An underrated foodie destination in Marikina!

You’ve heard of Maginhawa, BF Homes, and Tomas Morato, but have you ever heard of Lilac St. in Marikina?

Though there are a couple of restaurants in Marikina that are probably already on your radar, Lilac St. Marikina is undoubtedly an underrated foodie destination that is home to many unique restaurants that are worth checking out.

To get you started on your newest foodie adventure, we list down the must-try restaurants on your next trip to the shoe capital of the Philippines!


Coming on an empty stomach? Head on to Chipori for unlimited wings, ribs, nuggets, and rice! You’re sure to get your money’s worth with their delicious food at affordable prices.

chipori unlimited chicken wings
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60 Lilac St. Brgy. Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(0977) 705 8837


This vibrant and colorful restaurant is hard to miss on Lilac Street. While their exteriors may be the first thing to draw your attention, their wide array of South-American fares will keep you coming back for more.

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Lilac St. cor. Appaloosa St., Marikina City
(02) 8876 9412 | (0906) 572 1159

Gorudo RAMEN

Calling all noodle fanatics! Ever wished you could have an endless supply of noodles? Gorudo RAMEN offers unlimited refills on all their ramen for as low as ₱200. Uhhh yes, please?

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73 BENNT II Bldg. Lilac St. Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(0917) 321 5776

Burrito Brothers

When it comes to Mexican food, Burrito Brothers is the top choice on Lilac St. They offer fresh Mexican food, kebabs, shawarmas, and all-day breakfast food at very affordable prices.

burrito brothers marikina
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69 Lilac St, SSS Village, Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(0917) 8703282

Hot Pot Session 

Located at the heart of Marikina City, this Shabu-Shabu restaurant is a must-try for any hotpot lover! They’ll give you an unlimited hot pot experience, with a wide selection of fresh ingredients!

Hot Pot Ingredients from Hot Pot Session
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10 Lilac St, Concepcion Dos, Marikina
(02) 7369-6130

Miguel & Maria 

Miguel & Maria is a local neighborhood restaurant and bar that offers affordable feel-good food and a cozy place to have drinks for the residents and visitors of Marikina. Recommended dishes include Mac & Cheese, BBQ Pulled Pork, and Baby Back Ribs.

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89 Lilac St., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
(02) 423-2624

Forget Me Not Café – Lilac St.

Forget Me Not is a cute little cafe serving a variety of dishes such as quesadillas, burgers, pasta, wings, pork chops, desserts, and coffee. It has a chill atmosphere that’s best for those who want a casual bite and a comfy place to lay back.

Forget Me Not Cafe Lasagna
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41 Lilac St., Hacienda Heights, Concepcion II, Marikina
(0917) 869-9104

Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Games Cafe

Lose yourself in a world full of video and board games, costumes and superhero props, and stunning wall murals! Secret Base Gaming Lounge and Board Games Cafe offer a whole lot of fun and delicious food for you and your barkada. Avail of their videoke, PS5, cribs, onesies, delight in their fantastic setting, and more!

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DQ Building, Lilac St. corner Panorama along Gen. San Diego St. Concepcion Dos 1811 Marikina City

Dapo at Tisa 

A restaurant that serves up a variety of classic Filipino dishes that are tweaked just enough to make them unique, Dapo and Tisa is a go-to if you’re craving some home-cooked family-friendly meals.

Seafood Platter from Dapo at Tisa
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77 Lilac St, Marikina
(0917) 309 3111