Wednesday, August 25, 2010

30 most affordable foods in marikina (part 1)

marikina city is very popular for its shoe industry, clean streets, and orderly residents. but do you know that marikina city is also a food haven? so if you're from this city or living somewhere around the area, make sure you check this list as we take you to a grand food tour in search of the 30 most affordable food places in marikina city.

so here's the catch. we had to look for restaurants, bars, grills, cafes, canteens, and even turo-turos within the city just to find very affordable meals or dishes that you will surely like with prices ranging from php20 up to php100 only. anything that will exceed the suggested price range will not be included on our list. now this will be a very long list so we're going to divide this post in three parts. please keep on reading. you might find the food that you've been longing for.

jojie's barbeque pork barbeque (p12) is sold daily along marcos cruz corner v. santos street, sto nino. i really like its simplicity. no tables, no chairs, just your good 'ol barbeque. special marinade gives extraordinary taste to their barbeque. try their balun-balunan (p9), isaw (p7), and special tenga (P10). opens daily at 4pm.

casa feliz cakes vida verde tea (p86) is a refreshing green tea with crispy pistachio wafer, topped with fresh seasonal fruits like kiwi. with chef jv in charged of their menu, no one can go wrong. they also offer pastas, pizzas, quesadillas, and other pastries. a big surprise tucked in the very quiet concepcion dos district; 933-6653.

mama chit's cheeseburger (p85) is very tasty and juicy. it's a good place to hangout with friends and family. stylish all-american theme cafe with mini slot machine, old posters of famous icons, and classic posters. also famous for their sandwiches, wraps and cold drinks. you may visit them at #234 jp rizal st, san roque; 646-8547.

marikeƱos fried chicken (p45) is just new yet is fast becoming popular because of its reasonable price and phenomenal taste. side dishes are only p20. burgers and pastas are also available. all you can eat chicken promo for only p169. i just love their logo. visit their store at #52 lilac st., concepcion dos; 407-4217.

dee coffee house nachos (p100) is quite a standout. it can be served to 2-3 persons, big enough to be shared with friends. foods are italian and mexican inspired specially prepared by mickey. one of their best sellers is their famous "coffee house" hamburger with chips (p60). come see them at #280 jp rizal st, san roque; 646-8549.

pan de amerikana waknatoy (p35) is one of the very reasons why pan de amerikana is so popular. it is a marikina dish, a must-try. they also serve everlasting (p120), good for 4 persons. tastes like embutido but placed in a llanera, thus resulting its shape. see them at #92 gen. ordonez st, concepcion dos; 475-2398.

cafe arabiscato pata-tim (p60) is an affordable lunch meal served with rice. an oriental food with pork pata, mushroom and mixed vegetables. they also offer breakfast meals, appetizers, grills, pastas, noodles, and others. popular live bands perform during weekends. catch them at #48 lilac st., concepcion dos; 475-0854.

locupleto cafe ham and cheese (p75) is served with chips and drinks. very affordable. it's light yet delicious and satisfying, try it. house specials include fish fillet, pastas, and pastries. they're located along toyota avenue; 386-2994. note: they will temporarily be closed for renovation. reopening will soon be announced.

cafe lidia chocolate paradaise (p85) is a very thick dark chocolate layers of sponge cake with a little hint of coffee and caramel, a perfect ending to a perfect meal. they're fast becoming the crown of calumpang. their huge menu is filled with salads, steaks, pastas, desserts, etc. # 64 calderon st; 647-7606.

bacolod chicken parilla inasal chicken (p80) is very tasty and oozing with juiciness. i could not count how many times i've eaten this. personal favorites include spare ribs, sizzling pork sisig, and the black sambo. their cheesecakes are also good. circle mall extension, marikina heights; 381-1199.


45 comments:

anna orocay said...

we wanted to try this one mula nung nag-open sila sa, kaso lang everytym madadaan kami, natuturn-off kmi sa madaming nag-iinuman hehe. im a fan of hickory spare ribs, kaya coz of ur write-up, definitely pupuntahin ko cla to try ung spare ribs at ung black sambo. Keep it up vena/biyaheng pinoy!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

You don't have to worry about those people drinking kasi hindi naman sila allowed na magpakalasing. :) And if you don't smoke, you can always stay inside their air conditioned room para komportable ka. thanks for dropping by anna.

Patch said...

I used to live alone in Marikina and had to eat out often. I remember looking for other new foodtrips in Marikina before and I just couldn't find any so I always end up eating in Tropical Hut or Pan de Americana! Your list could have came earlier haha! Try Johnny's in Riverbanks, Aling Rosie's isaw, and Totoy's Tokwa't baboy :D Look for a nice coffee place naman! :)

anna orocay said...

cge cge thanks! excited na ko i-try ung mga di ko pa nakainan.
Congrats for this 1st part!

eric said...

the photos make me hungry!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

San ka na ba ngayon Patch? Well I will definitely check your recommendations. Mas okay siguro kung yung Johnny's sa Sta Elena ang ifeature kasi wala siya sa mall. :) Anna, wow, it feels good that you will try these food places. Make sure you tell the owners na nabasa mo about them sa Biyaheng Pinoy ha. :p Eric, kahit ako nagugutom uli. I'm so enjoying this feature. I should have done this a long time ago.

Patch said...

I'm now in Manila eh, haven't been back in Marikina for months now. I have pero not for foodtrip! Sama ko sa foodtrip! My friends are mostly vegans kaya I can't tag them along with me all the time :(

Vena said...

Thanks to all of you...please keep on supporting Biyaheng Pinoy :)

JC said...

wow... looking forward to your list...

nice going here.. ill repost it im www.marikinavalley.com if you may permit...

