Nada - Columbus

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$30 and under
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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.
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OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing server and service. Great atmosphere, music, food, and our server took amazing care of us.

S
Columbus
1 review
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Nada was awesome! This was our first and truly loved it. Thanks for making our birthdays memorable. Tacos were amazing and so were the cocktails.

SF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Many changes to the menu since the spring/summer. Lots of new options - which is good.
I do not like the new taco shells (not sure what changed, but they aren't as good).

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Expensive for what you get. Have to pay $5 for chips and salsa and $5 each for tacos that weren't as good as what you get from a truck on the West Side for $1.50. Drinks were also just OK.
Basically, you are paying for the location, which is very convenient if you are going to the Arena.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two separate tables and they did a great job serving both tables and timing us together! Excellent place for dinner!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The service is HORRIBLE. The best staff we encountered was Andre, the busboy. He was very friendly and hardworking. Other than that, the entire staff needs retrained, including the manager who we spoke to about our server. The food is C+ level but way overpriced. Convenient location makes it easy to go there when out for a game or concert in Cbus.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was spectacular. Ambiance was amazing. Will become a normal date night spot for us!

AR
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

Horrible food terrible gross not worth the money at all

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Took almost 20 minutes to get drink order, one beer and a bottle of wine. Only got part of the food order, menu change was uninspiring, server had a bit of an attitude. Probably won’t be back.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere here! Every part of dinner was a delicious experience. Highly recommend the loaded queso!

OT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice place that had the feel of a chain restaurant a little bit. The food was good and a bit unique in a good way. My sangria tasted like watered down Kool-Aid with a little bit of wine mixed in.

SB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was slow, but they made up for with outstanding service and took money off the bill.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

We had a table of 7 reserved to see a concert in the area. We arrived at 6 pm where seated and the service was slow. The waiter inquired about us going to the concert and made condescending comments about how old we were which was odd. He put in our drinks and left for 15+ more mins till a runner brought the drinks for him. He then seemed very overwhelmed taking the tables order. 20+ min went but and 2 people at our table still didn’t have drinks. Then a new server comes over to take over our table. She gets the food and drinks corrected but never check back after that with a few sides missing from the order. We enquirer what happened to the other server and she told us he walked out and quit mid shift. At this point it has been 2 hrs and we were gonna be late to our concert. The new server had a very hard time doing the bill. She did it so poorly my friend where having to figure out venmo-ing each other money to make things even between us. Thru out all of this we never once had a manager apologize to us or had anything comped from our bill and we were made 30 mins late to our concert because it took 2.5 hrs to get dinner!!! I was extremely dissatisfied but we needed to get going we were already very late. I wouldn’t recommend nada to anyone after this horrible experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Well...our server quit mid-shift because he was too overwhelmed with the pre-event crowd, though it wasn’t quite that busy.

S
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Tacos and enchiladas really good
Sangria was very good as well

AR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a fan of all things Mexican and so are my parents, so it makes for the perfect dinner spot when they visit me in Columbus. This past experience was actually a break from moving me into my new apartment, so the drinks and food were well deserved. Our server was also the sweetest - shout out to T.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was incredible- personable, friendly, went way out of their way for our new osu freshmen. Love it here and will be back!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner and service ! Everyone was friendly and the waiter Zane was awesome ! Outdoor seating was fabulous ! Would definitely go back.

MV
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Chips and guacamole and chicken tacos were yummy as usual. The Kale Caesar salad had a few yellow leaves, but the taste was good. The cauliflower tacos were missing something. I wouldn’t order them again. Nada was hopping ahead of a concert- bar area was packed and noisy. Thankful our table was toward the back where it was quieter. Our server, Stephanie was great.

SK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to a concert at Nationwide and this was perfect. Parking garage right next door, sat on the patio which is really nice and the food and service were perfect. Definitely would recommend to anyone attending an event there or not - just a great place to go.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We made reservations to eat at Nada before the Queen concert. We went early and happily sat and looked over the menu. We appreciated the host asking us if the reservation after ours would give us enough time. When we said no they said they could seat us in the bar area. That worked out great and we were happy not to be rushed. The service was slow and the food was average (salsa, queso and chips, Mac and cheese and quesadilla-nothing spectacular) we ordered drinks and enjoyed them (although not at all spirit forward). The two couples beside us had a different menu so we asked to see it. It was the happy hour menu. When we received our bill, we had been charged full price for 4 items that were on the happy hour menu. We were told by our server (when we inquired) that because there was an event (concert) they only offered the happy hour to those that asked for it. WHAT? Wait! WHAT? Who runs their business like this? Shady and inexcusable. The people beside us were from Cincinnati and said they have never heard of this and go to Nada there. I am sad and disgusted by the shadiness of this act. There are plenty of choices in the arena district and we will be choosing another next time. Shame on you Nada. If you decide to go here make sure you ASK for happy hour because apparently it’s a secret club

l
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was fantastic. This was our first visit and we loved our meal.

T
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful and filling. Great taste. Atmosphere was nostalgic. Really enjoyed.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch date. Food, service and ambience was amazing!

H
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server (wish I knew his name) is BY FAR one of the BEST SERVERS in the industry! We were there before a concert across the street. He answered our questions, helped us with the menu, and went above and beyond to make sure that our dinner was exceptional. We will definitely return -

SE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the decor of the restaurant. Our server was great and the food was delicious. We sat on the patio and it was very private and comfortable.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience at Nada; good food and good service!

HS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and served in a timely manner for us to get to our next location!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The enchiladas tho!! Yummmmmy!

OT
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the lobster lettuce wraps and they were yummies!!

DA
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is fantastic but on concert or game nights they hurt their bartenders because not enough to take care of the crowd so the servers have it hard!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious especially the steak fajitas.

JC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waitress was extremely knowledgeable

LG
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nada’s. Have been there several times to celebrate various occasions. Good food and service.

OT
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

m
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated summer season birthdays as a small group. We had a great table outside. Service was great as was the food.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. It took almost 30 minutes to get drinks, around 40 minutes to place an order and the food took forever. It seems like the restaurant does not have a plan when big events are happening in the arena district (i.e. clippers game, concert, etc) and are not staffed appropriately. Also, they are not fully stocked in their menu, causing additional frustration because there was a good amount of items out of stock.

RG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

New menu is the same old cost saving story. What a shame. This place used to be great.

LW
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a large group from work attend for lunch. A few items were a little greasy (quesadilla). But all in all, a great experience!

KM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The interior design of this restaurant is so cute. Food was delicious but a little expensive for what it is. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest but I would still go back.

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