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“Comfy ambiance and good food..”

The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe
Ranked #11 of 161 Restaurants in Puerto Princesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Cafe, Southwestern, Filipino, Asian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We went to this restaurant on 13 April 2011 and it had opened just a week beforehand. The decor, both inside and out, was novel and really tasteful. Food was delicious and service great. Even the owner came up and asked us personally how we found the food and service. I'd highly recommend a meal here!
Iloilo City, Philippines
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Comfy ambiance and good food..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

Unique decorations lines up the place.

They have a variety of unique foods as well (coconut pansit) etc..

Staff were responsive and knowledgeable when it comes to their menus.

Affordable food prices.

  • Visited January 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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“Funky little cafe”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

My husband went here for our last dinner in Puerto Princesa. The place is definitely worth a visit! It has art from local artist all over the place. When we were there it seemed to be a 'creepy doll' theme. Bit weird but interesting.

I had the rice and ground beef dish. It was delicious! I love fried egg and plantains with pretty much anything. I also had the guyabano shake which was excellent.

My husband had the "burrito" which was more of a wrap. I thought it was nice and fresh but he though it didn't have much flavour. He did love salsa verde that came with it.

While we were waiting for our food we have a very intelligent conversation with our server about the socioeconomic impact of the current tourism boom and upcoming election. One doesn't usually expect that from waiters! It was pretty cool. Generally speaking, we found that maybe of the locals are very aware of the changes happening to Palawan.

Anyway... it is a neat little place with good food. It sounds like some people have ordered dishes and then gotten something not to their expectations. Keep an open mind and enjoy!

  • Visited January 2013
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Yiwu
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Lunch is not that busy. Food is great! A lot of western food. Awesome service and great art you can see inside. The coffee was also good but you get a big mug!

Visited January 2013
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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Blown Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

My family and I visited the restaurant as a last minute agenda on our scheduled visit to Puerto Princessa, Palawan. I was NOT disappointed one bit. I was so blown away by the scenery alone, the whole place was like lust for your eyes. The atmosphere was great, the waiters were kind and the owner was very gracious and as cool as a snow cone, by the way. The food was very interesting, not to mention delicious! It was so different and so unique, yet, tasted heavenly. The scenery was amazing, the whole place was so well decorated and very unique. You need to have a VERY wide imagination to come up with a place like this. The value for your money is so worth it, nothing costs over 300 pesos (about 7.5 dollars) but the quality of the food does not disappoint. All in all this was one of the best restaurants I have even been too and will be remembered. 10/10 stars! or 5/5 circles.

  • Visited December 2012
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

Perfect atmosphere, lovely service and good food. We orderd the lasagne and burritos, both tasted really good.

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