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“Little portion of food”
Review of Sam Cafe

Sam Cafe
Ranked #20 of 160 Restaurants in Merced
Cuisines: Thai
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Description: We've Been Around For A Long Time Making Great Food. Sam Is Great!
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“Little portion of food”
Reviewed 1 July 2012

I went here to get a to go plate and they gave me very little food! It wasn't worth the price for me, and it's in a bad neighborhood

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Not sure why all the top reviews, only average”
Reviewed 7 June 2012 via mobile

Picked up an order Togo while on vacation after a day at Yomesite. Visited because all the top rated reviews on trip advisor but I would rate as fast food type food. Not impressed. Food only average and rice very sticky. I would not revisit.

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Belo Horizonte
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“Great surprise”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

A great surprise in Merced. Great food, good service and value price.

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Thank FranciscoBHMGBRAZIL
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“A hidden treasure in Merced.”
Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

I found the place after searching for something new on trip advisor. I went with a small group, we all ordered different thing and everyone was completely satisfied. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful with the questions we had. And the owner Sam was there walking around and chatting up the customers making sure everyone was happy. The food was excellent and I will definitely be going back.

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Thank Billfromseattle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 924 helpful votes
“Choose this place if you have to eat in Merced”
Reviewed 25 May 2012

I don't think many people come to Merced, especially this part of town to look for culinary excellency but this place is quite unique. First of all, chef is from Laos, a neighbor to Thailand and he cooks pretty decent thai dishes and ubiquitous asian (chinese) dishes like Orange Chicken, egg rolls etc. I tried combo Pad Thai (containing pork, seafood all stir-fried with rice noodle). Quite authenthic and it's quite spicy because I ordered spice level 6/10. So be careful if you are not used to eat spicy food. Fried calamari is so so. This place does not offer a complete diversity of thai dishes you can see in any other places but dishes are fairly priced.
I would give 3 stars if this restaurant is in bigger town but since this is a good alternative to Grills, BBQ and buffet, it should be more appropriately rated as 4 stars. I also noticed a large population of southeast asian decedents in this town. If you could make friend with them, you could even have a better meal!

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