Nada - Cincinnati

4.5
4603 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 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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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were visiting Cincinnati for the first time for my birthday. We went to Nada for dinner with my fiancé. I loved the ambience as soon as we walked in. The colors, the lighting, and eclectic pieces of furniture with the Mexican flair was all wonderful. The food was really good the guacamole was fresh and tasty. I just wish they served it with a little bit more salsa! Chips were crispy and yummy as well! My fiancé got a tequila sunrise and I got one of their drinks off their cocktail menu and both were very good. The tacos were on point! Our waiter suggested the Baja fish tacos and the chicken carbon tacos and they were both very delicious! It was a lovely evening and I enjoyed the churros at the end of the night! Thank you for a great evening!

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J
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal everytime!! Incredibly fresh and flavorful food and drinks combined with a hip laid back atmosphere...if you’re in Cincinnati, you’ve got to stop in at Nada!!!

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

They have completely changed the menu, and not for the better!! Last few times we were there, the servers were less than friendly. This used to be my favorite restaurant...not anymore

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

It was pretty hard to hear with the music

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C
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration at NADA and everything was excellent as usual… Server gave us a free birthday treat! NADA is one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Cincinnati!

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KC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The visit was excellent as always! We look forward to returning!

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L
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Arrived to find the restaurant quiet. Service was good at first. As the minutes wore on, the pace picked up the service got worse and worse.
Changes to the menu are not good. Salmon tacos and shrimp tacos are gone. The Mahi replacement is not a good fit. The fish was bland to say the least.
Left underwhelmed. Won’t be back

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time there and the overall experience was fantastic.

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JC
Columbus
74 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vibrant and energetic restaurant and bar. Cocktails are great! Food is hit or miss, but nothing bad. Price is as expected for popular downtown establishment. Very good service.

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food amazing service my lady friend that I brought loved it all around good time

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

It was a great night out with a large group to celebrate upcoming birthdays--wonderful service, food and fun!

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JD
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Pastor tacos were amazing! Salsa was yummy. Would recommend this to anyone looking for more authentic food with amazing flavors.

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G
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was outstanding. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. He went out of his way to make our anniversary special.
As always the food was great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner !

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BC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. Eat there when ever I can; when in Cincinnati.

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J
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

We had a business lunch and our server was not interested in providing high-quality service. It almost felt intentional. Someone in our party joined late (the person paying the check) and he never acknowledged the new person, offered him a drink or any food. This is not the norm but it should be called out.

The food was as good as usual.

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TR
Cincinnati
39 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Father Daughter date nite food was outstanding

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JW
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was awesome! Highly Reco the Lobster Lettuce Wraps!!!

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g
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nada delivers a few good items (tacos and chicken enchiladas, for instance), but it doesn't seem to have a very extensive or creative menu. The margaritas were good, but not fabulous--even the top tier selection with cointreau (why use triple sec in any of the margaritas?). We had a pleasant meal with an attentive waitstaff and a lively ambience, but I feel I have already plumbed the depths of this establishment after only two visits.

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LJ
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. Had friends and their teenage daughters visiting & they thought the lunch was fantastic. They are long time downtown Chicago foodie crew, so that is saying a lot.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Food ok... stuck in a corner table or you could say worse two seats in restaurant

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CS
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service/Location/Building Structure & Ambiance spot on, but they need to lift their food level.

Mazunte on Madison Road much much better at 1/3 cost.

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JE
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I used to really like this place - it seems to be getting a bit tired and the food was really mediocre. Granted, we just ordered a few small plates @ $5 each. But none of them was a standout - flavors that were also kind of, well, tired. The server was fine, the place was kind of empty at 5:30. I made a reservation because I expected an after work crowd there...maybe more folks are also finding it kind of tired? I chose recommend for tasting menu, below, b/c I wasn't given an option not to choose something.

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

They took our favorite salmon tacos away. Also they do not want you to order a mixture of tacos. This used to be my favorite place to eat. Wine selection is average.

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R
Cincinnati
47 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is my third time going to Nada over the years. When it first came on the scene it was amazing but over the years it is just okay. You can get just as good of taco at chipotle... my steak quesadilla had 3 sliver size bits of steak... I am not a complainer and I traditionally very positive... this was just okay for such a nice place for our special day.

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k
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were downstairs and the noise level was high. Service was great! Nada has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Cincy. I’ll be back.

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

What a great night!!! We will definitely be coming back again.

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MN
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Another great dinner at Nada. We miss some of the old tacos but we tried some of the new tacos and they were delicious. The chicken enchilada was also outstanding and we highly recommend the La Bomba Margharita!

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OB
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Although there were many other better tables available, the hostess seated the two of us at an undesirable table in a back corner of the restaurant. Part of the blame was mine because I didn't speak up. The waiter was attentive but forgetful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great. Service was great. Just very expensive for chips/guacamole/tacos and margs.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is good....Service is excellent....just a little pricey for the food and the margaritas.

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OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 5

Go back to the old menu please!

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l
Cincinnati
156 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food at NADA was excellent and delicious! Emily the server was just terrific and the whole experience was wonderful! Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything we had from the cucumber margaritas to the roasted tomato salsa, salsa verde, guacamole to our entries was very good! Our waiter, who’s name unfortunately escapes me, was outstanding!!! I would go here again and recommend others do too!!

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D
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food for an early casual dinner, plus creative margarita selection. Service was exceptional as usual.

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LE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved our server. She was so attentive, understanding, capable and amiable. We hope her supervisor cherishes her!

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EC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Two tiny morsels of fish on two tiny tortillas with a side of cucumber slices. Biggest ripoff ever. I doubt the meal was even 200 calories. No one returned to refill my drink until we asked for the bill. Went home and ate a bowl of cereal.

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MT
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We sampled a little of everything: their brunch dishes are so tasty! Also love the special taste of the guacamole, and fish tacos are just right! (Never liked pickled onions except for the way Nada serves them on tacos 😄)
We even tried the house-made churros- amazingly crispy but still tender inside. Wow.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did an amazing job!

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b
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We sat by the kitchen which was noisier than we would have liked. Last time we were elsewhere and it was pleasant. We will ask (reservation) NOT to be by the kitchen in the future...but we will surely be back.

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