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“Great Vietnamese Food”
Review of Tam Deli & Cafe

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Tam Deli & Cafe
Ranked #2,360 of 3,783 Restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Cafe
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

This small, unassuming, family-run place can be a bit difficult to find, but it is well worth the effort. The menu is extensive and everything I've had on it has been very well done. Their sandwiches are made with their own home-made bread, which is the best I've found in Austin. I especially like the shrimp and egg sandwich. Their won ton soup is outstanding. So are their crepes. Don't forget to have one of their small cream puffs (also home made) for dessert!

To find it, head north on Lamar. Just past Hwy 183, a center turn lane begins. Get into it immediately and make the first left you can, into a small strip center. Tam Deli sits in the middle of it.

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Thank Jim E
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

We have been eating (and mostly getting take-out) at Tam for about 15 years. If they wanted to upgrade the atmosphere and double their prices, they could. It's a small family-owned place, and everything is good, especially the rice wraps, which you don't see at many Vietnamese places in Texas. There is a definite French influence as seen in the cream puffs and desserts. The place is your most basic atmosphere and BYOB, and if you linger over your meal past 8, they'll start stacking the chairs on the tables around you, so we usually get it to go, but it is more than worthwhile to cultivate this small place.

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Thank arodnick
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Tam Deli and Cafe is our favorite place to eat in Austin. It is cheap and always great. They have a larger variety of Vietnamese sandwiches (Banh Mi) than any other place I know of in Austin or anywhere, and they are all great.

The shrimp & yam fritters (#9 on the menu) is outstanding. Their banh xeo (a crepe like dish that looks like it is made with eggs but is not, rice flour and turmeric) is also excellent. The rice noodle wraps (sort of like Chinese choung fun we get at dim sum) are also a favorite.

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Thank TomnLindaAustin_TX
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We love TAM DELI! Love the owners (and the wry husband), love the sandwiches, bun bowls, dumplings. Love love the almond cookies and cream puffs and coffee. This isn't the place to go for a leisurely romantic dinner or a special occasion, but it's just great food, freshly prepared and promptly served. It's a tiny place, strip mall atmosphere, but always clean, efficient and very very tasty. I wish they'd open a South location!

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Thank LuckyWest
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