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Tamarind Thai Restaurant

) #20 of 187 Restaurants in La Mesa $$ - $$$ Asian, Thai
7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
+1 619-337-2581
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:00 - 15:00All hours
Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

From the time I walk in, the atmosphere, service and delectable dishes make me smile! The waitresses are friendly and attentive and the lunch specials are affordable for almost any budget, while the presentation and flavor taste like a million dollars! I look forward to...More

1  Thank LadyBugBeard
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Great service! Loved the spicy noodle!! I had spicy level 7 and it was perfect! Washed it all down with a Singha beer. Very clean and nice area. Totally recommend it!

1  Thank Veronica O
Reviewed 3 February 2017

stopped for a to go order and we both got Pad Thais and they were very good and i ordered a beef thai salad and it was great as well.

Thank randy7496
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank squinklesus
Reviewed 30 May 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.

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 January 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...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 12 November 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...More

Thank danielandluci
Reviewed 3 November 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

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 30 October 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...More

Thank Carl B
Reviewed 27 October 2015

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

Thank alan_douglas
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-337-2581
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