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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

NAO was recommended by our Tour Guide so we thought we would give it a go. The food was edible, but incredibly salty and the Mixed Seafood Platter that I shared with my son was overcooked. The restaurant is on two floors and it is small. There were more musicians than there were diners and because it is a small... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had two meals here, one in the evening, Langosta and the other lunch. Neither disappointed. Very friendly staff and lovely decor. The restaurant is on two levels and also some tables out in the street.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Located near the sea wharf on a small side street in Old Havana, this restaurant in a restored 200-year-old building was my favorite place during my three-day stay. I had a friend red snapper dish that was absolutely out of this world. There is an upstairs, downstairs and outside eating area. I ate upstairs, but the whole restaurant had a... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 6 had lunch here & enjoyed. I had a salad & my husband had Ropa Viejo which he really enjoyed. They were out of lobster that day. We felt the prices were reasonable but not cheap. They serve beer, wine & cocktails.

Thank Saltspringsgirl
Boquete, Panama
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We went because of the ranking but.... My chicken breast was closer to shoe leather. I could not cut it with a knife so my dinner went to the resident cats. It didn't even resemble chicken, I should have taken a picture.

Thank FLCindy
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

The most delicious Lobster can be found here. We went twice - just for that lobster. It's down the very end of Obispo, little lane eating. We sat outside for lunch but the inside is really beautifully decked out. A must eat restaurant.

Thank Ekatpetro
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117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Nice place, we had an early dinner outside, in the shade of the buildings and refreshed by the wind from the nearby sea. The staff was welcoming and nice, they danced and sang with that night's music group (which was very good!). Food was good, particularly the seafood dish my husband had which was served in a pretty seashell.

Thank Chris77CH
Seattle, Washington
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This paladar is just off the Plaza de Armas and across from the water. We had very charming service and a great table. However, the food seemed to be an off night. My lobster was dry and overcooked, some dishes tasted fishy, octopus plate had only small pieces of average octopus covered in roast potatoes and carrots.

Thank lawyer47
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Situated in the old town just back from the main sea front promenade and at the end of 'Obispo' this was a find and became 'our' bar. Having had a number of superb Cuban rum based cocktails in the cool downstairs bar, and mid-day drinks at the outside seating on previous occasions, we decided to try this restaurant out for... More 

Thank Lowesmidgard
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited three times when in Havana! Once for drinks and twice for food. Staff are lovely and very helpful. Food is hit and miss. The mains were not great but smaller dishes were good. I loved the Cuban rice but found the hummus strange. No flavour to it. Do visit if you can, lovely outdoor tables and just look up,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Obispo No 1 e/San Pedro y Baratillo | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Cuba  >  Ciudad de la Habana Province  >  Havana
  • Phone Number: 537 867 3463

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?