Great food, very loud musicThe food was fantastic, we had the ceviche sampler as a start and were amazed! Our server was very friendly, attentive and knowledgable, the only issue was there were a few large birthday parties that were full of loud women and the music was turned up to the point where we couldn't even hear each other, and this was before the dance floor opened.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding experienceMy wife and I booked this restaurant based on the open table reviews and are so glad we did. We ate early on a Friday evening, so it was pretty quiet, but the food, service and atmosphere were all right on. My wife had a special margarita made with rhubard, and said it was one of the best margariata's she has ever had. The guacamole was creamy and delicious when paired with the warm tortilla chips. We shared a "flight" of ceviche, where we were very impressed with the quality and presentation of the 4 appetizers. The roast suckling pig in adobo sauce was absolutely heavenly, and was the best pork dish we have ever experienced.
We highly recommend this restaurant and can't wait to return when we are back in Chicago!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant overall wasThe restaurant overall was awesome. I went for my bday. However, our server was horrible. She overcharged us several times, went missing for over 30 minutes, and was just not good.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMamazing tasteThis restaurant was amazing! The food was absolutely delicious!! I loved the shrimp adobo and the coconut rice was yum! The music was great and very romantic setting. I wish the drinks were better but overall amazing restaurant. My husband brought me here for our anniversary and i was very satisfied with our server.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWife and I went for our 5 yr anniversary, we had a newborn who we couldnt leave at home. The staff was really accomodating and very discreet. Very knowledgeable about their menu options and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We come here on occasion for the high class salsa atmosphere.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night outThis is a great restaurant that turns into a nightclub after 11pm. Our reservation was for 8:30p and when the night activities started we were able to keep our table and just enjoy. The food was great the tapas were amazing (get the BBQ lamb tacos) and the entrée was equally tasty. I'll definitely be going back soon.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExellentNacional 27 is one of my favorite place everytime I want to get fan I go there is the best5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMstill great foodWas here several years ago, the food is still excellent, particularly recommend the lamb tacos and tres leche dessert. Decor is a bit tired and dated, and there were few diners there, but it was a Tuesday night. Would certainly recommend it for anyone that likes good food.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMCame early to eat before aCame early to eat before a show. To our surprise, all of our fav's were part of 1/2 price happy hour. We sat in the sun by a bar window and had 3 ceviche's, tuna & watermelon, octopus & crab, and a scallop & shrimp. All were VERY good. The mini chicken tacos were definitely mini, but delicious. Then we got a craving for some beef and ordered the filet medallions. We opted for the trio of crusts, bleu cheese, truffle and chimichuri. They too, were amazing! They were not part of the happy hour, but well worth the $26. My server was very sweet and accommodating. My only complaint is that 2 servers had to chase down a manager for about 15 min to apply the happy hour discount to my check even though i informed them I had to leave asap.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING MIAMI NIGHT FIRDAY 5/10/13LOVE YOU GUYS TOO PIECES, I ALWAYS HAVE FUN, MY DRINKS WERE A LITTLE WEAK THIS TIME BUT I HAD A GREAT TIME ANYWAY.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food, great time, dancingAnother winner from the Melman group. Food was terrific, bar was great and each bartender was super friendly. Then at 11, watch out. Dancing like being at a Gypsy Kings concert. Tons of fun...5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. AtmosphereFood was very good. Atmosphere was nice (although the music was a bit loud at times). Service... well, not so good.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were really good, however, I didn't like that there were tables and chairs being moved all around us (to prepare for the night dance crowd?)- it made me feel like we were in the way. Besides that, everything was really great- the plantains were delicious!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time here and this isFirst time here and this is now a new favorite restaurant! Had the red snapper ceviche and the scallop/shrimp ceviche for appetizers. Truely outstanding. Skirt steak entree was tender and flavorful. The margaritas were awesome. Can't wait to eat there again!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the pitchers of mojitos!Love the pitchers of mojitos! Food was very tasty!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMNacional 27 Good but InconsistentWe enjoyed Nacional 27. The food was tasty, especially the skirt steak. The red sangria was wonderful, the sparkling not so much (bitter). The portions are somewhat inconsistent in size with some dishes being about right and some entirely too large (as strange as this may sound). This serving size variation clearly varied in inverse proportion to ingredient cost. We also felt like the food was delivered too quickly (we went with tapas), almost in waves, whereas the best tapas restaurants plan this a bit better and at your eating pace. The food was a pretty good value for the money spent. While Nacional 27 is not our favorite Spanish/tapas in town, it is not bad, plus it is cool inside, so we would probably go again.