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Nao Latin Gastro Bar

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Alamo Heights
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312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215 (East Grayson)
+1 210-554-6484
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 13:30
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Rancho Mirage, CA
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217 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scallops with a southwest flair sauce, filet great portion and perfect, meat dish for two featured sausages and steak all reported wonderful. Even with the kitchen in plain site, food was only warm by the time the wait staff got it the ten feet to our table. Thinking perhaps short staffed and we were told,' 'all paid staff tonight,... More 

Thank Keffco
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good menu, attentive staff and well prepared food. We wanted a simple lunch and got it. We split a Cuban sandwich (excellent); it came with some tasty potatoes. I had a beer, my wife sparkling wine. The price was reasonable and setting quite nice (we sat outside). Nao has an upscale ambiance without the price or attitude.

Thank Tipflex
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,536 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chefs, the servers, everyone involved is a student in the last year at the Culinary Institute of America. This time the students were all only 11 days from graduation. The food was fantas tic and all Latin American influenced. The best deal is the three course menu (three choices each of starter, main course and dessert) all for $18.... More 

Thank Chinapjs
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In the area, with 4 eight- to eleven year olds. The restaurant went out of their way to accommodate us. Made food for my girls that was not on the menu, thank you. Great ambience, awesome food. Plus, they allowed us to sit at counters where girls were able to watch the culinary process in action. They were very impressed... More 

Thank Esther T
Batavia, Illinois
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did reservations for lunch, but the place was barely half full. Wanted to try the price fixe menu but opted for soup and sandwich. They brought over an amuse bouche (yucca dumpling) to start us off - very nice! Server was great, food was fine with some nice touches (roasted veggies with SALT, thank God). Nice little take off... More 

Thank Harry J
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We had lunch at the Nao Latin Gastro Bar, a Culinary Institute of America student-run restaurant, and were not disappointed! I ordered the cast iron chicken (very moist, without being overcooked), coconut creamed spinach (coconut flavor was surprisingly strong and delightful), and fried plantains (just ok, but a nice dash of sweetness when paired with the chicken and spinach). I... More 

Thank anontraveler a
Austin TX
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214 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had a great dinner. My husband loved his pork belly skewers. Next time he’ll get four orders for his “entree”. The corn empanadas had lovely, flaky pastry and a nice filling. The catch of the day was cooked beautifully with very crispy skin. My husband’s hanger steak as nicely charred, so perfect for him.

Thank BabsinTX
San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Nao. It's fun to do to a bit research, so FYI, this restaurant is run by the Culinary Institute of American students at our San Antonio location. We chose to go because we had gone to all of the restaurants in New York at the Hyde Park location. This is definitely different but what... More 

Thank Patti S
Bismarck, North Dakota
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

This was the first time at this restaurant. It is a small plate restaurant. We tried steak, red fish and scallops. All were very fresh and delightfully prepared. The sides with the red fish was not the best which is why we ranked as a 4 instead of 5. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

Thank Shermantt
Davis, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This restaurant is part of the Culinary Institute located at the Pearl. In the afternoon it is serviced by students and in the evening by a professional staff. We ate there for both lunch and dinner. At lunch we had a tostada cooked tableside. It was made with shredded beef and it was excellent but light and healthy. The fish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 13:30
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
    (East Grayson)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Alamo Heights
  • Neighbourhood: Alamo Heights
  • Phone Number: +1 210-554-6484
Nao is a culinary tapestry of Latin ingredients, traditions, and culture. A spectacular showcase for flavors of the New World, Nao’s menu features Latin American dishes rooted in tradition and creatively reinterpreted using new perspectives, ingredients, and techniques. Diners enjoy fresh, seasonal plates that pay homage to the great cuisines of Latin America in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Derived from the Latin root “neo,” meaning to weave or intertwine, as well as the English root meaning something new, Nao is a celebration of tradition as well as innovation.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?