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Nada - Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Nada - Cincinnati

4.5
4.5
5915 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Energy, creativity, and the desire for a really great taco inspired the Nada concept. Downtown Cincinnati needed a place to go, revive, and relax after the busy pace of the metropolitan work scene. Since 2007, Nada has been delighting guests with craveable twists on the classics and border-blurring dishes inspired by food from around the globe. Nada has expanded to Columbus, Indianapolis, Nashville, and their first east coast installment in North Bethesda, MD. Each location is integrated into the local community and focuses on delivering an approachable, casual Mexican experience in a beautiful space. Snag guacamole and salsa to share, and dig in to punched-up tacos, Nada is all about great food and good times with amigos.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 721-6232
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Clint Walker
  • Private party facilities
    Nada - Cincinnati offers multiple options for private functions, from our Private Dining Room, to our second level bar, to our upstairs landing plus the private bar, or the entire second level. Each space can be customized to your event.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Koloc, Event Coordinator: (513) 439-9002
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Cross street
    6th Street
  • Parking details
    Valet available at the corner of Sixth & Walnut. Metered street parking and multiple parking garages available.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,915 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati

    Most Booked

5,915 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service slow. Ordered kale salad received mixed greens. Stingy with the salsa. Food mediocre for prices.

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  2. Foodie5

    Cleveland

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our service and food were great. But we froze while eating dinner. Seated behind hostess stand and by windows. The doors were open and the draft coming off window was bad. With the temp. Being as chilly as it was yesterday doors should not have been open. Don’t like wearing coat through out our meal.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at table 24 and had the best time! Food is always terrific!

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  4. LoriP

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It’s been a few years since we dined at Nada. I must say it’s changed and a little less appealing to us. The noise level is the main reason. We were on the first floor near the open kitchen and the constant din of clanking dishes was a big detractor. The menu has been streamlined and doesn’t provide much variety. My husband enjoyed his Ceviche appetizer and seafood enchiladas. The tacos I ordered were also delicious. Service another detractor. Our server was very friendly. However, when we ordered all of our items up front she said she would “course out” our meal. Unfortunately our entrees arrived about 5 minutes after our appetizers. Not enough time to enjoy anything.

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  5. GailG

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We hadn’t been in town in a long while and we’re anxious to hit Nada. It didn’t disappoint. Just as good as we remember. Micheal M our server was excellent. Very attentive and fun!!

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  6. Amazing

    Cincinnati

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful Sunday afternoon to sit outside. Immediate greeting by Erin. Food was delivered quickly and was delicious!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and the ambience is usually great, but we were upstairs next to a really loud party.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Fish and shrimp tacos were all breading. Not flavorful at all.

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  9. Kelly

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was helpful and our food came out quickly. And it was delicious! Always so much to see and a fun place to visit.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best 3 cheese enchiladas with onion I added. The Chilli spice makes it the best ever.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We’ve enjoyed Nada for years, and it has been a few years since we’ve come, but this most recent experience was disappointing as I feel that the food quality has gone downhill since we first were blown away with the high end Mexican. The chips are different than they used to be and were stale, cold and flavorless. The cost to portion ratio of the guacamole, salsa and queso appetizers was disappointing. They got rid of the delicious carnitas tacos. Cauliflower tacos flavorless and bland. Wish they’d allow a la carte taco orders. Service was adequate but not as warm as I remember. Will need convincing to go back and much prefer the other Faulk restaurants at Boca and Sotto.

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  12. PaulP

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a late meal after a long day at a conference. The food was excellent. Ambiance just what was necessary at the end of the day. Server was great! Will be back next time I am in Cincinnati.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Loud, overpriced food, service fair, menu limited

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  14. like2eat

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! The food came out hot and fresh. We will be back!

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  15. Stoney76

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great server, and good was great. Get the spicy marg!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food & service in downtown Cincinnati. This area has several food options; this is a perfect blend of high-end casual food and drinks.

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  17. Keeper

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy Mexican food and drinks! Enjoyable experience.

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  18. TheBikeLawyer

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nada is our favorite downtown restaurant- the food is always excellent- so good! Our servers yesterday were fantastic- location in the middle of downtown is the perfect place to start your evening- we love it!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Chips and salsa / queso 2 orders of fajitas 2 tacos Fries / Mac n cheese $140 .... go to the good Ole fashioned cheap places Tastes were allover the place, it's like they try, but miss. Nice location, nice place, the chips are amazing, queso is good. But everything else, ehhhh. Take $50 to your local authentic and have a good time. Leave this place alone.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Toledo

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant location is great if you are going to a show downtown. The food is sub-par. I had the veggie tacos and it was rather bland. Nada taste….. The appetizers and sides are ok. I would probably not visit again unless I was in a pinch. The service is great. Location is excellent and The music is way too loud.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our dinner as first timer at Nada. Cami provided expert recommendations and everything we had was amazing! We will be back!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Table was too close to other tables and the noise level was high. When the server was waiting on the table next to us, she was bumping into us and our table. Overall the food was good but when we ordered chips and salsa, the server upcharged us to the more expensive, twice the price chips and salsa.

