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We bring you the lowdown on where to eat in Marikina!

Marikina has always been known as the shoe capital of the Philippines. But in the recent years, it’s begun to be known for the new restaurants, cafes, and concepts popping up everywhere.

There’s a lot to see, and you might not be sure where to start. Worry not,
Booky is here to give you the ultimate guide to all the restaurants, cafes, hole-in-the walls, and eat all you can in Marikina. Try them out see what you like!

San Roque

Balestier Cuisine and Drinks – Nicanor Roxas

Balestier offers an Asian fusion cuisine that was inspired by distinct Singaporean flavors.

Recommended Dishes: Laksa Tsukemen, Bak Kut Teh Risotto, and Salted Egg Wings.

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

Cafe Amarela – Gil Fernando Ave.

This quaint cafe in Marikina brings a whole world of flavor to your table. Known for their Portuguese Chicken, Vietnamese Grilled Porkchop, and Beef Biryani, there’s no shortage of variety here.

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69 Mayor Gil Fernando Ave, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 956-6341

Caffe Piansa – Dragon St.

The first jail restaurant in the country allows guests to enjoy delicious food inside a jail or a courtroom.

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57 Dragon St., Midtown Subdivision, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 631-4751

Tapsi ni Vivian – Gil Fernandez Ave.

A carinderia type of eatery, you have the option to choose from their cooked viands in front,  but the silog meals are made-to-order! Their tapsilog is so tender and oozing with so much flavor, that we wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to order another one! It’s that good.

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32 Gil Fernandez Ave, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 645-0125

Whitehouse Burger Cafe – Pambuli St.

Whitehouse Burger Cafe, with its quirky décor, is an artsy and retro late-night burger joint in Midtown. They serve burgers handmade with 100% pure beef with secret herbs and spices. Aside from burgers, they also serve sizzling plate dishes.

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35 Pambuli St., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 655-5709

PiPa House – Dela Paz St

PiPa House is a casual Italian diner serving affordable gourmet fried pizzas and pastas. It also has their own selection of PiPa House condiments/spices in store.

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#59 E. Dela Paz St, San Roque, Marikina
(0917) 520-5653

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.

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278 J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina
(02) 646-8547

Rustic Mornings by Isabelo Garden – Isabelo Mendoza St

Rustic Mornings is a secret garden restaurant tucked away in Marikina. It is 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.

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11 Isabelo Mendoza St, San Roque, Marikina
(02) 681-2461

Calumpang

Industriya Marikina – M.A. Roxas St.

An old shoe factory-turned-restaurant and events venue., Industriya Marikina serves international cuisines including American, Japanese, Italian and Filipino. Wooden furniture, shoe forms and empty bottles form part of the place’s modern and industrial design.

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23 M.A. Roxas St., Calumpang, Marikina
(02) 632-9225

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.

lumpia, veggies, fries
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70 Gen. F. Santos St., Calumpang, Marikina
(02) 239-0615

Cafe Lidia – 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.

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

Concepcion I

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.

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42 Gen. Ordoñez St., Concepcion I, Marikina
(0926) 200-7274

Pan de Cielo – E. Santos St

Pan de Cielo serves the best of Bicolano comfort food. Signature dishes include the Kinalas Luglog, Laing, Bicol Express and more. 

binagoongang lechon kawali
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J. Molina cor. E. Santos St., Concepcion I, Marikina
(02) 463-5832

Concepcion II

Miguel & Maria – Lilac St.

Miguel & Maria is a local neighborhood restaurant and bar that offers affordable feel good food and a cozy place to have drinks to the residents and visitors of Marikina. Recommended dishes include Mac & Cheese, BBQ Pulled Pork and Baby Back Ribs.

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89 Lilac St., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(02) 423-2624

Gokinjo – Rainbow St

Gokinjo in Japanese means ‘neighborhood’ and is the name quite apt for this new neighborhood Japanese restaurant. Gokinjo offers modern Japanese fusion cuisine like bacon & cheese pasta and the kani & wasabi pesto pasta.

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43 Rainbow Street, Concepcion II, Marikina
(02) 806-2714

Bun of Brothers – Azure St.

The newest addition to the ‘Brothers’ chain of restaurants, which includes Burrito Brothers and Kebab Brothers (and soon to open Breakfast Brothers). Bun of Brothers is a small build-your-own burger joint serving all-American burgers, hotdogs, fries and refreshments.

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G/F Firenza Residence, #40 Azure St. cor. Rainbow St., SSS Village, Concepcion 2, Marikina
(02) 500-9636

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.

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41 Lilac St., Hacienda Heights, Concepcion II, Marikina
(02) 238-5021

Santa Elena

Beeffalo – Gil Fernando Ave.

A backyard barbecue concept restaurant serving affordable steaks and ribs and other old grill favorites. Guests can choose between indoor or backyard picnic-style dining.

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Lot 6 Block 3 Gil Fernando Ave., Santa Elena, Marikina
(0939) 113-0772

Sto. Nino

Above Sea Level – Terminal 8 Foodpark

Above Sea Level is a seafood stall concept that’s been taking food parks by storm. Home of the giant butterfly squid, they also serve Seafood Festival platter, Squid Fries, and Firecracker Shrimp.

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Terminal 8 Food Park & Lifestyle Hub, Sto Niño, Marikina

El Heneral Ribs & Wing Co. – Gil Fernando Ave

This resto is owned by five friends who all have parents who served in the military, thus the military-inspired restaurant. Order their wings which come in four flavors: Alpha (soy glazed), Bravo (garlic lime Parmesan), Charlie (hot), & Delta (hickory barbecue).

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Unit 1E Mancora Bldg., Gil Fernando Ave, Sto. Niño, Marikina
(0917) 880-5953

Marikina Heights

Fino Deli – Dao St

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

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.

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145 Ipil St. cor. Champaca St., Marikina Heights, Marikina
(02) 940-1976

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