In the Philippines, you can find various delicacies and cuisines. In Quezon City, there is Maginhawa Street where you can find lots of restaurants. This has easily become popular because there are a variety of choices. It became the tambayan of lots of students because it is only minutes away from Universities. One of the reasons why there are various students who find their way to Maginhawa Street’s restaurants is because of the affordable price they offer.
Quezon City’s Diamond Jubilee had its 75th Foundation Day held on October 12. People happily joined the festival because Maginhawa Street was the host of the festival and they served great food to be given to people. On the other hand, some streets held their festival named La Loma Lechon festival. People were astonished by the great experience they had with Maginhawa Street.
Here are some of the restaurants that you can try to visit once you go to this place:
1. Casa Quesadilla
The place’s ambiance is great to chat with your friends. The foods are more of Mexican style. Their popular dish is called Mexican Beef Quesadilla. For just P110, you can have your delish dish right in front of your eyes. You will not just have a taste of quesadilla, but you will also taste their delicious nachos in affordable price. Surely, you will have the perfect combination and taste of beef and cheese complementing each other. You can also choose from their sauces base on your taste.
2. Ate Fe’s Kitchen
Are you looking for a delicious and affordable home cooked meals? One of their best sellers is the lechon broccoli with rice. The price is just 60 pesos and it will surely fill your tummy. They also have Lechsilog which is the lechon kawali or pork with sinangag and egg. Just like Lechon Brocolli with rice, the price is worth 60 pesos.
3. Breakfast Bin
If you are rushing every morning for breakfast preparation, you can choose Breakfast Bin for a fast serving of your meal. Well, this food chain is not only for breakfast, you can eat here from breakfast to dinner. One of their best sellers is the Beef Tapa which is worth 130 pesos. If you would like to try their black, brown, or talangka or crablet rice, just give addition 35 pesos. They also have the menu of bacon, longganisa, egg, and breakfast potato. You can choose from a variety of options from their menu.
If you’ve been craving for crepe dessert for a long time now, Crepeman is the best place for you. Well, this is not just the typical crepe you can find anywhere. They have a variety of crepes. These are the savory crepes you can only discover in this food chain. One of the best choices of crepe is the Ham Taro which is a combination of lettuce, corn, and mayo. The price is affordable. It is only worth 95 pesos. Just prepare 100 pesos for your delicious crepe experience.
This would be a new dessert experience. Ice cream served here is not the typical ice cream you could find everywhere. The foods are frozen but added with liquid nitrogen. Their best sellers are the toasted marshmallows which are 150 pesos, and the S’mores which are 65 pesos. Your craving will be surely satisfied. With an affordable price, your sweet tooth would “thank you”.
6. Big B Burgers
Burger time! The patty of your burger is your choice. Though the most popular or their signature dish is the Bacon x Beef Burger and they have their sauce called AwesomeSauce which is perfect for this dish. For quarter-pounder patty, it is worth 99 pesos, ½ lb for 189 pesos, and 1 pounder worth 299 pesos.
7. Crazy Katsu
This restaurant is located at #81 Unit I Maginhawa St. Teachers Village, Diliman, Maginhawa, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila. The best dish of the Crazy Katsu is the Tonkatsu. They serve during lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks.
8. Hapag Heritage Cuisine
This restaurant has a purely Filipino touch. Its name “Hapag” means table in English. Their special dishes are sinigang, crispy pata, kare-kare, and other Filipino cuisines. Hapag Heritage Cuisine is located at 140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City. The ambiance will make you feel at home.
9. Snow Crème
This food chain is a dessert place. They mainly serve ice desserts which is similar to Korean Bingsu. The great thing about this place is that you can make your own snow crème, smoothies, chicklets, and light snack with different flavors. Snow Crème is located in Unit B, 106-B Maginhawa St. Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City.
If you love Japanese touch of foods, then Hanako is the perfect food escape for you. The name “Hanako” means “flower girl” in Japanese. The favorite dishes in this restaurant are the gyoza, tempura, donburi, sushi, and many other more. For those who would like to request a reservation for group meetings, parties, and other events. You can visit this place at 99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City. For reservations, you can call (02) 285-7926.
11. II Pittore Café
This café serves Italian foods and recipes. As you visit the place, you can see that it has the inspiration of Communal Art. They do not serve just Italian foods, but they also have brewed artisanal coffee. II Pittore Café is located at Unit D 63 Maginhawa St. UP Village, Quezon City. You can contact (02) 955-8223.
12. Black 88
Are you feeling stressed and worn out because of your work? Black 88 has all the comfort foods you need. These foods include pizza, burgers, pasta, and many more. The special dishes they offer are mainly black. Their black dishes are black S’mores, burger, pizzas, and others. This food house is located at 136 V. Luna Ext. Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City. You can contact 0917-836-0087 for inquiry and reservation.