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  23. CindyFoodies

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointed in Nada. We used to go there all the time and the food was always on point. This time portions were dramatically smaller, prices were higher, and the food was not as tasty. Our kids food was overcooked. My tacos were over seasoned and the chips were way too salty. When we used to go there, the guacamole was in a big bowl and now it’s on a tiny plate. Our service was not the greatest just super disappointed. The food doesn’t justify the prices, at all.

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  24. JCham

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were awesome! We had a 4 yr old with us and she loved it as well. Queso was delicious. Corn bread was a bit over cooked and they were very quick to replace it with freshly made so no issue. Great experience for all.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going and was a great experience. Service was great and the vibe was nice. Will definitely go back to experience the outside.

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  26. BritneyK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2nd time at Nada and was just as great as we remembered. We traveled an hour in to celebrate here for our 16th anniversary. Arrived a 1/2 hour before our reservations but we were able to sit at the bar. Drinks were amazing. 👩‍🍳💋 hubby got the blueberry lemonade and I got the spicy margarita. When it was time to be seated the hostess came and found us. Trio of salsa was amazing and something we didn’t get last time. I also ordered the chile-mango margarita and it was amazing. I stuck with the fish tacos. I’ve been dreaming of them since last year and they did not disappoint. Hubs got the el jefe and it was worth every penny. We might travel in for all our anniversary’s it’s that good!

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  27. JessicaR

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I thought the quality did not match the price. The fajita veggies were just mush, way over cooked. It took a long time to receive food. For such a limited menu and high prices I would expect much better quality. Everything was disappointing.

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  28. GregF

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Music level very very loud…..difficult to converse across a table for two

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  29. KevinH

    Cincinnati

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing this visit. Have been here many times before a show next door. The food was much spicier than usual, and my pork tacos were very greasy. My wife's steak tacos were also a bit greasy and very spicy. Service was not as attentive as usual.

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  30. MihirW

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a business lunch here. Service and food were great!

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  31. MichelleG

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a little loud for a business lunch, but the food and service were both very good.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious authentic Mexican food. Love the atmosphere and our server was awesome.

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  33. TamiW

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken tacos were awesome as well as the braised chicken enchiladas. Sam was a great server and gave us great suggestions on beer and food.

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  34. JenJ

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The chicken enchilada soup was delicious. The chicken fajitas were filling and able to dine outside.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the atmosphere, people and food. Nada is our go-to place when we are downtown.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We have been going to Nada for years. It has always been a great spot. We were very disappointed in the Chicken Fajitas last night. Very little chicken. Lots of onions. The server was also rushing us out the door so they could go home. They came over at least 5 times and kept saying “no rush”, but when they did it the 4th and 5th time it became apparent that we were being rushed. Perhaps Nada is fading?? Just disappointed.

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  37. RandolphS

    Cincinnati

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Three cheese enchiladas are delicious! Service was good but little slow. Great location prior to Broadway show! We will be back.

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  38. TomB

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice place. Margaritas are really good. The food can be a little greasy but tasty. Very noisy.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Everyone at our table commented that it is not the same restaurant as before. What happened new chef? New management? We will not return.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great experience at Nada!! Our server was very knowledgeable, super friendly, funny, and gave an overall radiance of comfort!! The food was good. I had the carne asada tacos. The flavor was delicious, but they didn't offer an option for temperature of the steak. So the steak was very chewy and not as tender. Other than that, everything was great! Oh and I suggest the blueberry cocktail, very, very good!!!

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FAQs

Nada - Cincinnati is rated 4.5 stars by 5915 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today
Google Map for Nada - Cincinnati

600 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street
    6th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Central Business District
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet available at the corner of Sixth & Walnut. Metered street parking and multiple parking garages available.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Clint Walker
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 721-6232
  • Private party facilities
    Nada - Cincinnati offers multiple options for private functions, from our Private Dining Room, to our second level bar, to our upstairs landing plus the private bar, or the entire second level. Each space can be customized to your event.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Koloc, Event Coordinator: (513) 439-9002
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