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Artcafe

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Filipino, Pizza, 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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
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 - GSA for Flights El Nido to Manila - Van and Boat tickets - Lots of good 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
More than average, but expensive.

I am a Filipina and I ate here during May and I was expecting to have breakfast with the view of the beach front. Unfortunately, there is a lodge blocking te view so I did not get that. I ordered a fruit yogurt and bread and it was nice! Pros: Food was more than average, but not out-of-this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
pjcaritativo
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Metro Manila, Philippines
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Luzon, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I had drinks here, they have a nice view and is quick with service - however the first coconut drink (that was served in the shell) had a bug in it. I had already sipped through my straw and then found the bug :( The waitress gave me a new one and apologized to me - explained... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

I am a Filipina and I ate here during May and I was expecting to have breakfast with the view of the beach front. Unfortunately, there is a lodge blocking te view so I did not get that. I ordered a fruit yogurt and bread and it was nice! Pros: Food was more than average, but not out-of-this world. I... More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

we waited for an hour to have our order served & when it was served,,, it is very disappointing as the art cafe specialty pizza is quite stodgy

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Toronto, Canada
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25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely among the more expensive places we've eaten in the Philippines and mainly because it took credit card. The food is very good for what you pay though and el Nido is a rather expensive area to begin with so this was high end average for the area.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went there for a dinner and the food was very delicious. The service is very good, and fast as well. A must try!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My family consisting of my husband and 2 boys (5 and 7), enjoyed a nice dinner at the Artcafe. First of all, it's a pretty happening place, and the staff are very friendly and were helpful in recommending entrees. We ordered the calamari as a starter, and my husband and I shared the paella and the El Nido salad. The... More 

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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had several meals here over the space of 5 days. Breakfast lunch and dinner and the food and service was very consistent. Prices were reasonable by El Nido standards and the tables on the balcony a pleasent place to enjoy a beer or two. Favourite food here was the local cerviche which was excellent. The coffee was decent as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I think this place is a little overrated. The food was good but you can find food just as good or better for cheaper. Iced coffee was pretty good- something I find rare in the philippines. The location of the restaurant is nice. Overlooking the ocean and karst islands. And the atmosphere of the restaurant is nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Staff so friendly and efficient, very large menu with lots of good options and a great place to organise tours. Good wifi for booking things. Slightly expensive but then we found that everywhere in Palawan was more expensive than North Luzon and other areas

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Its a good place to start with, service is very nice, allowed us to leave the luggage, helped a bit with advises, etc. - they are an agency, though, not a tourist information, keep it in mind. It's well located, just by the sea. Pizza is ok, rather good. Home made ice-cream was perfect. There are cuter places in el... More 

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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 - 15
  • Cuisine: Filipino, Pizza, Seafood, International, Pizza & Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 - 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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