San Diego is the second largest city in California with over a hundred and ninety thousand Filipino. Being over 12,000 kilometers away from the Philippines will definitely make you miss the land, people, and culture. Go on a food trip to San Diego and enjoy these five restaurants to satisfy your Filipino taste buds.

White Rice

White Rice offers the famous Filipino go-to meal - Silog. Silog is a portmanteau of Sinangag (Filipino Garlic Fried Rice) and Itlog (egg). Served in rice bowls, their silogs comes with classic viands like Lechon Kawali, Tocino Manok, and Tortang Talong.

Operating Hours: Everyday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Address: 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, Suite 25, San Diego, CA, United States, California

Contact No.:(619) 913-4446

Porky’s Lechon & BBQ

Porky’s Lechon & BBQ presents Filipino ‘putok-batok’ classic - Lechon/ Lechon Belly Liempo. Lechon is whole roasted pig known for its tender and juicy meat with flavorful and crispy skin. Along with lechon, they also serve other Filipino Foods like sisig, lumpia, batchoy and many more.

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 AM-630 PM PST

Address: 1430 E. Plaza Blvd. Suite E12 National City, CA 91950.

Contact No.: (619) 931-0170

Manila Sunset Grille

This restaurant offers a wide variety of Filipino cuisine perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Grilled,fried, any style are available in Manila Sunset Grille. Their menu includes inihaw, tapa, dinuguan, pancit and many more. You will definitely miss the Manila life when you visit this restaurant.

Operating Hours: Everyday 10:00 am – 7:30 pm

Address: 925 E. Plaza Blvd, National City, CA 91950

Contact No: 619-474-0421

Valerio’s Bakery

Valerio’s Bakery serve different types of Filipino Merienda foods. Merienda foods are typically light meals consumed every afternoon. Ube cheese pandesal, leche flan and buko pie are some of their menu. Aside from baked goods, they also serve other Filipino meals.

Operation Hours: Everyday 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address: 1631 E 8th St Ste 1 National City, CA 91950

Contact No: (619) 477-8588


Every meal is not complete without desserts. To conclude your food trip, try Snoice as they serve the famous Filipino desser - Halo-halo. Halo-halo is a concoction of various sweet treats that every bite is like having a festival in your mouth. Aside from halo-halo, they also offer shaved snow treats and boba tea.

Operating Hours: Everyday 11am - 8pm

Address: 8423 Paradise Valley Rd Ste B Spring Valley, CA 91977

To get a taste of Filipino Food Classics, try these these restaurants on your trip to San Diego. Happy Eating!

Ray Christian S. Lopez

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