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NAO Bar Paladar

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Obispo No 1 e/San Pedro y Baratillo | Old Havana, Havana, Cuba
+53 7 8673463
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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we ended up eating here for lunch, dinner, and dessert. We ended up with the special grilled seafood for two for one meal and it was fantastic! Great seafood! We had appetizers for another meal - make sure you get the yucca rellena (or yucca fritters - they were outstanding!) and lastly,... More 

Thank Danae_H
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a pleasant find during our tour of Old Havana. The place was très chic, très hip, très sexy, and after a day of "old" très new. All modern fixtures, WC service, bar, menu, etc. Staff was bright and attentive. Great place to decompress, check your Wifi, and people watch.

1 Thank Chane1957
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped by here for drinks while we were sightseeing. We stopped and looked at the menu which had very similar prices for the area. There was a little group outside playing live music which caused us to stop there for a drink. We had the usual mojito and cuba libre. Prices were average for the drinks (at around $6... More 

Thank SteveTravels365
Cape North, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Nao is tucked away at the end of a small street right near the waterfront. I ate at one of several tables outside, but there are others inside. I began with the "Huge" mojito, which was and was pretty good (a little fizzy). A band of two guys and a tall rather lovely woman was setting up feet away from... More 

Thank chezjim
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Found this little cafe on a hot day in a side alley. The drinks were amazing, so cheap and the seafood paella was wonderful. A small group of muscians played beside us Cuba music. Wonderful way to spend the afternoon

Thank CMDow
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Nao! Our first, last & best meal in Havana! The food really is excellent; we ate at several places in Havana (including fine dining at La Guarida) and i have to say Nao is much better. Nao lies on a charming little street in old Havana (Havana Vieja) just off a square with cute little antique stalls. Super friendly smiling... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We had been wandering around and thought we would take a break for coffee. We happened to walk past this bar and a man asked us if we wanted coffee so we sat down. We were not offered a menu - and in hindsight we should have asked. We ordered 2 coffees which were nice. We asked for the bill... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

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.

Thank lgmac2014

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?