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Artcafe

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Filipino, Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta
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Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 920 902 6317
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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 sio a cocktail and meet people at the Bar. Solar powered Wifi all day - Book exchange - Foreign exchange - Travel & Tour booking desk - GSA for Flights El Nido to Manila - Van and Boat tickets - Lots of good information..
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 27
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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
Great food, island hopping good too!

We loved Artcafe and went back several times in our stay in El Nido. It has a great ethos and we enjoyed our visits. The food is organic and carefully prepared. The Bruschetta was delicious and we also enjoyed pasta, breakfasts and pizza. The staff are friendly and gentle and the vibe is lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Elle267
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Melbourne, Australia
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The first restaurant I tried in El Nido due to the very high praises received in Trip Advisor. The food was good and the mango desert is nice. But, the price is more on the expensive side. OK to try but not going to be my first choice when I come back to El Nido.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The staff here are very friendly and helpful if you have any questions. The restaurant is part of a shop and stay. It's usually on the recommended place to stop for pizza and tour bookings. As for the food, you'll be content with your choice, but it's nothing to write home about. The portions are large and filling, so you... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This place is really great for the following things: Food- kinilaw, shrimps, vegetable curry, mango juice, omelettes Kayaks - good 2 person kayaks that are comfort than any other you'll find in El nido. They also have a map of places to kayak to and how long it will take Flights- you can book flights from El nido to Manila... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A place in El Nido where you get decent food and you won't be sick. The El Nido salad, the Tom Yom Goong soup, and the pizzas are recommended. Basil everything, even in mojitos (instead of mint).

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved Artcafe and went back several times in our stay in El Nido. It has a great ethos and we enjoyed our visits. The food is organic and carefully prepared. The Bruschetta was delicious and we also enjoyed pasta, breakfasts and pizza. The staff are friendly and gentle and the vibe is lovely. Note! When they tell you the... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Art Cafe is a really popular place and you can find travelers chilling in the area having food and drink nearly all day long. The atmosphere is really chill, the food is good but touristic prices and there is a booking/travel agency on premises. They also sell used books in the restaurant area and there is free wifi. Since El... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We expend 6 nights in El Nido, and in Artcafe for sure you are going to find a awesome restaurant, they mix a great atmosphere between live music and amazing dishes, don't forget " tomato pesto" it's a must if you go there. Important, all the fruits and vegetables are from their own farm. It's a important detail.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

when there are few people, the wifi is as good as you're going to get. It has average food. It closes around 930pm and has lots of well priced snorkeling/adventure gear for purchase as well.

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Manama, Bahrain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have used this restaurant several times over the last two years after reading about it in the Lonely Planet guide when I first came to El Nido. It never fails to deliver- excellent freshly cooked food served by friendly cheerful staff in a lovely setting above the hustle and bustle of El Nido town and the busy beach. Great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a lot of trouble finding good coffee in El Nido, not to mention decent Wifi! My husband and I went here one morning to get a good dose of both of those things and did not expect such a cute place with such a tribal/island vibe. The breakfast was really good and filling as well. Did not try... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients

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 sio a cocktail and meet people at the Bar. Solar powered Wifi all day - Book exchange - Foreign exchange - Travel & Tour booking desk - GSA for Flights El Nido to Manila - Van and Boat tickets - Lots of good 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?