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Villa Manila

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500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
619- 477-8512
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Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very homey

Villa Manila provides great homestyle Filipino food in a sit-down restaurant (homestyle assuming your mom is a great cook.) I especially liked the vegetables (pinakbet and a dish that I can't even pronounce - guinataang sitaw & kalabasa). I find that Filipino food is traditionally meat-oriented... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2014
Wanderer33
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DC
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  • Families with children
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Pictures are always appealing. Made reserevations 2weeks ahead. Menu was the Barkada package-shrimp over cooked, calamari refried -who knows how many times it was fried,,,,all breaded no calamari to taste. Side dish wash-beefsteak with awful smell of bad meat. Only grilled eggplant was good. Service not friendly,waitress rude. Bathroom-do not go use-ugh! Health Inspection or Food Safety Regulation -kindly dine... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I am recommending this restaurant to all of you. The atmosphere is family like setting. The price is reasonably affordable. The waitress is on time, always checked if we needed more help. Great for family birthday parties.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We decided to try something new and found Villa Manila. Never having had Filipino food before we were at a loss on what to order. Our waitress was warm and welcoming and explained the items on the menu. There were so many choices I was still not sure what to order and asked if she would order for us, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Villa Manila provides great homestyle Filipino food in a sit-down restaurant (homestyle assuming your mom is a great cook.) I especially liked the vegetables (pinakbet and a dish that I can't even pronounce - guinataang sitaw & kalabasa). I find that Filipino food is traditionally meat-oriented and often fried, so it was great to discover some tasty vegetables too! The... More 

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Agoura Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We go to San Diego at least once a year, coming from Ventura County; this was our first time at Villa Manila, just a couple miles south of San Diego and fairly easy to reach from the Zoo and our hotel in Hotel Circle. They had a special of 2 people for $20, and since it had 2-3 dishes that... More 

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Westfield, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Food was good, atmosphere was basic. Service good.

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Augusta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This restaurant used to be the old Max's. Same cook. The crispy pata and sizzling sisig was delicious. The diniguan was too soupy for me. Overall, still great food and service. Will definitely make another trip before heading back home.

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Additional Information about Villa Manila

Address: 500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
Phone Number: 619- 477-8512
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 22
Cuisine: Filipino

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: 619- 477-8512

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 22
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?