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€€ - €€€, Caribbean, Latin
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
+1 210-554-6484
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  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“ceviche” (21 reviews)
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Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this on holiday and noticed it is part of the Culinary School of America, so we made a last minute booking, and we’re really glad we did. We enjoyed a wonderful meal here. The staff were very kind, and one even lent...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 1979mrsh
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Food tasted good but service was below par. My waiter filled my cup 1/8th full of water and walked away. Then while refilling much later spilt water and Ice all over my lap. Colleague and I ordered tacos with no cheese and they came with...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank grantiboo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I went there with no expectations at all maybe, bias was that is a school, and chefs were not experience i thought, but not at all the quality in food is there not in all dishes but most, my only critique is the price end...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 325karlar
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I thought these students did really well. It was restaurant week and they had a special menu. I picked the vegan options. Empanadas with mushroom were super good, followed by zucchini tacos again great flavor but a little tiny, then dessert. If you get a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ItalianChicken1
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

I was surprised to find a Culinary Institute of America school here... Can't pass up the opportunity to have a great meal, reasonably priced and good conversation with the students who are passionate about food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DavidF802
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to try a Culinary Institute of America restaurant. NAO is led by students working as chefs and servers. We had the Ceviche and Duck Flautas as appetizers. They were both great. The Ceviche was made with Salmon that night and it was perfect...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank StheReviewer
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went to Nao for a birthday celebration dinner and both the food and the service were poor. Our server was inattentive, spent a lot of time talking about his personal life with other customers, and forgot to bring more wine when we ordered another...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Donna W
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Students work hard in providing fine service. We had the seafood stew which was excellent and rivals the best in leading commercial restaurants. Worth a detour.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank OberstA
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Our waiter was not the best, but I have to give a bit of grace. I'm sure he didn't spend all this time and thousands of dollars to become a waiter. I'm sure they take turns filling this role. We had the cheese board which...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dave H
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Everything has changed. At lunch time you now get served by the bakery. Had eaten there last year and it was terrible. Same now. Their pulled pork sandwich had no flavor, the fried plantain was burned and inedible. We were charged for a strawberry tart...More

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Mo S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
    (East Grayson)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Alamo Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 210-554-6484
Nao is a classroom for students in their last semester at the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio. Both Culinary and service is provided by students earning an Associates of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts. Evenings and weekends, Nao Latin Gastro Bar has brunch and dinner service, with both alumni and hired staff creating Latin American-inspired cuisine in a modern open kitchen.
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