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Carnivale or Nacional 27?

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I have some friends coming in from out of town and want to take them somewhere has great food and offers a fun ambience (ideally with live music) with a lively but not too young crowd. I have read about both of these and each one seems to fit the bill. Any thoughts on one over the other? I am also open to other suggestions. A place with a dance floor would be a big plus.

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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  1. i went to nacional 27 a couple years ago and loved it...it was busy, and there were some issues...but they were more then accommodating and fixed whatever problems there were. (it was late and i had a party of 15, things happen) the dancing was great, although I was a bit intimated by the really good salsa dancer cuz i am a total novice...but food was great and so was the atmosphere...have fun!

    1. I like them both. Nacional has better cocktails and is less of the scene than Carnivale.
      Food is similar. Dancing is better at Nacional as they morph to lounge from restaurant on the weekends after 10.