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Los Nardos

Spanish, Cuban
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accross Capitolio, Havana, Cuba
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
yes, worth the wait

Every night there is a queue that could make you think in going to another place if you are starving. But once you climb the staircase to get inside you will feel that you are at the right place. Air Conditionned let's you enjoy the stay. The food is not only good, but also abundant. Tables are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Enrique D
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Having read mostly rave reviews on this restaurant we decided to go at around 7pm mid week and only a minimal queue. Within 10 minutes we had a table water and a bottle of wine. The restaurant was full and had a good atmosphere and a very tasteful and unique interior. We read extensive menus by phone light and selected... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really looking forwards to this place and there was a queue for it. Ordered the prawns and lobster. Large portions and lovely atmosphere. However, the lobster was preserved in something that smelt like ammonia. We mentioned it to the waiter and we weren't the first to return the lobster. His service was very good and he offered to give us... More 

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I went at about 8 pm on a Saturday and only waited 15 minutes outside. The menu has a lot of options including local Cuban cuisine. I had the curried lamb which was delicious and could have been shared by two for only $5. The ambiance is nice with someone playing the piano. There was a man outside trying to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Every night there is a queue that could make you think in going to another place if you are starving. But once you climb the staircase to get inside you will feel that you are at the right place. Air Conditionned let's you enjoy the stay. The food is not only good, but also abundant. Tables are covered with a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A fantastic restaurant with a great selection of wonderful food. Don't be put off by the queue! There's a reason it's so popular, and it does go down quickly. I went back on my return to Havana because I liked it so much.

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The place was amazing, I loved the food, felt nice to have a Cuban dish, loved the feel. All in all the place is lovely, just like the country and people

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The first thing to say about Los Nardos is don't go if you're starving! They don't take reservations and you have to queue for maybe 30-45 minutes. However, it was definitely worth the wait, and right in front of the Capitolio isn't the worst view in Havana. The setting is nice compared to a lot of other restaurants in Havana,... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nardos is a centrally located, very popular state run restaurant where meals are served by candlelight, platters of delicious food are huge and customers leave with take away boxes. Service is friendly and the staff aims to please. We enjoyed the grilled fish and grilled chicken dishes with sides of the usual beans, rice and assorted veggies. A 10% charge... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Much of what was said I am verifying. The portions are huge and it fills me and I am big. atmosphere, portions quality,service, and value all there. Yes you will be charge a 10% service charge but hey for a huge massive good tasting plate cost me $5 for 3 big pork steaks and 2 large amounts of good tasting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A very popular place. Come early. If the wait is too long, then continue upstairs: both restaurants use the same kitchen. Any of the pork dishes are fantastic and the serving sizes are huge so each plate could be two meals.

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Address: accross Capitolio, Havana, Cuba
Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: accross Capitolio, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Local cuisine

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