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Cafe Navarro

414 Navarro St. (College St.) Send to Phone
Café Navarro in the Nix Hospital offers food far superior to most medical fare.


Breakfast & Lunch daily, Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Cafe Navarro Restaurant Review

: The notion of non-punitive hospital food is radical, but the cafeteria of the downtown Nix Hospital actually has quasi-gourmet goals, and the fare seems to be converting the captive clientele---along with the occasional drop-in with no maladies that need ministering to. This is thus a word to the wise (and the cost-conscious): Give it a try---especially if dining with doctors in scrubs and maintenance men in overalls appeals. A hot chicken Ranch sandwich may seem old-school, but don’t knock it; tomato Florentine soup, when available, is full of flavor; and other dishes such as chicken Cordon Bleu and blackened red snapper, accompanied by herbed potatoes or Parmesan tomato, are actually restorative.

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