Filipino restaurants and markets crowd low-lying strip malls on both sides of Plaza Boulevard in National City, Calif., a few miles south of downtown San Diego. They have names like Villa Manila, Jolibee, and Pinoy Ranch. Tita’s Kitchenette is one of the most popular.
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