Nestled in the Marikina suburbs is a new and happenin’ food park called Lamp Quarters. With its beautifully designed exteriors – lots of relaxing green spaces where you can enjoy either the sunshine or the night breeze – and its wonderful curation of food merchants, Lamp Quarters is sure to appeal to the young ‘uns as well as #TitasOfManila-type folks like me.
One of the restaurants situated in Lamp Quarters is Dong Juan, one of the Metro Manila branches of the popular Cebu-based restaurant. It features airy interiors, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in lots of natural light and bric-a-bracs that give the place a warm and homey feel.
I’m actually a frequent visitor of Dong Juan’s branch along Mother Ignacia Avenue in Quezon City as it’s located just a short ride from my office. There, I’ve developed a preference for its Sizzling Pochero.
During a foodie meetup at Dong Juan Marikina together with other #MarikinaFoodies, however, I was treated to a lovely feast which included:
1. Humongous All-Beef Burgers.
Made with quarter pounds of USDA beef patties, these burgers are great for huge appetites.
Dong Juan Burger (Php189.00)
Ultimate Bacon Burger (Php309.00)
Whet your appetite with these savory dishes!
Beef Tips (Php349)
Chili Wings (Php219)
Popeye Shrimps (Php259)
Popeye Shrimps (Php259)
These filling pasta dishes can be split among friends.
Gambas Al Ajillo Pasta (Php279)
Native Cebu Chorizo Pasta (Php229)
Linquine Meatballs in Marinara Sauce (Php209)
4. Main Dishes
These hearty entrees are also good for sharing!
Asian Style Pork Knuckles “Crispy Pata” (Php529)
Spicy Shrimp in Crab Roe (Php299)
These tasty pizzas are best eaten fresh and hot from the oven!
Hawaiian (Php389 – 10-inch | 8 slices)
Pepperoni (Php389 – 10-inch | 8 slices)
Bacon & Mushroom (Php389 – 10-inch | 8 slices)
These decadent sweets already include a cup of freshly-brewed coffee.
New York Cheesecake (Php199)
Belgian Chocolate Cake (Php169)
Savor these dishes with spirits that Dong Juan keeps in stock and serves per glass.
I recently discovered the fine taste of Carlo Rossi’s Pink Moscato. It’s perfect for a night out with wines and titas, hehehe!
Together with my fellow #MarikinaFoodies, I thoroughly enjoyed the fusion of flavors of Dong Juan’s signature dishes.
Thanks to Danes of MarikinaFoodies for extending the invitation!
Celebrating your birthday anytime soon? Why not spend it at Dong Juan and enjoy a free meal! Just bring two full-paying adults and choose from any of these sets:
- Burger Steak, Plain Rice, Dong Juan Iced Tea and a scoop of Ice Cream
- Dong Juan Burger, Dong Juan Iced Tea and a scoop of Ice Cream
- Linguini Meat Balls in Marinara Sauce, Dong Juan Iced Tea and a scoop of Ice Cream
This Dong Juan branch is located at Lamp Quarters, Gil Fernando Avenue, Santo Niño, Marikina City, open Sundays to Thursdays from 10am to 11pm and Fridays to Saturdays from 10am to 12 midnight. For queries, call +63 917 7095969.
Dong Juan’s other branch in Metro Manila is located at 72 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Paligsahan, Quezon City, open daily from 11am to 11pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 2 3740265. Check out my full resto review.
Disclosure: Together with other foodies from #MarikinaFoodies, I was invited to join a foodie meetup held at this restaurant. Food items mentioned here were served to allow us to sample the fare and were not paid for by the attendees, including myself.
Since Dong Juan is a Zomato Gold partner restaurant, you can get some of these dishes free when you unlock your Zomato Gold privilege at Dong Juan. Zomato Gold provides members with 1+1 deals on food or 2+2 deals on drinks. All you have to do is sign up for a Zomato Gold membership here. Use my code JELLYB to get 20% off the membership fee.