Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina – Reloaded

Beeffalo by Hotrocks Marikina – Reloaded

Beeffalo Sizzling Beef Ribs

Beeffalo Sizzling Beef Ribs – PHP 330

The interiors of Beeffalo by Hotrocks has recently been refurbished but the food; which locals have come to love, still remains consistent.

The first time I tried Beeffalo was at their 2nd branch in Antipolo. It had classic restaurant setting with a lot of vintage items on display (donated by friends and family). During that trip; Louie Abad shared to us the origins of Beeffalo and how they started their first Beeffalo branch at Marikina.

Before Marikina’s food scene boomed; Beeffalo was a lone restaurant in a long strip of tall grasses. The restaurant’s location was something that you have to deliberately visit. You have to muster courage because of the dark road that comes before it. However, at the edge of the road; you will see a brightly lit restaurant that’s ready to do some backyard grilling! (Now, the area has a lot of restaurants so the scary movie scene is no longer applicable).

Beeffalo Backyard Grill

Beeffalo Backyard Grill

The Marikina branch was bigger than their Antipolo branch and it also had a lot of classic decorations. Inside you can see typewriters (yes before the keyboards :) ) and a sewing machine; while on the outside there was a bike and a motorcycle (near the entrance). During our visit (October); they redecorated the place to depict a halloween theme using recycled materials (e.g. trash bags spider, stryfoam ghosts, glass candles and many more!). Also outside, you would see a little hut for grilling; similar to how their family used to do it before venturing into the restaurant business.

The Food

Most of the food that we have tried have already been featured in the previous post so I’ll just upload those that weren’t there yet.

Beeffalo Croquettes

Beeffalo Croquettes – PHP 145

A good way to start the meal. Crunchy, meaty (potato-ey?) and goes well with the dip.

Beeffalo Wings

Beeffalo Wings – PHP 195

Beeffalo Lamb Adobo

Beeffalo Lamb Adobo – PHP 260

Beeffalo Sizzling Beef Ribs

Beeffalo Sizzling Beef Ribs – PHP 330

Previously, I wasn’t able to try this out so this was my personal order. I loved a viscous tamarind gravy and the tender beef. However, this should be eaten quickly as once it cools down, it gets rubbery to chew.

Off the Grill

Beeffalo Grilled Blue Marlin

Beeffalo Grilled Blue Marlin – PHP 225

Beeffalo Grilled Liempo (Salt and Pepper)

Beeffalo Grilled Liempo (Salt and Pepper) – PHP 195

Marinated only using salt and pepper, the liempo was simple yet flavor was there. It wasn’t boring to eat and you can definitely taste that charred pork meat.

Beeffalo Grilled Liempo (Jack Daniels)

Beeffalo Grilled Liempo (Jack Daniels)

If salt and pepper isn’t your thing; then you can try Jack Daniels Glazed liempo. It was a mixture of sweet and slightly spicy on tender pork meat that’s perfect for java rice. This was one of our favorites that night.


For desserts, you can either go with their ice cream, cake slices or creme brulees. They were all good and it was quite fascinating that our well fed stomachs still had room for dessert.

Beeffalo Turtle Pie

Beeffalo Turtle Pie – PHP 165

Beeffalo Dulce De Leche

Beeffalo Dulce De Leche – PHP 165

Beeffalo Banana Creme Brulee

Beeffalo Banana Creme Brulee – 145

My personal order was the banana creme brulee and I was surprised at what I saw. The banana was fused with the creme brulee and it also had torched sugar on it. I loved it!

Beeffalo Jar of Monkeys

Beeffalo Jar of Monkeys – PHP 145

I failed to show how big this was but this was meant for sharing… unless you really love ice cream!

What can I say? Beeffalo should really open a branch closer to home (current branches are at Marikina and Antipolo). With their delicious food and very affordable prices; it would be an instant hit!

Disclosure: Beeffalo paid for our meal

Till next time,



Beeffalo by Hotrocks 

Lot 6, Block 3,
Gil Fernando Avenue, Santo Niño,
Marikina City

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So what can you say? :)