Welcome to Nao!

About Nao

It’s all about fire and heat at the CIA’s restaurant at the Pearl Brewery. At dinner, the open kitchen makes it easy for diners to experience the drama created by cooking with live fire. The contemporary menu, with its nod to Latin flavors, offers creatively re-imagined dishes and a highly curated beverage program. This world-class restaurant is operated by students about to graduate from the CIA’s degree program. They work under the supervision of highly experienced Chef-Instructor Justin Ward ’88 and Maître d’ Instructor Samantha Fletcher.

Voted "Top 50 Restaurants" in San Antonio by The San Antonio Express-News

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Historic Location

Nao is conveniently located at San Antonio’s historic Pearl Brewery complex—a thriving neighborhood built at the site of the original Brewery Company founded in 1881. The area got its name from a beer the company produced called Pearl. Today, with more than 300 apartments, the beautiful Hotel Emma, an array of restaurants and cafés, many retail stores and businesses, a weekly Farmer’s Market, and the renowned Culinary Institute of America campus on site, the area is booming and full of life and activity.

Nao Latin Gastro Bar is located within the Pearl Brewery site at 312 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215 (210-554-6484)