Nada - Cincinnati

4.6
5076 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Nada, a reimagining of Latin American cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Tacos, small plates and more with a menu designed for sharing with friends or sampling different flavors on your own. Snag some guac and salsa for the table, or dig into roasted mushroom tacos, barbacoa cazuelas or tuna tostadas. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and eccentric wines keep the party going
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • 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
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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wendyu
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing Sunday Funday. Service was great and food was fabulous. The best part was that I had called a few days prior asking about the Mac and cheese that was no longer on the menu. The manager, Alison, said she would do her best to try to get some Mac and cheese made. They brought it out as a surprise and it was amazing. This was definitely not expected and it went above and beyond. We can’t wait to go back. Special thanks to chef Mac!

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Sierra
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Nada to celebrate my birthday. I had an amazing time. I loved the design of the restaurant. It was unique and created an exciting atmosphere . The food was delicious as well. Overall, it was an excellent experience. I highly recommend.

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mikaylaw
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally exceeded our expectations. Really great for ordering a few dishes to share. The crispy brussel sprouts were amazing! Excellent service, our waiter was really good about explaining the menu.

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hollyt
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Fun environment and great helpful staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Delicious cocktails and food. Save room for dessert. Tres Leches Cake is a must!

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JessQ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good! I love the small plates, they are the perfect size if you want to try a few things. The guacamole was delicious and refreshing. The margaritas were also delicious, the chile-mango was fruity and just enough spice. Our sever Becca was fabulous, we cannot wait to eat there again

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JustinD
SA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to go back this was our second visit definitely worth the 2 hour drive one way. Johnny is an amazing chef and the staff all have great personalities. Food is excellent!!! Keep up the great work NADA see ya soon.

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Stephiebear05
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I have dined at Nada many times before but haven’t been back since their “new” menu. I must say, I was NOT impressed. While the quality of the food was still on point, the tapas style presentation left much to be desired.. While the concept is interesting and eclectic, my friend and I spent over $100 and left feeling unsatisfied. We started with the chips and queso, as usual (fantastic by the way—love the variety of chips and the smokiness of the queso). My friend ordered the Cochinita Cazuela, which was like a build-your-own street taco dinner. It came with shredded pork (super flavorful), black beans, onions, crema and four small corn tortillas. It was just enough portion size and tasty but not worth the money. I had the enchilada suiza. It was ONE enchilada and not a large one either. It was richly flavorful but not enough and, once again, not a good value. We also had 2 margaritas a piece. Total=$108. The server did tell us before we ordered that they recommended 2-3 “small plates” a piece; but we opted to drink our dinner at $12 a margarita (glass only filled about 1/3 full with LOTS of ice). I used to recommend Nada to friends and family and had talked it up to this friend which is why we went; but I was embarrassed and disappointed. Still love the ambiance and the quality of the food and once the Aronoff is back in session, it’s still a convenient and great location...but for appetizers and drinks, not dinner. I will be taking Nada off my list of restaurants to grab a good dinner. I could go to plenty of other places downtown for a $100+ dinner for 2 and leave feeling much more satisfied. Highly disappointed.

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Tcmurphy10
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience! The food was absolutely amazing and our waitress was awesome! :)

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Batton
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time dining at Nada. We were pleasantly surprised and will definitely be back. The presentation of the food was beautiful and so delicious. The jalapeño cornbread is an absolute MUST! I probably should’ve said no to that second glass of sangria, what the hell! It was a night out with my spouse and it was awesome.

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steveo
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great date night restaurant. Every dish was amazing the Brussels sprouts and beef tenderloin were out favorites. Waiter was great very attentive but not over bearing would definitely go back when in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

21st B Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any time we go to Nada it’s a great dining experience.

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TimB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambience! We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time my girlfriend and I have had a date night where our experience was in no way impacted by the pandemic. Excellent service, knowledgeable wait staff, menu was very exceptional, and solid COVID procedures in place. Could not recommend Nada more. They were phenomenal.

