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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 🙂

World’s Largest Shoes

The world’s largest shoes, recognized by the Guinness Book World of Records, are 5.29 meters long, 2.37 meters wide, and 1.83 meters high, and could hold 30 pairs of normal-sized feet.

The gigantic pair can be found in Marikina City, the shoe capital of the Philippines found northeast of the Manila metropolitan area. It took 77 days in 2002 to build them, using enough material to make 250 regular pairs.

The city also houses the Shoe Museum, which exhibits part of the infamous shoe collection of former First Lady Imelda Marcos, together with shoes of world leaders, past presidents, famous celebrities, and other notable personages. It is said to be the largest gathering of shoes from around the world.

One would expect, with all the attention paid to footwear, that the Philippines, or Marikina City for that matter, would be a formidable center for the shoe industry. Alas, the local industry has long been struggling and has been declared to be in its death throes.

So it is certainly good news to learn that there are still some local shoe houses that are alive and kicking. One such venture is Figura shoes, which has a factory of workers in Tanon, Marikina and uses good-quality local materials.

Ali Figueroa, Figura’s proprietor, has told me that it hasn’t been easy, but based on his stories about his trips to the south where he has gathered inspiration from fabrics and jewelry for footwear, it seems Figura is up to its task to start reconfiguring the local shoe industry.
Credits to Benetton check out the blog here.

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.

 

Quick List Marikina Schools

Sto.Nino HS
Pamantasan ng Marikina PLM
*comment below for new Marikina schools.

OFFICE OF THE SECONDARY PRINCIPALS

A

Nelly S. Conde

PRINCIPAL IV- FORTUNE HIGH SCHOOL

Email: FHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-496.40.10

Lagrimas B. Garcia

PRINCIPAL IV – MALANDAY NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Email:

Contact: +632-942-6326 / 494-4720

Lydia B. Timoteo

PRINCIPAL IV – STA. ELENA HIGH SCHOOL

Email: SEHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-646-9793 / 682-3568

Victoria D. Naranja

PRINCIPAL IV – MARIKINA SCIENCE HIGH SCHOOL

Email: MSHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-647-4262 / 647-9457

B

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Edgardo L. Nieto

PRINCIPAL II- PARANG HIGH SCHOOL

Email: PHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-941-9374 / 933-1955

Albert B. Mutia

PRINCIPAL II- MARIKINA HIGH SCHOOL

Email: MHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-942-2479 / 942-0568

Wilfredo S. Jabal

PRINCIPAL I- MARIKINA HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL

Email: MHHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-934.89.13

Alberto D. Villamor

PRINCIPAL I – TAÑONG HIGH SCHOOL

Email:THS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-948-8403

Uriel Teodoro

OIC – CONCEPCION INTEGRATED SCHOOL

Email:CIS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: +632-576-7614

C

Emily G. Santos

OIC – BARANGKA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Email:egsantos_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact:386-1960

Mita A. Abergos

OIC – SAN ROQUE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Email:

Contact:474-3849

Freddie D. Viernes

OIC – NANGKA HIGH SCHOOL

Email:NHS_09@depedmarikina.ph

Contact: 997-3187

Teresita J. Cervantes

OIC- KALUMPANG NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Email:

Contact:227-2537

Clay A. Balgua

OIC- STO. NIÑO NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Email:

Contact:494-8422