Nada - Indianapolis

4.6
1687 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Kick back at Nada, a taco & cocktail joint in downtown Indianapolis. 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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DT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Last meal with daughter before she leaves for college. It was very loud but food was delicious

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family back to school night and new job

TA
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

extreme flavor in food - outstanding. The steak fajitas were pricey compared to other menu items, but worth it! Whatever they put in their marinade and sauce - get in my belly!

F
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the atmosphere were amazing , first time eating at this establishment, we will definitely be back !

K
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from Oliver
We had a scrumptious vegetarian meal
Wish they still had the fried Avocado

JM
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Loved the queso and guacamole we had for appetizers! Entres were flavorful and good size to still order desserts. Churros were amazing! Wasn't a huge fan of the drinks.

GF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, and good service. It gets busy at noon and there is a bottle neck for getting into the door.

RC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nada almost instantly became my new favorite restaurant. Moderately priced, delicious food and drinks. I highly recommend!

SA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love eating here for their mix and match tacos and margaritas. Food is excellent, very flavorful, but a bit spicy for me, I still love it (I'm very sensitive to spice). It was a bit loud but we were there the day Gen Con ended. Didn't mind the noise level at all. Great place for dinner and drinks.

B
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, excellent food, and super accommodating. Always the perfect way for our group to end Gen Con. We'll be there every year

DS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

I'm from Minneapolis, and eating at Nada is the highlight of any visit to Indianapolis. The flavor profiles of the dishes and particularly the habanero salsa is incredible. It's my favorite Mexican restaurant in the WORLD.

JM
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice time at Nada! Our server was very friendly and the food was good. i really enjoyed their grapefruit sparkling drink. My husband was a little disappointed in the "hottest" sauce. Overall, a really nice time!

SB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is so delicious. They have great cocktails, and I love the ambiance and vibe.

D
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Ambiance and food were great. Unfortunately twice food did not come out together. Second time was potatoes with an entree, we had to ask for them and it still took a while to receive them- no apology, no comment. Obviously they forgot them, best to own up to it, maybe comp something and I wouldn’t have said a word on this review since mistakes happen but say something at least! Otherwise, very cool place.

KJ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

This is my third time visiting Nada. I was very excited because I have really enjoyed the food there before. The food itself was still nice, good flavors. I forgot that the tacos were small and the corn tortillas were not doubled so they broke very easily.

My concerns / problems were that the bar was dirty when we sat down, the restaurant around had a lot of dirty abandoned tables when it wasn't very busy. A lot of the cocktail drink options were unavailable even though they were on the menu. The waitress didn't refill soft drinks until flagged down. I know it was in the middle of GenCon, but it was stlil very disappointing.

AK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nada has an awesome atmosphere with wonderful, pleasant and helpful staff. The food and margaritas are always delicious and prompt, whether it’s a slow weekday lunch or busy Saturday evening. The skillet enchiladas are my favorite. Cheese lovers will enjoy the quesadilla 😋

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time with delicious food! Our server, Alexandra, was perfect. Efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable.

RM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and came out shortly after we finished our queso appetizers. Waitress Alexandra was amazing and professional - gave us her recommendations and she was spot on. Our friends ordered the steak fajitas and we will get those next time. I recommend the fried egg with pot pelly tacos.

J
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Made a reservation for a team lunch of 8. Totally understand delays with groups, but our tacos took about an hour after ordering. Our waitress gave us a free app and dessert for our wait, which was kind and appreciated. It’s not that service was a problem, but we were just surprised by the time delay. Most likely won’t chose this place for an office lunch again just because it went over expectations, but if you’re not crunched for time this won’t be a problem.

DK
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Are table was well looked after by our waitress and assistant manager. Even the new General Manager stopped by and engaged in conversation answering all our questions which we prompted. We learned about Nada and its restaurant group. Food was delicious and atmosphere relaxing. Our booth was conducive to table discussion amongst colleagues. We will check out the other locations during our travels.

