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Not just the Shoe Capital of the Philippines!

We all know Marikina to be the Shoe Capital of the Philippines but did you know that Marikina’s also filled with hidden gems just waiting for you to explore??

Also read: Your Ultimate Guide to Marikina Restaurants and Cafés!

As if completely leaving the city, Marikina has its laid back atmosphere that you usually find in the province… fresher air and greener trees, if you’ve been taking Marikina for granted, here’s a sign that you should definitely drop by.

Widen your food choices with this list of top 10 restaurants that we’ve especially curated for you! Explore what Marikina has to offer and thank us later!

10. Comedor by Miguel & Maria – San Roque

Last month’s #7

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Bulalo Soup from Comedor by Miguel and Maria
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A local neighborhood restaurant and bar, at Comedor ni Miguel & Maria, you don’t only get a cozy place to dine in but also affordable comfort food that’s perfect no matter what weather.

It’s for those who still want great food on a budget.
It’s not for those who are looking for a fancy feast.
We recommend their Baby Back Ribs, Comedor Platter

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Lot 1, Block 4, Gil Fernando Ave, San Roque, Marikina
0998 972 2456

9. Blake’s Wings & Steaks – San Roque

Last momth’s #4

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Blake’s Wings & Steaks is a casual dining restaurant and a one-stop shop for all your classic American favorites. It offers generous servings of flavorful chicken wings, pork ribs, and steaks, as well as a variety of other comfort food – all at affordable prices.

It’s for people who absolutely enjoy good old classic steak and wings.
It’s not for those who are trying to avoid meat.
We recommend the BBQ Chicken Wings and Original Porterhouse Steak.

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8. Ca Phe Saigon – Sumulong Highway

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What’s better than Vietnamese food? Having it in the midst of Antipolo air, that’s for sure! Ca Phe Saigon is known for their authentic Vietnamese dishes and of course, dripped coffee! Their recipes are said to be passed down with roots from Ho Chi Minh city.

It’s for those who are looking for a laid back and home-y atmosphere to go with authentic Vietnamese cuisine.
It’s not for those looking for ramen.
We recommend their Fresh Rolls, Dry Noodle Seafood, Vietnamese Coffee

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Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal
(0917) 801-6411

7. Fino Deli – Marikina Heights

Last month’s #9

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Carbonara from Fino Deli
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“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.

It’s for those who want to treat themselves with wine and a cheese and meat platter.
It’s not for those who are craving for Asian dishes.
We recommend their Fino Platter, Mozzarella Tower, and Sangria

Insider tip: You can get ₱300 off your bill with Booky!

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151 Dao St, Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 8997-5024; (0906) 388-4248

6. Forget Me Not Café – Lilac St.

Last month’s #6

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Nutella Cheesecake from Forget Me Not Cafe and Restaurant
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A cute little cafe serving a variety of dishes such as quesadillas, burgers, pastas, wings, pork chops, desserts and coffee.

It’s for couples looking for quaint restaurant cafes that serve good food.
It’s not for big barkada dinners.
We recommend their Tiramisu, Nutella Cheesecake, and Pesto Pasta

Reservations are accepted
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41 Lilac St., Hacienda Heights, Concepcion II, Marikina
(02) 7238-5021; (0917) 869-9104

5. Balestier – San Roque

Last month’s #10

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

It’s for those who want to satisfy their laksa cravings and enjoy fusion cuisine in a cozy setting.
It’s not for people who want a more lively atmosphere.
We recommend their Laksa Tsukemen, Salted Egg Wings, and Cereal Prawns.

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14 Nicanor Roxas, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 7794-6199

4. Miguel & Maria – Lilac St.

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Miguel & Maria was put up by two Marikeños who absolutely loved cooking and decided that Marikina, at the time, lacked good comfort food paired up with a cozy ambiance hence came, Miguel & Maria. They serve dishes like Mozarella Sticks, Fish & Chips, Beef Salpicao, Blue Marlin, and many more.

It’s for friends or family looking for a restaurant with a chill atmosphere, away from the usual mall setting.
It’s not for people looking to go shopping right after as this branch is a stand-alone one.
We recommend their Roast Beef.

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#89 Lilac St., Concepcion II, Marikina
(02) 8423-2624; (0998) 972-2456

3. Tapsi ni Vivian – Gil Fernandez Ave.

Last month’s #3

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Tapsilog from Tapsi ni Vivian
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carinderia type of eatery, you have the option to choose from their cooked viands in front, but the silog meals are made-to-order!

It’s for anyone craving some home-style Filipino dishes.
It’s not for those looking for something upscale.
We recommend their Tapsilog, Beef Pares, and Bulalo.

No reservations accepted
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32 Gil Fernandez Ave, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 8645-0125

2. Café Lidia – Calumpang

Last month’s #1

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Café 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.

It’s for people who want to catch up with their friends and family as they have space big enough for groups.
It’s not for those looking for an early breakfast place.
We recommend their Mixed Seafood Marinara, House Special Pizza

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64 Calderon St., Calumpang, Marikina
(02) 8647-7606

1. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo – San Roque

Last month’s #2

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Blueberry and Strawberry Pancakes from Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
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Rustic Mornings is a secret garden restaurant tucked away in Marikina. It’s best known for their beautiful al fresco style dining areas and its homey ambiance, thus making it one of the most popular garden restaurants in the metro.

It’s for those who enjoy a rustic-garden themed atmosphere to go along with their dining experience.
It’s not for those who want a buffet-style breakfast.
We recommend their Ilocos Bagnet, Spanish Callos, and Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes.

Reservations are accepted
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11 Isabelo Mendoza St, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 8681-2461; (02) 8425-8610; (0917) 700-5810; (0917) 814-6824

Did you know that with the Booky app, you can type “MARIKINA” and search over 100 restaurants in the area. If you spotted a new restaurant near you, shoot us an email at support@phonebooky.com with all the details