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1420 E Plaza Blvd, Ste D7, National City, CA 91950-3636
+1 619-477-7071
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8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

It was a total joy for me to go to this restaurant! There are so many selections of Filipino foods and deserts to choose from and especially the feeling of being with my fellow peeps! I've never seen such a big contingent of Filipino folks in one area along with Seafood City nearby and it was just straight awesome! This... More 

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Colfax, North Carolina
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

To my college son insistence we went to Goldilocks to eat dinner for he crave for Palabok. We offered Lechon kawali and the fresh lumpia and Halo halo. We were not disappointed. Flavor so rich and true to the Filipino tastebuds. A very busy place but was able to accommodate us ( a company of 5 people) in less than... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

The place to go to when you crave Filipino food. Alltime favorites like Crispy Pata, Kare-kare, Halo-halo, to name a few. This restaurant is perfect for get togethers,

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Thank Charinavargas
Upland, California
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533 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

If you're looking for classical Filipino fare, this is a great place to start. Billed as a bakeshop, looks like a bakeshop, but part of it is all serious restaurant. Foods and tastes you may never have experienced before. In cluding banan ketchup. Sinigang special with bangus belly. Crispy binagoongan with eggplant. Tortang talong. Very sweet avocado shake with crushed... More 

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Thank William D
Texas
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

We arrived at 3 PM at the bakery & restaurant that is an icon in the Philippines. It was busy & almost impossible to find a parking spot. The place was clean. All the tables in the shady part of the restaurant were taken, so we just bought some pastries and ate elsewhere.

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015

In Dallas, Tx I really have not found any Filipino cuisine places, so when I can to San Diego I was excited that there were a lot of restaurants to try. My family and I tried this place and ordered quite a few dishes which I do not remember most of the names. The staple dish is pretty much Chicken... More 

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San Diego, California
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

You would think that this restaurant is very popular in the Philippines. We ordered a few dishes that were recommended by friends who said it sa very good. Palaboc: the sauce tasted like it came from a packet and the toppings i.e eggs, green onions etc tasted old and dry. The noodles was not cooked all the way and some... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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212 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is a good place if you want a better ambiance of Filipino food dining but the food is average. It's not too bad but a better place to go if you want parking. There's good desserts and baked goods but the customer service can use some help. The halo halo is not as good.

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Thank isay691
San Diego, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Being a meat and potatoes guy, I can't say there's really a lot to choose from on the menu for me. But my Pinay fiancée likes the food and the service is very good. This is authentic Philippine cuisine with quality ingredients.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every time I'm in National City I always stop here to get some native filipino desert like "polvoron" to go. Placed is always busy with diners. I don't come here to dine because the service is slow and the food are pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Filipino
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1420 E Plaza Blvd, Ste D7, National City, CA 91950-3636
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-477-7071

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?