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  1. Fiesta sa Barrio in Eagle Rock.

    Fiesta sa Barrio
    4411 Eagle Rock Blvd.
    323-256-4380

    1. You didn't say how cheap, but there's Jollibee's a Filipino fast food restaurant.
      There's on in the Eagle Rock mall....also some other Fillipino bakery/fast food place called Goldilocks.
      http://www.jollibee.com.ph/

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      1. re: monku

        The size of the Goldilocks menu will depend on which branch. Some are small bakeries, others are full restaurants.

      2. Cheap as in "low price despite being good" or "low in quality"? :) There are hundreds of turo-turo joints that qualify for the latter :)

        Most Filipino spots are found in Historic Filipinotown, Vermont between 1st and 3rd in K-Town, East Hollywood, Panorama City and Eagle Rock. Also a large number in West Covina, Walnut, Cerritos, Carson and Long Beach.

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        1. re: Normal Garciaparra

          wow do i agree with your first statement.... that's why i hardly go to such places...

          if i absolutely have to go to filipino restaurant 'cause i don't want to cook myself, i like going to max's... i used to go to barrio fiesta but they closed and have since reopened in eaglerock as someone mentioned earlier...

          i'm not big on the goldilocks or the jolibee and most "turo turo" places because my stomach doesn't tend to agree with it. i like red ribbon for their desserts and that one place that starts with a "v" although i forgot what it was called... valerios?

          1. re: kinipela

            Love Valerios. Also if you are in Cerritos/Artesia, you gotta check out Magic Wok.

            Here's some pics:
            http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

            1. re: elmomonster

              nice!!! i think my stomach does well at valerios and at max's... and i love the garlic fried rice at max's.. yum =) to me, it's worth the extra money =) and it's not even that bad... =) haven't tried out magic wok yet....

              but ack.. the picture of the ampalaya makes me sick... when i was a kid, my cuzins and i used to eat that as a punishment... ack...

              1. re: elmomonster

                no more Magic Wok - unless they rebuilt. Tried to go there about 6 months ago - the place had burned down. Literally. Cerritos / Artesia calls for Salo Salo. I really enjoyed their food. Very reasonable prices. Sit down restaurant.

                1. re: dde

                  Magic Wok is open. The fire didn't touch the place. They reopened last December after the inspectors deemed the building safe.

                  Here are my pictures of that happy event.

                  http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2006/...

          2. Manila Good-Ha... sa Panorama has the best selection, on Woodman a block or two south of Roscoe (south of Seafood City market in its own little minimall, maybe at Cantara?)

            1. Manila Sunrise on Main Street in Carson next to St. Philomena. Served buffett style..under 5 bucks for a 2 item combo with soup.

              1. I don't know how cheap is cheap for you, but Salo-Salo in Glendale is not expensive. It is definitely cheaper than Max's and is a step up from your average "turo-turo" joint.

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                1. re: jocey

                  Never been to Salo-Salo but all my Pinoy friends who've been there can vouch for it.

                  1. re: Normal Garciaparra

                    If you're daring enough, you can go on a weekend for open mic. Ha okay back to the food. Your friends are right. Try the sig sig.

                    1. re: jocey

                      They have KTV there? If there's any drunk uncles in the house singing "My Way," I am SO there...

                2. I was reading the paper today and the Food section mentioned a vegetarian Filipino restaurant called Papillon in El Segundo.

                  They have lunch specials for $7.

                  408 Main St.
                  El Segundo
                  310-640-0408
                  www.papillonvgcuisine.com

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                  1. re: aprmayjun

                    We went to Papillon with high hopes (we live in Hermosa Beach and there's a dearth of any filipino places, good or bad, west of the 405). I had heard that their chicken adobo is good. No bueno. Whatever it was, it wasn't adobo (no tartness whatsoever to be found). In fact, the sauce was mostly a bland white sauce with a bunch of peppercorns thrown in.

                    I had to send it back. The shanghai egg rolls were decent though.

                    1. re: purediva

                      white sauce???? how odd... adobo is soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, and garlic.. note to self i won't go there... thanks for the info =)

                      1. re: purediva

                        Thanks for the info. :)

                    2. I love Kalesa Grill in Panorama City! Also there's a Good-Ha downtown on Vermont. Out west in the Valley - Supermix, I think on Canoga? All cheap and tasty.