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Baked boneless bangus, tilapia sisig, broas, street takoyaki, crispy pata and so much more!

People always say to never judge a book by its cover and that’s how exactly we should treat the cities of CAMANAVA. If you missed the first of this series featuring Valenzuela, CAMANAVA refers to the northern cities of Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas and Valenzuela. And if you enjoyed the Valenzuela list, you will love this one even more–think baked boneless bangus, crispy pata, sisig and even tasty pasalubong options.

If we miss your favorite Malabon restaurant or if you know of any other interesting food spots in the area, feel free to share and leave all of us some foodie insider tips in the comments section below.

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila this month!

So start gathering your friends and schedule this food trip. 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 @bookyapp on Instagram!

Cups N Cones – Gen. Luna St.

Cups N Cones is a small cozy cafe serving coned crepes and the city’s cheapest illy coffee, hence the name.  It was created by husband and wife Ronald and Emma Lynn Soriano with the intention of providing a cosmopolitan experience to their fellow Malabonians. Pastas, coffee and frappes are also served.

Cups N Cones
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Cups N Cones
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Cups N Cones
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No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
247 General Luna Street, Conception, Malabon
+63 2 294-2194

Ozen Japanese Food – Gen. Luna St.

A small fast food and take out joint most popular to Malabonians for their super affordable and highly rated takoyakis. They also serve sushi and other Japanese favorites.

Ozen Japanese Food
Photo from @anmahjarett
Ozen Japanese Food
Photo from @joshuaarambulo

No reservations are accepted
View the full menu
General Luna St., Malabon

Betsy’s Cake Center – Rizal Ave.

Betsy’s is a homegrown bakeshop providing quality pastries and making food from curated timeless recipes. Their signature broas are the go-to pastries at Betsy’s. 

Betsy's Cake Center
Photo from @_jhenmarcelo
Betsy's Cake Center
Photo from @frattina

No reservations accepted
View the full menu
10 Rizal Ave., Tanong, Malabon City
+63 2 281 11-31

Staycee’s – Manapat St.

Staycee’s is a fun and hip tea house serving signature and fun milk tea drinks, frappes, rice meals, light snacks, finger foods and more. It’s a favorite spot amongst students and families with kids during lunch or snack hours.

Staycee's
Photo from @jencasaje
Staycee's
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No reservations accepted
Manapat St., Malabon City
+63 2 351-8402

Zoey’s Burger – Gen. Luna St.

Zoey’s is an American burger joint inspired by a typical country-style casual dining that serves gourmet burgers, pasta & sandwiches that will surely satisfy your cravings.

Zoey's Burger
Photo from @jjorese
Zoey's Burger Pasta Sandwich
Photo from @checheriii

No reservations accepted
General Luna St., Malabon
+63 926 619-9639

Jamicos Restaurant – Gen. Luna St.

Jamico’s is home of the famous Judy Ann crispy pata and is one of Malabon’s pride and most famous must-visit food trip spots. The crispy pata was named after one of the owner’s daughters, and not the actress. A lot of people also order for take-out.

Jamico's
Photo from @yummyph

Reservations are accepted 
201 Gen. Luna St., Concepcion, Malabon
+63 2 281-4193

Nanay’s Pansit Malabon – Gov. Pascual

Malabon is popular for their pancit malabon, a Filipino noodle specialty that has a yellow-orange color owing to a sauce that includes patis (fish sauce) and crab fat, topped with seafood, eggs, veggies and pork. One of the more popular places to get a good tray is Nanay’s Pansit Malabon, theirs is a three-generation recipe from Nanay Remedios Cruz. 

Nanay's Pansit Malabon
Photo from @stephenapetrior

No reservations accepted
37 Governor Pascual Avenue, Malabon City
+63 2 281-0449

Hazel’s Special Puto – Gen. Luna St.

Established in 2002, Hazel’s special puto is also one of the food stops to make when in Malabon. Just like Judy Ann crispy pata, Hazel’s puto was named after the owner’s daughter. Enjoy classic putos, puto topped with salted egg, puto paos and puto pies.

Hazel's Puto
Photo from @aienbranzuela

No reservations accepted
107 General Luna Street, Malabon
+63 2 281-2298

[UPDATE: CLOSED] Buvette – Gen. Luna St.

Buvette, pronounced as ‘by-vet’, is a casual diner that’s all about waffles, tea and sandwiches. They serve all-day Pinoy breakfast meals and various Belgian style waffles including waffle ice cream sandwiches. Don’t miss out on their macaroni as well. They’re now open for brunch starting 11am. 

