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“Portions compensate for quality...”
Review of Los Nardos

Los Nardos
Ranked #42 of 784 Restaurants in Havana
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, Cuban
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Portions compensate for quality...”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We ate here on our first night in Havana as it was quite near to our hotel. It was a pleasant enough place with a good atmosphere and can't really question the value for money given the size of the portions and relatively low prices. The quality of the food was generally OK but was quite bland, which is then a bit of a problem when you have massive portions to get through. We shared the mixed starter, which was huge and almost entirely deep friend (plus or a minus depending on what you are after). For mains, I had a pork dish and my wife went with some fish. Both were also alright, but definitely needed a bit of spicing up.

Oveally, not bad if you're on a budget, but If you're in Havana for a limited time there are much better places to eat and would recommend trying one of the privately run restaurants.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed 29 October 2013

This was one of the best meals we had in Cuba. The lamb was perfect, great wine list, helpful and attentive staff , nice relaxed atmosphere. We did have to wait in line for 25 mins, but it was well worth the wait. Excellent value , and very big portions. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Dunbar, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“pats big 50”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Chose this for our first meal in Havana ,based on reviews and proximity to our Hotel [ Telegrafo]5 minutes walk .Los Nardos is just across the road from the Capitolia building the exterior as described in reviews did looka bit dingy[with hindsight we now regard it as Havana chic]
through the street door up the stairs and into another world
low candlelit draped walls ,very romantic, nicely set tables,room for maybe 60 diners
varied menu great wine stock
our party [4 adults]had chicken kebabs,shrimps coated in peanut ,steak,and shrimps,followed by deserts
8 alc cocktails we paid 51 cucs [about 35 brit pounds]
great value ,lovely atmosphere
As i said previous it was like walking into another world, after the visible poverty on the street there is a wee bit of guilt coming into a place like this after being asked for pesos on the
street -however maybe by coming to Cuba we are helping in a small way
my son could not finish his meal the waiter came back with the leftovers boxed and bagged
which one of the street kids was happy to be given as we left the restaraunt
sorry for digressing
strongly recommend this place handy if staying in central hotels such as
The Telegrafo

  • Visited October 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Atmosphere, service, value and good food”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

This place is popular and you have to get there at the right time and then queue anyway but it is worth it. Locals and tourist alike go to eat great food in a lovely rustic setting with attentive service and incredibly low prices.

  • Visited October 2013
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

Loved the food! Good and cheap! Also portions are huge! Highly recommend it! Just watch out for people try to rip u off at the surroundings !

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