Kusina de Maria just recently opened their business to the general public last February 9, 2019. The hole in wall type restaurant’s named after the wife of the proprietor. Our host told us, whenever her aunt is mad at her, she would be called “Maria.” instead of Marianne. Business partners includes Mr. Joseph Talucod, Mr. Emman Talucod and wife.
The restaurant is just a few blocks away from the iconic Araneta Center and near three provincial bus stations. People living within the area would still refer this as Juan Love Pet Store. ( which is the only pet store in New York Avenue for a number of years). The proprietors decided to change their business and moved the operations in Murphy, Cubao area.
Sitting capacity of the restaurant is just between 10 to 12 people at any given time. While waiting for your dishes to be served, One can play traditional board games like chess , scrabble, tic tac toe and dama.
Proof to the pudding are the queue of people at their restaurant during meal times. Some of the popular dishes are easy and fast to prepare like chicken mami, hamburger, silog meals, sisiglicious, bente singko meals, bagnet, chicken wings, nachos, french fries, hotdogs, shakes and mais con yelo.
red lemon juice
Red Lemon Juice– We like the taste, not too sweet and mildly flavored drink.
Nachos– Serve with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes ,ground meat and grated cheese toppings. One can add a few bucks if they wanted to add more onions, tomatoes and bell pepper.
When it comes to cleanliness, we would consider several factor like freshness of ingredients and handling of foods. Some of the dishes are deeply guarded specialties. while others are self taught recipes commonly seen in cook books, youtube or blogging sites.
Chicken Buffalo Wings– This is best paired with rice. It had the right amount of sweetness and a little kick of spiciness. The chicken coated with batter then deep fried before a glaze is added. One of the best chicken wings in this side of the city.
Hidden Wings Honey Barbecue– This is one of my favorite fried chicken wings, this had some sesame seed toppings with nice balance of sweet, savory, spicy and crunchiness.
Hidden Wings Super Spicy – I personally like the super spicy version ( but not too spicy for my taste buds). This is good pairing with beer or any ice cold drinks.
Hidden Wings Garlic Parmesan – The fried chicken wings were coated with a nice combination of garlic flavor and parmesan cheeese. It does not have strong garlic after taste. It also had good balance of salty and one can still savor the taste and smell of parmesan cheese.
Hidden Wings Spicy Cheese– One can taste the cheese flavoring with hint of some spice coming from sliced chilies.
Kabasig– This dish is good in any meals or finger food. The meat is crunchy with some chopped onions ,chopped banana chilies topped cream. Unlike other sisig dishes, calamansi flavor is already infused in the dish.
Mais con Yelo– not too sweet with the right balance combination of shaved ice, cream of corn and evaporated milk. Price is not bad for small ones which cost Php 15.00 ( small cup).
Food Delivery Service
According to the proprietors, They are currently in negotiation for food delivery service within the area.
We must say that one can find good food, good place and affordable price in Cubao, Quezon City.
Note: The restaurant is planning to expand its operations in the next few months. There are also plans for opening more branches in the coming months.
Please try to visit their restaurant and help them like and share their page:
Kusina de Maria FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/kusinademaria
Address: 116 New York Avenue corner Stanford street, Cubao, Quezon City
Operations: Everyday from 11:00am to 1:00 am the following day
Contact : 0915 345 3188