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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
  • "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
  • "DIDNT HAVE MUCH VEGETARIAN OPTIONS. IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE OVERALL BUT THEY SHOULD INCREASE THEIR VEGGIE ENTREES LIST"
    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
  • "We had the best service and best server he was on key with everything! Always filling up the water glasses as well as being courteous and friendly to all our needs!!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Food has been consistent and great in the 4 times we have gone. Service was a little slow the first time but was perfect this last time- not too intrusive yet quick and efficient. All the food is made fresh and on site. Have had lamb, fish, and vegetarian meals- all perfect! Definitely becoming one of our favorite places!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I took my wife there for here birthday. The restaurant was 1/3 full when we arrived. Despite plenty of empty tables, the noise level was high and we had a hard time having a conversation. The noise got even worse as the evening progressed. The restaurant is across from the Knight Center in downtown Akron, and I guess a conference let out. Once the bar filled up with attendees, we could not hold a conversation. The food was good, we sampled several appetizer and ordered one entree to split. Our favorite part of the meal was the martini my wife ordered. I'd recommend the food and drink list. Request a table in the back is you want to interact with your dining companion."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Came to Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila bar after reading a good review in the Canton paper. This is not the typical Mexican restaurant. It has ambiance and the food was very good. Had dinner and drinks there on 5/31/14 and will definitely return. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This is not your typical mexican restaurant. It has a small, but well diversified, menu. The food is freshly prepared and terrific."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Guac was bland and service was slow. Burrito was outstanding and margaritas were awesome"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We absolutely Love Nuevo, we go as often as possible. The food is out of this world, the staff is very friendly and not pushy. The prices are fair the only problem is everything is so good we tend to over spend because we have to get a little bit of everything. The drinks are fantastic and the atmosphere is really upbeat. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Wow, this place was fantastic in every detail. From the Guacamole, seared mole tuna, Plantain fritters, sea scallops to tres leche cake. yumm I refuse to step into run of the mill mexican joints. This fills a serious gap in Akron cuisine."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "ToOk eriends to dinner to repay them for a big favor. Our second visit, their first. Food was great again, be aware it's very loud if you have anyone older in your party it would probably be an issue. Took a little bit of time to get our food but not horrible. Waitress was bubbly and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was great! The noise level was crazy. You couldnt even hear the person next to you."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "NUEVO is definitely an experience. The menu is a really nice fusion of really diverse flavors from south america, and the prices I find to be excellent. The price is no reflection of the food quality. The drink menu is amazing, from the vast Tequilla list to the fresh marguarita flights. The ambiance is great too! As a Clevelander I think Nuevo would go great in a lot of different scenes. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Enjoyed dinner before a show at the Civic. Great addition to Akron dining. Upscale atmosphere & food without the expense. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "The food was outstanding the presentations are good. The service was great out waitress Kara I believe was super cool. Although we were loud, bachelorette party, it was great! I enjoyed the experience. Great food, outstanding service, plenty ok taquila!!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great to see Lisa & her hubby finally got a place of their own. We used to dine at some of the restaurants that they worked at. We moved to Denver 4 years ago & were thrilled when back in town to dine there w/old friends. Akron really needed that! The only thing that was not great was the noise level......way too loud! (I sell acoustical panels & could help you out if you ever needed any to help w/the noise issue!! ) Great evening w/yummy food......thanks! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We were excited about visiting this new restaurant, but were a little disappointed by our experience. First of all, the noise level was too high. We had to yell to be heard. Secondly, the service was lacking. Our waiter was nice, but seemed inexperienced and bored with his job. Also, it took a longer than usual time to get refills on our drinks. Finally, although I wished the avocado (in the guacamole) and tomatoes (in the salsa) had been chopped more finely, the Snapper with the Vera Cruz sauce was excellent!!! Note: This is a popular spot, so make reservations in advance. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The best margaritas ever! The tequila is so smooth you can't even taste the alcohol. Guacamole with jabanero jelly was sweet and spicy, delicious! The empanadas were crisp and flavorful. The chicken tacos and carnitas were tender and delicious. The menu changes in a week and we can't wait to go back and see what delights await our taste buds! This is our new favorite mexican restaurant!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Flight of margaritas is good to start with. Mango was the best according to our table. Don't do smokey salt rim. Overwhelming. Spoon bread was greAt and highly recommend it. Maha mahi burrito good but a little dry. Adored their great salsa to it. Pulled pork was good. Enpanana was really good as an appetizer. Nice renovated building. But a lot of hard surfaces. So it's noisy. Have fun!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014