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Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar

Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nuevomodmex.com
  • Phone: (330) 762-8000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Zack Hirt
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Talk to Lisa Hirt regarding your catering event needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our downstairs private lounge can be reconfigured for a formal meeting, a celebration, or a casual get-together.
  • Private Party Contact: Aaron Redmond (330) 762-8000

Getting there

  • Cross Street: High Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are several parking choices for guests of Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar. Street parking is available on High Street, Mill Street, and Main Street. The High Street parking deck is adjacent to Nuevo, where parking is free for the first hour, after 6 pm, and weekends. There is also the convention center parking deck a block west on Mill Street and the library parking deck is one block north on High Street. Valet service will be available for special events.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our server was outstanding. He was both attentive and knowledgable about the menu. The food was mostly good, especially the appetizers and desserts. Beware, this place is LOUD. Hard to hear each other and server at times, so I wouldn't recommend this place for a special date or as a place to catch up with old friends."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Nuevo Modern and we enjoyed it thoroughly. From the margarita flight and the guacamole sampler, the entrees were unique creations bursting with flavors. I loved the salmon with a hibiscus gastrique and toasted coconut rice. Our server was prompt and friendly and didn't miss a beat at any time. We had a round of desserts including plantain bread pudding and cardamom ice cream. Skip the chains to see what Mexican cuisine can taste like."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We have been to Nuevo twice now because we had such a wonderful time our first experience. Toby, our server, is extremely passionate about the food and knowledgable on the different tequilas! The owner has stopped by our table, chatted and checked on us! The best part is a great experience that doesn't break the bank either! We love it!"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was great. Sound level made it difficult to hold a discussion with anyone not sitting next to you. Servers were friendly but the bar service was slow."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A little noisy but the food and service were fantastic. We'll definitely be returning."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was beyond amazing! Cannot wait to go back and try more menu items. And the margaritas were amazing!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Excellent made-from-scratch gourmet Mexican food right in downtown Akron! Well worth a visit, although it is a little noisy."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Recently had lunch there the other day with my wife and son, based on a couple of recommendations. My take was the food was average, the service was very slow (I will give credit to the manager as she took the cost of the queso off our bill due to it being slow without us saying anything). It is very loud on the main floor, such that it is hard to hear each other talk. Not sure I will be back"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Food bland. Carnitas very fatty House margaritas weak. Chips tasted store bought. Only tasty item was spoon bread."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our server, Casey, was fabulous. Very personable. We were a group of 10 and he did a great job keeping up with our food and drink orders! Food was wonderful as well. Only drawback was the noise level as the evening progressed."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The wife and I love trying new restaurants, and Nuevo Modern was recommended by a few friends. We gave it a shot, and will easily be going back. Price was reasonable, and the service and food was outstanding! I definitely recommend it to anyone that loves Mexican food. Although we aren't big drinkers these days, the bar menu was very impressive."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I have eaten here a couple times before, and each time I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The seafood ceviche was outstanding. Steak was a bit too well done for a medium rare request but still good and all the sides were wonderful. Our server was outstanding - very attentive and knowledgeable. Other appetizers and main dishes were well prepared and tasty. Only drawback for me is noise - very lively bar area; next time I will ask to be seated downstairs which is much quieter."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Excellent food at a great price! We had 4 entrees all were well prepared and felt gourmet which is tough for Mexican"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Way too loud -- impossible to have any kind of conversation without screaming! Food was OK but nothing exciting and service was not good at all. Sorry, but we won't be back!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Service was great, server was knowledgeable and very helpful. She checked on us several times throughout our meal. The food and drinks were very good. They have an upscale menu that makes us want to return to try other things. The margarita flight was refreshing, and different. We enjoyed our appetizer( the empanada) our meals, and the chocolate flourless cake and mousse dessert was memorable."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "My wife and I love mod mex and this was our favorite meal we have had in years. The margaritas, guacamole, and entrees we terrific. Then we had dessert. Flour less chocolate cake with mousse and candied pistachios was unbelievably good! Our server was personable and helpful. We will be back as often as possible."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Overall, the experience was nice. Our server was helpful and had knowledge of the menu. The food needs work. It was bland and disappointing considering how fabulous everything sounded. I would definitely go back if there was a little more effort in flavor."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Had a great time trying different tequilas, the smoked pineapple margarita was great! Kudos for the guacamole trio it was excellent and fresh. Eric the bartender and Monique the server were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We heard of this new Mexican place downtown and wanted to give it a shot. It was good. Not great. Not bad. The service was rather slow for a smaller restaurant like this. We were with a group of 6 so it wasn't that noticeable, but it was still slow service. The food was very tasty and there was plenty of it. The Empanada appetizer was a joke. 2 of them on the plate about the size of a golf ball. The habanero jelly guacamole was outstanding however. Three people ordered the blueberry margarita and did not like it at all. The regular margarita was good, but again not great. We probably would not go back as we usually like to try new places, and this place was not the jump and grab you go back again place for us."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed the guacamole sampler and margarita flights, nice to have variety in appetizers and drink choices. Great pork dishes and interesting choices, lots of good alternatives to pick from. Server was OK, will probably get better with experience. Liked the décor, restaurant a bit loud on a Friday night, very cozy space. Will go back and recommend to others."