Top 7 affordable restaurants in Quezon City
There is no bigger damper to dining out than finding that one’s wallet and bank account are just as empty as the stomach. Fortunately, diners in Quezon City have a myriad of options for lunch or dinner out without breaking the budget.
Here are the seven restaurants so exceptionally affordable but serve awesomely delicious foods.
Address: 109 Mother Ignacia Ave corner Scout Borromeo St., Quezon City
Another Tomas Morato place that offers a more local flavor of the grill is Pepeton’s. The fare here ranging from grilled meats, fried vegetables, and other Filipino favorites suits both casual lunches as well as extended drinking sessions with friends. Many dishes are ‘for sharing’, making it perfect for dining out on special occasions.
La Carnita Modern Mexican Cantina
Address: G/F Loyola Heights Condominium, 23 Esteban Abada St., Quezon City
Need a Tex-Mex comfort food fix? This up and coming place in Loyola Heights offers burritos, tacos, and rice meals at student-friendly prices. One crowd-pleaser is the selection of the side, particularly the triple mac & cheese. Combo meals allow for convenient sampling of house favorites, without shelling out more for grilled meats and sides.
Address: 31 West Avenue, Nayong Kanluran, Quezon City
This West Avenue favorite has since expanded to several outlets in Quezon City. Apart from mainstays such as shawarma and kebabs, dishes to try out and share include keema and abghoust stew with either beef or lamb, as well as traditional lentil and vegetable soups. Wash all of this down with fruit juices or a refreshing yogurt shake!
Stories by Lilypad
Address: 46 Times St., West Triangle, Quezon City
This rustic themed place in the West Triangle area is a restaurant with a heart. Ingredients for its café fares such as sandwiches, rice bowls, and pastas are sourced from local farmers. Proceeds also support several charitable foundations. To dine here is to feast the eyes, fill the stomach, and pay it forward.
Address: #61 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City
Another Southeast Asian cuisine worth sampling is Indonesian cuisine. Indonyaki in Diliman offers a good first look into the flavorful realm of satay, rendang, and other familiar Indonesian dishes. This place also offers Filipino dishes with a twist, such as kaldereta, making them an adventure for first-time diners here.
Leann’s Tea House
Address: 105-R Mo. Ignacia St., Quezon City, Philippines
How far does one have to travel for good Korean food? Only as far as this restaurant in Tomas Morato! Apart from crowd favorites such as samgyeopsal, bibimbap, and bulgogi, this teahouse also offers other traditional Korean rice and noodle dishes. A hearty meal here is best washed down with the house tea, or with the refreshing Melona ice cream.
Address: Ground Floor SM Fairview Annex , Quezon City
A hot ramen fix need not burn a hole in one’s pocket! This ramen chain has several locations throughout Quezon City, including Santa Mesa and Diliman. All ramen bowls here use the rich tonkatsu broth as a base, making the trip a full and hearty meal. To cap off the ramen experience, treat yourself to sides such as gyoza, edamame, and fresh salads!
The joy of eating together may be dampened significantly when there are monetary constraints to consider. However, these are easily mitigated by carefully choosing dining spots that give the best bang for one’s buck in terms of food quality and service. These top 6 affordable restaurants are only a smattering of the affordable food finds in Quezon City.
Hopefully, this will serve as the beginning of culinary adventures to come!