Nada - Columbus

4.7
1676 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 1676 people are saying
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vipPattyB
Cleveland
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff from the front house , bartenders, to the wait staff were extremely friendly and outgoing. The craft cocktails were exceptional as were the entrees. Great experience and definitely a must when visiting the Arena District!

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MarH
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Columbus for one day and were so happy that we chose Nada for dinner. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was fun and colorful. Our dinner was delicious. The four of us chose different entrees and shared them. Our favorites were the jalapeño corn bread and steak fajitas. You cannot go wrong with Nada!

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Rick
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was better than last visit but service was slow at the start. Sat almost 10 mins for a waiter.

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AnnaM
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food, good drinks and gold service!

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Review
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Pricey. Convenient location next to arena.

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vipdummfam
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service.

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WoodMan
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food at Nada in the Arena District is consistently outstanding. The carnitas tacos and sweet plantains were the favorites on my most recent visit. The beer list is adequate, and service remains very good notwithstanding the current pandemic-related labor shortage. The outdoor seating area is wonderful. Overall, a great place to go in advance of any Arena District event -- or any time at all.

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vipMalindaJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dinner spot before you see a show in Columbus.

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ShannonD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

60th birthday celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing taste-wise, but the portions were tiny for the price. Like laughably small.

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Freya
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was so flavorful and fresh. The flight of salsas suited every spice tolerance level at our table. The grilled street corn was the hands down favorite. There were options for the vegetarians and the carnivores, and all were delicious!

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vipTrishM
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food & service was outstanding ….but omg was it noisy ! Got better after a couple of large groups around us cleared out. Other than that, was a fantastic meal !

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TiffanyF
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was referred by a friend to try it out. Food is good. Portions are smaller than most restaurants but flavorful. I had nacho chips with Queso and the 3 chicken tacos. I was full. Sangria could be better. I will return.

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CathyP
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the tacos at Nada! The margaritas are also very good. Some of us tried the enchiladas this visit and they are a nice size portion & delicious

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lisam
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been big fans of Nada for 6 years. Great food & drinks. Festive & fun ambience. Friendly, efficient service. Everyone in our group ages 2-67 loved our dinner at Nada last night. This morning, our 4 yr old granddaughter asked if we were eating at Nada again this evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience1

They sat a party of about 18 in our area. There were about 6 unruly children under the age of 10 and the parents sat on one side and kids on the other. The parents ignored the children as they were making papers air planes and flying them through out the dining room. Dropping glasses running around disturbing all other customers trying to enjoy dinner. It was awful. We asked to be moved and was told no. Management didn’t come out and apologize. Honestly management should have come out and talk to the large party and ask them to control their children. Our server was awesome though. Felt bad for him as he was waiting on the large table. Wake up management!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tracy was an excellent server. And once again the manager Kenneth runs great staff!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The food was amazing and so were the people. Highly recommend

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Chowie
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fajita I’ve ever had!

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JamesG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening, excellent food, and very nice outdoor space. Looking forward to the next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I have been to Nada twice and each time has been a great experience. It’s conveniently located to Express Live, where we were going to be attending a concert after dinner. There’s also ample parking right next door. We sat outside and it was a wonderful experience. The service and staff were great and had a lot of suggestions. The food is fantastic. The only bad thing was the drinks seemed to have a ton of ice. Not a great drink ratio - but other than that, we love Nada!

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AdamH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit our son at Ohio State

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was poor, entree out before the appetizer so we ended up just canceling it, beer we ordered at time of arrival came out after the entree as well, and the original beer we ordered and was told they have (corona premier) wasn’t something the carried so we ordered bud lights and it was so delayed in arriving we were almost finished with our meal. Will probably never go back.

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KristaL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very friendly and attentive. The queso is the bomb. Lots of options for every diet. Love their patio

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Augie
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and even better service.

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vipToddA
Columbus
64 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On a Crew soccer night, the bar area was very loud. Went with 6 people. They ordered guacamole and salsa which help curb our appetites. They then ordered different tacos and shared across 4 of them which worked out well. My wife always gets the Chili Relleno and I went with the chicken enchiladas. These dishes are more food than you think and will fill up anybody. Food was prepared well and you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. I still miss the original cracked potatoes - so simple but wonderfully crispy.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience & service! Will be back soon!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Good place to go in Columbus for a nice dinner. A little expensive for the food/drink choices. Waiter was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada was very accommodating when we had to add 2 more to our party. Very much appreciated!

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BillH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to try the chips and the trio of salsa. Good cold beer and great food. Our waitress was really good. Will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was great as always

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ArtY
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork tacos with hint of pineapple /cilantro were amazing. Drunken beans have rich taste. Chicken enchiladas were smooth and mild. Cilantro rice great accompaniment for all. The outside patio was inviting for an evening meal. Good beer selections; wine by the glass was limited selection but still sufficient.

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Jore
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service was very slow. We didn’t get food until 40 mins after being seated. Getting water took 10 mins after we were seated. We were one of two tables in the whole restaurant so we couldn’t understand the slow service.

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StephanieF
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada is always a good dining experience. The drinks, the food, the service are all excellent.

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vipPamCakes
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent which corresponded with the service!

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vipMichelleH
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada was fantastic and thank you for providing such awesome service, Abrielle! We enjoyed probably a little too much food but it was worth it! Queso is a must-have, guac and salsas were awesome, especially the habanero. Everything was delicious and we felt very well taken care of. We will definitely be back:)

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BrianT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience2

Slow service. Order was incorrect and then took 10 minutes to correct.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Crew game

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vipBobL
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and great atmosphere. Nice way to end the weekend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt like server was rushing us. Random food delivery

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Nada - Columbus is rated 4.7 stars by 1676 OpenTable diners.

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