THAI RESTAURANT
La Mesa
 
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ABOUT US

Tamarind Thai Restaurant:
Your neighbor's Thai Kitchen since 1999

    Tamarind Thai Restaurant has been serving La Mesa since 1999. We are specialized in home style Thai cooking, with selected ingredients for the best quality and most authentic Thai taste. 

 

    We can prepare most dishes in vegetarian style, can adjust the level of spiciness to your favor. 

 

    Your choices of dining experience in either fine dinning area or green garden patio area are waiting for you with our signature food and friendly service.

Reward: Recently

- 2017 Outstanding Community Service, from California State Senate

- 2017 Best Thai restaurant in East  County, from The California Readers Poll

- 2017 2rd place best of east county Thai restaurant, from California Legislature

- 2017 Gold winner for Best Thai Cuisine, from La Mesa Courier 

Assembly

Features:

+  Take out order

+  Gift certificate avaliable

+  Beer & wine available

+  Outdoor dining

+  Most dishes can be cooked vegetarian style 

+  No MSG added 

 
 

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below to order

 

MENU

 APPETIZERS 

Fresh Rolls (Tofu or Shrimp) (N) (2)
Stuffed red leaf lettuce, cabbage, carrots, bean sprouts, mint, Thai basil, cilantro, shrimp or tofu and vermicelli with soft rice paper, served with peanut - hoysin sauce
 
Fried Wonton (6)
Deep fried wonton stuffed with ground pork, shrimp and herbs, served with sweet chili sauce
Fried Tofu (N) 
Deep-fried soft tofu served with sweet chili sauce and crushed peanut on top
 
Crispy Calamari 
Deep-fried battered calamari and vegetable,
served with sweet chili sauce
 
Gyoza (Fried Potsticker) (6) 
Dumpling wrapped with cabbage and chicken,
served with homemade sauce
 
Goong Sarong (5) 
Marinated jumbo shrimp wrapped with crispy egg noodle,
served with house special sauce
 
Sampler Platter (N) 
A combination of our most popular appetizers: Chicken satay (2), Thai spring roll (2), Cream cheese (2), Goong sarong (2) and Fried tofu
 
Golden Bags (4) 
Gluten paper wrapped into a bag shape with the filled of sauté ground chicken, diced potatoes, onions, peas, carrots and curry powder
 
Cream Cheese (5) 
Wrapped cream cheese, water chestnut and green onions with wonton skin and deep fried until golden brown, served with house special plum sauce
 
Chicken Satay (N) (4) 
Grilled marinated chicken on skewers, served with peanut sauce and sweet andsour cucumber sauce
 
Chicken Wings (4) 
Deep-fried marinated chicken wing with Thai seasoning  
 
Thai Spring Rolls(4) 
Golden fried Gluten paper rolls stuffed with shredded cabbage, glass noodle, wood ear mushrooms, served with house special plum sauce Thai

 SALAD 

Spicy Green Salad* Side / Meal
Green salad, mint, cilantro, green onions, red onions and
fried tofu, topped with spicy lime dressing
 
Thai Salad (N) Side / Meal
Green salad, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes with grilled chicken, served with peanut sauce dressing (Vegetarian available)
 
Steak Salad  Side / Meal
Green salad, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, grilled marinated beef, served with house vinaigrette (Vegetarian available)
 
Chicken Satay Salad (N) Side / Meal
Green salad, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, grilled marinated chicken, served with peanut sauce dressing (Vegetarian available)
 
Papaya Salad *  (Som Tum) (N) 
fresh green papaya, tomatoes, green beans, crushed peanut seasoned with spicy lime juice, garlic and palm sugar

 SOUP 

                                             Cup         Pot
Vegetable or tofu                       
Chicken                                   
Shrimp or Calamari                   
Seafood                                  
 
Tom Kar*
Spicy coconut milk-based, chicken broth with
lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice,
fresh mushrooms and cilantro (Vegetarian available)
 
