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“Excellent Food, interesting Atmosphere”

The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe
Ranked #14 of 184 Restaurants in Puerto Princesa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Southwestern, Asian, Spanish, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The food and service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. I loved the ambiance of the place with the wonderful artwork on display. I met the owner as we were leaving and she was very personable and sincerely interested in our experience.

Thank David Y
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located at Mercado de San Miguel. It's right beside stores that sell Palawan pearls & delicacies. They offer Filipino, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish and Mexican cuisine. They have fresh fruit juices and smoothies alongside spiked cocktails; English and Oriental teas, and regional and home-grown cafe delights.
There are 3 or 4 tables inside and additional 4 or 6 tables at the Al Fresco (outside). The place is crammed with art done by local artists as the owner herself is also an artist. The art pieces are for sale. Just ask the waiter for the price. The food is good and very affordable. Staff is polite and very accommodating. The waiter serving us even spoke fluent English. He informed us that there’s a live band during evenings for entertainment. They are open all week. The weekends are more special ‘coz guests can experience a palm-reading session—very reflective of the restaurant’s theme. Good place to get together, exchange stories, enjoy food and coffee.
Not the best place for kids, though. The place is a tight squeeze. Restless as they are they might break some glass tables or figurines on display.

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Thank JFrancis M
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

The items we ordered we're nothing spectacular. My friend had the Burrito, a new menu item. It was bland and dry. So we ordered assorted stuff, a salad each, which were so-so, then a pasta each, again so-so. I'd like to say the place is at least worth a look-see. Maybe order other things and see if they're any better. One waiter attended us, the only table inside the airconditioned room, and he wasn't that attentive and failed to clear plates when he should have. There was a band playing but place was empty. Maybe it was still early on a Wednesday.

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Thank PSBone_13
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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

The place had art, an al fresco room as well as an air conditioned area for people who prefer it. There was a band & I was happy that they didn't sound corny. Singer was good. Try the ribs! It was excellent. We got free crispy pata with our beer bucket, which officially makes this resto the most generous establishment I've ever been to. Thank you for that! :)

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Thank jan_lovefool
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were walking round and found this place and we just had to go inside and check it out. Really enjoyed it there. The price of food was fair and nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit if your in Puerto.

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Thank Benwoodhouse
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