16 Sep 2011
First off, there are three main roads that lead to Tiendesitas, please make sure you know them. Second, take the direction that goes to one of these main arterial streets depending on where you will be coming from.
Before we cut to the chase, please be informed that Tiendesitas is located inside Frontera Verde complex, an 18.5 hectare development at the corner of Ortigas Avenue and C-5 (E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue). Aside from Tiendesitas, other destinations inside this development project are: Transcom, Silver City, SM Hypermart, McDonald's, Fun Ranch, Ark Avilon and Shell Gasoline Station which is located at the corner of C-5 and Julia Vargas Avenue, the road that bordered Frontera Verde to the south. Please see Building/Establishment Map of Frontera Verde and Route Map of Tiendesitas below this post. For commuting directions, click this How To Get To Tiendesitas And Frontera Verde In Public Transportation
Here are the driving directions to Tiendesitas from different parts of Metro Manila
The three roads that lead to Tiendesitas:
|Entrance of Frontera Verde along Ortigas Ave|
Julia Vargas Avenue - taking the east lane from SM Mega Mall, Ortigas Center, Meralco Avenue, San Miguel Avenue, Shaw Boulevard or Lanuza Avenue, stay to the leftmost lane and make a left to Frontera Drive, approximately 113 meters before the corner of Julia Vargas Avenue and C-5 aka E. Rodriguez Jr Avenue. McDonald's is located at the corner of Frontera Drive and Julia Vargas. To your left now is Silver City opposite SM Hypermart which is next to McDonald's. Cross the first intersection which is La Tiendas. Tiendesitas south side is at the corner of Frontera Drive and Las Tiendas. Parking entrance is near the corner.
C-5 aka E. Rodriguez Jr Avenue - here we have two directions. From Eastwood, Libis, Cubao, Katipunan or Commonwealth, pass through Ortigas Avenue and C-5 flyover, immediately change lane to the right and go right at Las Tiendas, the road you get to see upon descent of the flyover. SM Hypermart is located at the corner of C-5 and La Tiendas. To your right is Tiendesitas parking entrance. From Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Market Market or Alabang, take the U-turn slot below Ortigas Avenue and C-5 flyover and immediately turn right onto Las Fiestas, the first road you get to see which also serves as Frontera Verde entrance. Transcom is located at the corner of Las Fiestas and C-5 and to your left is Tiendesitas parking entrance.
How to get to Tiendesitas
From Makati areas of Ayala Avenue, Gil Puyat Avenue aka Buendia, Bel-Air, Greenbelt, Glorietta and Ayala Triangle Gardens.
Take EDSA's north bound lane and turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue. From Gil Puyat flyover, take Kalayaan flyover. In Kalayaan Avenue, turn right onto C-5 and pass through the U-Turn C-5 Kalayaan flyover. Now in north bound lane of C-5, stay to the middle and drive all the way up to Ortigas Avenue. Don't take the Ortigas C-5 flyover. Use the U-Turn slot underneath the flyover, just before Ortigas Avenue. Follow direction at Road #3 above. Approximate distance from Kalayaan Avenue corner C-5 to the U-Turn slot going to Tiendesitas is 3.5 km.
From Makati areas of Rockwell, J.P. Rizal, Makati City Hall, Olympia, Poblacion, Guadalupe Viejo and nearby areas.
Taking J.P. Rizal Avenue, turn right onto Estrella. Go all the way to EDSA and turn right to take south bound lane of EDSA. From Guadalupe Viejo, just take EDSA's south bound lane. Use the U-Turn slot underneath Buendia-EDSA flyover to take EDSA's north bound lane. Immediately, turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue, the road with flyover that extends from Buendia-EDSA flyover. Stay in Kalayaan Avenue and follow direction given to drivers from Makati Ayala, Makati Buendia, etc.
From SM Mall of Asia (MOA), Baclaran, Coastal Road, Atlantic Avenue, Pacific Avenue, NAIA-3, Resorts World Manila.
