Nada - Cincinnati

4.6
5148 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Nada, a reimagining of Latin American cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Tacos, small plates and more with a menu designed for sharing with friends or sampling different flavors on your own. Snag some guac and salsa for the table, or dig into roasted mushroom tacos, barbacoa cazuelas or tuna tostadas. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and eccentric wines keep the party going
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5148 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMom23
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good but the old menu from a few years ago was still way better. We always come for special events and we enjoy it. However, we miss the old menu.

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SiobhanS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being back here post pandemic. The food and atmosphere were as good as ever. We did feel a little rushed in our meal but otherwise a great experience.

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CarlyT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were sad to see the menu ad changed and some of our favorites were gone! No more mac and cheese :(

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vipLTCincy
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Not loving the new menu - small plates. The outdoor seating was nice and the server was super friendly.

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vipTaylor
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The dinning room was extremely cold. The food and service was great but as cold as we were. It didn’t make for a complete awesome experience

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MilfordBill
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Noise and ambiance are rated low due to our table location was directly beside the kitchen. Not conducive to quiet discussion.

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coach
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Bring back the old menu ,it is not the same NADA I remember.

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Areej
Wales
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Daughter’s birthday

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GeorgiaM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and yummy food. Get the grapefruit marg!

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TreenahK
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff at Nada need to be commended. Not only had the menu been stellar for the past few months, but tonight the service was off the charts! It was my friends birthday and the host, Zac, was so kind to meet me out front to get her cake and gift. So I didn’t have to carry it in heels. Our waiter Bisert, was so attentive and make sure the night went off without a hitch. From the OG guac, to the Brussels to the tacos everything was delicious! Will be going back soon! ❤️

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Michelle
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Baja fish tacos are amazing and the lamb barbacoa is to die for. Need 2 plates each so with 1 drink ends up being 30-40$ per person so plan accordingly if needed

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StephanieM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took family visiting from out of town and had a great night! Food was fantastic, service was good, and it was a lively but controlled Friday night scene. Will definitely be back!

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CrissyN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! So attentive and anticipated our needs with great recommendations

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional quality and value. Excellent and sophisticated in a casual environment.

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TonyToekneeTone
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We there to celebrate a Birthday. Food is always outstanding. Drinks are exceptional. Desserts are exquisite.

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Julez
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We had no idea that the restaurant was under new ownership. The menu is quite different and limited. Not as many options like there used to be. We were also charged $6 for a glass of soda water - which is really just water!!! The waitress did not tell us this until we ordered a refill. Would have been nice to know ahead of time. We used to really look forward to going to Nada, not sure we will return.

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SandraP
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Our server was super friendly. Chips and kreeper salsa is amazing. On the flip side, I feel the portions are on the small side and a bit pricey. Still a great place to go, especially on a nice day when you can sit on their amazing patio.

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vipRancat
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada has really increased their quality since they re-vamped their menu. There is also more excitement in the offerings on the menu.

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LeslieF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the whole experience! Food is full of flavor.

Would request the addition of citrus free dishes for those who have citrus allergies 😉

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience. Great food, we shared all our dishes so we all got to sample many choices. Every single one was wonderful. Oh and the plantain chips were an added bonus and I recommend you try one of the margaritas too.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We use to love the menu and food at Nada, my daughter wanted to celebrate her 25th birthday there. We found out they had a new menu and Chef we were very disappointed in what was available on their new menu and the food we had was just ok and I assume because of COVID the atmosphere wasn’t the same either. We are season ticket holders at the Aronoff right Nextdoor to Nada, so we were frequent guest at Nada, I don’t think we will go back at this point, very sad to say.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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JessicaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Bring back the old menu. Nada used to be my favorite. Food is still good but nothing in comparison to what it used to be. Our service was also disappointing.

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geary
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

service was poor,the margaritas were very sour worst i have had in Cincinnati. Chips were chewing not crisp-salsa was good. Tacos were poor.

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AprilMade
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was good although the portions were very small. The tacos were at most two bites worth and the bowls of salsa were the size of condiment bowls. We would have ordered more food had we known ahead of time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Nada used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Cincinnati, but my meal today was beyond underwhelming. The new menu is uninspired, the portions are small, and if I had to summarize in one word: mediocre.

I had the pork cheek hash which had basically no pork cheek in it. It was just an egg on a glorified version of Taco Bell’s spicy spuds.

The eggs Benedicto was one of the best brunch dishes in the city, and seeing it replaced with yet another overpriced avocado toast is just sad. My guess is that they’ve opted for lower cost options to try and increase profit margin, but it’s definitely at the expense of innovation and quality.

I love almost everything David Falk has done in Cincinnati, so please understand I am a huge fan of his work. However the Nada rebranding is a miss.

For the last decade I recommended this restaurant to anyone and everyone I could. It’s sad to say but with so many other great restaurants in the city I doubt I’ll ever go back.

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viplovetoeatgoodfood
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It was Easter Sunday and the brunch hash was too spicy and we had to flag out waitress down to order, get more water etc. after waiting a very long time even though it was no it very busy yet.
Not the best experience!

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vipRachelS
Detroit
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Love being able to try lots of different small plates. Ambience is great-especially the patio. Highly, highly recommend!!!

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AshT
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, eating outside was so vibey in a good way. The food and service were stellar. Wish more restaurants operated like nada

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sons birthday

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My server Sam was fantastic!
The manager was great too.

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LeeC
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful, informative and attentive. We loved the round table that was well distanced from other table. We felt very safe.

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vipJuliaN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit with the new menu and it was absolutely FANTASTIC. Our table was visited by Blair who ensured everything was wonderful. Service was great - food was delicious - interesting and highly satisfying! Can't wait to return!

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JoeLang
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Peruvian Chicken. Nothing else needs to be said. It's other-worldly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect when we and my fiance' come for a awesome evening. Thanks again!

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JustinD
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Nada went above and beyond to make our experience worth it I absolutely love this place and have nothing negative to say me and my girlfriend we’re celebrating our one year anniversary together and the Nada staff made us feel like we had the whole place to ourselves. Food was excellent like always!!!

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KenD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitresses was great took time to explain everything very attentive and quick
Returning for sure

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vipBetsyW
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Love the new menu! Service was impeccable, too!

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vipTreasure1969
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Social distancing is perfect. Menu was small COVID so it was less than full of choices. Service staff was excellent. This place is "authentic mexican" so be prepared for an experience that is not like your other local mexican restaurants. Portions are very small. Cornbread and street corn was fantastic but not large. Tacos are "street size" which means they are 3 inches across and hardly worth calling a taco. With the large choice of restaurants serving tacos these days, you'd be better looking for tacos elsewhere. I was really excited to go here because we walk past it regularly when we are going to the Aronoff, but I think next time I'll keep walking.

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JulieC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in menu changes from past experiences. Out door seating was very nice.

FAQs

Nada - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Nada - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 5148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.