If you’re looking for a sign to drive east to Antipolo Heights, this is it.

Antipolo, Rizal may be known for offering a quick getaway from the city, stunning views of the metro, and plenty of activities to enjoy surrounded by nature, but this city is also home to many great local restaurants.

On your next trip to Antipolo, you may want to go on a foraging tour for an exciting culinary experience! Check out these 13 must-try restaurants in Antipolo, Rizal:

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Kaulayaw Coffee may be known for serving great, locally sourced coffee in a setting with a great view of the city, but their menu is also worth the drive to Rizal! They have amazingly delicious dishes like carbonara, aglio e olio, avocado, mango yoghurt toast (my personal favourite), and grilled wagyu cubes – just to name a few.

It’s a great place to relax and enjoy good food and coffee after a long weekend in the city!

Visit Kaulayaw Cafe at 23 Sumulong Hwy, Sta. Cruz, Antipolo, Rizal; Or at their branches in Tanay, Rizal; And Estate Mall, Pasig.

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Another outdoor 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 Antipolo breeze.

Their menu features their best-selling fried chicken (in different flavors), and pizza with fresh vegetables from their partner farm in Laguna. They also have pasta, hot butterole tsokolat, and other delicious appetizers. Big bonus: it’s pet friendly!

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

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

They serve classic Filipino dishes with a modern Asian twist. Some of their best-selling dishes include Paris Beef Bulalo with Crispy Noodles, Baby Back Rib Adobo, and Crispy Pata Curry Curry.

Be prepared to feast because their servings are huge!

Theo and Miguel visit Bosay Resort, Marijuman Road, Brgy. San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal; Or at 2/F Robinsons Antipolo.

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Leon Antipolo Mexican Authentic 2023

For authentic Mexican food in Antipolo, you have to check out LEON Authentic Mexican Restaurant. They’ve been serving their tacos to Rizaleños since 2017; Recently, they moved to a larger location.

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

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

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Chawasdee is a charming Thai restaurant in Antipolo City. They serve delicious home-cooked Thai dishes at reasonable prices.

Many of their customers rave about their rich and delicious Tom Yum, as well as their Pad Thai! And of course, you’ll end your feast with delicious mango rice.

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

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Prisoner Bistro

For a relaxed, fine dining experience, visit Tahanan Bistro. This wonderful restaurant is located in part of the artist’s house. They serve Filipino food from different regions in advance using global 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.

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Oscar’s is a great restaurant to visit if you want to eat delicious Filipino meals with a stunning view. You have to try the Crispy Kare-Kare and a great slice of Tres Leches cake.

On Sundays, they also serve a brunch buffet!

Visit the Oscars Ceremony at Eugenio Lopez Center, Somolong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Tagai Grill and Resto Bar

Tagai is an izakaya-inspired open-air restaurant that also offers a view of the city skyline. They serve Japanese-inspired grilled skewers, ramen, and delicious rice bowls. It’s a great place to enjoy sunsets or late-night food cruises.

The restaurant also features a picturesque dining hut 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.

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Annex House in Kari Kari

Anix’s House of Kare-Kare is a highly recommended restaurant for delicious kare-kare dishes. Their place in Antipolo is actually an old house converted into a restaurant, so it feels like you’re dining in a family home. It’s cozy and comforting and pairs perfectly with 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 Sumulung Highway, Brgy. Mambogan, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Dionysus Cafe

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

The café exudes a warm Greek atmosphere that will make you feel like you are in sunny Mykonos. Their menu includes pastas, salads, and best-selling entrees like Boursin, Bruschetta, and Bangus Lumpia.

Visit Dionysus Café at Pinto Art Museum, 1 Sierra Madre Street, Grand Heights Section, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Gamijeong traditional Korean restaurant

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There may be a lot of Korean BBQ places in Antipolo, but Gamijung, a traditional Korean restaurant, is our favorite. It’s an unpretentious, no-frills Korean restaurant that serves delicious (and dare I say authentic) Korean dishes, samgyeopsal. Unlimited Korean BBQ features high-quality beef and delicious side dishes. On the other hand, their a la carte menu offers a wide range of must-try Korean dishes.

While waiting for your next flight to Korea, having a Korean feast at Jamijong might be the best thing you can enjoy.

Visit Gamijung at 256 Sumulong Highway, Antipolo, Rizal.

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Salou in Antipolo

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

The highlight of the menu is the grilled meats, but they also serve a variety of delicious Filipino dishes. Try our delicious and flavorful smoked pork belly!

Visit Salu at Antipolo and Somolong Expressway, City Media, Antipolo, and Rizal.

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Florentine Cafe

Café Florentine is an outdoor garden-style restaurant offering a romantic view of the city. The atmosphere here is very relaxed – perfect for relaxing weekends and romantic nights.

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

Visit Café Florentine in Unit 7 overlooking Bagrai Hills, Brgy. Mayamote, Antipolo, Rizal.

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