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NAO Bar Paladar

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Obispo No 1 e/San Pedro y Baratillo | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
537 867 3463
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Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
FAbulous food, authentic, great atmosphere

Wonderful, small little place with authentic fabulous cuban food. I had the pork which came with family style rice and beans. We had shared plates of appetizers with various deep fried items i.e. banana, taro, sweet potato. sat upstairs which was lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
leisenbeis
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Edmonton, Alberta
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Edmonton, Alberta
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful, small little place with authentic fabulous cuban food. I had the pork which came with family style rice and beans. We had shared plates of appetizers with various deep fried items i.e. banana, taro, sweet potato. sat upstairs which was lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we bumped into this place and sat outside in the narrow street. super friendly staff and great Cuban food, loved it! we decided to take only entrees and order 4 with the two of us, more than enouhg and a real nice way to sample all! my favorite was the lechon with papaya jam, yum! we came back when we... More 

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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

My colleague and me was looking for a restaurant in Havana and a taxi driver suggested us Nao in Calle Obispo not so far from our casa particulares. The restaurant has seats outside and inside and we preferred inside due to the weather. We ordered a lobster a cordero some vegetables and a coffee (a nespresso!). The waiter was so... More 

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Monmouth, Oregon
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

The ambiance in this paladar suggests the food is going to be really good. It's not bad, not great. The service is bad, but only according to N American and European standards. I would give this a 4-star except that the price is high for the quality and service.

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Thank sanchell
Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The place itself is quite dark but food is realy excellent. Tasty and full of flavers. The dishes are rally big and served in nice way. Well recommended.

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Ajijic, Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

There were eight of us, service was great, I had a generous serving of the Pork Ropa Vieja and that was really tasty. Appetizers and dessert were also very good!

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Thank Luc L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,573 reviews
1,006 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,269 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The appetizer, pork wontons with cheese, was terrible. It was more like greasy nachos with sliced pork meat and melted cheese on top. Both main dishes were unbalanced and poorly executed. 10% service charge.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

This family run restaurant is tucked away down a side street near to the port terminal and is well worth seeking out. We only found it because our tour guide recommended it to us and she wasn’t wrong in her choice. They serve authentic Cuban food which is a blessing after eating the usual slop they serve in the all... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A friend recommended Nao when we were unable to get a reservation for Doña Eutimia, and while this doesn't match the wonderful food there, our meals were very good, and the service was wonderful. We were greeted warmly, ushered immediately to our table, and encouraged to have the mojitos, which were, of course, "the best in Havana." And, in fact,... More 

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Toronto
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I have been to Havana many times and this time my husband and I wanted to explore new restaurants that we have never eaten at. After much research we decided to try NAO and we were not disappointed. Lots of options on the menu, and middle of the road pricing (not cheap but not super expensive). I had chicken which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Obispo No 1 e/San Pedro y Baratillo | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537 867 3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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