CAMANAVA Food Trip: 12 Must Try Restaurants in Valenzuela City (Part 1)


A different kind of FOOD TRIP!

Are you familiar with CAMANAVA? Up above the greater Manila area bordering Quezon City are the cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela. Just like our series of university eats featuring the top 4 schools in Manila (Ateneo, DLSU, UST and UP), this food trip series will be featuring the most popular local diners and barkada spots in CAMANAVA that probably only their own residents are familiar with.

So if you’re an adventurous foodie and are looking for a new city to conquer, we’re pretty sure you’d enjoy this series. So watch out for the next ones. Add these places up on your Must Try list on the Booky app for easy reference, no more hassle of keeping a list.

We love seeing your cheat meals and successful food trips that you’ve done at restaurants you’ve seen in our New Restaurants Alert feed and featured lists on the blog. Keep using #bookymanila hashtag or tag @bookymanila on Instagram!

 

Ethan’s Cafe – Fausto St.

Ethan’s Cafe is more than just a cafe. It serves a wide range of dishes including pasta, lechon, sizzling dishes, milkshakes, coffee and more. Ethan’s Cafe just opened last August.

Ethan's Cafe
Photo from @freeformeshop
Ethan's Cafe
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Ethan's Cafe
Photo from @deshyafan

Reservations are accepted
View their Instagram account
14 Fausto St. cor. Manotoc Subdivision, Marulas, Valenzuela City
+63 932 090-6028

 

Bullseye Food House – Gen. T. de Leon St.

Bullseye Food House is a steak house that opened in 2013 specializing in T-bone and Porterhouse steaks. It has since expanded its menu to include Chinese dishes and rice meals. Its 2nd floor also serves as an event venue for private parties.

Bullseye Food House
Photo from @rogielynbrinas

Reservations are accepted
4006 Gen. T. De Leon, Valenzuela City
+63 2 443-1930

 

Tea Cup Zone – Sampaguita St.

Tea Cup Zone is a Taiwanese tea shop serving a variety of snacks and meal items including sandwiches, finger foods, pastas, salads. One of their house specialties is their Spaghetti Bread–spaghetti inside a hotdog bun (in photo). It also offers a wide selection of shakes and milk tea drinks.

Tea Cup Zone
Photo from @tinejuarez
Tea Cup Zone
Photo from @camillediokno

Reservations are accepted
#9 Sampaguita St., Villa Theresa Subdivision Marulas, Valenzuela (near Fatima University)
+63 2 474-6463

 

The Long Gun Is A Burger Joint – Philippine Gun Club Road

The Long Gun is a Burger Joint is a word play which translates to ‘the longanisa burger joint’. It serves 100% pure Cabanatuan longanisa burgers, as well as 100% pure beef burgers, that are delicious and affordable. Waiting time is around 15-20 minutes because all burgers are made to order.

Photo from @thelonggunisaburgerjoint

No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
Philippine Gun Club Road, Marulas, Valenzuela (between KFC and Fatima)

 

Blockbuster by REDDD – McArthur Highway

Blockbuster by REDDD is a movie-themed restaurant with a fun movie titles inspired menu that includes rice bowls., waffles, finger foods, and more. Some of their offerings include: Steaks on a Plane, Spamurai X, When Curry Met Sally, etc.

Blockbuster by REDDD
Photo from @popster_jha

No reservations accepted
View the full menu
53 McArthur Hiway, Manulas, Valenzuela
+63 917 541-8904

 

Tea-Pop – Polo

Tea Pop is an 80’s vintage pop inspired tea shop that offers a cozy place for guests to hang out while enjoying their specialty tea drinks and light meals, including pastas, dimsum, and rice meals. This is its 3rd branch in the Camanava area next to Malabon and Navotas.

Tea Pop Tea & More
Photo from @itsmeedea
Tea Pop Tea & More
Photo from @carminacee
Tea Pop Tea & more
Photo from @heyitsynaa

No reservations accepted
Polo, Valenzuela, near San Diego Church & Ever Supermarket

 

Little Beijing Chinese Cuisine – McArthur Hiway

Little Beijing is a family-style Chinese restaurant featuring notable Beijing specialties such as Pecking duck, hot and sour soup, spicy dumplings, hotpot dishes and more. Dimsum baskets are also available.

Little Beijing Chinese Cuisine
Photo from @jayexiomo
Little Beijing Chinese Cuisine
Photo from @edzgonzales

Reservations are accepted
196 McArthur Highway, Karuhatan, Valenzuela City
+63 2 782-3924

 

Lucky Garage Grilled Burgers – Villa Pariancillo

Lucky Garage is an out of garage burger joint that serves value for money 100% pure beef grilled burgers. Aside from burgers, it also serves pastas, chips on the sides and drinks.

Lucky Garage Grilled Burgers
Photo from @ohshitsirenz
Lucky Garage Grilled Burgers
Photo from @angelinestangco

No reservations accepted
View the full menu
#47 Villa Pariancillo, Valenzuela City
+63 936 183-5326

 

Coal Spot Burger & Steak – McArthur Hiway

Coal Spot is a casual diner featuring 2 of their specialties, burgers and steaks. Quarter pound burgers start at P55 and a steak meal is only P150. It opens at 3pm until 12mn for afternoon to late night cravings. It has a sister burger joint named Dapitan’s Best Coal Grilled Burgers in Manila. 

Coal Spot Burger & Steak
Photo from @allanmartinnn
Coal Spot Burger & Steak
Photo from @itsremxx

No reservations accepted
View the full menu
143 McArthur Highway, Valenzuela City

 

Coffee Tea & Symphony – Marulas

Coffee Tea & Symphony is the first designer lounge cafe in Valenzuela. The hip and vibrant interiors are an invite in itself. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a varied menu, including breakfast, burgers, sandwiches and more, as well as a selection of coffee and tea beverages.

Coffee Tea & Symphony
Photo from @itsremxx
Coffee Tea & Symphony
Photo from @kryssrrrra
Coffee Tea & Symphony
Photo from @klariego

No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
Marulas, Valenzuela City
+63 933 318-1999

 

Kalborger’s – Gen. T. de Leon St.

KALBOrgers burger house is the home of the original 9″ plate-size burgers that originated from Malabon, and is said to be the ‘largest burger in town’. Kalborger’s burgers are handmade with 100% pure beef patties, fresh veggies and real cheddar cheese. The name is play on the word, ‘kalbo”, which means bald. 

Kalborger's
Photo from @lonstagram16
Kalborger's
Photo from @ohthatraffy

Reservations are accepted
View the full menu
Gen. T. de Leon, Valenzuela City
+63 917 308-4269

 

Mr. T’s Inasal – McArthur Hiway

Mr. T’s (or Mr. Toppings) Inasal is Valenzuela’s Mang Inasal challeger, it specializes in Bacolod inasal chicken, as well as other grilled items like barbecue sticks, liempo, and fish. You can also get their special inasal grilled platter. 

Mr. T's Inasal
Photo from Mr. T’s Inasal
Mr. T's Inasal
Photo from @triciaela

Reservations are accepted
View the full menu
34 McArthur Highway, Marulas, Valenzuela City
+63 2 293-2615

 

We’re pretty sure there are so many more good eats around Valenzuela, so for locals around the area, do share your secret go-to restaurants with the rest of us foodies in Manila. We would love to explore your city, so leave us some tips in the comments section below.

PART 2 here: Malabon Food Trip

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