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Thank you JC. Will post the 2nd part of the list. Sure, you may repost this to MV.com. Please just mention where you got the info. :) Thanks again.

watson said...

Uy kumusta na! Tagal ko nang di nakadalaw sa blog mo... naging food blog na ba ito?

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Watson, hindi naman. It is still focused on travel, pero Biyaheng Pinoy is actually about anything Pinoy. Culture, food, people, travel, etc. Napapasarap lang ang kain ko lately kasi. Uwi ka na nga dito sa Pinas. :)

Jelly Bean said...

wow, foodie ka na rin pala wencel. nice list!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Hindi pa ba pansin sa katawan ko na certified foodie ako? :) Biyaheng Pinoy is still a travel blog, but everyone knows that it features anything Pinoy.

Mariel said...

I love the photos. They make me hungry. lol. :)

Ela said...

hi wencel,
ok ito ah. di ako magugutom pag pasyal ko sa marikina, he he he

nice work!

MiDniGHt DriVer said...

WoWWW.. mukhang masarap dito! nasa marikina ako mamaya! :-)

Philippine_Island said...

There are lots of quality restaurants in Marikina. Your article makes me hungry now!:) Thanks for sharing...

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Mariel, oo kahit ako nagugutom pag naalala ko. :) Ela, oo maraming kainan sa Marikina. Hindi lang napopromote ng mabuti. Midnight, tamang tama, pili ka ng kakainan mo mamaya sa listahan na ito. Ano ba ang gusto mo? Hehe. Philippine, Oo daming magandang restaurants in Marikina. It's just about time for us to tell people about them.

salvy said...

Never been here. Grabe ang sasarap ang pagkain dito. Hindi ka magsasawa dahil sa dami ng pagpipilian

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Talaga Salvy? Di ka pa nakakapunta ng Marikina? Naku, punta ka na, bago dumami ng husto ang mga taong kumakain sa Marikina. :)

lina@women's perspectives said...

Those food pics are so tempting :)

Chyng said...

very true, andaming hidden but super yummy resto sa place nyo, at napakahirap puntahan (taga CaMaNaVa area kasi ako). Id like to try the famous Thai and Indian resto around your place. kaingiit!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

lina, visit ka na sa Marikina. :) Chyng, Naku, highly recommended sa akin yang Kaypee Indian Resto. I enjoyed thai food also.

thepinaysolobackpacker said...

Wow! This is good to know! I hvnt explored Marikina yet, but I wanna go biking there since I heard they have bike lines, then I'll eat big after!:D thnx for sharing this!

Cheers!

Gael

foongpc said...

Hi thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving your comment! : )

Where is Marikina City? Anywhere near Manila?

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Pinay, oo please visit Marikina, I used to go around the city on a bike while food tripping. :) Hi foo, Marikina is City. You can ride a train for only 15-20mins from Manila to Marikina. Please come see us. :)

fufu said...

argh... i want pinoy food :p

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Hi FuFu. Im sure you miss eating Filipino food. Visit us here in Marikina. We will tour you around. :)

addictedtogreenbellpepper said...

wow, nakakagutom!
i've never been to marikina at madami pang places sa pinas. tama ka, wag maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan.

nice blog you have. very informative. gawing ko tong guide pag uwi ko sa pinas so i can try different food and places.. God bless po..

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Oo nga Addicted. Try mo namang bisitahin ang aming maliit na siyudad ng Marikina. :) Mahilig kaming kumain kaya siguradong mabubusog ka pag kami'y iyong pupuntahan.

kulasa said...

thank you for visiting my page....tsk nakakasira ng diet ang mga ito hehehe,i am trying hard not to eat too much these days but my eyes are free to take in everything wonderful to look at. Your blog page is a treat for the eyes! God bless.

Sidney said...

Wow... this is an amazing list... delicious food for less than P100.

goyo said...

wow ang sasarap naman nyan! maraming salamat po sa pagbisita sa blog ko ginoo. :)

♥ LaDy_mYx ♥ said...

wow! this blog is cool!

i really ♥ foods!

so much! :)

betchai said...

i am drawn to the pancit luglug, and for P15, that is an awesome treat. thanks for visiting my site.

The Nomadic Pinoy said...

it must be ages since the last time I've set foot in Marikina. at least we now know that besides shoes, you do have great food in the area.

Mokong™ said...

Craving and drooling...
Thanks par for dropping by on my site.

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Kulasa, nasira din ang diet ko. Haha. Parang totoo. :) Sidney, Thanks. Yes, lots of affordable foods in Marikina. Goyo, Mura pa. Lady Myx, Thank you Myx. Betchai, I will try to eat that same pancit luglog tomorrow. just received an invitation. :) Nomadic, Maybe it's time for you to revisit us in Marikina. Mokong, Take care.

CaptainRunner said...

Seriously? P15 for pancit luglog? That's great!

Jag said...

Drooling tuloy ako sa mga pagkaing pictures hehehe...Salamat sa comment mo sa post ko hehehe...Nice blog you have here...

Allen said...

nagutom ako bigla sa palabok at cheeseburger. hahahaha. yummy!

Biyaheng Pinoy said...

Captain, oo P15 lang ang pancit luglog nila. Samahan mo ng halo halo para P25 na lang. Jag, thanks for visiting. Allen, Kain tayo. :)

Jas said...

Tried Dee Coffee House (Must-try and Cheeseburger talaga) and Mama Chit's Coffee House (agree na naman ako sa Mexican Nachos)!
Buti na lang magkatabi lang sila. :)
Thank you for this blog! :)

Cherry Mae said...

Ang ganda na ng wet market sa Marikina. Ang laki na ng pinag-iba