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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.

313 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Filipino, Asian

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

Cross Street:
Central Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 637-7751

Website:
http://www.maxsrestaurantusa.com/

Entertainment:
Friday nights Karaoke from 9:00pm to 1:00am.

Parking Details:
We have a limited space private lot and we offer valet parking on some week nights and the whole weekend.

Additional:
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

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (2)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always great Filipino food

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Family get together

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food and servers were great ! The location we were seated on wasn't a perfect spot for picture taking but overall, it was great

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

They were very accommodating with my reservation change! My family likes to drive 2 hours to have authentic Filipino food, one of the best in SoCal area!

Tags: Authentic
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 5, 2017

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 !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Filipino dishes at its finest! Excellent customer service. Our server was really attentive, appeared like he really loves his job and his workplace which is great since it reflects on how he treats the customers.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2016

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 24, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2016

That fried chicken was delicious!
That along with their garlic rice and chicken gumbo soup, and I was happy😋

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 7, 2015

We had a fun time plus the great food being served. However, the only thing was that there's this kid crying out loud beside our table and it's annoying!

The next time we come here, we'll just sit far from children especially really young ones.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2015

I made a reservation a week earlier, when we got to the place they told us that we're not in the list and their reservation list is not arranged properly. As a first timer at the place I was expecting more.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2015

Outstanding authentic Filipino food. Great service. Nice place to meet old friends while dining amazing dishes. Crispy pasta was to die for. I might have to meet my friends more often.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 21, 2015

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2015

Service was very slow and had to remind server many times on the request made. We were a group of seven and it overwhelmed the server. Other servers when asked would say they were not assigned to our table.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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