MOA - Avoid EDSA, take Macapagal Boulevard left to NAIA Road, cross Roxas Boulevard. In NAIA Road, turn left on Domestic Road. Baclaran - take Quirino Avenue, left to NAIA Road and left to Domestic Road, which ends in Airport Road. Turn right onto Airport Road which becomes Andrews Avenue and drive all the way to the big rotunda near NAIA-3. Turn right to go with the traffic flow in the rotunda and back to Andrews Avenue. Follow the direction of the road until it turn left and change its name to Sales Road. This is the direction to take if you're coming from Resort World Manila and NAIA-3. Avoid getting to the skyway. Stay to the ground level road and cross SLEX via dedicated flyover. Once you crossed SLEX, road name becomes Lawton Avenue and from then, it would be a smooth swirling drive towards Bonifacio Global City. Road names becomes 5th Avenue in Global City. Head towards Kalayaan. Cross McKinley, Rizal Drive, 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th streets. Then turn left on 32nd Street. Drive all the way crossing 3rd Street and Rizal Drive. Avoid getting onto Kalayaan flyover. Turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue and drive all the way to C-5. Turn right onto C-5 and pass through the U-Turn C-5 Kalayaan flyover. Now in north bound lane of C-5, stay to the middle and drive all the way up to Ortigas Avenue. Don't take the Ortigas C-5 flyover. Use the U-Turn slot underneath the flyover, just before Ortigas Avenue. Follow direction at Road #3 above. Approximate distance from Kalayaan Avenue corner C-5 to the U-Turn slot going to Tiendesitas is 3.5 km.
From Timog, Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Kamuning, Dona Alejandro Roces Avenue, E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue and nearby areas.
Take Tomas Morato. Turn right on E. Rodriguez Sr Avenue in which Tomas Morato ends. First traffic lights are at Dona M Hemedy Street. Second traffic lights are at Gilmore Avenue. Turn left on Gilmore. Drive all the way, cross Aurora Boulevard where LRT Line 2 runs. Stay to the middle, cross Santolan Road, and drive past Greenhilss all the way and cross EDSA. You're now driving along Ortigas Avenue which starts at Santolan Road. After EDSA, the next busy intersection with traffic lights is Meralco Avenue. Next to Meralco Avenue is Lanuza Avenue. After crossing Lanuza Avenue, change lane to the right then take the Frontera Drive to get to Tiendesitas. Follow direction at Road #1 above.
From Proj 6-7-8, SM City North EDSA, TRinoma and nearby areas via Quezon City Memorial Cirlce/Elliptical Road, Kalayaan and Kamias Road.
From your origin head to Quezon City Memorial Circle. From Project 6, take Visayas. From Project 7 and 8, take Mindanao, left to North Avenue. From Trinoma and SM North, take North Avenue. Take the one way Elliptical Road past Quezon Avenue and East Avenue, the two respective main roads perpendicular to the right of Elliptical Road, then turn right onto Kalayaan Avenue, the main road next to Quezon City Hall. Drive all the way past steets of Mayaman, Matalino, Malingap, Matino and the main intersection of V. Luna Avenue, then turn left on Kamias Avenue. There's a Caltex at the right corner of Kalayaan and Kamias. Stay to the middle of Kamias Road, cross main intersection of Anonas and turn right onto Langka. Drive past Bignay Street, then go left in Chico Street aka Xavierville Avenue which ends up in C-5 (Katipunan). Turn left on Esteban Abada Street, the intersection before C-5. If you go straight to C-5 from Chico, you will end up in Aurora Boulevard where traffic is heavy and you will need to make a U-Turn back to C-5 again. So, make sure you turn left on Esteban Abada Street to be able to take Katipunan flyover. Again, Abada Street is the last road before C-5 (Katipunan). In Abada, turn right onto the next street (Rosa Alvero), then turn right onto C-5 (Katipunan), take the flyover and drive past C-5/Katipunan-Boni Serrano Tunnel and Eastwood City to your left all the way to Frontera Drive. Take the C-5/Ortigas flyover and follow direction given at Road #3 above.
From NLEX, Bulacan, Pampanga, other areas north of Metro Manila.
