Nada - N. Bethesda

4.5
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Mexican
Nada, a reimagining of Mexican cuisine with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Mix-and-match tacos, salads 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 caramelized cauliflower tacos, Maine lobster (roll) bolsas, or grilled shrimp and sweet corn salad. House margaritas, craft cocktails, and local craft brews keep the party going.

Nada N. Bethesda is open at Pike & Rose, at the intersection of Rockville Pike and Old Georgetown Road.
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d
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice meal.

AC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, everybody was super nice. My server was Luis and he was very helpful and super generous towards my family and I. Definitely coming back soon.

Nada - N. Bethesda
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Alexander! Thank you so much for your fantastic review! Can't wait to have you back in again soon with your friends and family. Appreciate the shout out for Luis, we love having him on our team! See you soon! best, Korrie C, General Manager

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H
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only disappointment was the Froloma machine was broken. It's my favorite cocktail. I got it in ice instead, but love it frozen better. Hope they get it fixed soon!

Nada - N. Bethesda
Responded 7 days ago

Hello Heather, Thank you for the fantastic rating and review. I am heartbroken over our broken Froloma machine. Trust that we are working very hart to get this corrected! We love having that frozen option for our guests! Connect with me directly and I'll be sure to let you know the minute it's back up and running! best, Korrie C, General Manager k.campbell@eatdrinknadacom

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AT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Tacos were ok...a little too over filled and they fell apart. They arrived to table cold. Guacamole was delicious with lots of tortilla chips and housemade salsa. The churros are melt in your mouth sublime except for the cajeta sauce, it was way too thin; watery. Chocolate sauce was rich and very chocolatey.

Nada - N. Bethesda
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review of your experience in our restaurant. Feedback like this is how we continue to improve our guest experience. I will followup directly with my team to ensure we address these issues immediately. I would love to connect with you directly to discuss more. Please reach out directly to we can connect. Hope to talk soon. Best, Korrie C, General Manager k.campbell@eatdrinknada

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The glasses were dirty and the napkins smelt of stale frying oil. Service and food were decent.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice; would definitely go again. There is this potato dish that is either an app or a side, I forget, but either way, it's super good. The cocktails are a _little_ pricey (compared to beer, not compared to the neighborhood) but totally excellent.

M
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was great except that our tacos were cold. :(

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food and drinks were awesome. I loved the decor and upbeat vibe in there. I am only removing a star because the server seemed to miss the cue that we were not done and promptly brought over the check when we declined dessert rather than offering more drinks or even just anything else. I think it was an oversight on awareness on the server’s part. We were planning on having more drinks there but decided to try out another place at Pike & Rose which had great drinks and service. Despite the service error, I would definitely go back to Nada again.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fast and delicious. Always a favorite.

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Bottom line, wanted this to be good... we routinely come into town for ipics and dine at city perch - saw the positive reviews and were “all in” to try something new.

If you like real Mexican food - this ain’t for you. Salsa completely unconventional BUT good. Carne Asada taco ok, but some pieces chewy - carnitas not edible - fatty all around. Tortilla soup was ok. There was no wow factor, commercial off the shelf soup.

On an upside - cocktails were solid 5 stars - had two: margarita conventional, a watermelon concoction - delicious.
Service from Adam: 5 solid stars! Bottom line, not for us and for us are people who know good Mexican food. If you like cheuys, or chain Mexican - this is your place.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Had the guacamole and queso as an appetizer. The enchiladas were amazing! Highly recommend and will be back

a
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time coming here and every single time the food and service is amazing!

M
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Don’t go there if you are hungry- very small servings

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, would definitely go again.

MS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Mgr. Korrie Cambell has done a great job with her staff. They really make the experience a great one. The service and food are fantastic! Love the place and recommend it to people all the time.

A
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to bring younger kids to eat

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Nada

L
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Margaritas in town! The chef came out to answer a question my friend had. The food was just perfectly delicious. Our server was very pleasant.

AA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and timely service. The music was a bit loud though. And a table of loud, drunk girls Took away from our experience (but that's not on the restaurant).

