Nada - Cincinnati

4.6
5185 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
What 5185 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobinK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peru Chicken was incredible! We also had Burrata and Brussels Sprouts and Chips & Queso. All delicious. Maddie was our server & she was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegetarian meal, nice and romantic. Great service.

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vipCinCityGirl
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything we tried! Our fave drinks were red sangria and cerveza paloma. Do not miss the guac and the burrata. Enchiladas (rojo and suiza) are delish too!

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DeniseY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the heart of Cincinnati. Worth a visit!

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Changed to a small plate menu which was a big disappointment. May not return in the future.

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vipBrunchers
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks, and above-and-beyond service. Atmosphere is wonderful.

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vipDealCloser
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Arrived and was seated immediately. The restaurant was VERY cold and loud at the same time with people constantly yelling at an adjacent table and the music was loud as well. Food was very good however and was priced accordingly. The service was slow but it was busy so expected. We will try again for lunch sometime soon.

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vipPhillipC
Cincinnati
112 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, I don't even know where to begin. Our service, and our food was truly Amazing!!! Harper was one of the best servers that we have had in quite some time. This was our first time to Nada, and after this experience, it truly will not be our last. We were so impressed with the way Harper knew the menu items. She had such great recommendations, and we took advantage of every one of them. Her recommendations did not disappoint in any way.
Everything from the homemade guacamole, Street corn, Chile relleno, the incredible (Must have) delicious sweet cornbread, crispy brussel sprouts, enchilada Suizas, the Baja fish tacos, Everything was Truly incredible! We love how all of the dishes were served on small plates, so we could sample numerous different things. My husband and I had the Best date that we have had in a very long time.
Oh, and we finished off with homemade churros, of which were in the shape of a donut. You must finish your dinner with these, and the three dipping sauces with them. Most amazing evening ever!!!
The manager Korrie, came by to check on us and make sure everything was great. We told her with Harper in charge, we knew we were in great hands. Everything was so delicious. What a great staff, kitchen staff, Nate was terrific. It really looked like people loved working there as well. Can't wait to come back.
I know I've said a lot, but you could never say enough about this amazing restaurant and experience that we had. Oh, and by the way. The margaritas were incredible as well. Plenty of everything mixed in them, if you know what I mean.

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vipJenn
Columbus
78 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It keeps getting better. I didn't know that there was room for improvement but it just got better. Baja tacos were fabulous as were the beets and brussel sprouts. Cerveza Paloma was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. The jalapeño cornbread was delicious, highly recommend! The Peruvian chicken was perfectly cooked and the herbed fries were amazing.

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EveD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had never had a cazuela before. Count me in as a new fan. And the cornbread? Amazing!

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vipBetty
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu is fairly paired down and we struggled figuring out how many sharables we needed to order for the size of our group. That being said, the food and drink were good. The churros were yummy too. Our service was ok, not great. Given the challenges with finding workers though, we were satisfied with the service.

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vipOhvictor
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server (Emma) and great food - staff very attentive and friendly as well…

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Leon
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at an exceptional price. Definitely recommend and I will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food was not the best but service and environment was wonderful

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AshantiK
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was super friendly and helpful but very busy for a Thursday evening. We waited almost ten minutes after we’re seated by the host to meet him.

Nada thinks it’s refreshing to change their menu regularly but I hate when items that I enjoyed eating last time are missing from the menu. That’s just a personal preference. Overall it’s a great place to eat. Everyone working there is very friendly even when they are very busy. I would recommend.

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vipOlecranon
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, amazing venue; just all around a well done tapas experience.

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great blending of flavors from the trio of salsas to the fish tacos and several different types of chicken enchiladas. Beautiful dining room and friendly staff. Made us feel welcome and we enjoyed our meal very much.

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JackC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our service was amazing! Will definitely be coming back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Josh was great. Thanks for celebrating my birthday with me. The food was amazing

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vipLaTraviata
Cincinnati
192 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food at Nada is very good (we go back often), but the main feature that separates Nada from other local better dining restaurants, is the that the menu is unusual and in many cases the individual dishes unique. A number of small dishes, nice, in most cases variations on traditional Mexican comfort food, that can be put together for an eclectic meal is probably the best way to describe it, although there are two larger "plates" that are described as serving 2-4, not something we generally try since there are so many small dishes that one cannot get elsewhere.
The wine list is short and, in fitting with the value based Mexican menu, appropriate. Cocktails are the main emphasis. I wouldn't be surprised if the staff would go next door to Boca and get you a more up-scale wine if you so desired. I say that because the service, by Brian this night, has always been great and extremely accommodating, special efforts are routine..
The only downside for us, maybe not for others, is that we find the music too loud inside (and outside if one is seated under a speaker). Fortunately our server was able to have the music turned down since we were the only folk dining outside that evening with the threat of rain.
All in all a nice relaxed place to eat and drink.

