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Max's of Manila

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3555 Sonoma Blvd., Ste 50, Vallejo, CA 94590
707-643-9600
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Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not as fun as I expected

Pleasant server but food is average . Tip is automatic added for party of four . This is an awful idea and never seen a restaurant doing the same way . Was in the food and beverage business for over 10 years and only add gratuity if guests are over 6 in one table . What if the service is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2014
gottogonow2016
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Lunch
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11 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pleasant server but food is average . Tip is automatic added for party of four . This is an awful idea and never seen a restaurant doing the same way . Was in the food and beverage business for over 10 years and only add gratuity if guests are over 6 in one table . What if the service is... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

In the past when my husband and I used to commute to Los Angeles we always made a stopped here before heading south. This last time our experience was a total disappointment. I swear the server and cook were outside taking a cigarette break literally right in front of the restaurant. I don't smoke so of course the stench from... More 

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My husband and I were referred to this restaurant by one of my Filipino friends. At first I was hesitate BC we were on the opposite side of the market where Max is located. The other side had some ghetto, hood rats. However we found out very fast that the Seafood City was on the opposite side and we were... More 

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San Pablo, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Once you enter the restaurant nobody is welcoming you. When you go to a restaurant the water and utensils should be automatic to be served but here in Max's its a HUGE difference, if you don't asked they don't give you. My boyfriend saw one of the waiter that busy doing his business on his nose. We laughed because he... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. Food was decent, but service was HORRENDOUS and UNACCEPTABLE. Waiter had no personality taking our order, which was strange at first, but it wasn't goign to affect our night. Food was later served and the waiter disappeared.The entire 2 HOURS we were there, NONE OF THE SERVERS once asked if we were OK OR refilled our empty... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

While we appreciate the fact that we can enjoy the Max's experience of savoring authentic Filipino dish what we don't particularly like is the obvious apathy of some waiters. Smile more, introduce yourself as your guests' waiter and check on them every now and then if everything is okay and if they needed anything else. If you are to slap... More 

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Vacaville, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Must eat place when you are craving for authentic Filipino fried chicken. Don't forget the Jufran banana catsup that goes amazingly well with this. Mmmmmm! Food tasted kinda salty when I last went so I just told them to take it easy on the salt. Their Fiesta plate combo is a bang for the buck- chicken leg, fresh or fried... More 

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Murrieta, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

can't go to Max's and not order the chicken. Tender and juicy. have it with an order of lumpia and you won't be disappointed.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Everything I ordered like the famous fried chicken and fried lumpia just reminds you of the restaurant back home. The chicken was served piping hot and definitely juicy. The oxtail from the kare-kare was very tender. Not a lot of veggies, though. Overall, very much as I expected it to be.

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Fresno
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Because of that, I probably wouldn't go there again. I expected hot food to be served hot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3555 Sonoma Blvd., Ste 50, Vallejo, CA 94590
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vallejo
  • Phone Number: 707-643-9600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business

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