Experience the taste of authentic Filipino food at this restaurant in Glendale, California. Barrio Fiesta offers customers a wide selection of tasty appetizers and cuisine from the Philippines, including lumpiang shanghai, multiple varieties of pancit (such as bihon, malabon and palabok), kare kare, sinigang, and even dinuguan (meat in pig blood gravy). Beverage options are pretty standard, but among choices includes buko (coconut) juice out of an actual coconut. The price range is usually between $10 to $20, but it’s worth it if you haven’t tried Filipino food before or if you’re simply craving some. The atmosphere is casual and service is refreshingly friendly! There is ample seating, although if you’re coming in large groups, there’s the (recommended) option of making a reservation. Parking in the complex is free and additional parking is available in the basement.
Enjoy Filipino and Mediterranean cuisine at this new Los Angeles eatery. Lala’s Kitchen offers a menu of quality entrees including Filipino staples like longanisa and tapa, and chicken and beef kabob bowls. Among its must-try dishes are the pork belly adobo. (I hear the baked spaghetti is pretty good, too!) Amazingly, all the items are priced at about $6.99. So far, nothing costs more than $10. In addition to quality you can taste in the flavor and perfect meat texture, a big draw to Lala’s is that it offers a pressure-free atmosphere where customers will easily feel at home. While there are dining tables, there are two two-person couches and a television (so you can watch TV while eating, as if you were at home). Also, the owners genuinely don’t mind if you come in at night for to grab something to eat wearing pajamas. Lala’s recently introduced Vietnamese coffee that’s ridiculously addicting, so that’s worth a try (or several tries) as well! Free parking is available in a lot behind the restaurant, and also on the street. Highly recommended for those looking for affordable eats and good quality food!