Nada - Columbus

4.7
1547 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 1547 people are saying
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Gratefuldoc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful ; food and drink great!!!

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RachelleB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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
2 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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vipSunilA
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipRRios
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! Our server, Connor, was spectacular. My only gripe is management allowed a table of guests with children to watch/listen to iPads on full volume without headphones. It was the only dark cloud on an otherwise bright experience. Too bad restaurant managers will not address this grossly selfish behavior.

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vipKevinM
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service and food quality.

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

Anniversary date at Nada was a success. Amazing tacos and the quest was very yummy as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Harper was an amazing server. She was very prompt and polite the entire time. The food was not as good as it usually is. It seemed dry but the drinks were amazing as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Parker, was excellent.

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AlexaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food! loved the guacamole

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JacketsFan
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NADA is a great restaurant with a great location, especially if you're looking for a meal before a Blue Jackets game.

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vipLaura
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome, very attentive and had great food suggestions. Food was all delicious! Nada never disappoints.

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vipRandolphS
Cincinnati
66 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great!!! Great good. Great service. Going to try location in Cincinnati since that is where we live!! We will however be back to Columbus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Margaritas and Service. Trio Dip is delish and gluten free mahi fish battered tacos.

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vipErinS
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience- especially with a four year old in tow. Very good food and fun ambiance but family friendly. The server suggested a non alcoholic cocktail for me (pregnant) which was SO GOOD (Blood Orange Virgin Marg) and usually mocktails are meh.
Everything we ordered was delicious. Recommended finishing info with the churros!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious and great wait staff

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vipNot4me
Columbus
28 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and super friendly service!

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MikeM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with COVID restriction ( plexiglass, masks, and distancing) it was great! Happy to be out with great food, amazing service, and it seemed like the whole stuff bent over backwards to be accommodating!

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vipJLJ826
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada never disappoints!
Yet another terrific pregame meal in downtown columbus.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Broken umbrellas on the patio visible as I walked up to the restaurant. The lobby entrance had ring marks from last night drinks still on the table. Greeted friendly enough by the manager. Sat at the bar had my pick of seats since they just opened. Unfortunately I didn’t see the sticky spot until I sat down. Bar top wasn’t wiped down from the previous night. Bartender was nice quick chatter about drinks. Not a lot of explanation about the menu other than 3 taco’s come in an order and can be split up. Overall inviting place sat next to the Uber eats tablet that keep going off with a loud ring tone. Not really what I was looking for. Not sure why the bartender is taking the orders and not a host, especially since they had time and a computer to ring. Food was overall good except for a few things. The mahi-mahi taco was good, would have been better if the fish wasn’t dry and over cooked. It was well seasoned though. The new chips weren’t seasoned and they were oily. The temp on the fryer wasn’t hot enough before they cooked them. The other tacos were great. Bartender had the drops going on. The prep for the bar was going on while they were open which made for little interaction. No gloves being used while he was preparing to squeeze limes and dumped the freshly washed limes from a container onto the back bar area. If it was like the counter in front of me it was
Probably not washed correctly. Overall wish I didn’t sit at the bar may have had a different evening.

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vipMobk7x
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Server knew his stuff and answered several menu questions before we asked. Food was top notch as advertised. Had to get one of each dessert and share with the table and all were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - grey drinks and great service.

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BabetteC
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Connor was fantastic! Enjoyed the unique Queso presentation and delicious cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a fabulous place to eat! Food... amazing!! Would highly recommend!! We are on the outside patio and they had wonderful heaters!

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vipAmyb
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

once again NADA was amazing. food delicious. service top notch. Thank you so much! Highly recommend.

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vipsmsddsms
Columbus
33 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great service and atmosphere. Loved the maduros... perfect with the sauce. Went outside the box with ancho rubbed mahi... I would go back for this dish!!!

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JustinD
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed once again!!! I have ate at Nada Cincinnati twice and Columbus isn’t that far behind in being just as good. Manager from Columbus came out to our table once he had heard that we had been to Cincinnati twice and this was our first experience at the Columbus location and asked us what we thought of his location to me that says they want to be the best they can be. The food was amazing and you can tell everyone who works at Nada is family just from the way they all help out and work together. Definitely VIP treatment and can’t wait for the new menu.

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RobC
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Servers need to be trained on Drinks no knowledge. Server was sweet but young and it shows. She also barely knows the menu. Don’t you people train your staff. I will say the guy that cleared the table was very good.

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jjfad
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fish was not good

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

My wife’s birthday :-) everybody was very friendly and attentive.

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rachaelp
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not impressed with the food for the price you pay. Our service was ok. The witness wasn’t around much to check in on us. Getting our drinks and food took forever. They sat us right by the door. We were frozen the whole time. This restaurant will be the last resource to go too again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Service was lacking. Big time. Wait 10-15 after finishing first drink before being able to order another. Nothing worse than sitting at a table, being ignored with no drink. Probably won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The Mexico City Pastor tacos were dry and bland. I could eat only one. My husband’s dish was a little bit better as it was not dry. He had the Chile Relleno. It sounded promising with many delicious ingredients. Unfortunately, it tasted like canned, puréed chipotle peppers cooked with heavy cream and dumped over a poblano pepper. The waitress inquired how it was and I told her my dish was dry. She simply said she was sorry and brought us the check (after offering dessert.) She made no attempt to correct the problem which was disappointing. I am not one to make a stink and call for a manager, so we simply paid and left. Needless to say with so many great restaurants in the greater Columbus area, we won’t be returning to Nada.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good and the staff was friendly. I made a reservation for my birthday with 10 people and we were brought into a nice private room. Overall, great experience and they exceeded my expectations.

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AlissaD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and even better food! A date favorite for my husband and I.

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