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The Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe

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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Unit 20 Mercado de San Miguel | North National Road, San Miguel, Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island 5300, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good but what makes this place really stand out are the beautiful paintings everywhere. It feels like you are somewhere in gothic transalvania that is such a contrast to the beachy vibe you feel everywhere else. I really enjoyed the ambiance and...More

Thank safighauri
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Over the years i have eaten here often while listening to the live band in the evening. The menu has some Thai, Mexican, local dishes and many more. I don't think i have ever had the same meal twice and always enjoyed the food. At...More

Thank palawanismyhome
Reviewed 29 May 2018

Thanks for tripadvisor and we found this spot, walking distance from the souvenir market. Maybe because of personal preferences, This is one of the highlights of my Palawan revisit. Woke up the artist and the Interior Designer in me. The food was fantastic!And the Cervesa...More

Thank Mariana C
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Good vibes, cool decorations, but not good food and a playlist of five songs on repeat. We had a sisha there, it was very dirty, but ok. Very friendly staff and good service.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Reviews sounded promising so we walked to this resto from Canvas Boutique Hotel where we were staying. It was lunch hour but nobody was attending to the place inside. The airconditioning was poor. Finally found someone to take our order. The food looked okay but...More

Thank gafrancomd
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Great Resto with a unique warm ambiance. Food is decently priced and very delicious! Will keep coming back. Service is excellent too!

Thank Philipe F
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Gave this place a go despite it always being very quiet. Staff were at times friendly, sometimes uninterested. As for the food, to be honest, it tasted microwaved. I had the spaghetti, which tasted like they had been cooked hours before - the sauce was...More

1  Thank Tourist1308
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I am torn on this one. The decor is interesting and it is clear that a lot of effort has gone into it. They also accept card payments, which is a bonus. The staff are nice and the WiFi is quick. However, the food I...More

1  Thank Jen R
Reviewed 13 March 2018

As a performing Spanish Guitarist it isn't often I come across a venue that makes you say "WOW"! If you love art, if you love creative dining, and if you love music, the Gypsy's Lair Art Cafe is a MUST VISIT for both visitors of...More

Thank KuyaKano
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

nice food and a wide variety of cocktails. interesting atmosphere. the staff is friendly and helpful.

Thank Dirk T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$2 - US$5
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM
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
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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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