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Nao Latin Gastro Bar

$$ - $$$
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 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Austin TX
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205 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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375 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Chiili
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

This restaurant is a learning restaurant for all the Culinary Institute of America students so sometimes service can be slow. The chefs in training have to spend some time in the front of the house serving so that they have an idea of how it works. That being said, if you take that into consideration, the food is so worth... More 

Thank mkh143ek7
Corpus Christi, Texas
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225 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have now eaten at Nao twice and love it. The menu always changes which is good but is also a bit of a disappointment when you have something really good and it is not there next time. I had a roasted beet appetizer which was good but I was hoping for a little more roasted taste (the cheese was... More 

Thank sandra s
Houston, Texas
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Ate lunch here with my daughter after a college tour - this is the "lab" for the Culinary Institute of America located in this same area. Our waitress was very charming and informative. We have guacamole made table side which was yummy. Again that chef was charming and made everything to our "taste". The food offerings were creative, I had... More 

Thank SoonerHill
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

I had a nice meal sitting at the bar. It was fun to watch the chef cook the various dishes. I had the scallops and they were fantastic. I can't wait to go back and try more of their dishes.

Thank Cooper1111
Sandy Hook, Connecticut
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389 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The students of the American Culinary Institute based in the Pearl District run Nao. We had an amazing lunch and met a very impressive array of students working as cooks, waiters, etc. The food was very good, the flatbread w/ the smoked tomato sauce was exceptional. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank ogerkan

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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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?