Marikina Hotel

As much as we know  tourists who wants to rest for a day at Marikina City is bewildered where is the perfect place to stay. Marikina caters an exquisite hotel named Riverbend Hotel. It is located at  84 Bonifacio Avenue Barangka Marikina City inside the Riverbanks Center you can call their landline at 9489750/9489756.


You can download this brochure for reference in case you are planning to visit the place.


It is a perfect venue for events and meetings, the dining experience is great and the landscape is bound for photo shoots. Let me know what you think about it!

Marikenyo Foodtrip Quick List

QUICK DIRECTORY

ALEXEI’S DINER AND CAFE
7 Gil Fernando Avenue, Sto. Nino, Marikina City
(Walking distance from Robinson’s Blue Wave. Walk towards the direction of San Mateo bound FXs / jeepneys, not towards Sta. Lucia bound jeepneys.)

Tel. No.: (02) 901-4674
Operating hours: All days of the week from 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

ALING REMY’S SPECIAL DELICIOUS PUTO AND KUTSINTA
229 J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 467 9806 / 09163191811
Munching Budget per person: starts at 10 PhP

AUNTIE’S BAKESHOP AND PASALUBONG
44 Mayor Gil Fernando Ave., San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 645-3549
Visit their website here.

They deliver to selected areas too! Just give them a ring for delivery inquiries.

Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP
BACOLOD CHICKEN PARILLA
Extension B, C&B Circle Mall, Liwasang Kalayaan Avenue, 1810 Marikina Heights, Marikina City

Tel. No.: (02) 477-3755 (They deliver!!!)
Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP

BERRY YUMMY
Ground Floor, Blue Wave Mall Marquinton
Just beside Perfect Moments!
Sumulong Highway, Sto. Nino, Marikina City
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP
BIKSA COFFEE
18 Gil Fernando Avenue corner Dragon St., Marikina City

Tel. No.: (02) 682-6912
For their complete menu and directions going to Biksa, visit their website here.
Check out their e-menu here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 75 PhP

BOYONG’S

#15 E. Dela Paz St., San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 682-0403 / (02) 682-5615
Open Mondays to Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 30 PhP

BUBBA LAB
Extension B, C&B Circle Mall, Liwasang Kalayaan Avenue, 1810 Marikina Heights, Marikina City

Operating hours: DAILY, 10AM – 10PM
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 70 PhP

BURRITO BROTHERS
69 Lilac St., SSS Village
Concepcion Dos, Marikina City, Metro Manila

Tel. No.: (0905) 413-7651 / (02) 377-TACO (8226)
E-mail: mexicanburritobrothers@gmail.com
Munching Budget per person: starts at 60 PhP 

CAFE KAPITAN
Ground Floor, Kapitan Moy Building

Sta. Elena, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Right across Our Lady of the Abandoned Church
Opens daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tel. No.: (0918) 933-7896 / (02) 646-4303
Munching Budget per person: starts at 150 PhP

CAFE LIDIA
#64 Calderon Street, Calumpang, Marikina City

Tel. No.: (632) 6477606
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

CAFE VIA ANGELO
333 Christ the King Bldg., J.P. Rizal St., Sta. Elena, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: 09198191833
Open 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
For commuters, take the Calumpang jeep and get off right in front of the cafe. It is right across Macky’s Goto, and a few meters from Our Lady of the Abandoned Church. 🙂
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhPCASA FELIZ

95 Rainbow St., Hacienda Heights, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 933-6653
Open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
You can also visit wwww casafelizcakes.com
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

CHA DAO TEA PLACE

2nd Level, SM Marikina
Marcos Highway, Marikina City

Munching Budget per person: starts at 40 PhP
CHIC-BOY

Riverbanks Center (beside Dencio’s), Marikina City, Metro Manila
Visit their website for the complete menu.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

CORAZON’S (The Village Platter)

60 Sapphire St., corner Sandalwood, SSS Village Phase II, Concepcion Dos
Marikina City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 948-3734
For commuters, take the SSS jeep or FX and get off right in front of Corazon’s.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP

CRAZY KATSU
#48 Lilac St. Hacienda Heights, Concepcion II, Marikina City

Operating hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to10pm,  Fri & Sat 11am to 11pm, and  Sundays 11am to 10pm
Visit their website here and their Facebook page here.

