When you eat at the Villa Manila Restaurant (1) you will undoubtedly enjoy the warmth of Filipino hospitality in a comfortable, family atmosphere.
Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of Chinese, Malay, Spanish and American cuisines. So expect to enjoy all types of flavors ranging from sweet and salty to sour and spicy. Plus, they use non-trans fat cooking oil in all of their dishes.
A great beginning to any meal is the Shanghai lumpia, which are bite sized pork egg rolls served with sweet and sour sauce. They are absolutely delicious!
Main course selections include tantalizing pork, chicken and beef dishes, as well as fresh seafood. A good seafood selection is the tortang alimasag, which is a fantastic crab omelet, and daing na bangus, a whole fried boneless milkfish. This entrée almost melts in your mouth.
A wonderful recommendation is the savory chicken adobo, which is boneless chicken served in a tasty vinegar soy sauce. It’s so delicious you’ll wish you had the recipe.
Filipino desserts are exceptional here too! The halo-halo, for example, is a sweet bean, purple yam, flan and jackfruit concoction that is topped with shaved ice.
Also be sure to order a shake or smoothie with everything from avocado to strawberry-banana flavors in it.
For an exotic meal that’s just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego, this is the place.
They also offer discounts for seniors every Thursday.
Banquets & Catering at Villa Manila Restaurant
500 E. Eighth St.
Price: Buffet Packages $1,500