Isla Cocina Pilipina
A fun, casual atmosphere paired with a “modern take on traditional Pilipino cuisine” makes Isla Cocina Pilipina a hot spot in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles. While Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese places are a dime a dozen here, good Pilipino food can be hard to come by even in this diverse city. Thankfully, Isla fills that void and is a great intro restaurant for those who are perhaps less-familiar with Filipino food. Isla re-imagines traditional Filipino comfort foods and serves them up in new and interesting forms. Popular dishes tend to be crispy and fried delights that put a creative spin on traditional dishes, like the sisig nachos with real cheese topping (no jarred nacho cheese here) and the sisiglog with atchara (chopped, seasoned pork belly over wild rice topped with a fried egg). Servings are just small enough to fill you up without tipping you into food-coma territory. Come here if you’re looking for a vibrant, authentic meal of Pilipina cuisine in a uniquely playful restaurant atmosphere.
Try the coconut milk adobo and change your life.
Order the sisig nachos and bistek saltado. Oh, the longanisa sliders too!