Nada - Columbus

4.6
1698 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 1698 people are saying
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StephanieF
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Nada is always outstanding. The service is too. They are good about getting us out of there in order for us to get to the Columbus Blue Jackets hockey game on time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Great service, food, and drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome restaurant! Great for pregame. Can’t wait to go back and sit in the secret room

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vipdeedee123
Cincinnati
159 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as well as the service were wonderful.

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Babs
Columbus
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We experienced multiple servers. The primary server took way too long to get our dessert to us. We ordered coffee and donuts for dessert and the coffee was delivered and 10-15 minutes later the donuts were delivered. Disappointing. The food was great!

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TheresaC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service! Would definitely come back again!

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JohnB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good atmosphere and service. Food is still solid, but they eliminated several popular items. Very disappointed that pork belly taco is no longer on the menu. Also, they serve Corona in a CAN - who does that!!

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Stacey
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Thought the bill was high but we were in a rush. Looked at the total and cross referenced the menu after the fact and the over charged us by almost $30. Our fault for not checking sooner. But very disappointed how everything has gone downhill in the past few years. We will not be back.

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John
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada is a great restaurant! Conveniently located next to the area, the location is ideal for food prior to a game. The menu features high-quality Mexican and is delicious. The margs are great too! Overall great atmosphere and wonderful service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered everything and it was an amazing feast. A bit pricey.

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AnniversaryDiner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Once busy the service slowed considerably. That said, help is hard to find...

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very busy the time we went. Good food kinda pricey. $14.00 for 3 street tacos. Great staff. Very accommodating

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MorelandDawg
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and service were fantastic as always!!!

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Cbusfoodie
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and we really enjoyed our experience! The churros are not to be missed!!!

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DanE
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Staffing issues clearly impacting this business. 1 bar tender for the entire restaurant...drinks took a while. Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! The plantains are a MUST! The restaurant is beautiful too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food was all amazing, the service was great, and the atmosphere was just right. Would definitely recommend.

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CrewFan
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was full (a good thing) and there were lots of conversations (also a good thing), however it made it difficult to hear across the table. The food was excellent but a little pricey.

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vipMP33
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Server purposefully ignored us as maybe she decided we were not drinking so our bill wasn’t going to be large enough to warrant her effort. After an hour, no food and I requested to expedite the check so we actually received the check before we ever got food.

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vipPattyB
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
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 on October 23, 2021
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 on October 23, 2021
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 on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good food, good drinks and gold service!

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MegB
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The atmosphere is bustling in the Arena District making Nada a super upbeat environment. We loved the food!

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Review
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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vipdummfam
Columbus
17 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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vipDonald
Columbus
396 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious

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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
9 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
22 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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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so attentive and helpful. Every dish was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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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
3 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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Nada - Columbus is rated 4.6 stars by 1698 OpenTable diners.

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