Went to Barrio Fiesta (Filipino) in Lakewood, near the Lakewood Mall. I forgot the street, but its near a Fuddruckers and the Best Buy.
Great Filipino food! I think they just opened up a week ago, but we ordered the kare-kare(eggplants, green beans, and other vegetables in a peanut butter based sauce), which is their specialtiy and was very good. Also had an assortment of seafood (mussels, clams, shrimp) in a great coconut milk and garlic sauce. Also ordered a plate of fried squid, which was almost perfect....the right texture and crispyness to the batter and the squid tasted very fresh. Drank it down with a fresh mango juice. Very authentic (I was in the philipines about 5 months ago).
Great atmosphere...nicely decorated. Very clean compared to trekking down to Vermont Ave. Didn't have room for desert, but I'm sure to go back to try their adobo and their other dishes. My new fav. filipino restaurant in LA.