Munching Budget per person: starts at 120 PhP
DADDY BERTZ CAFE
70 Lilac St., Brgy. Concepcion 2, Marikina Heights, Marikina City

Tel. No.: (02) 514-1853
Visit their Facebook page here.
WIFI – yes / Credit card – yes
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

DEE COFFEE HOUSE (Since 1960’s)

280 J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Tel. No.: (02) 646-8549 / 09179130009
Open Monday to Saturday, 2:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 60 PhP

DOLORA’S HAUZ OF PANCIT MALABON

394 J.P. Rizal St., Sto. Nino

Marikina City, Metro Manila
With branches in San Roque/Kalumpang/Barangka/Parang
Tel. No.: (02) 942-3485 / (02) 407-4533
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP
FIRUZ MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
382-B J.P. Rizal Street, Sto. Nino, Marikina City
(Walking distance from 7-11 / Pizza Smile right after the Marikina bridge)

Tel. No.:09272642123 / 09321853154
Operating hours: 5:00 PM – 12 Midnight (You can also text them if they are open at an earlier time)
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 60 PhP

GENERAL’S PIZZERIA

Lilac Street, Hacienda Heights, Marikina City, Philippines
Right across Rancho Estate’s main gate
Tel. No.: (02) 227-3253
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

GOODTHYMES RESTAURANT AND BAR

Gil Fernando Ave, San Roque, 1801 Marikina City, Philippines
Tel. No.: (02) 655-8801
Mon – Thu: 11:00 am – 1:00 am / Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 2:00 am / Sun: 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

ISABELO GARDEN RESTAURANT

Isabelo Mendoza Street, San Roque, Marikina City
RESERVATION is a must via http://www.isabelogarden.com/
Munching Budget per person: starts at 500 PhP

KRUNG THAI

Marikina Public Market
M. Cruz Street corner W.C. Paz, Sta. Elena, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 646-2005 / (02) 681-7696 / 09277920587
OPEN EVERYDAY from 9am to 9pm
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

LUYONG RESTAURANT

39 Gil Fernando Avenue
San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No: 645-0162
Store Hours
10:30AM – 2:00PM
4:30PM – 10:00PM
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

MACKY’S GOTO

J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina City

Tel. No.: 933-2676

Munching Budget per person: starts at 20 PhP

MAKABAYAN GOTO TAPSI

Along J.P. Rizal Street, Lamuan, Malanday, Marikina City, Philippines
Near South Supermarket and Roosevelt College Lamuan
Open 24 hours daily
Munching Budget per person: starts at 12 PhP

MAMA CHIT’S
278 J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina City

Tel. No.: (02) 646-8547

It’s just across the Shoe Museum, near Our Lady of the Abandoned Church
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP
MANG FREDERICK’S BARBECUE

Beside San Roque’s OUR LADY OF THE ABANDONED CHURCH
San Roque, Marikina City, Metro Manila
With another branch at 129 E. DELA PAZ ST., San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: 6463685
Ihaw-ihaw set up usually starts at noon. 🙂
Munching Budget per person: starts at 10 PhP

MANING’S KUTSINTA AND PUTO

#3 Gen. F. Santos St., Kalumpang, Marikina City
Near San Antonio de Padua Church
Tel. No.: 6460126
Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP

MEDITERRASIA
3/F 7-JL Domingo Bldg., Marcos Highway

Marikina City, Metro Manila

The restaurant is located on top of Weed Bar
Opens daily from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Tel. No.: (0915) 354-8543
Munching Budget per person: starts at 150 PhP

MOONLEAF TEA SHOP

#25 Gen. Ordonez St., Concepcion, Marikina City, Philippines
In front of OLOPSC
For commuters, take the SSS Jeepney or FX, they pass in front of OLOPSC.
Opens daily from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Tel. No.: (02) 508-9371
Visit their website here / Their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 45 PhP

OGGO AND JULLZ Resto Grill
727 J.P. Rizal Street, Malanday, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 227-6869
Visit their website here.

