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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, the service, and the atmosphere are all amazing. Make sure you give it a try when you are in Havana. I've eaten there 6 times over several trips to Havana and have always had an amazing experience. The price point is a lot...more reasonable then many of the places in the tourist center.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2022

We asked for the menu before entering and found it very interesting. Once we sat down and ordered drinks they told us that they only had three items on the menu. We chose chicken and when we received the dish it didn't look like chicken...and didn't taste like chicken. The side dish of sweet potatoes was cold and mushy. The service was excellent but the price we paid for bad food was very high. I think it use to be a good restaurant but not anymore.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022

i haven't been to los nardos in a while, but after coming across that hysterical review from the person that said it was 'the worst experience that happened to my life. avoid all locals restoraunt of havana,' (sic), i felt like i should write briefly...about my experience. i had been wanting to try the place for many years, but there was always a huge line to get in the place...anyway, we arrived around 3pm one day and my experience was fantastic. honestly, i don' remember what we ordered, but we both walked out very satisfied...let's just say i don't think you'll be risking your life in this place...More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 August 2022 via mobile

Avoid by all cost.. They offered me a raw chicken in gordon blue because i was tourist they did not care just they replaced my plate.Do not eat at thr restaurants of their local food they do not care if they kill you. Eat pizza...or past to avoid the problems. They are dangerous with the meats of chicken porks and beef.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

Very nice place to eat good food excellent service love music cozy ambiance went there at least half a dozen times during my stay in havana love it

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

Nice and quiet, upstairs, a hidden treasure, someone recommended it. Spanish food, very good, good service, clean. I highly recommend it.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

We did like the atmosphere a lot and indeed went twice, live music was great as well as the food... but the waiters English was not very good and that lead to a lot of misunderstandings for the orders, what they had available, what was...what...never a good situation. We just let it go as we did not spend time arguing but sure they could do better- they sucked right in the middle of the center after all at the most touristic part of town. The guy (sort of gate keeper) downstairs let you in as if there are free tables and you'd be seated right away- only to sit upstairs waiting another 20-25mins. Then they take a couple that just came in, we'd say we were ahead and they would show you a sign to wait as our turn is coming any moment. 2nd time I was getting up to go fed up waiting and ...they told us they found table for 2.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

Visited a few days ago for dinner. Bottle of red Chilean wine just over 12 CUCs! (which is a very good price in Cuba). Starters (garbanzo frito & Talma (I think it was called) was tasty. The mains were shoulder of lamb (large piece, but...unfortunately not tender enough) & carne de res (cooked to perfection & very tasty dressing). Side dishes were rice, beans & veggies. Dessert was flan (delicious) with ice cream. A very tasty dinner, good service and definitely best value for money I found in Cuba. Planned on returning (on a Saturday) but unfortunately there was a long waiting queue & we could not wait. (Sats are busy). Total price just over 50 CUCs! Service was good but they did bring my husband the shoulder of lamb before we'd finished the starters and eventhough they did take it back when it came a second time it was clearly warmed up 😕and unfortunayely not tender enough (the reason for not giving 5/5 rating) They do not take bookings so make sure you go with time.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

Nice ambience, live music with great food and juices with an affordable price. Waiting line too long...

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 February 2020 via mobile

Had a great meal of paella for me and a steak for my wife, with a bottle of wine. When the bill came for 54CUC, I checked it and it was correct , with a 10% addition, which we had expected for a service charge....When the waiter came with my change from the 60 CUC I had given him, when I took all the change, while he stood over us, he said very firmly that there had been NO service charge on the bill, and when I challenged him about the 10% shown on the bill, he was adamant that it was a 10% tax and not a service charge. I reluctantly and stupidly let him have the change. When I got back to my hotel and Googled sales tax in Cuba I found that it doesn't exist. Please be aware that there is a 10% service charge included and shown on the bill, and that your "friendly" waiter is prepared to tell you an outright and barefaced lie in order to steal an additional tip for himself. That effectively makes him a thief! Management beware, you have dishonest people workin for you, and you will now receive a very low score with this review! My review would otherwise have been a very good one, but I don't like being CONNED. I will pas this on to our local guide who recommended you, and he will no doubt act as he see fit when he recommends you , or not, to his clientsMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Recommended by our hosts in Casa Particular we went to Los Nando’s. Long que waiting for tables. Different restaurants on different floors. We went to the top floor! Good service and attention from the waiters. They did not have all dishes on the menu. But...we found good appetisers and main meal ( meat ). Good size portions and tasty!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 February 2020

Owner of our B&B lead us to this spot across the Capitol in Havana. They open for dinner only, so don't expect the place to be open before 6. People at the door might try to get you into other two restaurants inside the same...building, ignore them. Just go up the stairs to the first floor to Los Nardos. Place welcomes you with a cool air-conditioning system, an elegant atmosphere which may seem to suggest high prices, do not be afraid, their menu is affordable even for budget travelers. Chicken, pork and beef are unbeatable, their cocktail, wine and beer supply is nice and their fruit drinks are made with purified water. Service is professional and I plan to get there again in my next trip!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 2 February 2020

Still one of the best values as far as food. Ate here 4 times in 9 days Example, fried chicken (3 legs with the thigh) with 2 sides cost CUC$5.50. Incredibly, they had Budweiser, not the crap from the U.S., but the original Budweiser made...by Budvar from PragueMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Food was very good, prices were high for Havana, but it wasn't as overpriced as some restaurants there. They do say on the menu that there is a 10% fee added and that is for the tip. Our waiter said it is NOT his tip,...but that is only partially true. The 10% charge is shared between all employees and is not specific to your waiter/waitress. It goes to busboys, cooks and the wait staff. So we did add a little extra $ specifically for our waiter. I would eat there again but there are a better choices in Havana for the money.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 January 2020

Great food, atmosfere a bit dark, there's no day light, but very professional service and experience at all!

Date of visit: January 2020
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While I like Los Nardos for what it is, I would not call it gastronomically 4stars. More like three stars. I would not save it as my "special meal" Yes the service is great but the food can be "iffy" For a little more $$ I... More
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According to the waiter it is run by the Youth Society of Asturias ( region in Spain) in conjunction with the Cuban government. So no it is not a palador. The food is good and the prices are reasonable -- Eat on the first... More
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Los Nardos is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4