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Foodie
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable evening, good food, great ambiance. Service was excellent.

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AnthonyS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Staff was very attentive (Bryan) and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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MaryBeth
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada is the go-to spot for my husband and I when we are celebrating something special, and it never disappoints! Great service, amazing food, everything is always 100%! We went his weekend to celebrate our first evening alone together after welcoming our new baby girl, and left with some baby gifts from the server and management. Talk about going above and beyond! They made our night with that incredible kindness and thoughtfulness! If you’re looking for a great date night, girls night, or just delicious food- go to nada! And get the guac. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Corey and Jason were fantastic! Their recommendations were spot on! Highly recommend!

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MartinG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Portion size was remarkably small compared to pre Covid Nada's. For example the enchilada was smaller than an egg roll and you get one. But these dishes are truthfully presented on the menu as appetizers. So, tacos were unusually small. You get two. We ordered 6 various small appetizer plates for 4 people + 2 other appetizers because the two or three full entrees were almost $30 each. What happened to all the other non-appetizer menu options like the famous Baja Fish Tacos we used to love (that was a plate of at least three nicely stuffed tacos a few years ago)? Everyone had one drink and our bill before tip was over $130. Not a bargain. Food was good, but not as bright and fresh as before. Nice drinks. Service was excellent. Staff was very pleasant, as usual. We love the outdoor patio and always sit there under the trees with the lanterns. I tend to be sensitive to loud ambient music, so it was a bit loud for me, but probably not for most people. I hope to support Nada's in the future because they have suffered from the pandemic and I like the atmosphere. I was not impressed last night and will hope for a return to the earlier menu options of normal sized entrees and a menu that is not so heavily structured on appetizers.

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vipKimberly
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came for my mom’s birthday and the staff went above and beyond to make her dinner special!! The outside patio felt cozy although it’s in the heart of the city. Nada has a lot of gluten free options. Delicious guacamole!! Can’t wait to go again!

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vipDrewAndRegina
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all of the new menu items. Yummy corn, super tasty chili relleno and great beets.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Nada is not the same as it used to be. While the food remains flavorful, the portions are much smaller than they’ve been in the past. It’s still a good place for chips, salsa, and queso, but head elsewhere for your meal.

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Ukchris0
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening outside for dinner and drinks!!

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vipKevin
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Perfect place to go before events at the Aronoff and Emma was the coolest server. Thanks!

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MGman
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very small portions for the price. 13 dollars for 2 al pastor street tacos. Flavors of the small plates were good but not great. The habenereo sauce was underwhelming.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Team went above and beyond to help celebrate a birthday! Huge thanks and definitely recommend to anyone going for a special occasion.

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HollyA
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a fun, vibrant atmosphere. The service was fantastic.

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vipvaleriet
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This used to be a great Mexican restaurant now its a fast food with a Mexican theme.

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Beanomy
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’ve been here twice. The first time was a few years ago, and it was awesome. The portion sizes were exactly right, and the food was delicious. This time the portion sizes had changed. The food was still delicious, but the value just wasn’t there. The apps (guac and queso) were great, but the mushroom tacos were tiny! And the churros, which came in a mound of like 8 or something the first time, now come in a set of three. They added sauces but to me I’d rather just have more churros.

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vipRobertW
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Second visit. Food average. Service POOR; ridiculously slow and inattentive. Server condescending and uninvolved. Would rate less than “1” if an option. From reading other reviews, my experience appears to be unique but I am skeptical. OVERRATED! Will save my time and money and try fast food taco next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada has the most incredible customer service. Their food, drinks and atmosphere are amazing and make for a fun dinner spot.

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vipMrjackson77
Cincinnati
60 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nada has great food, a fun atmosphere but the service is what really knocked it out of the park for me today. The host couldn’t have been more flexible, kind and accommodating with my group of 5 young girls and myself. Our waiter, Jason, was wonderful and even surprised my daughter with churros and a candle for her birthday. Everyone, including the managers, were fantastic. Love this restaurant and thank you for making my daughters birthday so special! Everyone had a great time.

FAQs

Nada - Cincinnati does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Nada - Cincinnati is rated 4.6 stars by 5185 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.