Marikina’s got some returning favorites you should try!
By popular demand, here are the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Marikina, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
10. Shakey’s – SM Marikina
One of the country’s top, trusted, and beloved restaurant chains, Shakey’s offers a wide variety of comfort food favorites from their signature pizzas to their mouth-watering mojos. It’s for big groups and barkadas. It’s not for those who are watching their carb intake.
Fun fact: With Booky, you can get 2 orders of Bunch of Lunch for only ₱299!
9. Gong Cha – SM Marikina
Gong Cha serves milk tea, fruit juices, ice smoothies, brewed tea, chocolate beverages, and coffee. There are over 170 outlets worldwide spreading from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Sinapore, Macau, China, Malaysia, and even the Philippines. It’s for those riding that Korean wave of treats. It’s not for those who like their milk tea plain.
8. Balestier – San Roque
Balestier offers Asian fusion cuisine inspired by distinct Singaporean flavors. It’s for those who want to satisfy their laksa cravings. It’s not for people who want a more lively atmosphere. We recommend their Laksa Tsukemen, Bak Kut Teh Risoto, and Salted Egg Wings.
7. Bodega Casa Villa – San Roque
Bodega Casa Villa is a casual Filipino-Mexican restaurant that’s known in the neighborhood for their cozy, feel-at-home ambiance, friendly staff, and affordable meals and bar chow. It’s for both families, couples, and barkadas in need of a hangout spot or a satisfying dinner place. It’s not for those who aren’t fans of fusion dishes. We recommend their Mucho Nacho Bodega, Lamb Chops, Crispy Buttered Ox Brain Tacos, and Salted Egg Longganisa Quesadilla.
6. Fino Deli – Marikina Heights
Last month’s # 2
The first wine bar and delicatessen in Marikina City, Fino Deli brings rustic Italian and Spanish flare in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere. 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 flavored food. We recommend their Fino Platter and Sangria.
5. Gokinjo – Concepcion Dos
Last month’s # 7
Gokinjo means ‘neighborhood’ in Japanese and it only makes sense for one of Marikina’s favorite neighborhood Japanese restaurants. Gokinjo offers modern Japanese fusion cuisine like bacon & cheese pasta and the kani & wasabi pesto pasta. It’s for Japanese food lovers looking for something new. It’s not for those looking for a simple meal. We recommend their Sizzling Beef Saikoro.
4. Rustic Mornings by Isabelo – San Roque
Last Month’s # 9
Rustic mornings by Isabelo is one of Marikina’s well-known hidden gems. They have great breakfast food along with a beautiful and rustic chic garden set-up, it’s almost as if you’re out of the city when you step in their place. It’s for people looking for a great and quiet spot to catch up with friends and family. It’s not for those looking to go shopping right after as known malls aren’t walking distance from here. We recommend their Ilocos Bagnet.
3. Presotea – SM Marikina
A milk tea chain from Taiwan, Presotea offers up lattes, fruit juices, and classic milk teas which are brewed-to-order with their premium espresso machines. It’s for those who love their milk tea. It’s not for those who are looking for a hefty meal or a snack. We recommend their PPJ and Fruit Teas.
Fun fact: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Large PPJ (Pearl, Pudding, and Jelly) and Japanese Milk Tea Macchiato with Red Bean!
2. Greg and Sally Tree Garden Cafe – Marikina Heights
Greg & Sally Tree Garden Cafe is a go-to destination for couples looking for a romantic date places as well as affordable herb-infused food. It’s for people who want a restaurant that feels like an out-of-town destination within the metro. It’s not for people looking for fast-food type meals and service. We recommend their Honey Glazed Chicken, Peppered Pork Steak with Sally’s Garden Salad, and Tinapa Rice.
1. Vikings – SM Marikina
Last month’s #1
Vikings is the absolute best buffet experience in the country, featuring a cornucopia of flavors that can’t be found anywhere else. They feature several food stations including the appetizer and salad station, the Asian, Western and Mediterranean stations and the dessert station. It’s for a hungry camper down for the long haul in an ambient buffet setting. It’s not for the light of heart or stomach. Our insider tip: watch out for new and seasonal dessert treats.
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