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The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe

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Cafe, Asian, Southwestern, Philippine, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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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
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 23:59
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was quite ok. Yes it was tasty but not a lot for the price. You need at least 3 main courses to be full and with the price of average 200p each it gets quite expensive. Regular beers at 55p priced very well en special craft beers from Palawan available! At 180-190p each they're quite expensive, but a... More 

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Thank Bob A
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place, good service, amazing food! We eat a plate of chicken and was so good! Also the ice biko was amazing!!

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Thank rosa b
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Been wanting to try Ayahay Beer! And I found it at The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe. The Chicken Fingers and Fish and Chips were really good. But I was disappointed when I ordered the Gypsy Ribs. The presentation was nice but the ribs was really salty.

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Thank Ian B
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Whatever I have ordered they did not have, I had to ask what they actually have available on the menue, to my disappointment I've ordered a sandwich which was below medium average, service was so so, u il they I prove I would not go back.

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Thank _feistychef
Tel Aviv, Israel
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The shrimp qasadillas were great. The service we got was faboulos. Loved the vibe. Its good for eating and going out in the eve. עיצוב מגניב המנות היו טעימות. כשהיינו היתה אחלה מוזיקה. לרוב יש שם מוזיקה חיה.

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Thank Hadas I
Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We are a group of 8 people so we had the whole place for ourselves during our dinner in Puerto Prinsesa. The restaurant is quite small though they have 2nd floor. Their recommended best seller is the Asian Ribs, however it was not what we expected to be the barbecue flavored and soft meat. It tasted the same as their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

It is a good place for a quite and chill evening. Live music most of the nights. The food is good. I love their Pin-Thai.

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Thank Kakay O
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

It was some party night like with the kids... Yummy finger foods and the main dish. We love listening to the band..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Last December, i went to Puerto Princesa for a business trip. I was looking for a place to eat breakfast, a friend recommended Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe. This small restaurant has cute decors and cozy ambience. I enjoyed eating my Lamayo, scrambled egg and garlic fried rice. The staff were nice. A must try when you're in Palawan.

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Thank Veefashionista
Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

To be honest, I merely went there to have my palm read (upon a friend's recommendation). But upon waiting for the palm reader, I ordered my food and got the best-tasting curry. The staff went out of their way to contact the reader as it was a Monday and he is usually available on weekends. Luckily, I had to wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 5
Cuisine
Cafe, Asian, Southwestern, Philippine, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?