Patio Filipino Restaurant

Millbrae

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Filipino flavors blend Spanish, Chinese & American influences in shareable dishes such as paella Valenciana and lumpianitas egg rolls

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Promotional value expires Feb 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid for lunch special. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Unlike stock tips, handkerchiefs, and the last four digits of your Social Security number, some entrees are meant to be shared. Ration the bounty with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Filipino-Spanish fusion fare and drinks at Patio Filipino Restaurant in San Bruno.

Patio Filipino Restaurant's eclectic menu brims with Filipino flavors that exhibit a piquant blend of Spanish, Chinese, and American influences. Crispy lumpianitas egg rolls pack pork & shrimp into a deep-fried appetizer for dipping in a sweet chili sauce ($9.95). Chorizo, mussels, shrimp, and chicken meddle with aromatic saffron rice in the shareable paella Valenciana ($22.95), which, like a water-balloon fight in the back of a limousine, fully satisfies four to six people. Thirst subsides with sips from traditional Filipino juices such as coconut ($2.85) or mango mixed with calamansi, an Asian citrus ($2.85). Meatless preparations such as sautéed tofu with spinach-like kangkong leaves ($9.95) cater to vegetarians, and elaborate desserts ($3.25+) wow sweet teeth and architects alike with such masterworks as the seasonal buko con seta with violet ice cream atop a young coconut.

Patio Filipino Restaurant

The traditional Filipino dish of crispy pata is nearly always "pure pork bliss," according to Saveur, but the version at Patio Filipino is a cut above: it's “the best I've found,” writer David Bolosan says. To create the dish, pork foreshanks are simmered, slathered with fish sauce, and then deep-fried for a crispy coating. It's a three-step process perfected by Patio Filipino's head chef, a Manila native with both Spanish and Filipina heritage. It's no wonder, then, that the kitchen incorporates ginger, miso, and other Filipino ingredients into their tapas menu. Diners can wash down these shareable dishes with one of the restaurant's own wines, or clack their empty plates together like castanets to accompany the painting of a flamenco dancer gracing the dining room.

Customer Reviews

Wonderful dishes and very attentive server. The owner is so nice as well.
Herb · May 23, 2012
We always enjoy the food and service there.
Joy R. · March 21, 2012
The best Filipino food in the entire bay area.
Manny V. · March 21, 2012
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    Millbrae

    1770 El Camino Real

    San Bruno, California 94066

    650-872-9888

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