B
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time trying this place out for a 30th Birthday Dinner. Slightly more casual of a vibe than I was going for but this place did not dissappoint. At first, the menu looks underwhelming (its tiny), but do not let this stop you. Everything I tried was amazing, and I mean it. We had the guacamole and loaded queso (MUST try) to start, as well as some cocktails; the passionfruit margarita & the black rose (another tequila cocktail). Both were delicious and also relatively substantial glasses. I ordered a taco trio for dinner (Kale&Mushroom, Carne Asada & Fish) and they were all amazing. All the toppings were perfectly thought out. I could have honestly eaten every single taco on the menu but I filled up on too much queso (it was bomb). My dinner guests ordered the fajita entree plate & the enchiladas and both enjoyed them. We were enjoying the casual vibe of the place which was upbeat and fun but still intimate. We ended up forgetting our credit card and the restaurant called me several times as soon as I left to help me retrieve it which was lovely since a lot of places just hold onto your card until you realize you have lost it. Would return! Only downside is the price, a little on the high end ($10++ for drinks and $4-$6 per taco)

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were excellent. Our server Parrisima was excellent. Attentive and informative. All in all a great experience. We will return.

KC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love this restaurant - the food is delicious. However, without fail, every time I dine here I wish the server was more attentive. I understand when the restaurant is crowded. Unfortunately, I have been there when its not and I have the same experience.
It's easy to fix - just train servers and bartenders to check in o customers more often

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Love their queso

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Service was really bad.

JA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a birthday celebration and the service was outstanding. The carnitas tamales were great, and we had seconds on the guacamole. The churros melted in your mouth and were served with caramel and chocolate sauce on the side. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a treat in the area!

H
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Nada! The food is excellent and so flavorful. The Froloma is a delicious cocktail that I get every time and there are so many veggie and fish options that we love. The restaurant is bright, airy and festive. And it's very reasonably priced for the amount of food we get. We get chips and guac to start and then 3 little tacos each and the side of corn and chili potatoes and it's so filling. We've gone on dates alone there and with our kids and it's always so good. We will go back soon!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

i
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Will not go back. Way too noisy. We could not hear each other and we could barely hear the waitress who was phenomenal. She said it is not usually that noisy but I wouldn’t risk it again but taco shell was really authentic but the feeling wasn’t all that special

MI
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good. Guacamole and the corn side dish are delicious. Fish tacos were bland. Carne asada, carnitas, and cauliflower tacos were all yummy. Service was very good. Cost seemed high once we saw total bill, but will not stop us from going back.

MA
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos here are awesome and don’t even get me started on the churros! Nice job everyone.

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I ordered 3 tacos, both the chicken and beef are blend, not grill. I could not taste any onion or cilantro on it, no other condiments come with it. The place very noisy as well, difficult to hear even in the same table.

CR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience, our waitress was wonderful and the food was very good as has been my previous experience. We tried 1 app, 6 tacos and 2 sides and no complaints. Also the espresso is fabulous!

M
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was great but the waiter was not professional and not nice.
We’ve waited 45 minutes for the food just because he forgot to order.
He was very rude and unpleasant.

S
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both outstanding, the bill was reasonable. We ate outside, which was great. Remarked that we would probably not yo back if we had toneat inside. Between the music and loud voices, the noise was way too much. Too bad, since food and service were so good.

TD
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best and most surprising new restaurants to open in Montgomery County. The food is top notch and the staff are very friendly. I have hosted a large scale work function here in the past and it went off perfectly. If you have not tried Nada you should. The managers Corey and Matt are fantastic. The servers Paris and Adam are who you should ask for.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The portion sizes are quite lacking. I ordered the Crab Benedict at $14. There were maybe 4 BITE SIZED PIECES of crab meat total in the dish. The dish also came with no sides at all...just the Benedict. My girlfriend ordered the Huevos Rancheros. She rarely/never finishes meals when we go out. Here, however, she finished with ease and commented that she was still hungry afterwards. It's a shame because the food is decent.

K
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was taken here for lunch awhile ago and have been back for dinner several times.

This visit we shared a salad (excellent), red sangria and several tacos. My favorites are the chicken and carne asada. You must try the potatoes with red chili sauce. Absolutely fantastic.

I recommend ordering each course separately or it might all come out at once.

Noise level was a bit high.

Service was superb - we’ll become regulars and recommend it to all our friends.

Thank you!

RL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Very loud. Hard to talk to other people in your party.

KO
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious brunch menu

b
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a reservation and were seated outside right away. We ordered soup, which was hot, flavorful, and filling. The tacos came very quickly but, oddly, were not hot. It was like they had been sitting for a while, but they were quite flavorful. One dish we ordered did not come. Overall the experience was ok but I wouldn't be in a hurry to return.