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Tam's Restaurant

2403 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
+1 831-423-7878
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
3 Sep 2016
“Don't Waste Your Money”
23 Aug 2016
“Very generous portions, good quality”
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Chinese, Asian
2403 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

The worst Chinese food I've ever tasted. Hot & Sour soup a joke. No taste to the broth which was overly thickened, no vegetables or chicken. Only white rice served with the lunch menu. Chow mein or fried rice extra. Mongolian Beef the worst I've...More

Thank Marlene B
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a takeaway for 4 people which cost about $63. We ordered far too much as the portions are huge and should have really spent $45 - $50. All the food was good. The items badged as spicy were not particularly spicy but I...More

Thank MTMHampshire
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

We ordered this after a tiring day at various beaches. It came fast and fresh. The egg rolls are phenomenal. The price is really decent considering the area!

Thank Neener1230
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This place is my life saver. I'm a broke college student and when I'm low on money, Tam's always comes to the rescue. I cannot believe people compare this place to Panda Express. Yes, they are both CHEAP, but the food at Tam's tastes so...More

Thank SiYuz129
Reviewed 11 September 2014

We worried when Mary sold the restaurant, but never mind. Lunch menu has stayed the same and no change in quality. Portions are generous and served up hot. Lunch prices until 3:00 every day.

1  Thank TERRY C
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We like Tams....very friendly and good food. We like the prices too. It is a standard Chinese restaurant with nothing fancy but it is yummy.

1  Thank KellyNew63
Reviewed 20 July 2013

Tam's is my favorite cuz when I get the shrimp with veggies, it's always loaded with big chunks of fresh veggies and loads of shrimp! Excellent food!

1  Thank A K
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Tams might not look like much from your view on Mission Street but wait until you taste their Sweet and Sour Pork (or anything else breaded in that style)...OUT OF THIS WORLD! Been eating here for 13+ years, never disappoints. It is our little unasuming...More

1  Thank AirMowb
Reviewed 13 August 2012

This unassuming place has no fancy decor or pretensions, but the food is delicious and surprisingly cheap. Eat there inside or outside at wooden tables on the fenced patio or order food to take out. We like the ginger beef or walnut shrimp, but everything...More

1  Thank Tidetalker
Reviewed 7 February 2012

I go to Tam's every few months when I'm visiting the area and am in the mood for a good and affordable Chinese lunch. They have the best deal in town. Tasty soup, meat of choice, rice and a fried wonton for under 10 dollars....More

1  Thank CadetBat
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  • Address: 2403 Mission St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Cruz
  • Phone Number: +1 831-423-7878
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