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Artcafe

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Filipino, Seafood, International, Asian, Pasta
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Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
+63 920 902 6317
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Artcafe is a popular restaurant, opens the doors early morning to serve...
Artcafe is a popular restaurant, opens the doors early morning to serve great breakfast with the best homemade bread, homemade Yogurt, Swiss Muesli etc. It's a perfect hangout place for the whole day and taste the best comfort food, book a tour, a flight and get some good quality information. At night the place lights up, live music begins and you can enjoy delicious international specialities and a great variation of salads that are grown on their own organic farm or enjoy a good glass of wine and meet people at the Bar. Wifi - Book exchange - Foreign exchange - Travel & Tour booking desk - Rentals of Kayaks, Paddle boards and Snorkel gear - General Sales Agent for Direct Flights (ITI) MNL-ELN-MNL - Airline ticketing - Van and Boat tickets - Up-to-date Information.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Highly recommend the seafood paella and seafood pasta!!! Staff is accommodating and should ask for recommendations in their menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend the seafood paella and seafood pasta!!! Staff is accommodating and should ask for recommendations in their menu.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We came by this place due to recommendations online, however, nothing outstanding on arrival. The souvenirs are expensive, I suggest hitting the souvenir shops in the El Nido township instead. The meals too were expensive compared to other local restaurants, yet noting really special about it.

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artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, You came here because you read many good review on our etsablishment. Although some items can be found elsewhere, we know that in fact for example our Tshirts, all printed and designed in our own Artshop ,mare the cheapest and best Quality in town and unique as well as you will not find the same design everywhere else.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Artcafe may be the best resto in El nido, i dined here three times! Some memorable breakfast, lunch and dinnertime i had with them! Super friendly staff and easy to talk to and laugh with! The pizza's are divine and must-try!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great service, friendly staff. Just expensive for food that is not much better then other restaurants which are cheaper. Range of good is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The restaurant accepts credit cards. They offer international food (Philippines cuisine, salads, pizza, deserts). A bit more expensive that the ones in its neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Let's start with some staff basics....they are attentive and friendly, dressed in smart team attire, eye contact...service oriented. Now a few simple ingredients....fresh flowers on the table, clean toilets, books and games. Some wholesome ingredients....the food is excellent...try the Thai soup, paella, salads, just had Angus beef and mash...all fresh ingredients....and you don't wait for ages! The entertainment factor....some great... More 

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artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much Bryan for writing this detailed review. For noticing all the little details that make the difference, from the flower, to the smiles, the cleanliness, the service and the good food that you certainly enjoyed on many events during your stay in El Nido. Hope to see tou again one day soon here at Artcafe. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Art Cafe was right next to where we were staying, and because of the buzz around this restaurant, we decided to give it a try. The food is good but on the pricey side. I think most people went there for the Wi-Fi (it was a rainy week when we arrived, and power was intermittent), but the atmosphere is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great cafe to pass the time when in El Nido town. Decent food, nice big balcony space and a helpful travel agency.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I visited the art cafe a few times while I stayed in El Nido. The staff were very friendly an the food was fantastic. Also the view from the terrace was amazing as the sun went down in the evening. A fun little place to have a meal or drink.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We ordered 1 pizza and 1 pasta good for 2 persons. Food was so good that I regretted that we did not eat here more often during our stay. They have books in the restaurant, a good place to relax & eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 920 902 6317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Seafood, International, Asian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Doing business

Description

Artcafe is a popular restaurant, opens the doors early morning to serve great breakfast with the best homemade bread, homemade Yogurt, Swiss Muesli etc. It's a perfect hangout place for the whole day and taste the best comfort food, book a tour, a flight and get some good quality information. At night the place lights up, live music begins and you can enjoy delicious international specialities and a great variation of salads that are grown on their own organic farm or enjoy a good glass of wine and meet people at the Bar. Wifi - Book exchange - Foreign exchange - Travel & Tour booking desk - Rentals of Kayaks, Paddle boards and Snorkel gear - General Sales Agent for Direct Flights (ITI) MNL-ELN-MNL - Airline ticketing - Van and Boat tickets - Up-to-date Information.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm

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