Where To Go In Marikina? Know Where to Eat and What to Order.

MARIKENOS: STOP, LOOK, AND READ! (Just updated!)

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It’s summer and it’s very hot we long for something cool like the classic Halo-Halo and of course to go with it, we would look for something yummy and filling like grilled hamburger or spaghetti. During the night, we would want not just a sip of beer but also a nice pulutan or dinner to go with it. Sisig and sizzling chicken or seafood would be top bets.

For Marikenos, here is the partial (because I would be adding more as I roam around this city) listing of Must-Go-To Restaurants and Eateries in Marikina as well as their Specialty so you would know where to go when you crave for something homemade and insatiably yummy!

What’s more, most of these good stuff in my list are affordable and would not hurt your budget much. Those restos with * sign are quite expensive so you better ready your pocket when you take a visit.
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SNACK and PASALUBONG GALORE

I Halo Halo Special I
3 Es and Mom’s, Concepcion Dos, just transferred to an area adjacent to Ka Andres Chapel. The last time we went, the price has gone up to P55.00 per glass. It’s more delicious than ever.
Boyongs, San Roque along E. Dela Paz, about 7 houses from Chinatrust bank. I love their halo-halo because its very cheap and yet, very delicious.

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I Barbecue BBQ Special I
Frederick’s BBQ, they have three branches: the main is in San Roque, beside the Our Lady of Abandoned Church, the other one is in Sto. Niño, along M. Cruz St. and another one in San Roque also, Somewhere along E. Dela Paz if I’m not mistaken.
Mom’s Grill, Calumpang.

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I Goto and Tokwa’t Baboy I
Macky’s, they have two branches: the main is in San Roque, along J.P. Rizal St near the Our Lady of Abandoned Church, the other one is in Concepcion Uno, along Bayan-Bayanan Ave.
Goto Republic, along J.P. Rizal St., Lamuan. This store closed already.
Goto Magic, along J.P. Rizal St., Lamuan. This store is open 24/7.
Mang Dave’s Goto, along Shoe Ave. St., Concepcion Uno. My husband brought me to this store some years back and we still eat there every now and then. Mang Dave is a good cook and he operates his gotohan in their garage and is open only in the morning.

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I Special Puto I
Rocha’s Puto, 2nd St., Paliparan, Sto. Niño. The best for me.
Remy’s Puto, J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, near Shoe Museum

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I Grilled Burger I
Mommy Chit’s*, JP Rizal St., San Roque, in front of the Shoe Museum. I love going to this place. The ambiance is nice, the store’s interior design is really beautiful. Their burgers and sandwiches are big enough for two people.
Boyong’s or Boyongs, San Roque along E. Dela Paz, about 7 houses from Chinatrust bank. The cheap but delicious alternative.
The Old Coffee House , JP Rizal St., San Roque, in front of the Shoe Museum. The place was recommended by a Marikenya reader, Yts. Love the place, love their burgers! Managed by a good old co-worker Richie, visit to this “resto-in-a-garage” is worth it, promise.

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I Spaghetti I
Mommy Chit’s*, JP Rizal St., San Roque, near Shoe Museum.
Macky’s, they have two branches: the main is in San Roque, along J.P. Rizal St near the Our Lady of Abandoned Church, the other one is in Concepcion Uno, along Bayan-Bayanan Ave.
The Old Coffee House , JP Rizal St., San Roque, in front of the Shoe Museum.
Bon Challet , Sta. Elena. They have two branches also, one somewhere inside the inner street before going down the river, let me get the exact address of that okay, the other one is along the riverpark before the River Park Development Office.

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I Pichi Pichi I
3 Es and Mom’s*, Concepcion Dos, just transferred to an area adjacent to Ka Andres Chapel.

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I Pansit Malabon or Palabok I
3 Es and Mom’s*, Concepcion Dos, just transferred to an area adjacent to Ka Andres Chapel.
Dolor’s, Sto. Nino near Sto. Nino Elementary School. My boss love their malabon and so do I.

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I Pansit — Bihon, Crispy, and Canton I
Edong’s for Crispy Bihon, San Roque.
Luyong’s* for Pansit Bihon and Pancit Canton, along J.P. Rizal, Lamuan.
ATM Panciteria for Pansit Bihon, many branches all over Marikina, one is in San Roque, close to Dep-Ed Bldg, another in Parang.

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REAL MEALS — For Lunch and Dinner

I Tapsilog and Porksilog I
Boyongs, San Roque along E. Dela Paz, about 7 houses from Chinatrust bank.
Goto Magic, along J.P. Rizal St., Lamuan. This store is open 24/7.

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I Blue Marlin in Honey Sauce I
Cafe Kapitan**, Inside Kapitan Moy Bldg, J.P. Rizal, San Roque, a fine dining restaurant. I love eating here, only I can’t afford it.
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I Sinigang na Bangus Belly I
Pan de Amerikana, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos. Yum, yum! Love the place, the whole place is a work of art!
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I Tenderloin Steak I
Pan de Amerikana, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos.

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I Crispy Lechon Kawali I
Nanay Genia’s, San Roque, near the cockpit. If you want to eat there, better go there before 11AM for lunch, otherwise, all the good food will be gone long before you arrive.

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I Beef Brocolli I
Luyong’s*, along J.P. Rizal, Lamuan.
Mommy Chit’s*, JP Rizal St., San Roque, near Shoe Museum.

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I Seafood Rice I
Khrung Thai*, along W. Paz St., Marikina Public Market Zone.
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HAPPY HOUR MEALS — For Pulutan and Gimik Time Chicha!

I Along Marikina River, Sto. Niño and Sta. Elena Area I
Sisig, Sizzling Chicken with Gravy, Sizzling Seafood, Sizzling Sweet Corn, and Beef with Young Corn of Bon Chalet.
Nacho’s and Ice Tea in Fish Bowl of Okavango.
Spare Ribs of Papa Jek’s.
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I In Other Areas I
Chicken Harana and Kaldereta of Meyok’s along Sumulong Ave., Sto. Niño in front of Blue Wave Mall.
Tuna Belly at Tuna To Go along Gil Fernando Ave., Sta. Elena .
Crispy Ears and Isaw at Station Grill, Riverbanks Center area beside Taverna Marquina.
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I NEW! NEW! NEW! More Options Contributed by Readers I
Famous Johnny’s Fried Chicken in Public Market Zone, W.Paz St., Sta Elena courtesy of Lotusflower. I actually went to lunch to Johnny’s yesterday and I don’t just love their chicken now, I also love their Marikina-made banana catsup (ketchup) which is exclusive. at Johnny’s resto but you can buy it for only P20.00 each/bottle.
Pakalogat Aling Enya’s Eatery in San Roque courtesy of JC.
Bicol Express at Nita’s in Tayug, Calumpang.
Tapsilog and Porksilog of Goto Magic along J.P. Rizal St., Lamuan, near Roosevelt Marikina.
Hungarian Sausage at Mom’s Grill in Calumpang.
Pansit of Jesus Panciteria in Calumpang and Rizza’s in Calumpang also
Lahat ng Ulam sa Nita’s in Tayug, Calumpang. Very delicious home-made ulams at very affordable prices.
Pasta and burger meals at the Old Coffee House in front of the Shoe Museum along J.P. Rizal St., San Roque. A Marikenya reader and now friend, Yts, rave about this coffee house and he has all the reasons to do so. I love their primavera pasta, their seafood linguine and italian spaghetti…
Dinuguan and Puto Bungbong Special at Boyong’s!
Halo Halo, Dinuguan , Pasta Meals and more at Cafe Lidia.

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