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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
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08:30 - 23:59
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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The salad was really good and the staff were super nice. They let me sit there using their wifi for hours while I waited for my flight and never asked me to leave. Very friendly and good food :)

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Thank Browyn S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent ambiance. Good food and drinks and very reasonable prices will keep going back took my family here ordered tons of food and drinks bill was onky 2,500 fantastic!

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1 Thank Dan L
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, small portions. Live music with a good guitar player and singer sounded great! They added vegetables to my pasta for a small charge, which I appreciated.

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1 Thank Code07
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this cafe after reading the good reviews on Trip Advisor. Sadly we were quite disappointed. We'd read about the Mexican food and the Pin Thai specifically so my husband ordered the fajitas and I had the Pin Thai. Both dishes lacked any real flavour and tasted bland. The Pin Thai (essentially described as Pad Thai) was made with... More 

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Thank Rebecca I
Bogota, Colombia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot with a cool vibe to try some really tasty fusions between southeast Asian and Mexican cuisine. Vegetarian friendly! The service was great and the staff super friendly. Also a good place to try some of Puerto's micro brewery beer. We highly recommend the Ice Biko for dessert. The atmosphere was artsy with a wide array... More 

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The Netherlands
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the cheese quesadillas and vinegar soy chicken in coconut milk. Not huge portions, so we ordered 4 dishes with 2 persons (the bill was around 1000 peso, with 2 rounds of drinks) Restaurant and art cafe look very nice, creative, and completely in gipsy style. Fun to know, we misread the bill and accidentally paid to much. Someone from... More 

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1 Thank Renske V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff exeptional friendly!!! You have a great variety of the menu to choose from! Defently Worth a visit!!!

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1 Thank Cristina R
Palawan Island, Philippines
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Some of the better tasting food available in Puerto Princessa City. Live entertainment available some evenings.

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Thank alan985
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed this place so much. We went 3 times in our week on Palawan. The theme, the pinn thai, the cocktails, the music, the hookah, it was a dream come true running into this place. Thank you for taking care of us and for all of the laughs. I highly recommend this place

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1 Thank sammyinman
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

First of all the service is outstanding. The Fingerfood is best so far on the Island. A lifeband was playing called “2x Gravity”. For this music normally you have to pay in europe.  Their is a special shot,  (It's not on the menu.)  named “Honey Trap”. It's amazing and only for the kindest guests. So be kind. Ask for it,... More 

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1 Thank Jan H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Cuisine
Cafe, Southwestern, Philippine, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 23:59
Tuesday
08:30 - 23:59
Wednesday
08:30 - 23:59
Thursday
08:30 - 23:59
Friday
08:30 - 23:59
Saturday
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
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!

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