Good for: atmosphere, food, Budget Travellers, Groups, Solo Travellers
- Paseo de Martí No 563
Lonely Planet review for Los Nardos
An open secret situated opposite the Capitolio, but easy to miss (look out for the queue), Los Nardos is one of a handful of semi-private Havana restaurants operated by the Spanish Asturianas society. Touted in some quarters as one of the best eateries in the city, the dilapidated exterior promises little, but the leather/mahogany décor and astoundingly delicious dishes (bank on lobster in a Catalan sauce, garlic prawns with sautéed vegetables and an authentic Spanish paella) suggest otherwise. Portions are huge and the service is attentive, and the prices, which start at around CUC$4 for chicken and pork dishes, are mind-bogglingly cheap.