13. Happon Ramen House
If you love Ramen, you must visit this Ramen House, and you will surely not regret it. Aside from the delicious taste, it is the real authentic Ramen that you’ve been looking for. For only P200, your tummy will thank you eventually. Instead of using its typical soup base, they use Chicken Paitan. According to them, it is much healthier than the other. Visit 143 Maginhawa St. Diliman. Sadly, they are not accepting any reservation at the moment. Though, if you have some inquiries, you may call or text their contact number 0922-803-7460.
14. One Matcha
It’s now time for your new favorite flavor, Matcha. Matcha isn’t only served with tea, but they also have pastries such as cookies, cheesecakes, and crinkles. You can find it at the food stall in Maginhawa Street. The founder of this food stall decided to open his business for he loves the Matcha flavor very well. With few discoveries and experiments, he found out that there are syrups that would match well with the flavor. The good thing about this recipe is that it is much healthier than the regular tea you can buy anywhere. The products are imported from Japan, so the flavor is delicious and genuine. One Matcha’s signature orders are the matcha bites paired with the matcha fusions drinks. You should try it yourself!
Who loves to eat hotdogs with a twist? At the Station park in Maginhawa Street, you could find this food stall. They are serving not the typical hotdog, but it is the hotdog with black hotdog buns. If you are the adventurous type and loves to try different kinds of food, then this would be a great try. Their hotdog has lots of gourmet toppings, so you will not surely regret it. If you are still wondering where you could find this food, the exact address is The Station Food Park, 178 Maginhawa, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City.
16. The Big Appetite Sports Bar
If you are craving for Western food styles, then this restaurant is the best place to visit in Maginhawa Street. They are serving comfort foods such as pizza, burger, beer, ribs, buffalo wings, and other more. The reason why it is called as Big Appetite because the servings are mostly for people who eat a big serving. They are not accepting any reservation, but you can visit them at #80 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. You can call 0917 – 858 – 4240 for more inquiries.
17. Artesania MNL Café
Do you love the arts and coffees? Artesania MNL Café would serve it all to you. If you love photography, this place is the best images for your Instagram page. The place has great ambiance, and they are showcasing the best arts of different artists. Aside from that, they are hosting and some art workshops and craft classes for those who want to learn about it. You can see the art on how they present their foods on your plate. They have dishes such as French Fries Palette and the Galaxy Latte where you can clearly see that they are artistically inclined. You can find this café on the second floor of 140 Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City. You may contact them in (02) 891-8958.
18. Laruan Café
This café is located on the Ground Floor of Luisa Building 2, 107 Maginhawa St, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. They are offering coffees and light meals and has a library of popular games. While waiting for your foods to be served and after finishing your meal, you are free to play with your family and friends. According to reviews, this café has great service that makes people come back for more. Some of the recommended dishes for you are the Beefy Cheesy Pita Chips, Cheesy Sausage, Milk + Wookies, and Cajun Chicken & Bacon. If you want to have some idea about these dishes, Beefy Cheesy Pita Chips is yummy pita chips with some beef, cheese sauce, and salsa toppings. Cajun Chicken and Bacon is a rice meal served with pan grilled chicken with bacon, bell pepper, mushrooms, and caramelized onions. If you want to learn more about their menu, you may go visit their branch in Maginhawa Street.
19. The Nook Café
Café is getting more and more popular nowadays especially among younger people. You can usually find it on Instagram and post their “Instragrammable” posts. It is located at the 164-A Maginhawa St. Sikatuna Village, Quezon City. They are open every Tuesday to Sunday from 1 PM to 10 PM. You can call 0915 534-2320 for more information and reservations. If you are wondering what good dish you could try, you can try their signature dishes which are Vietnamese Style Iced Coffee, Butterbeer, Club Sandwich, Longganisa Bolognese, and Sour N Cream Chicken Wings. This café is inspired with Harry Potter theme. This little corner is proved to be the people’s favorite. Their dishes are affordable, and you must try it out!
20. Grape Escape PH
This restaurant is located at the 99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City. The reason why it is called Grape is that of the dishes paired with wine. Aside from the wines they serve, their menus and recipes are Italian-inspired. So, if you love Italian foods and wine, trying this out might be a good experience for you. Four of the recommended dishes in Grape Escape are Pork Chop, Blueberry Tiramisu, Polpette, and Salpicao. You may also choose from their breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts menu, whatever your choices are would be a great pick!
If you are tired of your stressful load of works, you need to have a break. Call your friends or family, then dine together. Bring them in Maginhawa Street where you could find lots of food choices. Whatever your preference, you can find it there. Are you looking for some affordable foods if you don’t have enough time to cook for your lunch meal? There would be no problem. In Maginhawa Street, there are affordable and delicious foods you could not resist.