Tom Yum *
Hot and sour soup with lemongrass, galangal,
kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, fresh mushrooms and cilantro (Vegetarian available)
 
Spicy Seafood soup *    Cup   Pot
Shrimp, calamari, scallop, mussel, mushrooms, lemongrass,
Kaffir lime leaves, galangal and fresh Thai basil in
spicy broth
 
Glass Noodle soup   Cup   Pot
Clear broth with chicken, napa cabbage, wood ear mushrooms and green onions
 
Wonton soup    Cup   Pot
Wonton skin stuffed with marinated ground chicken,
served in chicken broth with napa cabbage, green onions and a dash of fried garlic

 YUM 

(Thai-Style Spicy Salads)

Larb*
Cooked ground chicken tossed in spicy lime sauce with ground toasted rice, mint leaves, sliced green onions and red onions
 
Yum Grilled Beef *(Yum Nua) 
Grilled beef tossed with spicy chili lime dressing, tomatoes, sliced cucumbers, greenonions, red onions, cilantro and mint, served on bed of green salad
 
Yum Grilled Shrimp *(Yum Gung Yang)
Grilled shrimp tossed with spicy lime dressing, red onions, green onions, cilantro, served on bed of green salad
 
Yum Glass Noodle *(Yum Woon Sen) 
Shrimp and ground chicken with glass noodle, red onions, green onions and cilantro in spicy lime dressing
 
Yum Steak *(Nam Tok) 
Grilled beef tossed with spicy chili lime dressing, ground toasted rice, mint, sliced green onions, red onions, cilantro, served on bed of green salad

 SPECIALTIES 

Massamun Pork Shank * 
Pork Shank with tomato, pineapple,lychee, onion, potato, green onion, peanut in House Massamun curry sauce
 
Hor Mok*
Steamed Shrimp, Calamari, Scallop, Mussel in red curry sauce, thickened with egg, served on bed of steamed napa cabbage, cabbage, lime leaves and
 
Thai Basil Lemon Fish* 
Thai style steamed fish fillet with fresh garlic, fresh chili, broccoli, carrot and chili lime sauce served on bed of napa cabbage and basil leaves
 
Mango Curry* 
Fish Fillet, Mango, peas, carrots, Thai basil, coconut milk in our special mango red curry
 
Salmon Choo Chee* 
Grill Salmon (8 oz) in Choo-Chi Curry sauce with carrots, greenbean, broccoli, coconut milk and kaffir- lime leaves
 
Tamarind Fish* 
Deep fried battered fish fillet served with egg dropped Tamarind sauce
 
Grilled Salmon Salad 
Grilled Salmon (8 oz), pan-seared eggplant, carrot, zucchini and onions served on top of green salad with shredded carrots, red cabbage and house vinaigrette dressing
 
Thai Wrap 
Stir fried ground chicken, onions and carrots with sesame oil on bed of crispy noodle served with iceberg lettuce and house spicy sauce

ENTRÉE 

Each dish is prepared with your choice of:
Vegetarian (Tofu, Mock Duck, Mock Scallop or Vegetables)  Chicken, Pork , Beef, Calamari, Shrimp, Fish, Scallop, Duck,   
Mixed Seafood (Shrimp, Calamari, Scallop, Mussel)
Extra Egg, Extra Vegetable, Extra Chicken, Pork or Beef, Extra Shrimp, Calamari, Extra Duck
          Served with Steamed Rice Either Mixed Jasmine and Wild Rice or Jasmine Rice
 
Vegetables Mixed
Vegetables Stir-fried napa cabbage, carrots, green beans, snow peas, celery, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms, zucchini, cauliflower and onions with fresh garlic and oyster sauce
Peanut Sauce (N)
Steamed vegetables; napa cabbage, carrots, zucchini, green beans, snow peas, celery, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms, served with peanut sauce on top
 
