We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Read more
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Artcafe
Updated 02/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice


US$4 - US$20
Seafood, Bar, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (2,687)
Filter reviews
1,940 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Traveler rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pizza salad paella fish and chips mango sandwiches curry chicken art cafe live band island hopping second floor el nido town during our stay nice view tours judith
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of options here. Ordered fish and chips (good) and pizza (not great). They take great safety measures to be careful, clean and cautious for their customers. Internet working so was able to get some work done. Thanks for the great service

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 June 2021 via mobile

An interesting and varied menu of good food served by friendly attentive staff. They make you feel welcome and at home after quickly learning your preferences. The inside open atmosphere is interesting, but we usually sit outside on the balcony to enjoy the breeze. The...music is also varied, interesting, and not overpowering. Internet is usually very good. Even the flower arrangements show the caring attention to detail. We have been customers throughout the pandemic and found their safety measures to be excellent, reasonable, and realistic. Fish and chips was my favorite menu item, but recently changed to breaded fish and rosti. Have tried lots of other interesting menu items too: never a disappointment. The drink menu is also worth a try, especially with their happy hour special. Sorry, gotta go: all this writing worked up an appetite.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 17 March 2021 via mobile

Amazing food. Staff weren’t much familiar with the menu. I asked if they had “seafood carbonara”, the server said yes. The pasta turned out to be oil based. But still tasted good.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

First time I have been able to visit El Nido and due to covid and lack of tourism many places remain closed. We ate here a few times during our trip and food was good, drinks were good and the staff are lovely and friendly....Also possible to get sandwiches to take away to bring on your boat tours. Beautiful view, and amazing decor/ ambience. Sad I was unable to see this place in normal times as I suspect from the layout that they usually have a music scene too. Chicken curry is a good option.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021

We recently enjoyed Artcafe on our trip to El Nido. We enjoyed it so much we had to go a second time before returning home. The restaurant is very clean and has a nice view. There are so many options for food. You're likely to...find something you'll enjoy. Our favorites were the pizza, penne pesto with chicken, fish + chips, Indian Tikka Chicken masala and chicken parmegiano. We also really liked the fruit shakes for the kids and basil mojitos for the adults.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020

Art Cafe has been a repeat spot for myself and my partner over the past 10 months we have been in El Nido. Weekly (and at times daily) we've gone to eat and also just enjoy our time at the restaurant. Art cafe is probably...one of the best places to get internet in town. Going here during blackouts became a regular thing we did as Art Cafe uses solar, this saved us a lot of times as we both work freelance. Not only this but Art Cafe does really really good food. Me and my partners favourite was the chicken tikka and also the fish and chips. For drinks we regularly had shakes and fresh coconuts. Lastly I want to mention the people that work at Art Cafe. As we went so regularly, we have become very familiar with the girls that work there. The service they provide is great but they are also really lovely people. We will really miss this restaurant. If your in El Nido and your hungry, go to Art Cafe :)More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020 via mobile

I go to Art Cafe regularly for drinks with friends and to do my online work. They have a nice balcony and a cosy and artsy inside area. It is nice to have a place to go to during these times of the pandemic, as...almost everything else in town is closed. Plus, Art Cafe has a generator and wifi, which has been an absolute lifesaver during power outages. It's a good place to come to for work or to meet friends. They also have some boardgames and a wide range of books available. The pizza is very good and so are the pastries! The staff is super friendly and always very welcoming! I have also met the owner who is very nice and seems like she takes good care of her staff members! Thank you Art Cafe for being there during these times. I hope you will stay open, as I will definitely be back! :)More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 3 November 2020

Great food.! Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Been here every week for 3 consecutive months and every visit is worth it. They have a very good internet connection that's why we're still able to do our work even we are 270km from our workplace....Thank you, Artcafe.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 14 October 2020

I call this home away from home as its literally become my safe haven during Covid. Everyday I would come here to do my online work whilst drinking coffee and having a delicious meal. I also buy all my organic fruit and veggies from here,...as well as their delicious cheese, olive oil and home baked breads. They also stock my favorite natural eco toiletries and I very much respect how Judith and her husband very much put themselves out there as a means of uplifting el nido with conservation issues such as banning plastic and regular beach clean ups. She has been an immense catalyst for change in this village. The staff are all absolute sweethearts with whom we are all on first name basis, and I always feel calm and welcomed being here. Its also been a relief having art cafe here during internet and electricity breakdowns.. They are consistent with power and wifi.. So thank you for your incredible service and creating such a wonderful atmosphere despite these dire and intense times..More

Date of visit: October 2020
artcafeelnido, Owner at Artcafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2020

Dearest Marceeeeeeeeeee we truly appreciate your review and all the good things you mentioned. Your regular visits to Artcafe have helped us a great deal as well through these tough times. Thank so much and see you again soon.

Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

One of few restaurants refusing to close down in El Nido during pandemic. Very good and reliable although once my steak was more done than medium well that i requested. Otherwise, always happy to dine there.

Date of visit: August 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
A Place To Remember
144 reviews
.04 km away
Lally and Abet Beach Cottages
188 reviews
.67 km away
The Nest El Nido Beach Resort
204 reviews
.96 km away
Cadlao Resort, El Nido
626 reviews
1.16 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Ashoka - Authentic Indian Cuisine
95 reviews
.15 km away
Taste El Nido - The Vegan Cafe PH
196 reviews
.19 km away
Happiness Beach Bar
905 reviews
.06 km away
CB Cafe
61 reviews
.19 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Taraw Cliff
77 reviews
.16 km away
Nagkalit-Kalit Falls
86 reviews
.27 km away
El Nido Boutique & Artcafe
299 reviews
.01 km away
La Salangane Dive Center
33 reviews
.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
30 December 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from 962AndrewY962 | Reviewed this property |
It is a Christian country - this isn’t advertised
Eli A
11 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from wanderlust_apoorva | Reviewed this property |
No,there are enough boats round the year for tours so i guess advance booking is not required
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Artcafe

Yes, Artcafe offers takeout services.

Yes, Artcafe offers delivery services.

Yes, Artcafe is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Artcafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5