Right across South Supermarket

Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP
PAN DE AMERIKANA
92 Ordonez St.

Marikina City, Metro Manila
Philippines
Tel. No.: (02) 475-2398
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

PANCITERIA NI EDONG

#34 Pikador St. corner Dragon St., Midtown Subdivision,
San Roque, Marikina City, Philippines
Opens daily from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM / 4:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Tel. No.: (02) 645-1350 / (02) 903-7389 / 09192955555
THEY DELIVER! Minimum 250 PhP. Allow 45-60 minutes delivery. Delivery is limited to coverage area.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

PARIKIT INASAL

378 De Guangco St., Sta. Elena, Marikina City, Metro Manila
Across Our Lady of the Abandoned church and Kapitan Moy
Tel. No.: (02) 346-0024 / 09193509647 / 09228988261
Visit their Facebook page here.
THEY DELIVER! Just contact the numbers listed above.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 25 PhP

PERFECT MOMENTS BAKESHOP
Ground Floor, Blue Wave Mall Marquinton
Sumulong Highway, Sto. Nino, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 385-9133 / (02) 668-5555
For made to order cakes, contact JOJIE at (02) 347-6419 / 09228116419
For cooking / baking lesson, contact CHEF RAI at 09997671867
Munching Budget per person: starts at 85 PhP

QIZIA CAFE
SDS Medical Center Compound, Katipunan Ext. cor Pio del Pilar St. Concepcion II

Marikina City, Metro Manila
(02) 489-0760
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP
REE CHICHIE CASSAVA CAKE
Lot 2-A J.P. Rizal St., Nangka, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 881-4883 / (02) 782-9795 / 09228725822
Munching Budget per person: starts at 85 PhP

SM MARIKINA CITY
Marcos Highway, Marikina City

Munching Budget per person: starts at 50 PhP 
SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL CAFE (SKOW)

11 Birch Rd. cor. Rainbow St., Hacienda Heights, Concepcion Dos
(Right across St. Paul Parish, if you’re commuting, take the SSS jeep and ask Manong Driver to let you off near Saint Paul)
Marikina City, Metro Manila
(02) 409-1242 / 09282714998
OPEN everyday EXCEPT Tuesdays FROM 12nn to 10pm
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

TAPSI NI VIVIAN
32 Gil Fernandez Avenue (Walking distance from Sta. Lucia Metro East mall)
Marikina City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel. No.: (02) 645-0125
Open everyday until late hours!
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

TEASOME PLACE
324 J.P. Rizal Street, Sto. Nino, Marikina City
(Walking distance from 7-11 right after the Marikina bridge. Walk along the Calumpang jeep route, not along the market!)

Tel. No.: (02) 480-3921
As of writing time, they are on soft opening and are closed on Sundays. They serve yummy milk teas Monday to Saturday, from 11 am to 9 or 10 pm 🙂 If you badly need a milk tea fix, just call the number to check if they’re open.
Visit their Facebook page here.
Munching Budget per person: starts at 70 PhP

THE HIDDEN KOREAN PLACE
20 Ipil Extension (near East Drive and UMAC)
Marikina Heights, Marikina City (Reservations required. View map here)
Tel. No.: (02) 544-1684 (IMPORTANT: Please call at least a day in advance to reserve.)
Visit their website at: THE HIDDEN KOREAN PLACE
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP
WOW LEGS!
J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina City (All Calumpang-bound jeepneys pass by the place)
Munching Budget per person: starts at 49 PhP
ZAKEE SHAWERMA AND KEBAB MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

#23 Gil Fernando Avenue, San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: 09058080317 (Mr. Mon Momani)
OPEN EVERYDAY from 10am to 4am (Perfect place where you can grab a midnight snack, or hang out after all your weekend gimmicks!)

