Belonging to one of several Spanish aid societies in Havana (in this case the Asturianos), Nardos looks like another distressed Havana tenement from the outside but resembles a dark-wood, dark-lit gentlemen’s club within. The Cuban-Spanish food is famously cheap and plentiful and served by speedy, waistcoated staff members. Paella, chicken and pork dishes don’t break CUC$5. Even the lobster’s cheap!
This place was a godsend for Cubans during the Special Period, when private restaurants were practically nonexistent, and it has maintained its relevance, with a new generation of tourists now discovering it. There are actually three eating options in the building, all belonging to the Asturianos society; the folks at street level will point you in the right direction.