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312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
+1 210-554-6484
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215
Neighbourhood: Alamo Heights
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 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...More

Thank Keffco
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

Thank Tipflex
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank Esther T
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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...More

Thank Harry J
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank anontraveler a
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...More

Thank BabsinTX
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...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 20 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...More

Thank Shermantt
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...More

Thank Chiili
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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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.