*credits on All Over Marikina blog from Ms. Roni 🙂

Marikina Sapatos Festival 2012 Launch

Do you like or want quality and trendy, yet inexpensive shoes? “Walk this Wayto Marikina.

Marikina is living up to its tag of being the ‘Shoe Capital of the Philippines’ when it launched this morning the 2012 Sapatos Festival. The program was held in front of the the newly constructed and conceptualized ‘Patio Del Zapateros’ near the Marikina Shoe Museum along J.P. Rizal St., in Barangay Sta. Elena.

Shoe shoppers are invited inside ’Patio Del Zapateros’ for the best deals in Marikina shoes.  Shoe tripping to this place will give you a glimpse of  history, of how the industry of ‘sapatos’ started in the Marikina one hundred twenty (125) years ago, through the Marikina Shoe Museum (which is close to the ancestral house of the father of ‘shoemaking industry’ in Marikina, Don Laureano Guevarra or Kapitan Moy); and a huge selection of quality and affordable Marikina-made shoes ready for shopping!

(Some of the shoes on sale at the ‘Patio Del Zapateros’)

Tip: Don’t forget to haggle (politely) with shoe salespersons at the fair. Use your charm to get better bargains! :D

 

Credits to http://www.marikenya.com visit her blog here.

Marikina Shoe Festival 2012: “Walk This Way”

It did not take even a week for me to crack and spazz the usual spazz — wanting so much to see the event with my own eyes and shooting to my heart’s delight. I simply love it when Marikina does this. And it gets even better because my city has once again promoting what it does best: Shoe Production!

So today, me and my friend Chesca started our adventure by walking along Calumpang road (aka JP Rizal st.) towards where one of the venues was. The weather was great, the breeze was picking up… it was a best day to see and document!

But first, I’d happily commend the creative strategies Marikina did to promote the event. If I’m not mistaken, this be a Guerrilla style of advertising which worked just wonderful!

(Introductory banners along Dong Juan Sumulong Ave. with arrows navigating people to where the venues were. There was “Elegant,” “World Class,” “Affordable,” — proud traits of Marikina shoes!)

There were the “paper bag” displays around Plazas with the details of the event — the title, the venues and how long the event would run (until December 2012, ladies and gentlemen).

And there were foot prints of their tagline, Walk This Way, on the pavement starting from the Marikina Bridge running to JP Rizal st. (and Shoe Ave, if I’m not mistaken?). One could not simply miss these since it was painted hugely and artistically; I literally smiled the first time I saw it.

Arriving at the venue (at the Patio Del Zapateros), we were greeted by merriment of visitors and attentive store keepers. I actually quite liked the fact that there were Marikina Officers around the place, a mini stage with a screen (for entertainment, I’mma sure), free seats and table and really spacious (and mighty clean!) area to go around.

I also noticed that there were selective local brands outside and have their own stalls while others were inside another building. I think these local brands do a rotational exposure: 10 selected brands would have a chance to showcase their works on a bigger and noticeable outdoor area and then the next 10 would do the same, after a certain period of time. I’m just guessing really.

(the other local brands found inside the building. There were so many! I couldn’t go around with the amount of visitors inside. Heh. Heh.)

A small section of the venue where they placed historical details and facts regarding the blooming of shoe production here at Marikina plus photos.

Oh. Whoever thought of that, “Shoe-Kat ka!” and “Shoe-per star of the Week!” I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE. I couldn’t help but giggle at it. Fine fine word play, if I do say so myself. I love it really.

Price range, you ask? My buddy and I went around to inspect and saw pairs of shoes amounting from 200PHP to 700PHP (I’d confirm once more if I have time to go back! I want to buy myself a pair or more!). Not bad, really. And with a sturdy quality like that, it’s definitely a catch. One can find themselves in treasures of designs and types — all having different sizes. Great, yeah?

