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Artcafe

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Filipino, Seafood, Asian, International
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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, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
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
Only Place With WIFI

We didn't actually eat here but came here out last day in El Nido because it was the ONLY place we found in town that had working WIFI. We just ordered some drinks but the menu looked pretty good and the food served around us also looked nice. Would've gone for a meal if it wasn't our last day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
mensweiler
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Xinyang, China
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Darwin, Australia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I heard good things about this place, but I was disappointed. Best way to assess it is by pro's and con's Pro's - it has wifi - good location - extensive menu Con's - There is no designated smoking area and you are constantly caught up in a cloud of smoke, terrible for people with children - The wifi is... More 

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Thank SLM312015
Bern, Switzerland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

According to the Lonely Planet this is the place you can't miss in El Nido but we've been there for a drink before dinner and I found it absolutely nothing special (we went upstairs): service could be a bit friendlier, my Campari-orange was basically a glass of orange juice...

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Thank Dragoneinvitto
San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was amazing, Service not very good. Get a seat on the veranda overlooking the street. Great people watching!!

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Thank goldcoastjeni
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice and reliable home made food. Good food choices for each breakfast, lunch and dinner. Have been here on daily basis since i arrived last week. Excellent quality using fresh ingredients only. Compared to other restaurants on the island, also quite fast bringing the food.

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Thank Camille M
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Restaurant is upstairs & waits can be lengthy. Menu has local & international options. Price was ok. Service was good. Food was good too though definitely not great.

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Thank AlbertParkLad
Xinyang, China
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We didn't actually eat here but came here out last day in El Nido because it was the ONLY place we found in town that had working WIFI. We just ordered some drinks but the menu looked pretty good and the food served around us also looked nice. Would've gone for a meal if it wasn't our last day.

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Thank mensweiler
Santiago, Chile
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went a couple of times during our stay at El Nido. The food is OK, nor great but not bad either. It is pricey (for what you get). There are better places around. The place itself is good, there are a lot of tables, a book exchange, a bar, an office where you can book every tour around. Wifi... More 

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Thank PedroHM
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited the art cafe few times in the last few days and I have tried many dishes all of them really nice and tasty. They have home made bread and healthy dishes. The stuff are really nice, also the counter info point there is quite handy. Some nights they also host live music Worth a visit, especially if... More 

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Laguna Province, Philippines
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We saw some of the local art, but could not get a seat, as the place was full, every seat taken. It is located on a small, very busy street, with loads of dive shops and restaurants. Also available every three doors are island hopping tour offices.

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Thank SaigonDoug
Shenyang, China
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58 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My mom and I went for lunch and had the veggie pizza, fresh bread, and a tuna sandwich. I also ordered a Bloody Mary, but it turned out to be vodka and tomato juice; the staff was nice enough to take it off the bill (and resell it to another customer since I hadn't touched it). Also no red pepper... More 

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Thank RL_Adirondack_Woman

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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, Asian, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings

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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