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“Disappointing but maybe we were just too tired”
Review of Los Nardos

Los Nardos
Ranked #46 of 798 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
London
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Disappointing but maybe we were just too tired”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

Had been advised that this was the place to go by our Rep. It is popular with both locals and tourists. You have to queue up outside as they do not take reservations, however some people have no concept of queuing and whilst outside we were hassled by a mother begging with her child and an old drunk who did not understand the meaning of the world No, no matter what language people were speaking. We waited for nearly an hour just to get inside and go upstairs and then had to wait a further 20 minutes to get a table, by now it was nearly 9:30pm, by the time we got our food it was close to 10:30, and they said they had run out of most things like rice and french fries as accompaniments to the main courses. However when walking back through the restaurant when leaving there were lots of tables being served with the food we had been told was not available. It wasn't cheap and not worth the wait or the money, but maybe we were just too tired and hungry.

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great food, massive portions!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

The food here was great, very very reasonably priced and the half an hour queue outside (both locals and tourists) is a reflection of what is a great restaurant experience in Habana.

Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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“A nice little surprise!!”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We went to Los Nardos on our first evening in Havana...what a treat!! It was relatively easy to find as we were told it is right across the street from the Capitolio Building..and it is. Plus, they have a relatively big sign (by Havana standards).

The food is very good if not quite exceptional. And the portions are very large. You won't break the bank here as the value is excellent.

I don't know if you can make reservations so you probably have to wait in line as we did. However, given the busy street it's on, the wait was quite entertaining!!

The service was very good and the cocktails as good as anywhere else.

We would definitely recommend this place to friends and family!!re yummy.

  • Visited February 2013
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Hockley, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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“An experience not to miss”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Do not be put off by the wait!! In our case it was 45 minutes and I must admit we nearly gave up but so glad we did not.
The restaurant is not easy to find - nearly opposite the left had side of the Capital building, look for the wooded doors with the 'Los Nardos' sign and the queue. It is a privately run restaurant popular with the locals. The decor inside is very pleasant, the staff are very friendly and the food is very impressive. We made the 'mistake' of sharing a starter!! We could not believe how huge it was - more than enough for two. We should have guessed seeing most people leaving with 'doggy bags'! There was a huge selection of main courses, the food was delicious and the prices of both the food and drinks were extremely reasonable.
In all respects it was certainly worth the visit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Santo Domingo
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“Very Famous”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is one of the restaurants called "paladares" in Cuba that means it is not fron the government and certainly is the most famous restaurant in Havana, the quality of the food is very good and the portions equally, with respect to the price is not cheapand nor expensive is like intermediate, for cubans are very expensive and unaffordable, the service is very professional and the decor is very good, i recommend 100%

  • Visited December 2012
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