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Food Trip Alert: 13 Restaurants You Should Visit in Antipolo

If you’re looking for a sign to drive up east to the highlands of Antipolo, this is it.

Antipolo, Rizal may be known for offering a quick escape from the city, breathtaking views overlooking the Metro, and various activities you can enjoy amid nature, but this city is also home to many amazing homegrown restaurants.

On your next trip to Antipolo, you might want to go on a food crawl for a salivating culinary experience! Check out these 13 must-try restaurants in Antipolo, Rizal:

Kaulayaw Coffee

 

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Kaulayaw Coffee may be known for serving amazing locally sourced coffee in a place with a gorgeous view of the city, but their food menu is also worth the drive to Rizal! They have amazingly delicious dishes such as Carbonara, Aglio e Olio, Avocado and Yogurt Toast with Mangoes (my personal favorite), and Pan-Seared Wagyu Cubes—to name just a few.

This is a great place to unwind, relax, and enjoy good food and coffee after a long weekend in the city!

Visit Kaulayaw Coffee at 23 Sumulong Hwy, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal; or at their branches in Tanay, Rizal; and Estancia Mall, Pasig.

Follow them on social media:
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Miguel’s Garden Cafe

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Another al fresco restaurant to visit in Antipolo is Miguel’s Garden Cafe. This garden restaurant is filled with lush plants and trees, so you can enjoy the relaxing fresh breeze of Antipolo.

Their menu features their bestselling fried chicken (in different flavors), and pizza with freshly picked veggies from their partner farm in Laguna. They also have pasta, hot tsokolate batirol, and other hearty appetizers. A huge bonus: they’re pet-friendly!

Visit Miguel’s Garden Cafe at Sitio Hopeville, Sumulong Hwy, Antipolo, Rizal; or at their other branches in Katipunan, Quezon City; and Kota Paradiso, Laguna.

Follow Miguel’s Garden Cafe on social media:
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Theo and Miguel

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Theo and Miguel is a hidden gem in Antipolo. This cabin-inspired restaurant is tucked inside one of the family-friendly resorts of the city.

They serve classic Filipino dishes with a modern Asian twist. Some of their bestselling dishes include the Beef Bulalo Pares with crispy noodles, the Baby Back Ribs Adobo, and the Crispy Pata Kare-Kare.

Be prepared for a feast because their servings are massive!

Visit Theo and Miguel at Bosay Resort, Marigman Rd., Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal; or at 2/F Robinsons Antipolo.

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LEON Authentic Mexican

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For authentic Mexican food in Antipolo, you have to check out LEON Authentic Mexican. They’ve been serving their tacos to Rizaleños since 2017; and just recently, they relocated to a bigger location.

When you visit, try the Shredded Carne Birria and the Carne Burrito and pair them with your choice of Mexican beer. You’ll also know that they serve the real deal because they’ve been visited by representatives of the Embassy of Mexico and have been invited to serve food at their events.

Visit LEON Authentic Mexican at Unit 2, Clean Fuel Ynares, L. Sumulong Memorial Circle, Antipolo City, Rizal.

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Chawasdee

 

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Chawasdee is a charming Thai restaurant in Antipolo City. They serve delicious home-cooked Thai dishes at an affordable price.

Many of their customers rave about their rich and tasty Tom Yum, as well as their Pad Thai! Of course, you have to end your feast with their yummy Mango Sticky Rice.

Visit Chawasdee at J. Sumulong, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Tahanan Bistro

 

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For a serene fine dining experience, check out Tahanan Bistro. This gorgeous restaurant is located in a portion of an artist’s home. They offer Filipino food from different regions presented using international techniques.

You can also try their set menus for the complete fine dining experience!

Visit Tahanan Bistro at 22 Loresville Drive, Lores Farm, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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Oscar’s

Oscar’s is a great restaurant to visit if you want hearty Filipino meals with a breathtaking view. You have to try their Crispy Kare-Kare and an indulgent slice of their Tres Leches cake.

On Sundays, they also offer a brunch buffet!

Visit Oscar’s at the Eugenio Lopez Center, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Tagai Grill and Resto Bar

 

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Tagai is an al fresco izakaya-inspired restobar that also offers a view of the city skyline. They serve grilled Japanese-inspired grilled skewers, ramen, and hearty rice bowls. It’s a great place to enjoy sunsets or late-night food trips.

The restobar also features a picturesque food shack with Japanese elements that make it look like a scene from a movie!

Visit Tagai Grill and Resto Bar at Lot 2-A Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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Anix’s House of Kare-Kare

Anix’s House of Kare-Kare is a highly recommended restaurant for delicious kare-kare. Their spot in Antipolo is actually an old house converted into a restaurant, so it simply feels like you’re dining in a family house. It’s cozy, homey, and perfectly matches the Filipino dishes on their menu that are best shared with loved ones.

Truly, their famous kare-kare is one of the best I’ve tried. It’s definitely worth the drive!

Visit Anix’s House of Kare-Kare at 71 Sumulong Highway, Brgy. Mambugan, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Cafe Dionysus

 

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Cafe Dionysus is a cafe and restaurant located inside the famous Pinto Art Museum. So, if you’re heading up to Antipolo to visit the museum, you should include Cafe Dionysus in your plans—especially since you have to pay the museum entrance fee before dining at the cafe.

The cafe gives off warm Grecian vibes that will make you feel like you’re in sunny Mykonos. Their menu features pasta, salads, and best-selling appetizers such as the Boursin & Bruschetta Platter and their Bangus Lumpia.

Visit Cafe Dionysus at Pinto Art Museum, 1 Sierra Madre St., Grand Heights Subdivision, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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Gamijung Traditional Korean Restaurant

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There may be a lot of Korean barbeque spots in Antipolo, but Gamijung Traditional Korean Restaurant is our favorite and go-to. It’s a modest, no-frills Korean restaurant that offers delicious (and dare I say authentic) Korean dishes and samgyupsal. Their unlimited Korean barbeque features high-quality beef and mouth-watering side dishes. Their ala carte menu, on the other hand, offers a wide variety of must-try Korean dishes.

While waiting for your next trip to Korea, a Korean feast in Gamijung just might be the best thing to enjoy.

Visit Gamijung at 256 Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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Salo sa Antipolo

 

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Salo sa Antipolo is another hidden gem that serves the best of classic Filipino food. The restaurant offers a cozy atmosphere and many seating options for you to enjoy your meal.

Their menu highlight is their grilled meats, but they also offer a variety of hearty Filipino dishes. Try their super tender and flavorful Smoked Pork Belly!

Visit Salo sa Antipolo at Sumulong Highway, Siete Media, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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Cafe Florentine

Cafe Florentine is an al fresco garden-style restaurant that offers a romantic overlooking view of the city. The vibe here is pretty laid back—perfect for unwinding on a weekend and for date nights.

They serve pasta, steak, rice meals, wine, and more!

Visit Cafe Florentine at Unit 7 Pagrai Hills Overlooking, Brgy. Mayamot, Antipolo, Rizal.

Follow them on social media:
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