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We expected better food. It was a little pricey for what we had. Service was not good at all. Some of the spices in the food weren't my favorite."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We love coming in for drinks and food. Great variety of meals and drinks. We love that there's always new margaritas and seasonal dishes. Great staff!!!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We decided to try Nuevo for our anniversary dinner. We had heard good things. The staff was very friendly. However, our waitress was not able to answer our questions about the food, including wine and beer choices to pair with the meals. The menu items all sound amazing, but the food didn't really deliver. The duck confit was outshined by the cheese in the quesedilla. The "brown" rice was instant and bland. Everything was under-seasoned, and I'm not big on salt. I wouldn't recommend Nuevo, just because you don't have to settle for "good" in NE Ohio."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "The service was subpar. The waitress seemed to get very annoyed when we asked her to explain some things on the menu, and her explanation was that of a 12 year old. She used the word "like" about 10 times to explain the salsa...overall I was not very impressed with the restaurant"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "8 of us went on Thursday July 3 after Downtown at Dusk music program -The Wanda Hunt Band was great! Can't judge a relatively new place on a crowded night with 8 of us at the table - as we were having too much fun. Empenadas were great. Our group ordered skinny margaritas. Will try a flight of margaritas next time as I would like to try some of the flavors. Hostess and two waitresses were excellent. We had an 8:00 reservation. A group of 8 women got the table at 4:45. They were still there at 8:00. Wait staff was very good at keeping us informed and getting them moving. Major complaint is the noise level in the place. It is off the charts. Will give it another try with a smaller group on a quieter night. I sense some potential."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Nuevo is a great newish addition to the Akron restaurant/bar scene. Yummy, yummy entres and great margaritas are just the start. The wait staff is excellent and reflects the top down attitude of the owners to provide excellent food and excellent service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My wife and I recently ate at Nuevo early on a Friday evening. Staff at the restaurant was very friendly. Our waiter was very attentive, had a great knowledge of the menu, and was very helpful with recommendations. The house margarita (The Nuevo Rita) was very tasty and the house beer was also very good- like Guinness but a little more hoppy. We started with the guacamole sampler, all three of which were delicious. I especially recommend the jalapeno jelly guacamole. For dinner I had Carnitas. It was one of the best Carnitas dishes I've ever had, seasoned to perfection. All in all a great experience. If you like Momocho or Lopez in Cleveland, you will love Nuevo. We will be going back in the near future."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "food was bad service bad drinks bad water was not refilled did not enjoy the meal overpriced"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We are regulars here; we love the menu and the atmosphere. Pricing is very reasonable and selection amazing; especially the Mexican drinks."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were excited to try this restaurant & thought the menu sounded delicious. Our margarita were great, I got the flight-pomegranate was my fav, and he got spicy mango. We got the queso & the goat cheese quac for appetizers. The queso was good but found the quac to be somewhat lacking. For dinner, I ordered the tierra y mar & my husband ordered the duck quesadilla. My dinner only came with one skewer of beef & one of shrimp....for $24. We felt it was vastly over priced for the amount of meat- which was also not that great. The sides were so-so. The duck was good, but the quesadilla was so soggy it was unappetizing. Some of friends enjoyed their meals (chorizo &potato burrito & the special for the night), but we were disappointed."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Good food, cool location, great place to meet up with friends."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the 2nd time I've been here and their habanero jelly guacamole is so good. Drinks are great especially if you are in the mood for a specialty margarita. Nice atmosphere, busy place. Great to see a restaurant thriving in downtown Akron."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Food and drink were excellent! unique presentation of appetizers and fun flights of tequilas and margaritas!we will definitely return to try the many interesting menu items!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Food very good. More of a healthy fusion version of Mexican food without the heavy cheese and sauces of chain restaurants. Our entrees were duck confitte and shrimp taco cameron. Delicious and serve hot with a nice plate presentation. As choice of side dish we had black beans and rice. Seasoning for both so tasty and original. Our only complaint was that our Marguerita's were too weak. Definitely will return and this time with guests!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I don't normally write reviews, but Nuevo was so good, I had to leave a comment. From drinks to the end of our meal, everything was incredibly fresh and delicious. It was nice to be able to sample different Tequilas and Margaritas by ordering a tasting flight. The only problem is now we are all craving their guacamole, carne asada and shrimp tacos. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I expected to be wowed, but the food was just simply good. Sustainably raised, yes. Tasty, yes. Amazing? No. We ordered the Carnitas (tasty comfort food) and the Potato and Chorizo Burrito (good) with a side of Goat cheese and lemon guac (I've had better guac.) We did not order drinks, which this restaurant seems to be known for. Maybe that's the restaurant's main point. We found ourselves out of place in the generally hip and fashionable atmosphere. I appreciate good, healthy food and everything, but I don't think I'd recommend this."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The service was great and the margaritas were amazing. The new menu features some great options, including their lemon, goat cheese and onion guacamole. Great place for dinner, tapas or drinks."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Loved the food! Very creative dishes, even great for vegetarians. The noise level got pretty loud (we were there at lunch). But service was good and the food excellent"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great evening dining at Nuevo! Had a carafe of the smoked pineapple of Margarita along with the house guacamole w/ black chips. For dinner our party chose different Tacos ... two specialty items: pepper chicken w/ peach BBQ and a house smoked pork shoulder along with a chicken taco from traditional selection area. All came 3 to a plate with rice, beans, and small salad ... beautiful presentation. Very generous as we all took home a doggie bag. Wait staff was very attentive and offered great suggestions with the menu ... which changes seasonally. Parking on street or the deck directly behind the restaurant .. valet available too. Outdoor dining is in the works before the end of the summer on the roof deck ..."
    Dined on 6/11/2014