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Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 920 902 6317
07:00 - 23:00
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218 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went back to ArtCafe 3 times. It was the only place I could find with relaible internet. There coffee is really good. I think I had about 6 cups in the 3 visits. Nice view from the balcony out over the water. Friendly staff.

Thank scott0511
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had heard about this place from other travellers and to be honest it's a bit overrated! Western menu and the food is okay. We also sat outside as inside was so hot but had to smell a horrendous toilet stench the whole time. I have preferred eating local cuisine, but I suppose it's what people prefer. Service is good... More 

Thank Polly J
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by our trike driver. It's located right in the middle of town and they seem to be putting an effort into helping the environment. They offer kayak tours to lessen the use of boats and say they have a no straw policy in the restaurant. That said, we saw people using straws in the restaurant... More 

Thank Matt F
artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this review

We assure you that we never give priorities and select guests. All guests are treated the same and we give our best to assist everyone. The receptionist at the entrance is the one who coordinates with the service manager the availability and guests have the option to wait at the bar until a table for their number of people gets... More 

5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The owner Swiss woman is racist when it comes in costumer service! They entertained very well those costumers who could fill up there eyes. Even the staff and manager, looks like arrogant not attentive to those costumers not really attractive to their eyes. How sad this restaurant ran by arrogant people. Food was ok but nothing special plus the place... More 

Thank Carlo c
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't know how this place could have so many good reviews. We were a group of 8 visiting for dinner on our first night, the food was horrible. We ordered a lot as we like to share everything, from pasta, to pizza, to appetizers. We probably ordered one thing of each category on the menu at least. And let... More 

Thank Tranneta
Tarragona, Spain
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice lively place with a big variety in the menu, but after reading some of the previous reviews the expectations were higher than what we received.

Thank Angeliki L
Sofia, Bulgaria
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we found this little gem on our last night in El Nido, otherwise we would visit it some more times. We were impressed by the extremely good menu with variety of tasty dishes. We tried bruschetti, tom yum soup and ceviche. Everything was delicious. As we heard from the other clients they made their own bread and are famous... More 

Thank LaMariana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited ArtCafe over a period of 5 days for lunch and/or dinner. It is clean and artistically decorated and normally quite busy. The service was always excellent- the staff are super friendly, the atmosphere is laid back and the food is consistent and good, with a variety of foods on offer.The upper level has a nice view of the... More 

Thank Nola M
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145 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good spot for a meal and great wifi which is rare in El Nido. Freshly baked goods, not too pricey and environmentally conscious which is important in a growing town!

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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102 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here twice, once for dinner in the upstairs restaurant and once for lunch at the beachfront cafe area. The food was good although not fantastic but then we found the food in el Nido a little underwhelming overall and this would certainly be one of the better places to eat. Upstairs gets very busy in the evening, especially the... More 

Thank Judi-oz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Seafood, Philippine, Asian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sirena Street | Buena Suerte, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 920 902 6317
Artcafe is a popular restaurant, opens the doors early morning for breakfast with the best homemade bread, Yogurt, Swiss Muesli etc. It's a good hangout anytime of the day to have a bite or a coffee, a fruit shake, a cocktail or a sumptious meal, book a tour or a ticket.
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 El Nido Flights (Air Swift) - Airline ticketing - Van and Boat tickets - Up-to-date Information.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?