Cashew Nut *(N)
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, garlic, onions, carrots, celery, zucchini, green onions and cashew nuts with Thai Chili paste
 
Hot Basil*  
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, fresh garlic, green beans, carrots, onions and Thai basil with Thai soy sauce Jungle Stir Fried*   Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, garlic, carrots, zucchini, onions, celery, cabbage, green onions and Thai basil with Thai soy sauce and Thai Chili paste
 
Eggplant *  
Stir-fried Chinese eggplant with fresh Thai chili, garlic, onions, carrots, green onions and Thai basil in black soybean sauce
 
Sweet and Sour
Stir-fried fresh garlic, pineapple, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, cucumbers and zucchini with sweet and sour tomato sauce
Garlic and Pepper
Stir-fried marinated choice of meat with fresh garlic, black pepper, peas and carrots, served on bed of cabbage  
 
Ginger + 1.00 extra
Stir-fried julienned fresh ginger, onions, celery, carrots, wood ear mushrooms and green onions with black soybean sauce
 
Sweet Basil *
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, fresh garlic, onions, carrots, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and Thai basil with Thai soy sauce and Thai chili paste

 CURRY 

Each dish is prepared with your choice of:
Vegetarian (Tofu, Mock Duck, Mock Scallop or Vegetables)  Chicken, Pork , Beef, Calamari, Shrimp, Fish, Scallop, Duck,   
Mixed Seafood (Shrimp, Calamari, Scallop, Mussel)
Extra Egg, Extra Vegetable, Extra Chicken, Pork or Beef, Extra Shrimp, Calamari, Extra Duck
          Served with Steamed Rice Either Mixed Jasmine and Wild Rice or Jasmine Rice
 
Green Curry *
Green curry paste in rich coconut milk with bambooshoots, Kaffir lime leaves, peas, carrots, Chinese eggplant and Thai basil
 
Red Curry *
Red curry paste in rich coconut milk with bamboo shoots, peas, carrots and basil
 
Panang Curry *
Panang curry paste in rich coconut milk with carrots and slice kaffir lime leaves
 
Yellow Curry *
Yellow curry paste in rich coconut milk with potatoes, carrots and onions
 
Mussaman Curry *(N)
Mussaman curry paste in rich coconut milk with carrots, potatoes, onions and toasted peanuts

 NOODLE & FRIED RICE 

 LUNCH SPECIALS 

Served Monday through Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM,
except holidays
Served with soup of the day and mixed of steam jasmine rice  and wild rice (No rice on noodle dishes )
 
Each dish is prepared with your choice of :           
Vegetarian (Tofu, Mock duck or Vegetable)            
Chicken, Beef or Pork      Shrimp or Calamari      
Mix seafood (Shrimp and Calamari) 
Pad Thai Noodle (N)
Stir-fried rice noodle with egg, tamarind sauce, garlic, tofu, leeks and bean sprouts, served with ground peanut on top (contain with fish sauce)
Garlic and Pepper
Stir-fried marinated choice of meat with fresh garlic, black pepper, peas and carrots, served on bed of cabbage
Jungle Stir Fried *
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, Thai chili paste with garlic, carrots, zucchini, onions, cabbage, celery, green onions and  Thai basil with Thai soy sauce
 
Sweet and Sour
Stir-fried fresh garlic, tomatoes, pineapple, carrots, celery, onions, cucumbers and zucchini with sweet and sour tomato sauce (contain with fish sauce)
 
Mixed Vegetables
Stir-fried fresh garlic, napa cabbage, carrots, green bean, celery, snow pea, cabbage, broccoli, mushrooms,zucchini, cauliflower and oinon with oyster sauce
 
Broccoli
Stir-fried broccoli and carrots in fresh garlic with oyster sauce 
Hot Basil*
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili with garlic, green bean, carrot, onion and basil with Thai seasoning soy sauce
Sweet Basil*
Stir-fried fresh Thai chili, fresh garlic, onions, carrots, bamboo shoots, mushrooms and Thai basil with Thai soy sauce and Thai chili paste
 
