Sunday, October 17, 2010

MAMA CHIT'S


That hot, humid, Sunday afternoon, we were driving around Marikina, looking for a place to have our late lunch.


We drove around a bit, eventually parked the car beside the church (Our Lady of the Abandoned - San Roque) and started exploring the vicinity.
Just a block from the church, behind a gas station, we saw the sign "Mama Chit's". The marquee was very nice, and the place had a garden with tables and fancy stuff set up outside, so we decided to check it out... (There was a one-level totem pole and lots of colored bottles!)




 ...and lo! Were we surprised: the interior was adorned with vintage items, from 30-year old softdrink bottles, to old car plates from the US, to old print ads, and old photographs! I'm pretty sure we missed the turntable somewhere or something!





The girl (we are hypothesizing that she is the owner's granddaughter, haha) approached us and gave us copies of the menu. I enjoyed browsing through it: saw a variety of dishes, most of them western, at affordable prices, I would say. The place is semi-self service, once you get there, go to the counter to order, then pick a table.

We ordered some burger and turkey wrap, funny how the place seems fully stocked, when I was starting to get the impression that they don't have that much clients (Sorry Roni, they DO GET FULL especially in the evening!). Please dismiss my jumping to conclusions, and let's proceed with the grub:
The burger was veeeeery juicy! I loved the chips that they served with it, kind of reminded me of Barnaby's sour cream and chives:


The turkey wrap was a hit too! The meat wasn't dry at all:


The pasta was also good, we ordered the Seafood Marinara:


We were very bochogs after our merienda (ay merienda lang pala yun?), and spent the rest of our time there taking photos and keeping ourselves amused by their extensive collection.



That was the best part of our stay - looking around, as if walking down memory lane - the memory lane where we weren't even born yet... *awww*.



More reasons to love Mama Chit's here. And definitely more places in Marikina for you! Toodles!

MAMA CHIT'S
278 J.P. Rizal Street, San Roque, Marikina City
Tel. No.: (02) 646-8547
Just across the Shoe Museum, near Our Lady of the Abandoned Church
Munching Budget per person: starts at 100 PhP

Marikina, aking hirang.

Roni

27 comments:

  1. hi roni!tried their cheeseburger!sarap,and mura pa! now i have to try that of SKOW's. thanks for all your marikina food trip recommendations!

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  2. hi Chiz! thanks for always dropping by. yes, do try the cheeseburger at SKOW, it's also very good!!! :)

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  3. eto pala 'yung related post, nice! masarap pasta nila,pero parang mas gusto ko 'yung sa boyongs'!

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  4. haha! yup, Boyong's serves good pasta too :) i think they all have different styles of preparing, and different sauces of course. pero masarap naman lahat :D cheers!

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  5. I love your site! I am from Marikina and I'm really wondering a lot of private restaurants are just coming out! :)

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  6. thanks Gerri! :) I'm sure we are all proud of our city :) enjoy your food trips!

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  7. After Kris featured Mama Chits on TV, we became curious and wanted to try it right away. The place was jam packed. I can not believe people are willing to wait 2 hours for their burgers. Unfortunately, the staff did not make the wait pleasant. The staff was frazzled and a bit rude. There was no attempt to make the wait bearable. The burgers came out vey juicy and tasty. But the experience was terrible. Mama Chits is not ready for fame, and can not handle it well.

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    1. uh oh! let me see what I can do to get this to their attention. thanks for the feedback!

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  8. I'm a true blood marikinean but i have never visited half of the great foodies here in Marikina...never too late! thank you for doing a great blog like this.. sana yung fb account mo is also complete like this...

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    1. thanks so much for your message! The FB page is more of a link to this blog, and where the community gathers ;-) thanks again and enjoy your food trip in Marikina!

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  9. My classmate went here and said that you sell cupcakes. Is it true?

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    1. hi there! yes I do sell cupcakes but my current distribution area is down south Metro Manila for now ;-)

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  10. Do they accept credit/Debit cards??

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    1. good evening! as far as I know, they accept only cash... not sure if they've added credit cards to their facility though ;-)

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  11. may I know what camera did you use? thanks

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    1. hi Happy! The camera I used for this set is a Nikon D40 with AF-S 35mm 1.8G Nikkor Lens ;-) Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. ganda ng kulay! I have slr too but don't know how to make it like the one you did, did you apply filter in photoshop like from topaz? sorry for asking too much

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    3. awwww thanks so much Happy! the filter on my lens is a UV filter :) the color, well, maybe it's because I just set the color sa menu to "VIVID" hehe! No other edits aside from cropping :-p Dami ko pa din over/underexposed shots. Thanks so much! ;-)

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  12. hi po just wanna ask how to get there via public transportation if im from edsa shaw crossing or from pasig rotonda? thanks in advance..

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    1. hi there! from Edsa Shaw you can take MRT to Cubao, then LRT 2 to Katipunan. At Katipunan, take the Calumpang and tell Manong to let you off Mama Chit's. When you see the big old church (Our Lady of the Abandoned San Roque Church), it means you're near. :-)

      From Pasig Rotonda, I am not sure if Marikina Palengke jeepneys pass there, but if they do, take one, then get off at F. Paket Funeral near the old church (Our Lady of the Abandoned San Roque Church). You can tell Manong to remind you to get off at that point. You can then walk from there to Mama Chit's, just ask around, the place is quite popular ;-)

      Happy food tripping!!!

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  13. Just want to share my experience here. Burgers are pricey for its taste and size.. we find it "matabang" and the dressing as well. Pasta noodles are overcooked, we never enjoy what we had on our table. Definitely, we won't be coming back again, not value for money. :) peace!

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    1. thanks so much for the feedback! ;-) sorry to hear about your experience. for me Mama Chit's burgers are good, though I think the best so far in the city are the ones by Bun of Brothers ;-)

      cheers,
      Roni

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    2. Hi Roni, I appreciate your reply here. Actually, we expect alot kasi based on pictures and some tv reviews na featured out pala ito with Kris Aquino. The collections are great, halos doon kami nag enjoy na lang. Siguro hindi lng mataas yung expectation ko sa burgers nila and pasta since mahal sila, 150php ata.

      I suggest you try a budget burger near Conception, tapat halos ng Jollibee don, across Petron, named Kalborgers. Medyo madami na din silang reviews sa TV. and I tried their patties, sobrang nasarapan ako while not damaging my budget, 65php lang and big enough for 1. :) sana ma try mo din ito. thanks!

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  14. waa. I guess hindi na publish yung mala nobela kong reply. Anyway. I just want to thank you too for your response.

    We just expecting a lot for its price. Naaliw lang kami sa decoration ng place as well as the vintage collections. If I may share, naka tikim ako ng burger "Kalborgers" along Conception area, tapat ng Jollibee conception marikina. Try it ronnie, mura yung burger 65php lang okay na!. plus yung 150php big burger nila is good for 2-3 person. :) I guess na feature na din sila before, but hindi na nakasabay sa social media. Thanks and looking forward for more reviews. - Pat

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    1. hi Pat! naku pasensya na it takes some time for me to go online and approve comments, kaya hindi mo nakita agad hihi! thanks so much for your recommendation! Sige try ko iyan. Like they say, ang mga memorable food experiences need not happen sa restos, minsan sa sidestreets or sa unexpected food places mo makukuha ang best dishes ;-)
      thanks and looking forward to hearing more from you as well!

      cheers,
      Roni

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    2. Thank you too! More power to you Ronnie! Looking forward sa mga latest reviews and new food trips.

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    3. that's great! thanks again! ;-)

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