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThorough menu of differentThorough menu of different South American fare. Great ethnic music enhances the decor. Attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly service.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic atmosphere, top-notchFantastic atmosphere, top-notch service and delicious food. Fit for many occasions - we were there for girls night out, but many couples and other groups seemed to fit well there too. Shortly after we arrived, there was a successful proposal and everyone got to join in the applause and see the bride-to-be get weak in the knees thanks to the beautiful round room layout. Dinner was outstanding, although the white wine sangria wasn't a favorite among those in my group who ordered it. After dinner, our table turned into a front row seat to fantastic Latin dancing. The bar was still hopping when we departed.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMfrequent customer, yet itfrequent customer, yet it always seems that initially, they attempt to cram you into a table too small to eat dinner comfortably. Torn/tattered chairs is not appealing in this price category. Service is good, not great, and food quality seems to have slipped through the years.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was terrific and waiterFood was terrific and waiter was very attentive. Plan to go back soon, a little later in the evening so we can see the salsa dancing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMNice, upscale restaurant byNice, upscale restaurant by day and night...turns into a club-like atmosphere late night. The service was extremely friendly and helpful.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMenu choices were varied withMenu choices were varied with influence from multiple Central and South American countries. Food was very good; specialty drinks tied in with the Latin influence. Between appetizers and main courses, many flavors could be experienced.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was really good.The food was really good. A little pricey for the portions you get, but that's expected when you go to these kind of places. Drinks were also good, with the caipirinha and pisco sour being my favorites. Music was a good selection of latin tunes and a few top 100 mixed in there. Place was packed during club time and a great time for people watching. Really a great experience and will be back again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMOur second visit and it wasOur second visit and it was as good as we remembered.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food quality coupledOutstanding food quality coupled with imaginative cuisine makes this establishment a real find.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had super service and fabulousWe had super service and fabulous food! The huge basket of chips and salsa they bring to the table first is a great start. The drinks were fresh and very good and our server was so attentive and accommodating. THe scallops were super and all the tapas we had were top notch. We' would go there in a heartbeat., but don't feel it would be a good place to take kids.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat selection of differentGreat selection of different items to choose off the menu. A good place to go with a group to try different tapas.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat! We hadn't been toGreat! We hadn't been to Nacional for 5 or 6 years and we found it wonderful in every way! Will return soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was nice to visit NationalIt was nice to visit National 27 restaurant after 9:30 PM. and before it become in disco-land to be ready to dance.
Thanks to every body,
María and Jaime3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time going and believeSecond time going and believe me I will keep going with greater frequency. Especially on Friday nights for great ambiance.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Very knowledgableGreat food. Very knowledgable and attentive wait staff3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, music andGreat atmosphere, music and food. Latin flare and ambiance feels like you are in Miami.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI was celebrating my 36 birthday,I was celebrating my 36 birthday, and had an amazing time. My friends and I went once in the summer and had a great time and I said I have to go back and that's what I did! The service was great, the food was exception and the vibe was energetic! I highly recommend this establishment for dinner or dancing or the combination of the two and will definitely return.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had an early reservationWe had an early reservation during Restaurant Week, so we did not experience any delays or crowds. The restaurant design is attractive in an industrial sort of way, and the layout is reminiscent of my image of a 1930’s supper club where the focus is on the dance floor. The food was good and plentiful, and the service was on the mark. Nice chips, ok salsa, interesting tapas, and tasty suckling pig, pan-roasted chicken, and Argentinean skirt steak with chorizo and chicken sausage. Also enjoyed was the Boca Loca drink flight. No room for dessert. I would like to try this restaurant when it’s packed and the dance floor is crowded!2/7/2013 12:00:00 AM