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!
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.
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.
Caffe Piansa – Dragon St.
The first jail restaurant in the country allows guests to enjoy delicious food inside a jail or a courtroom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No reservations accepted
G/F Firenza Residence, #40 Azure St. cor. Rainbow St., SSS Village, Concepcion 2, Marikina
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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