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Villa Manila

500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950-2344
+1 619-477-8512
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
2 weeks ago
Feb 7, 2018
“Language Was A Problem”
Closes in 6 min
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Filipino, Asian
$$ - $$$
500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950-2344
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like most of the other reviewers ate kamayan style, with the banana leaves on the table, no plates or silverware. It was our first time eating here and didn't realize that was an option, it wasn't offered either and I don't believe it would...More

Thank Jennifer l
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We are staying at Naval Station San Diego and saw this place nearby. I'd been to the Philippines a couple of times and got a craving for lumpia! We were not familiar with much of the menu so asked a lot of questions. Our server...More

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Celebrated our Mom's birthday at Villa Manila; our family has eaten there before but "kamayan" style. For our Mom's birthday, we celebrated kamayan-style (where food is laid out in front of you on banana leaves and you eat with your hands - no utensils). There...More

1  Thank TheItchToTravel
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

We always eat at Villa Manila when we visit San Diego. The food is always good but this time it was different in a very good way. John who was the only one working the tables at lunch that day was extremely efficient. His service...More

Thank babot1952
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I went to this restaurant and I was amazed , we had no utensils, the food was put on Banana leaves along the middle of the table, everything I tried was so delicious, the sad part is I knew I had Chicken...More

Thank Andrea W
Reviewed September 12, 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for over 6 years, ever chance I get when I am in San Diego. It never disappoints. I tried their boodie fight and it was fantastic. The beef knuckle soups, the lechon kawaii and the fried banana turon...More

Thank claireesp
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent - cooked perfectly - serving was generous - enjoyed the Kamayan - everything on it - grilled fish, crispy pork, grilled eggplant, red eggs, tomato, mango, bagoong ~ Filipino caviar, top quality rice etc etc and place was decently presented and...More

Thank Inez S
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Friendly atmosphere, great tasting food, true representation of our great culinary.. Be sure to ask each dish that conquer your eyes to make sure that its the taste you are looking for. Grilled items are all good and the Halo-Halo is excellent. Enough parking spaces...More

Thank ricky_toledo_realtor
Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Was driving around driving solo and decided to stop at the Filipino Restaurant. Food was very good place was centrally located and restaurant was clean. Only thing I was disappointed in was at the food prices, a little over what I think would be fair.

Thank Javier D
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The food we ordered was so terrible! The food we ordered looked like someone in the kitchen just took a bunch of leftovers and put it together and heated it up. The presentation was worse...it was in served in bowls that had so many chips....More

Thank Taknaydog
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Questions & Answers
Virginia M
May 5, 2016|
Response from Javier D | Reviewed this property |
I really dont know but more than likely during the weekdays in the early afternoon.
EstrellA A
May 17, 2015|
Response from M A M | Property representative |
it's a minimum of $15 per person but will also depend on your chosen menu. please refer to our wesite for the Kamayan menu. a big group like this will need a deposit. please contact the restaurant for this special... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950-2344
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  National City
  • Phone Number: +1 619-477-8512
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