10 New Specialty Restaurants Worth Visiting in Marikina

Ever heard of a jail restaurant? Well, we have one in Marikina.

Slowly, the nearby cities of Manila have grown popular for small local eateries that make the hour-long drive worth it. Marikina is one of those cities. Aside from shoes which Marikina is most famous for, being the shoe capital of the Philippines, it has also gained much popularity to local foodies for the many specialty shops that has sprouted during recent years that aren’t found in Manila.

Holy Week is coming up and if you still have nothing planned, then now you do! Here are 10 new specialty restaurants in Marikina to visit this weekend. Don’t forget to use the ‘Navigate’ feature on the Booky app to avoid getting lost finding these hole-in-the-walls.


Singlish Cafe – Lilac St.

An Asian restaurant serving Chinese, Malay, Indian and Western cuisine. The restaurant is filled with Singlish expressions that you’d usually hear from Singaporeans.

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Ordered Hainanese Chicken + Teh Tarik (Pulled Milk Tea) meanwhile on @ivansoflyyy's plate was Sambal Spicy Burger paired with Cold Iced Tea 🍔đŸč #polaybaneats
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Reservations are accepted
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60-C Lilac St., Hacienda Heights, Marikina
+63 917 823-4317


Industriya Marikina – M.A. Roxas St.

An old shoe factory turned restaurant and events venue. Wooden furniture, shoe forms and empty bottles form part of the place’s modern and industrial design. They serve international cuisines including American, Japanese, Italian and Filipino.

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Reservations are accepted
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23 M.A. Roxas St., Calumpang, Marikina
+63 2 632-9225


Cookie Mug – Lilac St.

A snack lounge serving different faces of cookies, pastries and beverages. They are most famous for their cookie shots.

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No reservations accepted
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116 Lilac St., SSS Village Concepcion, Marikina
+63 2 381-0120


Bun of Brothers – Azure St.

The newest addition to the ‘Brothers’ chain of restaurants, which includes Burrito Brothers and Kebab Brothers (and soon to open Breakfast Brothers). Bun of Brothers is a small build-your-own burger joint serving all-American burgers, hotdogs, fries and refreshments.

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No reservations accepted
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G/F Firenza Residence, #40 Azure St. cor. Rainbow St., SSS Village, Concepcion 2, Marikina
+63 2 386-1432


Beeffalo – Gil Fernando Ave.

A backyard barbecue concept restaurant serving affordable steaks and ribs and other old grill favorites. Guests can choose between indoor or backyard picnic-style dining.

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No  reservations accepted 
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Lot 6 Block 3 Gil Fernando Ave., Marikina
+63 939 113-0772


Caffe Piansa – Dragon St.

The first jail restaurant in the country allows guests to enjoy delicious food inside a jail or a courtroom.

Caffe Piansa
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No reservations accepted
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57 Dragon St., Midtown Subdivision, San Roque, Marikina
+63 2 631 4751


Whitehouse Burger Cafe – Pambuli St.

Whitehouse Burger Cafe, with its quirky décor, is an artsy and retro late-night burger joint in Midtown. They serve burgers handmade with 100% pure beef with secret herbs and spices. Aside from burgers, they also serve sizzling plate dishes.

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Reservations are accepted
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35 Pambuli St., San Roque, Marikina
+63 2 655-5709


Miguel & Maria – Lilac St.

Miguel & Maria is a local neighborhood restaurant and bar that offers affordable feel good food and a cozy place to have drinks to the residents and visitors of Marikina. Recommended dishes include Mac & Cheese, BBQ Pulled Pork and Baby Back Ribs.

Extra gravy please! 👌🏿 Have some tonight. Only at #miguelandmaria
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Home is where the heart is. Comfort. Food. Happiness. #miguelandmaria #lilacst #marikina
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Reservations are accepted 
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89 Lilac St., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
+63 2 423-2624


Mad Mustard – Sapphire St.

The newest hotdog and fries joint in Marikina.  They serve all-beef gourmet hotdogs with various toppings, fries on the side and root beer floats.

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No reservations accepted
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60 Sapphire St., SSS Village, Bgy. Concepcion Dos, Marikina
+63 920 973-6191


Concho’s Home of Sisig Goodness – Lilac St.

Concho’s is a tiny restaurant bar specializing in sisig made of 100% pork belly and other Filipino favorites. They also feature live performances from various local bands at night . It is partly owned by OPM band Callalily frontman, Kean Cipriano.

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No reservations accepted
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2/F RAL Bldg., 48 Lilac St., Marikina
+63 2 788-3668


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