Nada - Columbus

4.7
1580 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Kick back at Nada, a taco & cocktail joint in the heart of Columbus' Arena District. Snag guacamole and salsa to share, and dig in to punched-up tacos and mac n’ cheese with margaritas on draft and local craft brews.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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 1580 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaxD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. Impressive menu with a great array of modern tex-mex along with authentic options.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

So the best part about that restaurant was the atmosphere. Our server wasn’t the best, he was relatively new, didn’t really have a Good understanding of the menu. Didn’t have many recommendations! Also they were seemingly not that busy and our food took a very long time to come out to the point where The manager came out and apologized. But even after that it still took another 20 minutes for the food to come out. It’s definitely nice for like a friends get together for like a quick brunch but that’s sad. The food sizes is more like appetizer portions

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als123
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience2

The food was excellent, but service but sub-par. Unfortunately, because they were good otherwise.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The cauliflower tacos were surprisingly tasty. Not a big fan of cauliflower so I was skeptical. I would definitely order it again.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food , atmosphere and service all fantastic. Parking garage right beside the restaurant made it easy to get in and out.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to go!!! We love Nada! Amazing drinks and food! Great value

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aj351507
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Columbus, and definitely the best Mexican food in the city.

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rrkr
Columbus
48 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming service. Great weather made for a lovely outdoor experience.

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rachelm
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, great service. Love eating at Nada.

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FoodLover
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

1st time back in two years. Our food was good but not as much of a selection as years ago. The drinks were good but way too expensive for small glass with 50% ice.

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vipKatieM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Nada has unfortunately gone way down hill. The premium margarita tasted like lime juice. The loaded queso was good. The tacos were horrible. The chicken was the worst texture and had no flavor. All tacos were covered with cheese and had little to no other toppings. We were so disappointed. Nada used to be our favorite restaurant. We will not be back and my guess is this type of food will not allow this restaurant to continue to be open.

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vipLaurenP
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The food is great and so was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server was very forgetful

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PhilipC
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time dining at Nada in the Arena District of downtown Columbus. Making a reservation online was easy. Paid parking is next door ($5.00 for 3 hours). We sat outside on a cool evening, but the staff provided a heater which was perfect. All the staff were very friendly, timely and pleasant. The atmosphere was nice. The menu was limited but unique. The prices were reasonable, but a bit on the high side. All the food had a nice presentation and was hot. The salad was fresh. The plantains were great! The gazpacho was disappointing; do not recommend. The quesadilla was tasty, but tiny - only enough for an appetizer for one. The overly sweet jalapeno cornbread was served in a miniature iron skillet. Again, only enough for one or maybe two people to share. The chicken enchilada was very good, but too spicy. It needed rice or something to mellow out the sting of the spices. The cocktails were delicious. Overall, we had a good visit and enjoyed our meal and time together. However, it is not a place we will go to again, unless we just happen to be in the neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After planning this weeks in advance for a special night outside under the chandelier in the prime seat, the weather didn’t corporate! They called a couple days ahead to confirm moving inside. They gave us the best spot inside, it was never going to be the same, but the best it could have been for a great night! Can’t wait to plan the next dinner party on the patio!

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Marlene
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Nada! I always order the grapefruit margarita. Make sure you order the queso.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Our server was great too.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salsa trio is always the way to go, and don't forget the gazpacho (it's back!) Great food, drinks, and service, as always.

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wville
Columbus
37 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not you basic Mexican restaurant. Excellent tastes in the dishes we tried. Margaritas were amazing. Portions on the smaller side, as compared to low end Mexican places.
Only thing that I did not like was the chips. Would prefer a lighter chip, served warm.

JO
vipJillianO
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Our food took 1hr to come out. Very slow service.

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NickB
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with a couple friends. The spicy margaritas were great: muddling it makes all the difference. Food is always on point!

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ReneA
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little pricey but unique twist on Mexican food and worth the price.
Excellent service

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JeniS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space and delicious food and drinks! The Sangria Roja is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous lively ambience, our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, and our food and margaritas were delicious.

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ZakH
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Went for a night out - quick service, good food, good ambiance. Overall, we like this place a lot and will be back.

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vipRabbit711
East Texas
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out to celebrate a graduation! Delicious tacos and margaritas! Loved the churros and saganaki quesadillas, too. We’ll definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter-Daniel was superb. Food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for our family and we all loved it. Atmosphere is lovely. Our dishes and margaritas were tasty. Can’t wait to go back again.

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Asb1969
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated both Mother’s Day and OSU graduation today at Nada. We had a great time and enjoyed our food choices. Our waitress was helpful in making dinner selections.

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Gratefuldoc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful ; food and drink great!!!

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vipTina
Washington DC
108 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening with awesome food and excellent service from Max! Thanks so much for our perfect table . Loved the food and marg’s!

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RachelleB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and sangria and margaritas are all good. Their queso is to die for. Definitely one of my go to place.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a Bluejackets game night food and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very flavorful and fresh. The service was awkward and poorly time, however they were very polite. It was more of a training issue than attitude. Overall though, food was amazing and atmosphere was cool.

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vipALAL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time!!!

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KelleyS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere! All of the food was amazing. Wonderful service! Great cocktails!

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MattK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome, as was the service. Ate at the bar and the bartender was great! Very helpful in selecting dishes, and really knew his spirits! Would definitely go again next time I’m in Columbus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good, surprised on how small the portions were though.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Visited Friday night. The taco portions are tiny. I had the chicken enchiladas, which had no flavor at all. The beer selection is extremely limited. Save your money and visit any other Mexican location in town and you will be more satisfied.

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vipUWSKaitlin
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

First time dining in at Nada since before Covid & prices (especially for drinks/pitchers of drinks for larger parties) have definitely risen but quality is still excellent. A bit confused by the service—so many different folks coming to tables to check on guests, but everyone working this location is nice and friendly.

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Nada - Columbus is rated 4.7 stars by 1580 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.