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Artcafe

Sirena St. | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island, Philippines
09209026317
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Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in El Nido
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Philippine, International, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Artcafe serves healthy, nutritious, tasty food, including vegetarian options. The menu ranges from seafood and fish specialities, curries, pizza, pasta, steaks, sausages, a very wide selection of salads, that are grown at their own organic farm, tropical fruit shakes, homemade cakes and freshly baked European bread, homemade yogurt and swiss muesli accompanied with freshly brewed coffee.Artcafe has a warm atmosphere, breezy terrace with a good view and comfort. Artcafe is open from early in the morning to late in the evening. Local musicians perform here almost every night. Artcafe has a Bar that serves great cocktails. 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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Awesome place. Good food, great ambiance, fantastic service. Serving sizes did not disappoint and i like the fact that they serve decent house red. Thats a rarity in el nido.

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Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Artcafe is great for feel good stay. It has an ambiance that will make you forget the rest of the world. Inside is cozy and very warm. It has a rustic feel that allows you to relax and just appreciate the good music from the band. Food is also great. I had chips and fish, it's french fries with fish... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Prior to our trip, I already checked out some most recommended restaurants in El Nido and among those I shortlisted was Art Cafe. We easily found Art Cafe since it is also popular among the locals. Art Cafe has nice interiors and ambiance and very accommodating staff. Also love that they have a live band playing some of my favorite... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I booked with artcafe because they had a website and lots of good reviews and they were the only place that booked private tours. I didn't realize how many tour companies there were, and had I known I would have booked elsewhere. We ate here and the food was good, but the German owner was kind of mean to her... More

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went here due to reviews found here in TA. I'd say the food is worth the good reviews. Went here for a couple of times, first for dinner and another for early lunch. Had pesto for dinner, serving size was big. The next day i ordered the seafood salad, I highly reccommend this! It was very delicious and abundant with... More

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pawikan66, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

Thank you for dining several times at Artcafe while in El Nido and for taking the time to write this review. Rest assured that it's absolutely not in our intention that push sales, but to rather assure we are there whenever you like something. it's low season and even in peak season we would not rush anyone ever to leave... More

Luzon, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We came to el nido for a little peace and quiet with nature as our sorroundings.. We do this every year for our anniversary month.. We went to Art Cafe as a friend recommended it.. It was really a nice place.. The pizza was yummy and the seafood parmesan pasta too! Even the kinilaw! We tried their own made ice... More

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pawikan66, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

Greetings from Artcafe! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a nice review. We appreciate very much your inputs and suggestions, especially regarding the live bands. We shall definetely turn the volume lower. Normally we turn off the speaker on the terrace and keep the one inside on for those coming for the band. We will... More

Bruges, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Last March, my partner and I were travelling the Philippines (Luzon, Mindoro and Palawan) and we had a most delightful stay at El Nido Overlooking, a small resort in Corong-Corong. Since this wonderful resort has no restaurant we had to look for restaurants in El Nido. The first evening, trusting different reviews we decided to have dinner at ArtCafe... It... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We chose this place because of its name, as it was once the main meeting point for travelers in El Nido. We ordered three dishes, tried them, and right after just asked for the bill (expensive), because neither of us could eat a second bite. We ended up having a decent lunch in another restaurant. I ArtCafe, the dishes were... More

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Las Piñas, Cavite, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A very nice and cozy place. Food is great, price is reasonable, ambiance is A+, a must visit when you go to El Nido, and one thing I really like? The owner is amazing (very warm and accommodating to her guests, Filipino at heart)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

I was in El Nido for a short 3 hours, before I left me and a friend stopped at ArtCafe for a bite. The staff were extra friendly. Especially Noralyn who had a great smile, and suggestions on what to try. I had the kinilaw and I loved it! The pizza was delicious as well. When I visit the Philippines... More

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