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About Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines
In 1945, after World War II, Maximo Gimenez, a Stanford-educated teacher, befriended American troops stationed at Quezon City, Philippines. A few of the soldiers would come to his house for a drink or two. Eventually they insisted that they pay for their meals. It was then that Maximo decided to open a cafe that served chicken, steak and drinks. To help him with the cafe, his wife Mercedes, and his sister-in-law Felipe, joined him there together with her niece Ruby, who managed the kitchen with her husband, Claro. It was Ruby who created a special recipe for chicken, which was so delicious, tender, juicy and crispy that the G.I.s coming back for more. Soon enough, it became a legend with the Filipino public too. Encouraged by her mother to expand the menu and serve more Filipino food, Ruby set up a restaurant along Roxas Boulevard in the Baclaran district of Paranaque. It was decided that the restaurant would be named “Max’s”, which was Maximo’s nickname.
Glendale, CA 91204
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday: 9:30am - 10:30am, Sunday: 8:30am - 10:30am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Friday nights Karaoke from 9:00pm to 1:00am.
We have a limited space private lot and we offer valet parking on some week nights and the whole weekend.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Max's Restaurant - Cuisine of the Philippines Ratings and Reviews
The food wasn't bad. Only that our server forgot to put in an order- crispy pata.. something that was discussed with him and he even gave a suggestion on what size we should get. He brought in the rest of the order sans the pata. When asked he said it's coming up. Then he came back and said it'll be another 15 minutes. Meanwhile, we're digging in because we were starving. Another 10 minutes later, we're all almost done to the point of asking them to just cancel it- he brings it in. When we cut it apart, it was cold to the touch in the middle. It was so so disappointing.
I was so disappointed dining at Msx'd restaurant because the food tasted like water and they did not have any perks of what a Filipino foods are. My home cook Pinoy foods are way better than Max's. This is a great disappointment and a total waste of my $30. That Pinoy spaghetti did not taste as such. Jolllibe’s spaghetti is excellent ！
We made the reservation for Friday through OpenTable. However, when we arrived, the person said they don't take reservation on Friday night so I was a little surprised. He was still able to seat us immediately though. There might be some miscommunication between the app and the restaurant that needs to be corrected.
The food was very good as always, the best crispy pata and Philippine-style fried chicken!. Our family's favorites!
We got seated right away because we had a reservation thru Open Table. The service was pretty good too.
This is the place to go for excellent Philippine cuisine!
I love the restaurant. It feels like home. It feels like I'm in the Philippines. My family and my boyfriend love everything here. The food is perfect, especially I can eat my favorite sizzling sisig. Kare kare, lechon, chicken and shanghai are the best also. We love the Halo halo and buko pandan. Will definitely come back here again.
My friends said it was better than they expected. For most of them, it was their first time to have Filipino food.
Our server, Luis, was really great. He was very helpful and friendly. His customer service was excellent.
Our original booking was at 6:30 pm but had no problem moving it to 7:00 pm when we got to the restaurant. The Open Table did not have the 7:00 pm option.
The people at the reception may need to be more welcoming and smiling.
Overall, it was a pleasant experience for me and my friends.
Kudos to John the waiter. Exceptional attitude towards patrons. Very friendly, always smiling and very accomodating ( had him take our pictures multiple times). He even remembered us from our highschool GTG last year.
Bill was confusing regarding the gratuity showing up twice.
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