Nada - Cincinnati

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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican

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Kick back at Nada, a taco & cocktail joint in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. 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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OT
1 review
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had amazing service! So great!

l
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nada always goes above and beyond for us! Loved having our wedding reception here 4 years ago and still every year we make sure to celebrate our wedding anniversary!

DD
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nada's has ALWAYS been one of our favorite restaurants downtown. Wednesday night was not the best, by any means. Waiter was just so, so. Food was not hot. Just seemed different.

D
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I came from out of town, so don’t go to Nada often, but was looking forward to it. I was surprised at how they reduced the size of the menu! I was very disappointed that some of my favorites were gone. Our food was good, but we were surprised. I won’t go back for dinner.

DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service and perfect value for money. Really good place for a quiet business dinner, and will come here again for their delicious tacos.

RS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. But loud and cold. The wine selection and mezcal selection I tried was average. Good really good.

LG
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Nada since it opened. One of our favorites.
Yesterday the food was terrible. The chips were all over salted, too much cumin in the guacamole, my pork belly tacos were very overcooked and dry with very little sauce.
We sent back the shrimp as it was overcooked and cooked. The quesadilla was also dry and overcooked
The macaroni was dry with little sauce and no jalapeños.
Not sure what what happened but not their normal quality at all

B
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We had not been in a while and were surprised at the very limited menu basically Taco's & Enchiladas.

Also suprised that service was very slow. A once great restaurant that now id very mediocre.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our meal and the experience. Fun night out

D
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was mediocre at best. I had a salad that came out as half of an iceberg lettuce head (not specified on the menu) with a few chili peppers on top and a ton of tortilla strips (again not specified on the menu). I took off of them as I stay away from that kind of thing. I added chicken for $7 and about 6 boiled looking pieces of chicken came with the salad. Seemed way overpriced and one of the worst salads I’ve had.
The tortillas in the rest of the tables order were not cooked/cold. The pork taco was dripping with grease. The carnita tamal lacked flavor-it used to be our favorite thing on the menu. For us, we have decided we will not be going back. It’s unfortunate because we used to love going here. The vibe is still great and the kreeper salsa is still amazing.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole night was excellent. Service was great thanks Mara. Our meal was amazing from the black bean dip and lobster bib lettuce rolls to the chicken tortilla soup to the tacos Anna the churros and flan omg. Specialty drinks were amazing as well. !!!!!!!!!!

JT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

good food, ridiculously slow. We were seated at least 15 minutes before we got drinks; my friend got her soup AFTER main courses (finally) arrived; had to tackle someone for an appetizer that we ordered with drinks. They trade on their location, but there are places within a couple of blocks that are far better. One positive: it was a beautiful night, and their outdoor seating is really nice.

BC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

My wife and I had dined at Nada in Indianapolis and enjoyed it very much. While in Cincy we went again and I had the enchiladas and found them very doughy, my wife did not enjoy her shrimp tacos. We have had better from a food truck. I would not rush back, although the service was ok and the place was very clean.

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

It was awesome as always! Great food and great service!

CH
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress was super sweet and friendly. Comped a beer for my husband because the bar was backed up and gave me free dessert and champagne for my birthday. Food and atmosphere were great as usual. Will definitely be back!

d
Cincinnati
115 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the restaurant as well as the service were wonderful.

RK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had better experience last time. Great restaurant and atmosphere.

JG
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic and the food was delicious. We’ll definitely return, for business or pleasure!

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam was our server and he was absolutely amazing. He was present at the right moments and never too overbearing. We never felt rushed and his energy was refreshing. Johnny behind the bar was great too as well as Ben and Ray. Staff is beyond wonderful and so inviting even on a slower night. Food was great! Loved the watermelon tequila drink I had and loved the tequila drink with dried strawberries. Ben even brought me over a small bowl of them because I mentioned I like them. Great job team! Will be back!

K
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Service was great. Value on drinks and apps could be better, but overall very good.

a
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was ok ...quality has slightly gone down ....service out side where we sat was slow ..

LM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were disappointed the menu had changed a bit and that the strawberry margarita and the sliders were no longer on there. The noise level was a bit high and that made it very hard to hear our waiter. The other concern was the extremely small portion of salsa you get especially for a party of five. Lots of chips but hardly any salsa. Seems like they could give you a larger portion for the price.

k
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat outside on a lovely night prior to a play at the Aronoff. The waiter was very good and made sure our timing worked.

People next to us were feeding a bird/when the left the bird flew over and pooped in my hair. Perhaps discourage feeding the horrible dirty birds.

MM
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I have eaten at Nada more than a few times and the food has always been very good. This time that was not the case. I had the cauliflower tacos with carmelized onions and goat cheese. I love all the ingredients, so this should have been a winner. However, this was not the case. The cauliflower was more than roasted. It was overcooked---to the point of being burned. The onions were too well done. The overall taco was very dry and the taste somewhat bitter. Although it contained all my favorite ingredients, it was a disappointment.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! We went to the Nada in Indy and it was terrible. This trip more than made up for it. Our server was outstanding and went over and beyond. The food taste amazing and we appreciated the extras the restaurant provided.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Broadway show

CH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside was perfect!

RL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. I feel reasonably priced food. I love the atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

BH
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was slow, but we didn’t mind too much since we were a large group wanting to socialize. The chips were really disappointing— broken and small, plus we had to keep asking for more despite the fact that we ordered every dip on the menu (some we got doubles of).

Our server was really sweet and fun until it came time for the checks. She did not split them correctly and got really frustrated, grabbed the checks aggressively off the table, and took 30 additional minutes (one of the girls timed it) to get them back to us. A lot of us have worked in the service industry and understand groups can be challenging, however most computer systems make the splitting of checks super easy. Her obvious frustration and aggression was uncalled for.

f
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

I was pretty disappointed this time around. I've had good experiences before, but this time, the service was incredibly slow, and the menu was quite pared down from what it was. The tacos we ordered were only mediocre. It seems Nada has gone backwards.

s
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

Fair Mexican food. We experience better food at local Cincinnati restaurants.

y
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I love the atmosphere at Nada but hadn't been in awhile and thought the food and margaritas were a little disappointing. The staff, atmosphere, location were all great though.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I thought it was odd that the 3 tacos had to be the same. Good food - but would not come back due to inflexibility. Salsa changed - liked previous death tomato salsa they used to have better.

DC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The faloma was amazing! Bring back the avocado taco please.

AN
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed our weekday lunch experience at Nada very much. Food was delicious. Very fresh and innovative. My husband and I are both vegetarians and we both found yummy things on the menu. The ambiance was comfortable and the service was fast. The location is fantastic - love the downtown vibe and crowd. Will definitely be coming back.

MB
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Nada several times. We love eating at Nada after being at a play or the ballet. Quiet and cozy tables, good waiters, and amazing food. We noted the changes to the menu but liked the added options and sides.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went there for my birthday and the service was great! I reserved a table ahead of time, which was perfect because we were place upstairs where I could still hear everyone at my table easily. Would recommend!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

I usually love my food from Nada but it just wasn’t up to par with my past visits. The piece of fish in one of my tacos was small and the pork belly was dry. The service was great, I just wish the food had been as good as it usually is.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The food was inedible. We’ve been a few times when we come in town + always loved it. But it was complete garbage + we never complain.

KJ
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Great for a business meeting. Our server was very attentive and got our group in and out quickly to accommodate a tight schedule.

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