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Tamarind Thai Restaurant

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7970 University Ave Ste 310, La Mesa, CA 91942-5537
+1 619-337-2581
16:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri 16:30 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Imperial, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

Thank Veronica O
San Diego, California
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364 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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
Dulzura, California
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

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

Thank squinklesus
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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
San Diego, California
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102 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 ever.

Thank Bill S
La Mesa, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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 very helpful and friendly.

Thank danielandluci
Escondido, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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 with chicken, steak salad, and yellow curry with seafood and appetizer was chicken satay. For... More 

Thank Carl B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2015

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

Thank alan_douglas
Pullman, Washington
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 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+++

Thank enjocookie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?