S
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in downtown Indianapolis at lunch time on a Sunday, and were delighted that Nada had capacity for us.
Iced horchata coffee was lovely.
Tacos, only available on corn tortillas, were inspired and delicious. Tortilla soup was HOT and spicy and so good!
Gazpacho was “meh”. Beans & Rice side was very good.
They were VERY accommodating to our 6-mo-old baby. Wooden high chair had all safety straps, & restroom had a diaper changing station.
Temperature was comfy, seating was comfy and conducive to sharing plates.

MA
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our favorite vegetarian option, the fried avocado tacos, were removed from the menu. Our server expressed frustration as well, and said they were extremely popular. We tried the caramelized cauliflower tacos instead, at his recommendation. I was underwhelmed, as the tacos had very little flavor. The cauliflower was charred (which I love) but didn't seem to have any spices on them. The whipped goat cheese with garlic was barely a hint on the tortilla, and the other toppings were sparse at best. They tasted mainly of corn tortillas. The gazpacho had good flavor, but the oil slick on the top of it made it pretty unappealing. I didn't eat much of it.

The chips and salsa were delicious, as always, and the kale salad with farro and sweet potatoes were the hit of the night.

Our server was friendly, but we didn't see much of him.

I'm sure we'll stop back by again sometime to try their other vegetarian tacos, but this is dropping on our list of go-to places.

TM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Walked into employees pushing a patron out the door it was chaos!!! My server took forever to take our order and kept forgetting drinks that had been ordered...non alcoholic drinks we were just ready to go..

BM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service I have had in a restaurant in a long time. The Chile cracked potatoes were amazing.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was so sweet and very helpful! The food was delicious! Our whole family loves the experience!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Nada.

CM
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Feel like Nada has “lost its lustre”....had to find waiter to order drinks. Chips were stale - even manager confirmed they are struggling with quality. Tacos were ok at best. Others must have realized this too as it was far less “happening” than in previous visits.

FE
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Everything was good overall. I expected the tacos to be a little bigger but I was still fulfilled.

OT
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice restaurant. Food menu is minimal and portion sizes seem more like appetizer then meals. Food tasted good...no complaints and service was very good but not sure I would go back.

AB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Their steak fajitas were AMAZING! We also got the street corn, which was the perfect combination. It was a really cute place in a good location. It is definitely worth being on the list for your Indianapolis stay.

WR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great location- waiter was outstanding - very pleasant surrounding- food not so traditional Mexican!

D
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Outstanding service. Enjoyed a nice girls night out. Would love to go back on a date.

HP
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our always go-to place for a family or when we have guests visiting from outside of Indy. Variety of Tacos, wide selection of drinks and ambiance make us visit this place again and again. Servers are pretty helpful and accommodate to requests.

DS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food and staff. Very loud music playing through the restaurant. Overall, very good.

k
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Not remotely as good as in the past. We all had pork belly tacos - our usual. They were dry, luke warm, corn tortillas (i think it used to be flour). Menu now doesn’t mention the quac on the pork belly. While I don’t like avocados, it added moisture. Also no longer offer build your own queso. Such a loss. Service was extremely distracted and lacking. Big disappointment.

TW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel was our server and he was awesome! It was our first time at Nada and one of us was pregnant and celebrating a birthday. Daniel brought her a Nada onesie and choc covered strawberries for her. We had an awesome time and will be back!

CT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is the best tex mex restaurant that I have ever eaten. The portion sizes are a great size to not feel overly full. The Potatoes and Mac and Cheese are the two best side items. The service has always been very friendly and if you want something private each booth has curtains that allow to shut off some of the noise from the rest of the restaurant.

CF
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very overpriced for the tiny serving sizes we got. Food was good but nothing special, especially for the price.

EA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice place, cozy and delicious options, different from the regular Mexican food menus but a bit pricey for the small size tacos, still delicious and tasty

SH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were amazing! We absolutely loved our experience! We’re also gluten free due to celiac, they were knowledgeable and helpful.

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