Take NLEX-Mindanao Exit. In Mindanao Avenue, pass through Quirino Tunnel and drive all the way past Tandang Sora and cross Congressional Avenue, a wide main road (with traffic lights). Immediately make a U-Turn to get back towards Congressional. Turn right onto Congressional. (Note: This direction is by virtue of the fact that as of this writing, there are no left turns in Mindanao and Congressional intersection.) Now in Congressional, cross Visayas Avenue, another wide road intersecting Congressional Avenue. Your next turn is Tandang Sora Avenue. Remember: Tandang Sora Avenue is approximately 625 meters from Visayas Avenue. A lot of motorists turn right onto Tandang Sora. There are many road signs pointing to Tandang Sora which is a little bit narrow and runs diagonal from Congressional. Now, turn right onto Tandang Sora Avenue. Next main intersection to cross is Commonwealth Avenue, the so called "killer highway" because of its being the widest road in the Philippines. It is easy to notice you're approaching Commonwealth Avenue because there's a flyover above it. Traffic in this intersection is moderate to heavy. Go cross Commonwealth Avenue. Now, after crossing Commonwealth Avenue, Tandang Sora bends to the left as it merges a little bit with Commonwealth and then separate again in a diagonal way. Just follow road direction. Traffic here is sometimes heavy because of public jeepneys that stand right in the corner, but after that it's gonna be smooth sailing. Tandang Sora Avenue becomes Katipunan Avenue in area where you will conspicuously see Manila Water Head Office signage that stands in the center island of now widened road. This area is popularly known as MWSS and you get to see another sign of Maynilad. Now, stay to the middle and watch for road signs and take the lane below Eastwood City sign. You get to pass through a flyover and then the Libis Boni Serrano Katipunan Tunnel and eventually C-5 and Ortigas Avenue flyover. Follow direction in Road #3 to familiarize where to turn from C-5 and locate the Parking Area.
From Taguig, Bonifacio Global City, Market Market and nearby areas.
Take C-5 north bound lane from your origin. Drive all the way up to Ortigas Avenue-C5 flyover. Don't take the flyover. Use the U-Turn slost below the flyover few meters before Ortigas Avenue. Follow direction given in Road #3 explaining where to turn from C-5 and where to park your car.
From Quiapo, Intramuros, SM City Manila, C.M. Recto Avenue, Sta. Cruz Manila, Divisoria, Binondo, Ongpin and other nearby areas.
SM City Manila and Intramuros - take Ayala Boulevard crossing Pasig River via Ayala Bridge. Quiapo - take Carlos Palanca Sr Street and left to P. Casal which changes to Legarda in C.M. Recto. Santa Cruz, Ongpin, Binondo, Divisoria - take C.M. Recto Avenue and left to Legarda. In Legarda, take the Legarda-Ramon Magsaysay flyover which crisscrosses with Nagthan Bridge and LRT Line 2. You're now traversing Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard. After passing by LRT-2 Pureza Station, turn right onto Old Sta Mesa Street. Up ahead, Old Sta Mesa forms a Y-intersection with each side a one way traffic. Take the right side of the Y-intersection to go with the traffic flow. This road becomes Valenzuela Street and the next main road that intersects it is Vactorio Mapa. Turn right onto V. Mapa. In V. Mapa, you will pass through a bridge and next to it is a main intersection of Kalentong. Go cross Kalentong. Now, you're traversing Shaw Boulevard which intersects EDSA where there's a flyover known as EDSA-Shaw Blvd Overpass. Avoid getting onto the overpass or flyover, because you will turn left on EDSA. Take the service road below EDSA-Shaw Blvd Overpass, stay to the left and at green light, turn left on EDSA. Now, turn right onto Julia Vargas Avenue, the main road that runs right below the middle of the huge SM Mega Mall. Turn right onto Saint Francis Street, the road at the back of SM Mega Mall, then left on Lourdes Street, the next intersection. Turn left on San Miguel Avenue and then turn right back onto Julia Vargas Avenue. You need to get around because Julia Vargas is one way from San Miguel to Saint Francis with all traffic go towards EDSA. Back in Julia Vargas, stay to the middle and drive all the way, crossing main intersection of Meralco Avenue below Meralco Avenue-Julia Vargas flyover. Next intersection is Lanuza Avenue. After crossing Lanuza Avenue, change your lane to the left in preparation for the left turn that will take you to Frontera Verde where Tiendesitas is exactly located. Follow direction given at Road #2 above detailing how to get to the exact location of Tiendesitas inside Frontera Verde and telling you where to park your car.
