Thirty Foods to Eat in Marikina City (Part 2)

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Thank you to all of you for your overwhelming response to this feature.  We never thought that a lot of you would be interested to this. We're so happy that you like it. Please email us your comments and recommendations so we can check other food places in this city.  We 've also been featuring all these foods in our Facebook Fan Page. you may click here to follow us, so you may participate in our discussions. We will wait for you. So, without further ado, we're featuring 10 more food places as part of our feature, Thirty Foods to Eat in Marikina City. We hope that you will support these establishments as you support our website. Click here to read the first part of this feature.  Note: Please watch out for our first marikina food tour.
Lunchbox Beef Tapa (P35) is the conventional type; fried beef, rice and egg. But what's special about this place is that their foods are super affordable.   Hot noodles are also available. Try their double dutch ice shake for only P10. Carbonara is only P20 an order. Lunchbox is located along Shoe Avenue, infront of the Municipal Hall, near the entrance of Tambay Kay Llim. Call them at 0917-9329042. Direction: ride a jeep going to Calumpang. Get off at W. Paz Street, Sta Elena then take a 5-minute walk to the Municipal Hal. Update: 01/2014 Non-Operational

Sweet Maddie's Avenue Adobong Pusit (P75) is served with rice and soup; very tasty. I could not remember the last time I've enjoyed my squid. It is both tender and a little sweet. delightful. You should also try their fresh lumpia, for just P35. They're located at #42 General Ordonez, Marikina Heights, right across Pan De Amerikana; 466-2789, 0910-5426857, 0917-5905816; You may email them at sweetmaddiesplace@yahoo.com. Direction: ride a jeep or an fx going to SSS Village. Get off at the old Baytree place and take a 2-minute walk along General Ordonez Street. Update: 01/2014 Non-Operational

Johnny's Fried Chicken Lumpiang Shanghai (P40) is served with hot fried rice and drinks. I think it is safe to say that "The Fried of Marikina" is Marikina's pioneer in chicken business. Their chicken served hot and crispy, that is why a lot of people enjoy eating it. Quarter Chicken is only P81. Aside from their famous chicken, they also serve camaron rebosado, chopsuey guisado, sandwiches and breakfast meals. They're located at W. Paz St, Sta. Elena; 682-0553. Other branches are in Manggahan Pasig, Riverbank Mall and in Antipolo City. Direction: ride a jeep going to Calumpang. get off at W. Paz Street, Sta Elena, and take a minute walk.

Kaypee Indian Restaurant Chole Bhature (P100) is a robust meal, something new and exciting. It is a meal mainly consists of bhatoora, classic fried bread with yoghurt, dipped in chole, a slightly sweet spicy sauce with chick pea or garbanzo bean, filled with several herbs and spices, to make it more flavorful. Also try Chicken Biryari (P150), a spicy chicken breast buried over original indian basmati rice seasoned with herbs and spices, and Rose Lassi (P60). #14A Gil Fernando Avenue; 0905-226-3535.  Direction: from Cubao, ride a jeep or a bus going to Montalban. Get off at Gil Fernando Avenue. Update: 01/2014 Non-Operational

Macky's Eatery Tokwa't Bbaboy (P28) is made up of small crunchy liempo bits, tokwa, and sweet sour sauce to add its finishing touch. Other specialties are their famous Goto, spaghetti, Pancit Palabok, cheeseburger, chili burger, chili dog, halo-halo, sago't gulaman and Ginataan na Bilo-Bilo.  Macky's is one of the most famous snack places in Marikina City. They're open Mondays to Saturdays, 630am-630pm. They also have their 2nd branch in Concepcion Uno. #244 JP Rizal, Sta Elena, near San Roque Church; 584-5684. direction: ride a jeep going to Calumpang. Before approaching San Roque Church, get off along JP Rizal Street. It's right along the road.

Qizia Cafe Bacon and Cheese with Pesto and Tomatoes Sandwich (P75) has a pleasant pesto smell prepared with fresh veggies and crispy bacon.  Bread, toasted just right.  Served with chips. Perfectly enjoyed with their Strawberry Smoothie. Also try their pastas (arrabiatta, carbonara, bolognese, amatriciana, beef pesto, anchovies and tuna, tuna pesto, fettuccine alfredo, spicy shrimp, creamy cheese, seafood pasta and more). They're located along Katipunan Avenue, Concepcion Dos; 489-0760. Direction: take an SSS Village fx or jeep. Get off at Katipunan Avenue corner Rainbow Street and take a 5-minute walk to SDS Hospital.

Bite Resto Bar Cheesy Sushi (P75) is another must-try in Marikina. Tired of your usual sushi? Not challenging enough? Sushi fans would surely love this. Don't miss to try their Tokwa at Tuna (P100), crunchy and healthy. Just add some wasabi, soy sauce and calamansi to put some extra kick to it. Bite Resto Bar is also a good place for meetings with friends and families. They have live bands playing music from the 50's, 60's and the 70's. They also play songs from the Beatles. Opens daily 4:30pm. #90 Gil Fernando Ave.; 682-8603. Direction: from Cubao, ride a jeep or a bus going to San Mateo or Montalban. Get off at Gil Fernando Avenue corner Mount Vernon Street.

Parikit Chicken Inasal aka Lovellitos Inasal Pak-Pak (P65) is probably one of the tastiest chickens in Marikina. Their Pak-Pak meal consists of 2-pc chicken wing and garlic rice for only P65. Iced tea is only P15. Other specialties are paesang dalag, pusit lumot, liempo, crispy pata, special bulalo, pata tim, tuna belly, tuna panga, hipon, dalag and crispy hito. Opens daily 24 hours.  #378 De Guangco St. near San Roque Church; 382-3808, 348-5470. Direction: ride a jeep going to Calumpang. Get off at the San Roque Church (Our Lady of the Abandon Church). They're right infront of Cafe Kapitan. 

Pap's Diner Beef Salpicao (P60) is a festive treat of tender meat mixed with garlic, mushroom, young corn, onions, green chili and red bell pepper, splattered with special sauce, and served on a sizzling plate, served with rice and drinks. Highly recommended. You may also request them to make your food spicy, hot, or mild. Visit this hot food spot at #39 Bayan-Bayanan, Concepcion Uno; 572-7918, 542-7841. Direction: ride a jeep or an fx going to SSS Village or Parang Molave. Get off along Bayan Bayanan Avenue in Concepcion Uno near UCPB Bank. Update: 01/2014 Non-Operational

Oggo and Jullz Grill OJ'z Chicken Wings (P80) is specially prepared by Chef Wendell, fried tender chicken wings coated with special barbeque sauce, oozing with juiciness. It's your ultime chicken with a different twist. Its presentation's very impressive. Also available, OJ'z Red Iced Tea (P35). Cool and super refreshing iced drink. Their interior's quite nice and the place is airconditioned. Perfect for simple lunch date and meeting. Also try their banapple. It is their special dessert. Direction: ride an fx or a jeep going to Parang Lamuan. Get off along JP Rizal corner Sampaguita Street. #727 JP Rizal St, Lamuan; 227-6869.