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Villa Manila

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500 E 8th St, National City, CA 91950-2344
+1 619-477-8512
Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 is outstanding, never felt pressured working alone and stayed friendly and pleasant the whole time.... More 

Thank babot1952
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 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 and Shrimp I have no idea what the other foods were, simply delicious.

Thank Andrea W
Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 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 are my favorite.

Thank claireesp
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 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 clean and service was tops and reasonably priced.

Thank Inez S
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 June 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 for all diners closer to Hwy 5. Lovely decors that came from The Philippines.. I... More 

Thank ricky_toledo_realtor
Humble, Texas
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 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
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 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. Not worth it for the price. Worse Filipino restaurant. People recommended that this restaurant was... More 

Thank Taknaydog
1 review
Reviewed 29 June 2015 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 

Thank Manayfe2015
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 28 June 2015

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.

Thank Connie201554
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 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 

Thank Darlene H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$22
Philippine, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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San Diego, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?