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Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe

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Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
09054841764
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7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here on my last night in El Nido and found myself staying for 6 hours. It is owned by a Filipino couple working in Bahrain. Hence, the Arab name and influence in the entire cafe. The staff were very friendly, shisha was good, chicken adobo was really tasty and the value for money was worth it. The servings... More 

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Northern Territory, Australia
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64 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fiancé and I had dinner and then decided to stay for coffee and shisha. Great delicious food with large portions and reasonably priced, too. Coffee was actually quite decent and it was nice to relax with shisha. A must visit if you're in town !

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Thank LepatLimoun11
Caloocan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try their Chicken Adobo! The sweet and salty soy marinade is made just right to achieve the classic taste! I think one dish is already satisfying ! We also ordered mixed vegetables and chicken soup. Both were very delicious plus big servings too. I had a very minor issue with one of the waitresses who wouldn't find a way to... More 

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Thank Jaymie M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 3 nights in elnido and believe or not we ate dinner here 2 nights in a row. Even ate breakfast the morning after our first dinner. Food is great and serving size is big for a restaurant in the Philippines. Love their manggo shakes!

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Thank Ross Michael W
Panama City, Panama
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We stopped here for a few beers and shisha one evening.. It was small and comfortable. Although they have fans, it was really hot. It's next to the beach and it's easy to reach. The service was really good, and everyone was having fun.

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Thank PanamanianWanderlust
Tokyo, Japan
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I spent quite a few hours in this restaurant , very nice location with good view of the beach, food quite nice try the hommos, best thing about the place is the staff !!

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Thank Amar Z
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the best Restaurant/Bars in El Nido! At first I was a little bit sceptical because of the reviews, but the food and shakes were one of the best I've had in my 2 months of traveling. Staff is friendly and helpful, if you have any concern just ask them. Fruit shakes are so so good! Appetizer for example... More 

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Thank Clyde P
Roxas, Philippines
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

The food was good snacking food and appetisers. The beers are cold and the fruit shakes were very good.

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Thank x2c2
Tokyo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

awesome to kick back and relax particularly after a couple of dives. Awesome to be smoking a nice hooka

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Thank Ralph B
Manila, Philippines
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Not sure why there are bad reviews, but I've visited this place thrice -- once with my boyfriend and twice with my boyfriend and his dad. As a Filipina who grew up eating home-cooked adobo, I can say that Habibi's adobo is really good. The first time I was there, I ordered their squid adobo and it was superb. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
International, Italian, Filipino, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: 09054841764

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?