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Madame Tam Bistro

A Palo Alto, Ca Vietnamese Bistro

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Best Vietnamese Happy Hour in Palo Alto!

  • Dec 8, 2011
Disclaimer: I've never had Vietnamese food before so I can't say I'm an expert. That being said, Fernando and I happened into Madame Tam's for Happy Hour on Tuesday and we loved every delicious minute of it. Their Tiki bar, where we dined, just opened two months ago to compliment or help the crowded Bistro next door. This is a review for the bar. Here's the lowdown:

Booze: Cheap and delicious for HH. I had the White Sangria (and I'm a Sangria snob but, I liked their drink which they make there with all the right ingredients. There's just not too much fruit). Hubby had Sapporo draft and how can you mess that one up? They also had a $5 Margarita that I almost tried....oh, well next time.

Food: I had the honey pork Banh Mi sandwich and my hubby had the chicken one. I asked the bartender, who was super sweet and attentive, what she liked and she said the pork with fried egg. Normally, I wouldn't go for anything like that but, I was in an adventurous mood. It. Was. PHENOMENAL! The best sandwich I've had in a loooong time. Hubby enjoyed his as well but, agreed mine was better. Both sandwiches were served with cucumber, pickled carrots & daikon, and jalapenos. Fernando added Grilled Onions to his and I took out the jalapeno.

        Grilled Chicken with Grilled Onions: $5.99             Honey Grilled Pork with Fried Egg: $5.99

Service: Sweet and attentive bartender who entertained a couple of single guys next to us without putting on any kind of an attitude. She was super helpful with her suggestions.

Atmosphere: 90s pop with Tiki lounge decor- it actually worked in a very quirky way for me but, I love all 90s music AND Tiki decor lol.

Highly recommended if you're in Palo Alto for Happy Hour- you won't be sorry!

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December 08, 2011
Yes! I saw the word "Happy Hour" and I came running LOL! Nice place!
December 08, 2011
LOL...you would love this place- yummy cheap drinks and food, what more could you want? Well, possibly for it to be in SF ;p
December 13, 2011
do they have vegetarian sandwiches? I know some of my friends are vegetarians....
December 15, 2011
They have a ton of veggie friendly options and I have no doubt that they could make a veggie banh mi with veggies (add a fried egg, for instance!).
December 08, 2011
Oooooh, gotta check them out! Love that it's a Vietnamese restaurant with a tiki bar in it :)
December 08, 2011
Thought you would LOVE them! I loved that, too :)
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Address: 322 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-330-1920
Hours: Sun-Thurs: 11a-10p, Fri and Sat: 11a-11p
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Price: $$
Attire: Casual
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