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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JN
Columbus
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Very flavorful without too much heat. Server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive.

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always exceptional. I had a last minute addition of 2 guests and they made a way to accommodate us. I had friends/family in from Tampa, Houston, and Chicago. They all raved about the service and food. So glad we live close by!

FC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chicken enchiladas were very good. The queso was a little pasty. The Nada margarita was great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was great!!! Thanks for giving us “out-of-towners” a great night!

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Perfect for an easy date night!

OT
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Have been to Nada multiple times for both lunch and dinner always a good experience.

CZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Best chicken tacos ever and excellent margaritas

MW
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was wonderful and our entrees, appetizer, and dessert tasted very good. But I listed the items in that order because that is how they arrived. We had completely finished our entrees before the appetizer arrived. We eat with Nada fairly regularly and it was a first for us to have something like that go wrong. Our Nada Lemonades were very tart this evening but I'm chalking that up to the bar being extra crazy for Valentine's.

GO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Very disappointed. We were not greeted until almost 15 mins of being sat down. Our server daniel took our order and 45 minutes later our food arrived but my margarita still haven’t. we weren’t given any silverware and our server was generally inattentive. after asking where the margarita was daniel gave a poor excuse about mishearing “nadarita” for “nada fries”, despite IDing me and not having “nada fries” on the menu. food was acceptable but not great. would not return.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, great drinks , tables are close together so not very quiet or privacy. Service is ok.

S
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The restaurant did not meet my expectations for the price point and location. The service at Nada was mediocre. The most disappointing moment of the evening was our desert being brought out without the table being cleared and without utinsles to eat it with. We still waited several minutes before the table was cleared and spoons brought out. I do not recommend this restaurant.

JD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was overpriced and average. Service average. The space itself was beautifully decorated.

JJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Would definitely recommend on a less busy night. Wait staff was not on their A game the night we were there.

CH
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Good food. Good value.

IM
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I love Nada! It's one of my favorite places in Columbus and food never disappoints. The noise level, especially the piped-in music, didn't do much to create a romantic ambiance (we went on Valentine's Day) so not sure that choice is a good one. Otherwise, it's almost perfect.

R
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was really good.. my tacos were a bit soggy, without much goodness inside, but my husband's and friend's quesadillas were excellent. My other friend said her tacos were pretty good. The place is REALLY LOUD! Don't go if you want to be able to speak with anyone past the person directly next to you.

C
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always so good; and the service is always great!

EG
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was great! The premium margarita was FANTASTIC! We split the enchiladas and queso. Both were delicious.

RL
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

B
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

First time eating at Nada. Don’t think we have ever been to a Mexican restaurant and then come away hungry. Ordered three tacos which came with no rice or beans and were as small as the palm of your hand ... two bites worth. Sides were small as well. Very expensive for what we got. $ 5.00 per taco !!
We will Nada go again !!!

OT
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I frequent the downtown cinci Nada (along with Boca :) ) and admittedly going to NADA right before a CBJ game my expectations should be lowered a bit I guess but I thought the food was mediocre and heavy on corn. must have gotten a super deal.
my Mahi was ok and my wife's Mahi taco's were good but lots of corn!!
I will say the service was outstanding, the Margaritas were outstanding also. I will be back and I will order something different to eat but will continue to order the margaritas.

A
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy going here before the Hockey game. The menu was a little different this time around. Everything was good,but Mac and cheese portion was a lot smaller.

KN
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service at Nada could not be better. They are so sweet caring and attentive to every detail. they truly make the guest experience enjoyable. the food was amazing and they kept our chips and salsa replenished which i always appreciate. one of the best restaurants in columbus!!!!!!! truly delicious and so friendly

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Connor was probably the best server I’ve had at any restaurant in a long, long time. He was so kind and engaged with my niece it made our experience fun. We all were very happy with the entire experience, but Connor definitely made it special. He also made sure we were out in time for Disney On Ice without ever making us feel rushed.

DR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Restaurant week. We were rushed through the first two courses, were not even halfway through first course when main course arrived. After mentioning we weren’t ready yet, the server just placed the plates on our table and asked, “it’s okay, isn’t it”.

OT
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

You can’t get any better than Gormet Mexican! 😋 food was good and so was the service! I’d definitely go back.

M
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little on the pricy side, especially for a restaurant week event, but service was great, food was great and environment was welcoming.

DC
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Convenient spot for Nouveau Mexican fare. Good value. Partial to Pork Belly tacos but my last two visits have been overcooked and dry. Friendly staff.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

I got the chicken tacos and they were very bland. The waitress also spilled salsa all over my boots. She also brought the wrong salsa to our table. I’ve ate here before and had good experiences but this was definitely the worst.

LO
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great experience overall! Great service and fun for cementing birthdays.

JB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner at Nada in downtown Columbus Saturday night. Great drinks, super margaritas and attentive service. Outstanding job my Mary and Shea lee. Cannot wait to get back to Columbus for some more of those delicious chicken enchiladas. Keep up the great job everyone!

Nada - Columbus
Responded on January 21, 2020

Thanks again for the great review John! I'll be sure to send your thanks for Mary and Shealee. It was a pleasure to have you in & we hope to see you soon! Best, Caitlin R. General Manager

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not worth the cost.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food very good, service wasn’t too bad but could’ve been better. Wasn’t very busy but server seemed to be more focused on a large group of people in her section than everyone else.

S
Columbus
31 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, atmosphere and food quality. The steak fajitas are exceptional and a fresh twist on the classic dish. Will be back to explore the chefs nice selection of craft tacos.

MF
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Small portions, cold food. Waiter was in a bad mood. This place has continued to go down hill over the last year. Unfortunately the entire group felt the same.

MM
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my teen daughter and her friends here for a Bday dinner. The food was great! Our server Marco was delightful!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Food was amazing!!

DW
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Not for lunch. Lunch menu very limited and portions were extremely small for the price. So value proposition was not very good. Left hungry. The "Taco Lunchbox", while came with a small side, the "tacos"were open face and about 3 1/4 inch in diameter. Very very dissappointed in the meal.

DH
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The family discussed this after dinner. The food was okay, high priced, and not enough. 4/5 people were still hungry after an appetizer and entre. In addition, we had 5 people and it clearly states on the menu 6+ gratuity would automatically be added, yet, a 20% gratuity was automatically added. It rubbed us the wrong way. There were no nutritional information available. Not on the menu and not available when 2 different staff members were asked. I personally ordered the only green salad and it was a slice of iceberg lettuce and there was no description that this was what it was on the menu.