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“Very good food and service”
Review of Villa Manila

Villa Manila
Ranked #18 of 191 Restaurants in National City
Price range: $2 - $22
Cuisines: Filipino
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
Reviewed August 17, 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 my wife and I both liked, it was an easy decision. There's one dish for Starters, and an entree of a Noodle dish, and another entree. (Forgot if it was the Early Bird Special from 4-6 pm or not)
We had the Fried Calamari for starters (add $1), Pincit miki-bihon (egg & rice noodle), and the Crispy Pata (add $2), with a big bowl of white rice (which we didn't even eat, as the other 3 dishes were quite plentiful. Calamari was excellent, not over fried. The Pincit miki-bihon was also very good. The Crispy Pata was good, but slightly dry in some pieces, but overly tolerable and still good.
We didn't have any dessert, since we were both stuffed to the gills.
Service with the one waitress was very excellent; she took the time to explain some things to us, and we did ask about other dishes, just in case we wanted to change our minds, since there was so many good things to order!
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some genuine Filipino food in San Diego.

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Thank dragon789wv
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Food was good, atmosphere was basic. Service good.

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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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Thank nomoretummy69
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Reviewed November 29, 2014
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