Los Angeles, CA

3 great Filipino food restaurants in Historic Filipino Town

Eugene Adams

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Filipino food has been growing in popularity for a while now

Filipino food was heavily inspired by Spanish culture. The combination of sweet, salty, and sour ingredients means that there is something for every taste. 

With its growing popularity, the number of Filipino food restaurants is also growing. Here are three great options for the next time you want to try some Filipino food. 

Big Boy

Chef Barb Batiste has been cooking for a long time. She started cooking with her mom, aunt, and grandma when she was a little girl. Her love for cooking led to the establishment of her catering company, B Sweet. B Sweet later turned into dessert trucks and a dessert bar. 

Now Chef Barb is bringing her food to the masses. Her goal is to bring the Filipino classics to everyone. Chicken adobo is a classic Filipino dish that everyone should try at least once. Big Boi also makes some great Pork Sisig if you are in the mood for something with a bit of spice. 


Wednesday — Sunday: 11 am- 8 pm

Monday — Tuesday: Closed

Address: 2027 Sawtelle Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (310) 963–9769

Website: www.gobigboi.com

The Park’s Finest

The Park’s Finest started in 2009 as a local catering company. It has grown into soo much more than that. It aims to provide a casual sit-down eatery experience and catering services. 

The food was inspired by Filipino food culture. It aims to replicate everything the founders ate during their family gatherings. 

Park’s Finest smokes meat daily. Their wide variety of sauces means that there is something for every taste. 


Wednesday — Friday: 11 am- 10 pm

Address: 1267 W. Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Phone: (213) 481-2800

Website: www.theparksfinest.com


What does a gin bar have to do with Filipino food?

Genever is owned by three Filipinas who all graduated from UCLA. Genever opened in 2018 and has been growing in popularity ever since.  

Their specialty cocktails include traditional Filipino flavors such as panutsa, pandan, and calamansi. 

Don’t worry if Gin isn’t your thing; they have plenty of other options as well. The drink menu includes a diverse selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including beer and wine. 


Thursday: 6 pm- 12 am

Friday — Saturday: 6 pm- 1 am

Address: 3123 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Phone: (213) 908–5693

Website: https://www.geneverla.com/

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