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Jun 18, 2007 09:49 PM

Cheap Filipino Food??

Any Suggestions?

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  1. Fiesta sa Barrio in Eagle Rock.

    Fiesta sa Barrio
    4411 Eagle Rock Blvd.

    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.

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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:

            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.


          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.