, California
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a small restaurant in a strip mall at a busy intersection in La Mesa. It always seems busy, and I think that's because the food is unfailingly good and reasonably priced. In good weather you can eat outside. I recently had lunch there with a group of 8 and we were served promptly and with good cheer. Even... More 

Helpful?
Thank pattyabenderr

Travelers who viewed Tamarind Thai Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Tamarind Thai Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 6193372581

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tamarind Thai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?