Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Stopovers: Where to Eat in Rizal: Restaurants, Eateries, Food Trip
In his regular drive home from Quezon City to Paete, laguna, Tutubi's on the lookout for nice and cozy restaurants, not the usual fastfood places but sometimes gives in if he needs a quick drive-through at Jollibee or McDonalds. herewith is his personal list of recommended restaurants in Rizal province.
This list is by no means complete, updates, comments and recommendations from readers are welcome, as always.
Restaurants in Cainta, Rizal
Aling Kika's Kakanin (take out only, pasalubong)
2/F Saunterfield Building, Ortigas Avenue Extension
Remarks: anime and cosplay-themed restaurant where cute waitresses dressed as meidolls (Tokyo Maids)
Coordinates: 14°35'0"N 121°7'24"E
Address: Dona Aurora near corner Manila East Road
Specialties: exotic food e.g. adobong uok
Coordinates: N14 31 39.3 E121 09 27.3
Restaurants in Antipolo City, Rizal
Near Villa Sampaguita Resort on the zigzag road
Crescent Moon Cafe
Address: Marcos Highway near corner Sumulong (near Masinag)
Remarks: Chinese restaurant, chicken feet and soy chicken
Coordinates: 14°37'29"N 121°7'22"E
Price range: Frugal
Remarks: Swiss-themed restaurant high up the mountains of Antipolo
N14 35 57.3 E121 09 53.4
Menu: Swiss Cuisine, Italian, European
Price range: mid-end to high
Remarks: Romantic, overlooking, one of Tutubi's favorites
Remarks: reservation only weekend buffet
Mang Vic's Bulalohan
Marcos Highway, Boso-boso, Antipolo
Reamrks: favorite stop-over of bikers for, what else, steaming hot bulalo
Coordinates: 14°37'33"N 121°14'38"E
Price: frugal foodie's haven
Address: Manila East Road near corner Sampaloc Road
Coordinates: 14°30'4"N 121°17'41"E
Kamalig Restaurant & Banquet Hall
Manila East Road, Barangay Tandang Kutyo, Tanay Town Proper
Coordinates: 14°30'23"N 121°17'20"E
Sampaloc Road, Plaza Aldea, Tanay, Rizal
Budget: around P200/person
(frugal turo-turo style serving bulalo and bicolano specialties)
Restaurants in Pililla, Rizal
Bulawan Floating Restaurant
Native restaurant with huts and fishpond where you can catch fish (tilapia P100/kilo and catfish P80/kilo, double the price if you want them cooked for you, paluto style)
Location: beside Flying V gasoline station and opposite Villa Lorenza Resort near the junction of the zigzag road to Laguna
Coordinates: 14°28'1"N 121°19'21"E
Kawayan Farm Restaurant
Kilometer 64 Manila East Road (on the zigzag part, just near kilometer 63 marker)
Barangay Halayhayin, Pililla, Rizal
COmments: Nice Bamboo farm turned restaurant, some native huts with a view of Laguna Lake
Price: quite expensive. Tapsilog costs PhP100+,
Restaurants in Jala-Jala, Rizal
Restaurants in San Mateo, Rizal
Restaurants in Rodriguez, Rizal (Montalban)
Please call the published contact numbers for inquiries, reservations, promos, directions, how to get there options, sample menu prices, events (weddings, baptisms, parties et al) or visit their official website, if available. Tutubi is not in any way affiliated with these restaurants and did not receive any thing, in cash, kind nor freebies, to be included in this list.
This blog does not have paid reviews nor accept freebies from hotels, resorts, restaurants and other similar establishments. Advertorials may be posted but full disclosure shall be observed.