Nada - Columbus

4.5
1238 reviews
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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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RH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. Portion sizes are on the small side, which was perfect for us. Allowed our group of four to enjoy two appetizers and the taco platters.

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NS
Columbus
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Normally I love nada, but this time around it was subpar. There were 3 lunch boxes and no one got the bread that comes with it. There were no chips and salsa brought out in the beginning and the server rarely came to our table to check on us. If I hadn’t been there before and received excellent service I wouldn’t come back.

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J
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Menu changed. I liked it better before. They wouldn’t allow us to get just one taco of whatever kind we wanted. They said they were too busy. It took forever to get our food. There was no price adjustment for it, and the manager never came to see us. The quesadilla was not good

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S
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The 1 liter of Nadaritas was wonderful. All fresh ingredients. The Baja Fish Tacos were crispy with tender centers. The Pork Belly Tacos unfortunately rather dry and chewy. Not their normal excellent quality. Still a good evening. We have been here many times and will return.

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

One of our favorites. Service was exceptional. Margarita was strong :-) You can't go wrong with any of the tacos. Tried the skirt steak quesadilla and it was excellent.

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CC
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

New menu. Terrible food. Corporate took great food and fun concept and ruined it. No longer a go to restaurant for me.

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N
Des Moines
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food was pretty mediocre for the price. Environment was nice.

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S
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Not the American stereotype place. The liter flask of Nadarita's (Margaritas) was fabulous. Made with fresh ingredients and worth the price. The Mexico City Pastor tacos were very tasty.

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HH
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside, good set up. Server was friendly and answered all our questions. Great lunch spot

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service from server Elena. Went as a business outing and everything was prompt and delicious. More on the gourmet side of price.

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MN
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food to celebrate my husband’s 35th birthday!

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LS
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great presentation, yummy food, service is fast paced but good, overpriced and small portions.

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CG
Columbus
35 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is one of my wife's favorite places, but our last visit was disappointing. Here's why:
-Took over 5 minutes for the host to even greet us (wasn't busy)
-Portion size of the lunch taco was way small (one tiny piece of fish in each mahi taco)
-Had to ask 3 times for a kids menu, ultimately had to go track one down myself

Positive things:
-Chips and salsa are good
-Blueberry lemonade and tea are good
-Corn and bean sides were delicious

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Hostess was wonderful! We were greeted exceptionally. Our table was great and they were more than willing to accommodate 2 additional guests. Our server was kind and attentive, but service was extremely slow and I'm not sure that it was all our servers fault. The kitchen may have just been slow. Regardless, we were there so long that we passed our 2hr parking limit in the garage, were unable to add money to our ticket because the machine was covered by the power washing company to power wash the garage. This resulted in one of my guest receiving a $30 parking ticket. My other guests made it to their cars in time before they were ticketed as well. Parking will be a problem for people dining who do not live in the Arena District or are not in walking distance.

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KH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nada makes really awesome food but it's like 17 bucks for a single tamale. Even the kids menu ran us about 14 dollars all told for a quesadilla, a fruit cup, and a lemonade. Really good quesadilla, but dang.

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CB
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I took my family of 7 which included 3 children under the age of 12 and a 25% gratuity was automatically charged for our group size! Even tho we arrived 20 minutes before our 6 pm reservation, it took an hour to get our entrees. The server was completely inattentive! We enjoyed the food but it was not worth the hour long wait or $193 bill! I trusted a coworkers recommendation but ended up having to apologize to my family!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Nada has changed their menu and the recipe for many of their tacos. The old chicken tacos were outstanding, but the new recipe is very tasteless. The old recipe had black bean purée, guacamole, etc and didn’t need sour cream. The new has neither and is loaded with a cream sauce. The taste is very bland. My wife had the fish tacos and felt the taste was very plane as well. We also noticed that they changed the mushroom tacos in pretty much the same way as the chicken. Honestly this used to be one of our favorite places to eat, but with the changes to their menu, it’s not even someplace we want to return. Very disappointing. The salsa trio was still great though.

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AH
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This was our visit to Nada. We had a reservation and were seated quickly. The hostess and server were courteous. We ordered chips and guacamole for 10.00. We order cauliflower tacos and mahi tacos. You get three small tacos for 12-15.00. The cauliflower tacos were better than the mahi- tasted a little fishy - like it needed more seasoning. Also, I do not like corn tortillas and was not told until afterwards by our server that you can substitute with flour tortillas. Good to know. All in all- cute ambience, good service, so-so food.

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PK
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

YUM. The food was outstanding. I highly recommend the street corn, the pork belly taco (get it with a fried egg) and the queso & guacamole (the salsas are good too.) My caipirinha was really tasty but needed to be stirred up quite a bit before consuming readily (sadly learned after my first swig of firewater)... the drink menu is lovely, however, and we sampled quite a few and weren't disappointed at all! A good place to go with friends and share plates. Will go again when I return to Columbus!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Don’t like the menu change but it was still good. Want to clarify that the last menu was much better though.

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l
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Fantastic food. Great staff...very friendly and helpful.

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KB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Nada, it's one of our fave spots in Columbus! Always enjoy our meals there....food and drinks are great and the service is always stellar. We will be back again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was friendly and helpful in my meal/drink choices. Decor was bright and fun. Food and drinks were great!

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LS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was fine, but we had really slow service at lunchtime.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The boneless chicken was FIRE 🔥. Coming back for sure

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Went out to eat for mothers day, first time there. We were running late & the staff was understanding which I really appreciated, thank you for the great experience!

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CB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. Staff was friendly and the food was quick. We had a large group so the put us in a private room. It was beautiful and perfect for our kids.

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K
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best tortilla chips ! Could make a meal from their apps. Great poutine and queso.
Decent margaritas if you get the liter. Could have used new salted glasses occasionally.

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C
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked this for my wife for her first Mother’s Day. After many years of trying for a baby we finally have our miracle. Last summer she got pregnant and in the fall we had our gender reveal at Nada. They remembered our gender reveal and they got my wife a gift for house cleaning for her first Mother’s Day. The personalized touch from them meant everything to us and we will definitely frequent this restaurant. The food is always great, the service is really good and the ambiance and location are awesome. Thank you Nada for making this first Mother’s Day even more special!

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C
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both absolutely fabulous! We definitely will be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect! Came for my 30th birthday brunch and had the private room. Such a great experience!

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JA
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Mu Shu tacos were amazing! They had so much flavor! Fantastic as always!

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O
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Pretty shady operation. Been going to Nada before every jackets game for their happy hour. Once CBJ started doing well, they decided to cancel their happy hour “during big events.” I understand trying to make a buck, but wow. Lots of upset customers, and then tried to lie and say that they never had HH before jackets games? Um, you had it 4 days ago...will not be going there again.

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DH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go before a CBJ game. Our waiter was great.

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FL
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is was great as always but the server was not too interested in serving. A bit pricey but food is very good.

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EE
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great! The waiter seemed confused though by my request to omit the cheese from my enchiladas due to a dairy allergy. The kitchen took care of it but the waiter acted like it was a huge inconvenience.

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OT
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Margarita refreshing! Fish tacos (Baja fish tacos) delicious! Queso Tinga great combination of flavors!!! Fun lively atmosphere! Consistently very very good!

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c
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Graduations...our server was awesome and LOVED the "CONGRATS" churro. Great wrap to the evening. Thank you!!!

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AG
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This place is much to “fancy” and pricey for Mexican food in my opinion. 3 tacos are way overpriced and beer is even overpriced. Save your money and go to a place like El Vaquero! Great location in Arena District though.

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ED
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, and atmosphere...and nadaritas ;)

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