From Mandaluyong area of Mandaluyong City Hall, Boni Avenue, Gabby's, Primo Cruz, San Francisco, Boni-Pioneer, EDSA-Pioneer, EDSA-Boni, Robinson's Pioneer, and places near to these areas.
Take Boni Avenue's EDSA bound lane. Pass through Boni-EDSA Tunnel to get to the other side. Boni Avenue becomes Pioneer Street after the tunnel. Continue your drive in Pioneer all the way to Shaw Boulevard where a Caltex Station is located to the right corner. Turn right onto Shaw Boulevard. Next turn is to Meralco Avenue which starts to the left of Shaw, but there's no left turn from Shaw Boulevard to Meralco Avenue. So, drive past Meralco Avenue and use the oval rotunda up ahead, located before Ynares Sports Arena which is to the left of Shaw and visible from afar. After your U-turn, turn right onto Meralco Avenue. Avoid getting onto Meralco Avenue-Julia Vargas flyover. Turn right onto Julia Vargas Avenue, the main road that passes through below the middle of the flyover/overpass. In Julia Vargas, you will cross the intersection of Lanuza. Change your lane to the left after crossing Lanuza in preparation for the left turn to Frontera Verde where Tiendesitas is exactly located. Please read direction in Road #2 above detailing how to get to the exact location of Tiendesitas inside Frontera Drive and telling you where to park your car.
From Alabang, Sucat, Metropolis Starmall, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, Filinvest and nearby areas.
Take SLEX and use C-5 Exit. Stay to the middle of swirling road of C-5 and drive past Fort Bonifacio Global City. Approximate distance from SLEX to the U-Turn slot below Ortigas-C5 flyover is 11 km. Follow direction at Road #3 above.
From Robinson's Place Manila, Ermita, Malate, CCP Complex and nearby areas.
Option 1. Take Pedro Gil Street. Drive all the way and cross President Quirino Avenue. Option 2. Take President Quirino Avenue and turn right onto Pedro Gil Street. This is the best way to take if you're coming from CCP Complex. Stay on Pedro Gil and drive all the way, crossing a part of Pasig River via bridge. Road name becomes New Panaderos in area where you cross Pasig River. Turn right onto Boni Avenue and drive all the way to EDSA passing through a big rotunda where Mandaluyong City Hall is located in the middle. Avoid getting to EDSA. Pass through the Boni-EDSA Tunnel to get to the other side. Boni Avenue becomes Pioneer Street after the tunnel. Continue your drive in Pioneer all the way to Shaw Boulevard where a Caltex Station is located to the right corner. Turn right onto Shaw Boulevard. Next turn is to Meralco Avenue which starts to the left of Shaw, but there's no left turn from Shaw Boulevard to Meralco Avenue. So, drive past Meralco Avenue and use the oval rotunda up ahead, located before Ynares Sports Arena which is to the left of Shaw and visible from afar. After your U-turn, turn right onto Meralco Avenue. Avoid getting onto Meralco Avenue-Julia Vargas flyover. Turn right onto Julia Vargas Avenue. In Julia Vargas, you will cross the intersection of Lanuza. Change your lane to the left after crossing Lanuza in preparation for the left turn to Frontera Verde where Tiendesitas is exactly located. Please read direction in Road #2 above detailing how to get to the exact location of Tiendesitas inside Frontera Drive and telling you where to park your car.
From Caloocan area, e.g. Monumento, Bagong Barrio, Balintawak and nearby areas.
Take EDSA's south bound lane. Make a U-Turn to Congressional Avenue in Munoz. Turn right onto Congressional and drive all the way, crossing Mindanao Avenue, Visayas Avenue and and a small road of Macaya Steet, then turn right onto Tandang Sora Avenue which intersects Congressional in a little bit curb direction for a driver to notice, take care not to miss. After crossing the main and the widest highway in the Philippines called Commonwealth Avenue, it would be a smooth drive all the way to Tiendesitas with no more turns to make. Just pass through C-5/Katipunan-Boni Serrano Tunnel and eventually C-5 and Ortigas Avenue flyover. Follow direction in Road #3 to familiarize where to turn from C-5 and locate the Parking Area.
Frontera Verde Building & Establishment Map. Click each icon or marker to reveal the name of particular establishment. Driving Map to Tiendesitas Parking Areas below this map.
Location Map Tiendesitas: Drive access to Parking areas
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