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NAO Bar Paladar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Obispo No 1 e/San Pedro y Baratillo | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8673463
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Athens, Greece
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A two-story restaurant with a very nice and cosy atmosphere, good food and very good service. We got there late but we had all the service we needed. It was our second night in the city so it was very important that the - very good english speaking - waitress help us around the traditional cuban dishes. Try ropa vieja,... More 

Thank Sotiris11
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111 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time we went to Nao was with a tour guide and the meal was included in the price of the tour. We sat inside on the upper floor. I think they gave us three things on the menu to choose from for your main course We chose the chicken and it was very good. Two large pieces with... More 

Thank plannersteve
Toronto, Canada
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106 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On our way to 'El Templete' restaurant behind the Plaza de Armas, we came upon this place and decided to give it a try. Reasonably priced good food, pleasant service and desserts made in-house. The wine list was a chalkboard covering a chunk of a wall showing current choices. It was limited and my first two picks were not available....it... More 

Thank Cubanoboy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just returned from Cuba and promise myself I'd write a review for this restaurant. I was in Havana 4 nights and didn't find decent food until the last night - my best meal was at this restaurant. I had the lamb and it was delicious. HUGE portions for cheap and the service was attentive. The ambiance was nice inside... More 

Thank Dee L
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found it difficult to find a good restaurant in Havana. Entered this place by chance and was delighted. The food was really tasty (I had pork asado) and well presented, not so expensive and I was happy with the service. There was a band playing outside but it was not touristy even though it's on Calle Obispo. Well worth... More 

Thank AnneLS
Jersey City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled into this restaurant by accident after asking fellow diners sitting outside if the food was any good. Their reply was "FANTASTIC", to which we immediately asked for a table. We were seated right away upstairs and felt right at home in a slightly eclectic but very Cuban atmosphere. We ordered the ceviche as an appetizer and the lamb... More 

Thank stuyi
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After making our way through the hustle and bustle of the crowded plaza nearby this place seemed like a hidden little gem. We were so pleased to be able to sit outside on what wasn't a super crowded street and the food proved to be quite delicious! Highly recommend as a place for to eat while touring old Havana. Staff... More 

Thank Stephanie M
Coldstream, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had an excellent evening meal, inside upstairs. Tastiest food we had on our visit to Havana. Staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank James4th
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

The prices seemed decent for the amount of and quality of food you'll get. Just be aware that they don't seem to debone their meats in Cuba. Staff were very friendly and the bathroom didn't cost anything to use. Their were no locks on the stall doors and one toilet was out but it was fairly clean.

Thank antonsamson
Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We loved Nao! It has a beautifully lit laneway to sit in, the staff are lovely and the food is delightful. We had the plantain baskets (an entree) twice, the ropa vjeja and the lamb special, which was a whole lamb leg. Overall a great experience that I'd recommend.

Thank Lucy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Cuban
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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: +53 7 8673463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?