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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 El Nido, Palawan, 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: Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
  • 139
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  • 32
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
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 place

We have done 2 day trip with them. Tour C and B I think. It was awesome, both of them. The guys on the boats were always really nice. Also we had enjoyed breakfast, drink and snack at the restaurant. All is really nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Karine78
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Montreal, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
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Saudi Arabia
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10 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Perfect life music, one of the IN-places. Large menu. Fast service. It's one of the restaurants, which will be visited by nearly every tourist I assume. Find out by yourself, why?

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Davao City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The foods are very savory and flavorful. I have tried their tuna steak and it's awesome. Well, the prices are quite sumptuous but you will enjoy your meal. The owner is a foreigner but she speaks TAGALOG very well.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had dinner there with some friends I met in El Nido - they actually recommended it and it was a great choice. Place is very popular - we almost didnt get a table. Staff are also really helpful and friendly. Definitely a must for dinner one night :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food was okay. The place was okay. Not sure what the hype is all about. There are way better restaurants around the area.

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artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. When you say overrated, don't you think it comes for a reason? Maybe you didn't quite feel the difference. Artcafe is not just a restaurant serving 'authentice" food. We are way more than that. We open the doors early at 6:30am and serve you the freshed bread right out the oven.... More 

Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We have done 2 day trip with them. Tour C and B I think. It was awesome, both of them. The guys on the boats were always really nice. Also we had enjoyed breakfast, drink and snack at the restaurant. All is really nice.

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The El Nido salad was very good. Pizza was a microwaved pizza, and the mango shakes were a little bit too watery.

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artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

I am sorry, but I find it sometimes incredible what people write. We definetely don't use microwaves to cook a pizza. More 

Luzon, Philippines
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Although the menu is limited, the food available was good. It is on the 2nd floor overlooking the street below. They definitely need more fans as this is an open air restaurant and gets very warm up there. I saw 1 fan for the entire place.

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artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

It is rather unsual in Artcafe that a Menu is limited, except for the seasonal items, which are written on the menu. Unfortunetely we don't know what you really mean. As for the Electric Fans, we have in total 16 Fans fixed installed over our restaurant, and even have 2 fans outside on the balcony. For extra air, there are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Artcafe is definitely the hub and center of tourist activity in El Nido. We had lunch and breakfast there. The portions are generous and the food isn't bad - but not great. For the prices it's just ok. If you're looking for decent breakfast and western staples this is the place for you.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This place is famous for its pizza. It is worth a pilgrimage. I ordered the best seller, the Artcafe pizza. I ate one half and carried back to my resort the other half. The seafood notes are appreciable but not overwhelming, and the cheese was a supporting act that made for a great pizza. The restaurant has partial views (sandwiched... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The restaurant offers european dishes like pizza, pasta or sandwiches and schnitzel. The atmosphere is good, personnel professional and prices reasonable.. We were in El Nido for 3 days and went every night to this place. Def recommend!

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Additional Information about Artcafe

Address: Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313 El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
Phone Number: +63 920 902 6317
Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
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
Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
Cuisine: Filipino, Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta

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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, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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