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$$ - $$$, Caribbean, Latin
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
+1 210-554-6484
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  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Central American, Caribbean, Latin, Spanish, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215-1261
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Reviewed 10 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

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

1  Thank Mo S
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Very refreshing to have a restaurant like NAO in San Antonio. Dishes are from all over Latin America. We really enjoy going for appetizers and Pisco sours, other drinks are great too. A few times the execution of the dishes has not been perfect, but...More

Thank Carlos F
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Tried this on our visit to The Pearl. My wife and I were walking all over San Antonio and made a second trip up the River Walk just for our dinner. We each had a different appetizer, the same rib-eye steak, medium, for our main...More

1  Thank Rocky N S
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We ate at Nao as large group, made reservations online. We were seated quickly and enjoyed a great evening of food. The problem was that they seemed to have suddenly lost the head chef (Instructor) left and they changed the menu over night and there...More

1  Thank CH C
Reviewed 14 November 2017

If you are in San Antonio, Nao is an absolute MUST on your culinary tour. The Pearl Brewery District offers several excellent choices but Nao should be your first stop. I wasn't quite sure what I was in for when we decided to dine at...More

1  Thank Tara S
Reviewed 13 November 2017

the place is nice but the food is not too good,hey forget to come back to u to see if u need somthing i will never go there again

Thank calientepr56
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I was in downtown San Antonio for an event and decided to try out Nao for lunch. This required a cab ride both ways, but I thought it would be worth trying out the CIA's restaurant. I had been to both Hyde Park and Greystone...More

Thank Marilyn K
Reviewed 10 October 2017

First we were able to tour the CIA (for $3 a person) and we were there shortly before evening meal and I was thrilled that we could get in for supper. We had a choice of a three of four coarse meal and it was...More

Thank sarahann1966
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This was a fun experience to watch the students practice and learn the in and outs of the business. The quality of the food was good and the service was nice. There were small quirks in the learning the were noticeable, like the timing or...More

Thank Doran K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
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, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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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