Food Trip: Maginhawa Street Foodie’s Guide

Maginhawa Street Foodie Map
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Leading property portal Lamudi explores the popular Maginhawa Street in Quezon City

Is it any surprise that a “comfortable” and “convenient” street has become one of the most popular tambayans, especially for food lovers? Located in Teachers Village, Quezon City, Maginhawa Street is a well-known place for its wide variety of food options.

Leading property portal Lamudi has put together a guide to the best restaurants and cafés along this eat street.

Maginhawa Street Foodie Map
Maginhawa St Foodie Map

ROBERTA FLAVORS OF ASIA

45 Maginhawa Street

Originally called the Seafood Cantina, this restaurant offers a variety of Asian cuisine. Tummy travel to China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and of course the Philippines.

TRY: Turkish Grilled Chicken, Tom Yom Goong, Lechon Kawali, Bicol Express, Tinola sa Pakwan

COOL BEANS LIBRARY CAFÉ

67 Maginhawa Street

Coffee + Books = Perfection. This is the math that Cool Beans has mastered. This library-café offers local varieties of coffee for caffeine enthusiasts, including the Sagada, Kalinga, and Cordillera roasts.

Latte, Mocha, and Banana Cake from Cool Beans Cafe!
Latte, Mocha, and Banana Cake from Cool Beans Cafe! (photo by Cool Beans Cafe)

TRY: Pan-grilled Pork Belly, Banana Cake, S’mores

FRIULI TRATTORIA

79 A Maginhawa Street

Passionate about Italian cuisine at a relatively affordable price? If your answer is yes, then this is the restaurant for you.

Viva Veniza
Viva Veniza (photo by Friuli Trattoria FB)

TRY: Pizza tre Formaggi, Pizza Margherita, Pasta Putanesca, After Eight Chocolate Mint Cake, Root Beer Float

LEONA ART RESTAURANT

45 Matimtiman Street

This hip place is not only for your stomach, but also for your eyes because of its artsy atmosphere. An all-you-can-eat pizza promo does not hurt as well, especially if it is only for P199. But if pizza is not your thing, also have a few Mexican choices on their menu.

COCINA JUAN

100 Maginhawa Street

Formerly known as Cantina, this Tex-Mex and Latin American restaurant is one of the easiest places to spot. It has got your classic burritos, tacos, and quesadillas to satisfy your antojo.

TRY: Churrascos de Nicaragua, Pork Ribs

SANCHO

122 Maginhawa Street

If you are a Spanish food enthusiast, then you will love Sancho. This café is great for lunch, merienda, coffee, or dessert.

TRY: Paella Valencia, Beef Salpicao, Pork Steak, Clam Chowder, Churros con Cholocate, Eclairs, Cream Puffs

BLACK SOUP

154 Maginhawa Street

More than just an ordinary cafe, this place is an art space. Art events, such as photo exhibitions and poetry readings are held here.

TRY: Twice-cooked Chicken Adobo, Chicken with Basil and Cheese Stuffing, Vigan Longganisa Pasta

BREAKFAST TABLE

189 Maginhawa Street

A twist of your early morning favorites into all-day dishes. Come here during the weekends to try their “Rodizio-style Buffet” that serves classics such as longganisa, danggit, garlic rice, bread chips, homemade cheese and eggs cooked in a variety of different ways.

TRY: Eggs Benedict – poached eggs of challah bread topped with tinapa flakes and Pinoy-style hollandaise

THE SNACK SHACK

Roces Street corner Laurel Street

Quick yet commendable, this booth-like restaurant serves deliciously grilled burgers made of 100 percent pure beef. Since the kiosk has limited seating, going for take-out or having your burger delivered is more ideal.

TRY: Quarter Pounder with Cheese, Half-pounder with Double Cheese

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