Thai Fried Rice
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild rice with egg, tomatoes, onions, cabbage, peas and carrots with Thai soy sauce
 
Spicy Noodle*
Stir-fried wide flat rice noodle with egg, Thai seasoning soy sauce,  fresh Thai chili, garlic, onions, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and Thai basil
 
Red Curry*
Red curry paste in rich coconut milk cooked with bamboo shoots, peas, carrots and Thai basil (contain with fish sauce)
 
Yellow Curry*
Yellow curry paste in rich coconut milk with potatoes, carrots and onions (contain with fish sauce)            
Each dish is prepared with your choice of:
Vegetarian (Tofu, Mock Duck, Mock Scallop or Vegetables)  Chicken, Pork , Beef, Calamari, Shrimp, Fish, Scallop, Duck,   
Mixed Seafood (Shrimp, Calamari, Scallop, Mussel)
Extra Egg, Extra Vegetable, Extra Chicken, Pork or Beef, Extra Shrimp, Calamari, Extra Duck
Pad Thai Noodle (N)
Stir-fried rice noodle with tamarind sauce, egg, garlic, tofu, leeks and bean sprouts serve with ground peanut on top 
 
Spicy Noodle *
Stir-fried wide flat rice noodle with fresh Thai chili, Thai soy sauce, egg, garlic, onions, cabbage, broccoli, carrots and Thai basil
 
Pad See-Ew Noodle
Stir-fried wide flat rice noodle with black soy sauce, egg, broccoli and carrots
 
Kua Noodle
Stir-fried wide flat rice noodle with egg, garlic, sliced cilantro and green onions served on bed of green salad
 
Rard Nar Noodle
Wide flat rice n oodle, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, and cauliflower topping with Thai style gravy
 
Pad Woon Sen
Stir-fried glass noodle with Thai soy sauce, egg, onions, snow peas, carrots and napa cabbage                               
Thai Fried Rice
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild ric with Thai soy sauce, egg, garlic, onions, tomatoes, cabbage, peas & carrots
 
Spicy Fried Rice *
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild rice with fresh Thai Chili, Thai soy sauce, egg, garlic, carrots, cabbage, broccoli, onions and Thai basil
 
Pineapple Fried Rice (N)
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild rice with fresh garlic, curry powder
Thai Chili Paste Fried Rice*
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild rice with Thai chili paste and Thai soy sauce, egg, garlic, onions, peas, carrots, cabbage and Thai basil
Kao Pad Poo  
Stir-fried mixed of steamed Thai jasmine rice and wild rice with garlic, green onions, egg and super lump blue crab meat in Thai soy sauce
Andaman Fried Rice
Seafood, Galanga, lemonglass, lime leave, mushroom, cilantro, pea & carrot, stir fried in chili paste

 DESSERTS 

Mango with sweet sticky rice (Seasonal)   
Coconut Ice Cream    
Sweet Sticky Rice  
Fried Banana  
Chocco-Banana Puff  
Sweet Sticky Rice with Coconut ice cream  

 SIDE ORDER 

Steam Rice (Mixed of Thai Jasmine rice and Wild Rice)    
Steam Noodle                 Sticky Rice   
Steam Vegetables             Fried Egg or Omelette
Peanut Sauce 2 oz.          Cucumber Sauce 2 oz.
Plum Sauce  2 oz. 
   Gluten Free Available            N = Contain Nut
* Spicy dish can be cooked mild, medium hot or hot (Scale 1 to 10)
 

GALLERY

 
 

FIND US

Tamarind Thai Restaurant

7970 University Ave, Ste 310 (Crossed La Mesa Blvd)
La Mesa, CA, 91942

Phone: (619) 337-2581

Fax: (619) 337-2342

OPENING HOURS:

Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
                 5:00 pm   - 9:00 pm

Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm

                 4:00 pm   - 9:00 pm

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