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Donony
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nada is not the same. The food had changed over the last two years, and the portions have shrunk. I like change, but when you make your signature dishes worse, it sucks..really sucks as this use to be our favorite restaurant.

Likely won’t be back, at least for quite awhile. I hate to even leave this review..

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!! Girls night perfection!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very VERY delicious Peruvian chicken! Everything else was very good, too! Highly highly recommend! We were in from out of town and stopped in on a whim, and so glad we did. One of the best meals and best service we’ve had in quite some time! Thank you, Nada (:

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CScs
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New menu was fantastic although some of the old menu items were missed.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Boy I miss the old nada - this was the first time visiting since they introduced a new menu. The marguerites were awesome but everything else was a disappointment. They used to have such great chips, tacos, cowboy beans, and tamales - now all gone and replaced with more expensive, more fussy food that’s just not good. It’s a shame - this used to be my favorite cinci restaurant and I don’t think we will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks wonderful as usual. One of our favorite places.

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JSW2016
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and drinks!

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JeffR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best choice we could've made. Food was great. We'll be back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always... absolutely amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Erin and team are amazing! We had a great night celebrating a birthday. We have only visited two dine in restaurants during the pandemic so i was slightly anxious about Nada. Every Covid precaution was taken, yet we felt relaxed and unworried. The new menu is fun and fresh. We had a vegan with us and i was truly impressed by our servers enthusiasm and curated suggestions for her. Bravo Nada!!

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Cincy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My entire table agreed that since the menu or protocols changed, it is no longer a favorite, unfortunately. We missed a lot of the original OG's of the menu, especially for brunch- such as the brunch enchiladas, and eggs Benedict, and also the mac however, I do believe some of the original dishes shouldn't have left the menu!

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vipMightBePicky
Cincinnati
23 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Haven't been here since pre-covid and I was so excited to get back. The distancing was ideal, Abby was a great server, and the food was just what I needed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Dining with friends. Food was excellent just not used to the Chang to small plates and way smaller portions.

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vipSchweinfest513
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a better experience at a restaurant. We had a party of 5 for a 40th birthday. EVERYONE at nada made us feel special. Food was excellent, drinks were top notch, service was above excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amaizain 100%

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vipFloyd
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was awesome! She was very personable and genuine. Helped us pick out items from new menu, catered to us amazingly, and made our experience very enjoyable. Thank you! I wish i remembered her name🤦🏽‍♀️

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

The food is always superb at Nada but we have two little kids and went out for a rare Occassion nice date and were seated next to a table who showed up (no joke) in furry slippers, pajamas and three screaming kids. Just wish there was a dress code or they would have placed them in a more separated area. When we go out with our kids I generally request to be seated as far from others so not to be a disruption.

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LHR93
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not impressed with menu changes since last visit. Removed favorite items like the chili spiced potatoes and Mac and cheese.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Really enjoyed the drinks, small plates and tacos. Our waitress was very polite, knowledgeable about the menu and was on it all night. We always love it here.

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Sharie
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Nada on 1/9 during the pandemic to get a break from the madness going on in the world. Everything was perfect. Our Server Brian was AMAZING!!! He was very knowledgeable, very polite and fun. Everything came out quickly and delicious. I will definitely be back and I will be asking for Brian.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia was amazing and Alison made me feel very special! Keegan made us some complimentary cocktails to celebrate my boyfriend’s raise. 10/10 service

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BrettP
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a wonderful meal for my sister's 23rd Birthday! The service was outstanding, the food delicious. The portions are TINY for the tacos/plates. Overall, a great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Great location, great staff, food was not worth the cost.

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vipRobertW
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Server was stretched thin. Inattentive and inefficient. Great food helped make up for poor service. Unusually average experience overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!

The menu is new and the food was excellent, but I definitely miss the Mac n cheese.

FAQs

Nada - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Nada - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 5076 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.