Buvette
Photo from @oyycabs
Buvette
Photo from @aencille

No reservations accepted
233 Gen. Luna Street, Malabon
+63 2 364-0704

Dolor’s Kakanin – Gov. Pascual

Dolor’s Kakanin was established in the 1930s out of Dolores Santos’ need to help her family sustain a living, being the eldest of 6 siblings. Division of labor among them were put into place, production began and, soon after, word of mouth got their name out. Today, Dolor’s Kakanin is in various municipalities producing and selling native kakanin, including the best selling Sapin-Sapin, Kalamay Ube, Mais, Kutsinta, Kamoteng Kahoy, and Biko. Other products include Pitsi-Pitsi with cheese and Puto Galapong.

Dolor's Kakanin
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Dolor's Kakanin
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No reservations accepted
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19 Governor Pascual Avenue,Concepcion, Malabon
+63 2 282-0071

Rody Day’s – Gen. Luna St.

Rody Day’s is a casual restaurant in a home-setting serving up home-style cooked dishes. Malabonians love coming here for their signature Tortang Hipon in sweet and sour sauce (see photo below).

Rody Day's Restaurant
Photo from @adrianbaltazar99
Rody Day's Restaurant
Photo from @eswhy2

No reservations accepted
121 Gen. Luna Street, Malabon
+63 2 281-4501

Balsa sa Niugan Floating Restaurant – M. Aquino St.

If you are looking for an out-of-city dining experience, Balsa sa Niugan is the place to visit. It is a floating restaurant within the metro with a menu that is packed with Filipino favorites at very affordable prices. Customers flock them for their pork and unique tilapia sisig. 

Balsa sa Niugan
Photo from @msjnine_official
Balsa sa Niugan
Photo from @dracomaughn
No reservations accepted
3 M. Aquino St., Niugan, Malabon City
+63 2 448-1033

Lugaw ni Onoy – Gen. Luna St.

If you’re looking for street-style comfort food that warms the belly, this is one of places to visit. Lugaw ni Onoy serves Chinese and Filipino dishes including lugaw or porridge, pares and rice toppings. It is a turo-turo style carinderia for people looking for quick and affordable meals. They’ re open as early as 6am.

Lugaw ni Onoy
Photo from @certifiedfoodies

No reservations accepted
280 Gen. Luna St., Concepcion, Malabon
+63 2 447-8330

Coffee Tea Library – MacArthur Hiway

The Coffee Tea Library is a cafe that offers information services to its customers such as research facilitation, tutorial services, document delivery and more by in-house professional librarian and professors. Their menu includes a variety of basic, and ice blended coffees, teas, smoothies, sandwiches and cakes. 

Coffee Tea Library
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Coffee Tea Library
Photo from @eljhaey27

Reservations are accepted
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Unit 103-104 A&S Bldg, 189 MacArthur Highway, Potrero, Malabon
+63 2 931-1004

Cocina Luna – Gen. Luna St.

Cocina Luna is a food and art-filled pub and kitchen in a black building along Malabon’s popular food strip Gen. Luna, hence the name. They have a small but well-curated menu including all-day breakfast meals (their Tapa is a crowd favorite), sliders and other small bites. Drinkers will enjoy the cheap beers, frozen cocktails and house blended mixed drinks as well.

Cocina Luna
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Cocina Luna
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Cocina Luna
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No reservations accepted
View the full menu
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144 General Luna Street, Ibaba, Malabon
+63 2 373-1420

Red Palmas Restaurant – Panghulo Road

Red Palmas is most famous for its bang-for-buck baked bangus (or milkfish). Their bangus is seasoned with spices, overloaded with cheese and baked to perfection.

Red Palmas Restaurant Baked Bangus
Photo from @teepee31
No reservations accepted
Panghulo Road, San Vicente, Malabon City
+63 2 277-1203

Are you hungry yet? If it’s your first time exploring Malabon and are a bit hesitant, you might want to check out the Malabon Tricycle Tours, which should take you to some of the places we’ve listed above. It is a city project by Mayor Len Len Oreta that promotes engaging tourism with the help of their newest tourism advocates, the tricycle drivers.

Otherwise, all the restaurants above can be easily added to your Must Try list on the Booky app for easy reference. Then use the ‘Navigate’ feature with Waze integration to help you find your way to each pitstop. If you’re not already enjoying the offline convenience of Booky, it’s free to download on iOS App Store and Play Store.

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