Top list of Maginhawa Restaurants 2016
Carnivorous ventures, uber-sweet delights and different worlds altogether, this ultimate food street in QC provides ultimate ginhawa (comfort) to hundreds and hundreds of tummies.
Everything seems endless with the great number of food shops, theme restaurants, cafes, study+food hubs and many more. The street itself seems endless. Running within Teacher’s Village East, Diliman, Quezon City, Maginhawa Street is accessible through Commonwealth Avenue and Kalayaan.
This food strip is heaven to any foodie out there. They often find themselves strolling along the street and not really finding anything to dislike. The place is fresh, alive and noisy with the clatter of plates. Happy visitors from all over Metro Manila really go out of their way to see (and eat) for themselves what the buzz is about in Maginhawa.
Where to eat in Maginhawa street?
Here is a tiny part of places in the busy food street that you must check out:
Who doesn’t love classic, juicy, savory meat? This restaurant serves very affordable slabs and slices of beef, chicken and pork. The cooks smoke and cure these behind the resto. Visit the place on Tuesdays and get unli assorted chicken wings of the Birdie Platter for only P250 or P299 for plus rice and lemon iced tea.
Unit A, LTR 888 Bldg 46, Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City
Seven deadly desserts named after the seven deadly sins grace the menu of this wicked restaurant. The baked goods and sweet treats are freshly made (cakes are even made to order to ensure freshness). And although sinful by nature, these desserts are heavenly to the mouth. Try Gluttony, a plate of a chocolate chip cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate, for only P170.
2nd Floor, Maginhawa Bldg, Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City
It’s refreshing to find a coffee shop to lounge on a pillow on the floor and read. Antiteasis does just that. This small but very intimate place offers good deals with their brews and breads that go with your access to books and board games mounted on their shelves. It’s truly a very cozy place to spend a lazy afternoon or have quality time with friends.
Unit C 154 Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Proclaimed as ‘Home of Manila’s #1 Poké Bowl”, Ahi Hawaii is the perfect food hub if you want to be transported to the beachy, wavy vibes of Honolulu or Waikiki. Grab one of their healthy Poké bowls, which is basically sushi in a bowl, such as their KOBE bowl which has tuna and tamago (egg).
#3 Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
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Colorful jeepneys and boodle fights! The Filipino spirit will rise with the very Pinoy aesthetic and cuisine in this restaurant. Experience heaps of rice with your favorite Filipino ulam such as itlog na maalat (salted egg), inihaw na manok (grilled chicken), and pork barbecue with a bowl of hot soup served on banana leaves.
7 B Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Truly a place of dreams, this beautiful café with the ambience of birds, clouds and stars give a perfect ethereal vibe as you enjoy your meal or cup of local coffee. The menu is a rich bank of lovely Filipino words that will definitely take you to your roots. The overall aesthetic of the food and the place will surely bring you inspiration to reach whatever your mithiin (aspiration) is.
131 Maginhawa St. V. Luna Extension, Teachers Village, Quezon City
The name says it all – this bright and warm restaurant that has a romantic lovelock grid for lovers and play area for kids majorly offers pasta but also has pizza. Take a bite of their best-selling pasta which is Herbed Chicken Pasta which is a delicious marriage of fettuccine, pesto sauce and soft herbed chicken.
45 B Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
Fun, cozy and filled with a great variety of board games and good food, Snacks and Ladders is one of the board game food stops in the street. Enjoy super tasty snacks as you play a game of Monopoly with a plate of Dominion Nachos, nachos with beef, mangoes and tomatoes, for only P199. Also try their crispy liempo called Crispy Monopolies Mpo for only P149.
188 Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
With an expansive and authentic selections of Japanese food, Kazoku is flocked by many people throughout the day. With their very friendly prices for authentic plates and bowls, you’ll get more from your buck. One of the more delicious and affordable dishes is their Crazy Roll for P380 which is a package of ebi tempura, avocado, cheese cream and kani.
2nd floor, 46 Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
The very rustic, eclectic and homey feel of this café perfectly captures the spirit of coziness it offers to people through its delicious food. They have rice meals, pastas, savory desserts among others in their roster of good food. One sweet treat from them is the Berry Brownie Cheesecake for P110. Enjoy delightful bites of this in the middle of a serene ambience of the place.
106-C Maginhawa St, Teachers Village, Quezon City
These amazing places make up a very small bit of the glorious Maginhawa street. There are dozens of awesome food places to explore with pleasing interiors and incredible food.
One thing is for sure when visiting Maginhawa, there will always be something new and exciting to taste.