Went here after talking to a person about decent Fillipino food. So I thought we give it a try. So the better half and the kids came along. The food is premade and you pick the dishes you like along with rice. 2 dishes and rice for $8.50. The lady behind the counter was nice enough to let me sample some dishes as it was the first time I went to a Fillipino restaurant. They were friendly and patience with our kids having a hissy fit at times. Overall the experience was good. The food itself was not too bad. The fan favorites are solid but next tme I go to a Fillipino restaurant I am bring my buddy to tell me exactly what I am eating. Decent place, sketchy area.
I hope the workers in Cucina Manila can read this, or the owner whatsoever. I just want to say that your food doesn't just taste like shit but also your employees are rude! They are totally not friendly, never smiles, never greet customers and the lady who works on the cashier is so grumpy and always looking scary like hell (I've been there twice, first to dine and second to get some of my fave bags of chips). Not a good experience. Bad food, bad service. You guys only lose customers and will never gain some if you don't do more effort on your food or change your ways and attitude. what a shame!
I've been here a few times with my husband. My husband enjoys the food, but I'm still getting use to it maybe because I find the food to be overcooked (but that applies to most if not all of filipino dishes). We had a celebration there. The food was over an hour and half late, there were people sitting and eatting in the area that was SUPPOSE to be reserve for our party. So as our guest arrived for the party, there were still people eatting and dirty dishes that still needs to be cleaned. I would understand if the rest of the restaurant was full or if it were an hour before our celebrate, but this was DURING our celebration and the restaurant had other available tables. That was unacceptable and we were offer no apology. Other than that if you are looking for some home style filipino cooking, this is the place to go. The owner is quite friendly as well as the staff. The place is clean and well kept.