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The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe

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Unit 20 Mercado de San Miguel | North National Road, San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
+63 918 909 5571
08:30 - 23:59
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The lighting, fixtures, paintings, and whatnot set the mood for your dining experience. They have really good and tasty food though kind of limited variation. A sweets shop next door and also good selection of cocktail drinks. Go for the cocktail drink, I must say.

Thank Peachxx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Came here after reading reviews so my expectations were quite high. slightly disappointing. food was average. Restaurant only has a few tables inside. Wifi was terrible.

Thank MTL66
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a really interesting place, the premises are very particular (we had dinner in the red room inside which i guess is the main room), we were served by a very polite and soft spoken waiter that gave us advice on what to drink and eat. They have several local beers (palawan brewery) which are really good, we tried... More 

Thank Lino G
Sterling, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Went alone. Nice shopping center around. Cute little boutique next door. Sat too close to the bathrooms. Service was perfect. I liked the buzzer that lit up to get waiters attention. Food was delicious.

Thank magznolia
st paul's bay
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Came here after I ready good reviews on TripAdvisor and even two tricycle drivers and hotel staff told me it was good. Came here at around 8..30pm and there was only 3 patrons. But they explained that this is not holiday season. The service was excellent and they put a buzzer on the table to call the waiter if same... More 

Thank patrick325
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Saw this mentioned on Trip Advisor, and it happened to be only a quarter mile from our Palawan Uno Hotel. What a great find!!! We went for lunch. The cafe is sooooooo cute, with cute tables and chairs outsude, inside near the bakery, and inside in the restaurant part. Eclectic decor w signs, iron figures and more. This was one... More 

Thank MeaningfulTrip
Puerto Princesa City
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe is an art cafe you shouldn't miss when you're visiting Puerto Princesa for truly good food and good music. I was back here in December with some friends, and I must say that how the food tasted never changed. I like it when restaurants are able to maintain consistency in food, and most importantly, in... More 

Thank Teng F
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very nice place for eat and listen music. Excellent service and peaople very nice. Meal good. Many store beside for shopping.

Thank Mela010203
Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My family and I went here for dinner, cute little restaurant, great service. Fresh, innovative foods! the second time we went, the service wasn't the best, but still a great experience.

Thank Matilda R
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. Cute little restaurant. Had the lasagna and chicken cashew sandwich. One of the best lasagna I've ever had!

Thank Taylor J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cafe, Southwestern, Philippine, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
08:30 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 20 Mercado de San Miguel | North National Road, San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  Puerto Princesa
  • Phone Number: +63 918 909 5571
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!

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