Cafe Lidia: One of Marikina's Finest Restaurants

February 26, 2017


Work. Home. Work. Home. That's what I'm up to lately. It's been a while and I am too glad being able to turn on my laptop and create this post that is supposedly created a long time ago. As of the moment, I am still figuring out how to have a harmonized and balanced lifestyle despite of having to spend most of my time at work. Anyway, enough of all the unnecessary babbling. I want to share with you guys my dining experience with one of Marikina's well-known restaurants - Cafe Lidia.


Cafe Lidia is located in the innermost part of Calumpang, Marikina. Even though it is quite challenging to reach the restaurant, it is always packed with diners. They always have a long queue of customers waiting to be accommodated. I've heard a lot about Cafe Lidia. From the welcoming interior, classy feel dining place, down to the food and accommodating staff. Being able to dine here for the first time, I got to experienced all this firsthand.

For the night, we had grilled pork belly, porchetta, and buffalo wings. Grilled pork belly is served with java rice and mixed vegetables. The pork was juicy and tasty with or without sauce. As for me, I like it better without sauce. I think it is tasty enough that adding sauce to it introduces different flavors.



Like the grilled pork belly. porchetta also comes with rice and mixed vegetables - perfect for those who can't live without rice just like me. The sauce, together with the vegetable, complemented the pork. This is a really good rice meal.



We often have our buffalo wings spicy and fried. Here in Cafe Lidia, they added twist to their buffalo wings, serving it differently from the others. It looks sweet but it is definitely not. I was disappointed at first because I don't like having sweet food paired with rice. Surprisingly, they are actually a bit spicy and burst with flavors. To be honest, this became my instant favorite. I think Good Taste's spicy garlic chicken in Baguio found its match here in Metro Manila.



Aside from these dishes, Cafe Lidia also offered wide selection of pasta and pizza dishes. Given how delicious the food I had, no doubt that the pasta dishes are as good. Cafe Lidia is located in 64 Calderon Street, Calumpang, Marikina City and open to serve you from 10 AM to 11 PM everyday.

If I had to go back dine here again, I would definitely have the buffalo wings again and try some of their pasta offerings.

Cafe Lidia
Food. Taste and presentation.......................4/5
Place. Accessibility and coziness................5/5
Price. Value and affordability......................5/5

All the love,
Xeph.

22 comments

  1. Yung favorite ko na buffalo wingsss!!! Namiss ko tuloy dyan. The best buffalo wings I ever tasted still belongs to Cafe Lidia. <3 Masarap yung Lasagna nila Xeph. ;)

    Angelica

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    1. I agree! It is totally different from any other buffalo wings I had. I should try lasagna some other time, Ate A. Thank you!

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  2. This food looks amazing! Making me hungry and I've just had dinner.

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    1. I do apologize for making you feel that way, Jane. I highly recommend that you try their buffalo wings.

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  3. I'm so hungry now, those buffalo wings look amazing! I always have wings whenever I can, they're a favourite food of mine :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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    1. Hi Rosy! I love buffalo wings too. Actually, Cafe Lidia's buffalo wings are the best I had so far. I think those photos haven't given them justice.

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  4. Ahh! Sarap naman. Now I wanna eat buffalo wings! :)

    xx jhanzey.net

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    1. Please drop name of restaurants that serve best buffalo wings, Janelle! I would love to visit them. Hihi.

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  5. Sounds like a very nice place to have a meal at! That pork looks delicious :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Definitely a good place to hang out with loved ones, Leta. Good food and great ambiance.

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    1. I believe we are even now, Katherine. Ginutom mo din ako! Haha.

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  7. Looks so damn amazing am a big steak fan!! Overly EXTRA well done lol noooo blood though!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, www.its-dominica.blogspot.co.uk xXx

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    1. You are welcome, Dominica! Thank you so much as well for appreciating!

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  8. This post made me so hungry, ahahah. Would love to eat there someday :)

    solivagantic

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    1. If you are a buffalo wings fan, you will surely love it! Tell me your whole dining experience when you decided to dine here. I would love to hear what you think about the place and the food.

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  9. You are the third person I read from talking about having to balance and make more time blogging. I'm glad I'm not the only one :)
    I hope you find ways to create more space for non related work things.
    The food looks so delicious, The place sounds really nice.
    Have a great week ahead :)
    xo
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

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    1. Hi Sauniya! I am doing my best in finding time to do things other than work related stuff. As of the moment, I am still figuring out how I will be able to do that because my work requires most of my time and energy. Though I only need to spend 9 hours at work, the shifting schedule is making me crazy. Also, I spent significant amount of time traveling to and from work and for some presentation that needs to be done. I am not losing hope that someday, I will be best in managing time. Have a great and productive week ahead, Sauniya!

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  10. By looking at the photos, I am feeling hungry.
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    1. Is that a bad thing or a good thing? I bet there is a Cafe Lidia counterpart in your place.

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  11. Haven't been to Marikina since I quit my job last year. A friend of mine told me about this, but wasn't that convinced until I saw this post with photos haha. Thanks for sharing Xeph :)

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    1. If you have time, you should go and dine in Cafe Lidia. I specifically recommend their buffalo wings. Thank you so much, Danica.

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