15 Restaurants in Marikina that Need to Open More Branches ASAP


Bulaluhan, tapsihan, gotohan, barbeque-han, and more!

It seems like a lot of us from Manila are still unfamiliar with Marikina despite it being a stone’s throw away. We did some digging as to where Marikina residents are really getting their stomachs filled. For Marikina and nearby city residents, these restaurants are all too familiar (and are probably keeping them for their own enjoyment).

Fino Deli – Marikina Heights

The first wine bar and delicatessen in Marikina City.” Fino Deli brings rustic Italian and Spanish flare in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. They serve wide variety of imported wines, cheeses and cold cuts.

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151 Dao St, Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 997-5024

Fukurou Nihonryori – The Pinnacle Plaza

Fukurou Nihonryori is an authentic Japanese restaurant with some of the best prices in town. Sushi, bento, tempura, soba, udon, and donburi—this affordable spot in Cainta will satisfy your all Japanese food cravings without breaking bank.

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The Pinnacle Plaza, 69 Marikina-Infanta Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal
(02) 546-4332

Balestier Cuisine & Drinks – San Roque

Balestier offers an Asian fusion cuisine that was inspired by distinct Singaporean flavors. Must try dishes are their Laksa Tsukemen, Bak Kut Teh Risotto, and Salted Egg Wings.

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14 Nicanor Roxas, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 794-6199

Mogu Tree Noodle House – Lilac St.

A Chinese and Singaporean noodle house that allows customers to create their own noodle bowls from the soup, to the noodles and a whole lot of toppings. Mogu also serves clay pot rice and dim sum. They’re opening a new branch in Antipolo soon.

Mogu Tree Noodle House
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Mogu Tree Noodle House
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60-E Lilac St, Concepcion II, Marikina
(02) 738-6833

Patio Vera – Gen. F. Santos St.

Patio Vera is a Filipino-Spanish restaurant serving heirloom recipes in an eclectic setting. It is a garden cafe and resto bar with specialties such as their Signature Paella, Steak ala Pobre and Fried Halo-halo.

Patio Vera
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Patio Vera
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70 Gen. F. Santos St., Calumpang, Marikina
(02) 239-0615

Caprisserie Bakeshop & Cafe – Gen. Ordonez Ave.

Marikina’s resident and favorite bakeshop that serves delicious and home-baked American, French, Filipino and Italian pastries and desserts, and more.

Caprisserie Bakeshop & Cafe
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Caprisserie Bakeshop & Cafe
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42 Gen. Ordoñez St., Concepcion I, Marikina
(0926) 200-7274

Mama Chit’s Coffee House – J.P. Rizal St.

Mama Chit’s is an ’80 burger joint and coffee house most popular for its humongous burgers and the largest collection of Coca-cola memorabilia in Marikina.

Mama Chit's Coffee House
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Mama Chit's Coffee House
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278 J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 646-8547

Mang Frederick’s Barbecue – E. dela Paz St.

A local barbecue take-away joint specializing in grilled barbecue sticks, liempo, chicken, pork chops and other Filipino street food. It is one of Marikina’s most favorite go-to place for quick street grubs or merienda. Advanced orders for pick up are welcome.

Mang Frederick's BBQ
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Mang Frederick's Barbecue
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129 E. Dela Paz St., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 646-3685

Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe – Ipil St.

A tucked-away garden cafe offering brunch meals, burgers and pastas. Greg & Sally also grows and sells herbs in their own garden. It is a relaxing and family-friendly place for a quick getaway that’s only a short drive from Manila. P.S. Greg & Sally is closed on Mondays.

Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe
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Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe
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145 Ipil St. cor. Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina
+63 2 940-1976

Forget Me Not Cafe – Lilac St.

A cute little cafe serving a variety of dishes such as quesadillas, burgers, pastas, wings, pork chops, desserts and coffee. It also offers Saturday and Sunday buffets.

Forget Me Not Cafe
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Forget Me Not Cafe
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41 Lilac St., Concepcion II,  Marikina
(02) 942-0087

Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe – Birch Road

Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe or S.K.O.W. is an ’80s inspired cafe serving Italian, American and Japanese food.

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Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe
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Some Kind of Wonderful Cafe
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11 Birch Road cor. Rainbow St., Concepcion II, Marikina
(0917) 511-9535

Cafe Lidia – F. Calderon St.

Cafe Lidia is named after its owner, Lidia, which means ‘woman of business’. From a shoe manufacturing business owner, Lidia has successfully established one of the most well-loved cafes in Marikina. Cafe Lidia offers catering services as well.

Cafe Lidia
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Cafe Lidia
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64 Calderon St., Calumpang, Marikina
(02) 647-7606

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo – Isabelo Mendoza St.

A homey and outdoor garden restaurant and cafe by Portia Dee, granddaughter of Felicitas Dee or more popularly known as Lola Chit, who also used to operate a famous restaurant in Marikina. This rustic and not-so-hidden gem built within an old family compound serves brunch, pastries and desserts from Isabelo Garden Restaurant

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
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Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
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11 Isabelo Mendoza St., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 510-6914

Macky’s Goto – J.P. Rizal St.

An old school eatery that serves highly affordable Filipino comfort food such as their specialty P25-peso goto, palabok and tokwa’t baboy; don’t forget to try their Halo-halo and Iced Banana as well. Expect a queue.

Macky's Goto
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Macky's Goto
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290 JP Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina

Tapsi ni Vivian at Bulaluhan – Gil Fernando Ave.

A bulalo and tapsi joint for early or late night grubs because it’s open 24 hours. The restaurant, whichn opened in 1986, serves unlimited soup refills, as well as exotic dishes like ostrich egg and soup #5.

Tapsi ni Vivian at Bulaluhan
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Tapsi ni Vivian at Bulaluhan
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32 Gil Fernandez Ave., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 645-0125

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