Lilac, Miguel and Maria

I've heard so much about the restaurants sprouting along Lilac St. in Marikina. Though it is just 10 minutes away from the place I grew up in, I never really had a chance to sample any of it, mainly because my mother always prepares food for us whenever we visit.  Except today.

So, I took the opportunity to sample the food of Lilac Street.  My first choice was my friend Dang's take-out bar called OMOnok, that serves Korean-style fried chicken.  Unfortunately, it was closed during lunch today.

I drove some more and found a bigger restaurant called Miguel and Maria.

Unlike the other establishments, this one can accommodate 6 cars in the parking lot.  Based on my estimate, it can also seat around 60 diners at a time.  There are seats outside the main dining hall for smokers.  The main dining hall is divided into two sections.  The wooden doors and window plus marbled floors gave that homey feel.  I guess this was one of those old homes that were converted into a restaurant.  It is the "in" thing these days.

When the server approached, I was informed that the Chicken Wings and Ribs were the best sellers.  I ordered both for take-out.  It was one of those restaurants that offered American food at affordable prices. 

The serving size wasn't a disappointment too.  A full slab of ribs that can serve 3 people wont cost you more than P300.  Who can beat that? All in all, these orders cost me less than P500.  Not bad. Just don't read the box labels. 

I have yet to try the other items on the menu.  But those I've tried are good enough.  If you are on the lookout for a new restaurant to try out, I highly recommend this place. 


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