Hours: Daily, 11am-10pm
Fans and regulars of Madam Mam's are nearly always borderline obsessed with the restaurant, but who can blame them? The food is divine and very affordable. All the authentic Thai homestyle dishes served in this very popular campus-area spot are "Mam"'s family recipes. Try the restorative Tom Kha, coconut soup with chicken, the definitive Thai Beef Salad, and the fiery, sinus-clearing Pad Cha Catfish, and you'll be hooked.
Appropriately, Pad Thai has pad thai on the menu, as well as traditional curries. A bright interior, large portions, and friendly service add up to make this a regular stop.
3208 Guadalupe, 512/371-8777
The Drag location of this respected local Thai restaurant chain is popular with student diners, and the authentic food is fresh, spicy, and affordable.
3009 Guadalupe, 512/474-2575