That saying, for shoe-loving persons like me! and for those who are interested to see Marikina’s local branded shoes and the event itself, come by here and experience Marikina’s Walk This Way Shoe Festival! There are so much fun going, styles to choose from, and affordable shoes to buy buy buy!

Thank you for this event, Marikina!

– Jiandra, ever the Marikina City-fan

 

Credits to Ms. Jiandra go on and visit her wonderful blog here.

 

Commercial Places in Marikina

Marikina has three major shopping malls, one of which is the SM City Marikina which sits at the corner of Marcos Highway and East Marikina Riverbanks Service Road in Calumpang.  It is the newest branch of the Philippine’s  largest mall chain owned by SM Prime Holdings and currently stands as the larges mall in Eastern Metro Manila and the whole of Rizal province.  Its 5-storey structure houses  a department store, a hypermarket, an entertainment hall, 8 cinemas, and various shops and boutiques for apparel, shoes, accessories, and home appliances.  Outside the building is a large parking lot complemented by a multi-level carpark.

The most upscale among these is the Blue Wave Mall at the Marquinton Complex along Sumulong Highway in Sto. Niño.  Aside from the usual amenities and features of a shopping mall, such as retail shops and a supermarket, , Blue  Wave is considered as Marikina’s premiere leisure entertainment center with its 4 state-of-the-art cinemas, cafes, and fine dining restaurants.

 

The Riverbanks Mall, the third mall in Marikina, is found at the city’s riverside commercial and recreation center, aptly called the Marikina Riverbanks Center.  The mall offers the usual convenience afforded by modern shopping center, such as a department store, a supermarket, shops and stalls for clothes, shoes, and cellphones, as well as various popular fastfood chains.  Located within the center are other retail shops, restaurants, and several offices, a hotel, and the Philippine Science Centrum.

Marikina’s leisure and entertainment centers—the Marikina River Park and Blue Wave Mall—host a variety of bars and restaurants.  The Marikina River Park is a favorite night spot among the locals because of the abundance of music bar/restaurants found in the area coupled with the scenic night view of the river.  Some of the prominent establishments at the park are Riverfront Grill, After Six Bar and Lounge, East 53 Bar & Grill Restaurant, and Tabing Ilog Bar (Riverside Bar).

Meanwhile, Blue Wave Mall mostly has family-oriented dining establishments, such as Max’s Restaurant, Big Buddha, Hotshots, Royal Caribbean Jamaican Patties, Yellow Cab Pizza, and Shakey’s.

The whole stretch of A. Tuazon  Avenue (Gil Fernando Avenue)  also has notable sport bars, drinking joints, night clubs, and restaurants lining both sides of the street.  Some establishments found there  include the Anahaw Grill & Restaurant, Jerry’s Seafoods, Kubo Sa Tuazon, Rivergold Grill & Resto Bar,  BITE Resto Bar, 51 Sixty Seven Billiard Hall, and Time Rusher Billiard Hall.
Quick guide: Graceland Plaza, C&B, Riverbanks, SM City Marikina.

Residential Places in Marikina

Much of Marikina is composed of residential areas.  Most middle class and upper class families reside  in the many villages and subdivisions in the city.  Some of the city’s prominent gated communities are Loyola Grand Villas,  SSS Village, the Rancho Estates, WOODRIDGE VALLEY HEIGHTS, TIMBERLAND HEIGHTS, and the OUR LADY OF LOURDES EXECUTIVE VILLAGE.

Marikina also has the newly erected Marquinton Residences Complex, which is a compound of high-rise condominiums situated along Sumulong highway in Calumpang.  The first of its kind in the city, it is a favored residence of many middle to upper class young professionals and starting families.  It features a park and play area for children, adult and kiddie swimming pools, a spa, and a health club.  Also housed within the complex is the affluent Blue Wave Mall.