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Nada Columbus Dining  - Nada - Columbus, Columbus, OH

Nada - Columbus

4.6
4.6
1861 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
Kick back at Nada, a taco & cocktail joint in the heart of Columbus' Arena District. 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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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (614) 715-8260

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Garrett Talmage

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take care of the details so you can host your party and enjoy it, too. Nada has two private dining spaces for a birthday party, corporate happy hour, bachelorette party or other special event: one tucked behind a private door and seating up to 24, and the other perched atop our dining room seating up to 18. Contact our events coordinator to chat about dates, menus and details for your event.

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Cross street

    John H. McConnell Blvd

  • Parking details

    Nada guests are welcome to park for $3 on the first floor of the McConnell Garage next door, with a 2-hour limit.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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    ero2

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriends and I came here for dinner before the new kids on the block concert. Our server was wonderful and let us take our time. Everything we had was delicious especially the chicken tacos! Overall we had a great experience him would return. Thank you for the hospitality
  2. S

    Shannon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience4
    Small portions and expensive. Service was not great. Asked for more chips and didnt get them. on the lunch tacos they dont let you choose 2 different ones.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, great time. Only suggestion is to bring back the margarita with the sorbet from several years ago, it was so good!
  4. KJ

    KeriJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We had been to the Cincinnati location multiple times before eating brunch at the Columbus location a handful of weeks ago. Our first time at Columbus was EXCELLENT! We're foodies, and enjoy dining at fun places!! Which is why our Father's Day brunch yesterday was a disappointment. On a holiday celebrating a specific member of the family, it's important a team have their hospitality cred together. We assumed it would be. However, even though we were a tad late arriving (it takes an hour to get there), we found our waiter had not arrived at the restaurant yet. We had a temporary waitress take our drink order, and didn't bring any to the table. Even when she finally told us our waiter had indeed arrived and would wait on us. Then the waiter checked in with us, but it was a full 30 minutes before we received drinks. When the waiter eventually took an order, it was for an appetizer only, and he left the menus on the table. We were wondering again what the story was, and our queso order arrived via another person. It was not even luke warm. When we told another person that asked about my husband's empty beverage glass, she arranged for another order to come to our table. Still our food order had not been taken. Menus still at the table. And the second queso order wasn't that much warmer than the first. When we did place a food order, I asked if we could place it. The waiter was surprised I would want to do that. It's like the team had been abducted by aliens, as this was not anything like our prior visits to Nada. it will be awhile before we return, but we will give another try. Hopefully future visitors will experience better.
  5. E

    Eden

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great place to eat! went here for date night, i’m vegan and the farro and sweet potato salad was delicious and had me stuffed. my omnivore boyfriend loved the carne asada tacos, and super good guacamole too. service was friendly and prompt, will definitely be coming back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was Crystal and she was awesome! I would argue these are some of the best tacos is columbus!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food was decent and the drinks were good. Someone got our drink and appetizer order, then a different server took our meal order. We had a drink spill and the main server barely stopped by to drop off a paper towel, did not ask if we wanted another drink, and never checked on our food or got us refills. After taking our order they only came back to drop off the check. For the amount we paid for dinner we were disappointed in the experience.
  8. C

    Chigi

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food is delicious…. Very crowded for a weeknight though.
  9. e

    erinb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The queso was outstanding! The table got tacos and a quesadilla and they were excellent. The taco portions may be too small for some, so I’d recommend asking the waiter to show you how big they are or look around at what people got to see if 3 will be enough. We also had a gluten allergy and they were able to provide gluten free chips and they had corn based shells for the taco to avoid gluten as well
  10. CM

    CarrieM

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Slow beverages. Slow service.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing service! This was our 4th time going and every one has been an amazing experience. The servers always take good care of us and the food is superb. Tried the chile relleno for the first time and was blown away. One of my favorite restaurants in town!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The booths sit under an open window to the kitchen making it very loud and hard to hear. Other than that, very nice experience.
  13. JC

    JamesC

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The drinks and food were great. The queso dip was amazing. The tacos were small but filling. Strong margaritas made perfectly! Great way to end a week in Columbus.
  14. c

    cbustim

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris Tomlin Concert
  15. KD

    KimD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    The patio was great! The waitress was ok, not very informative. The other staff was much better, people who brought our food and the seating staff. It's pricey but I knew that going in. The churros are not authentic, they are cylinder shaped donuts. Yummy but shouldn't call them churros because they are far from it. Overall, it was a nice experience with my friends but I don't have a desire to return.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    I enjoyed my drink. The mahi and baja tacos were not very good. The tres leche cake was not an authentic version of the cake, more of a pound cake.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. Had great food & service.
  18. A

    Amyb

    Columbus

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing - food so yummy. Guacamole is delicious and fresh. Crystal our server is so nice and on top of things. We loved her! Thank you!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great!! Love coming here
  20. F

    Flutey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. I do wish they had vegan choices, but it’s pretty easy to just adjust offerings to make it vegan. They do have vegetarian choices. Service also very good. Recommend.
  21. DN

    DavidN

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Tony M. was the best! He worked hard and took great care of our large group. Give him a raise😀
  22. GS

    GuyS

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding and helped make a memorable anniversary.
  23. MW

    MattW

    Columbus

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Service was the worst part. Took 15 minutes for our drinks. Server apologized, said first round on him. Never took it off the bill. My wife asked for the menu for a different drink, he never brought one back. Was very slow in all aspects and didn't really listen. Our tip for him reflected his service. Food, however, was excellent.
  24. MB

    MattB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    I love the tacos and glazed potatoes. I wish they let you mix n match tacos.
  25. AR

    AlyseR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our server could have checked on us more but other than that, it was a great time!
  26. JG

    JeremyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, but you owe it to yourself to get the street corn. Simply amazing!
  27. MB

    MykleB

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!! The food came quickly and was delicious. Our server went above and beyond to help us celebrate!
  28. LK

    LaurieK

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised it was so busy on a Monday night but everything was fine, and we enjoyed the restaurant.
  29. RJ

    RobJ

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really fun Brunch - The food was amazing and the service was fantastic. We will be back again.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks! Very beautiful restaurant
  31. S

    Samantha

    Columbus

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Went to Nada for the first time in years to celebrate a bday this past Saturday. We started off with freshly made chips and loaded queso which were delicious. They even pour the queso in a bowl right at the table. For our entree we split three tacos : mushroom, baja fish, and pastor. I had high expectations for the tacos. Ultimately I thought they were good, but not great. They were all a bit dry and would've been better with some additional salsa. I liked the mushroom the best. The fish taco had potential but the fish was too dry. Our waitress was very sweet and brought out complimentary churros for dessert. These were the BEST churros I have ever had. They were light and came with delicious carmel and chocolate dipping sauces. They do have some good looking items such as a quesadilla, enchilada, and mac and cheese so I'd go back to try those out!
  32. DN

    DavidN

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good, unique food with a great atmosphere. We sat outside and we’re lucky to have nice weather. The service was a bit slow but thanks to Biden, I’m sure they were under staffed. Go if you haven’t.
  33. 1

    11111

    Charleston

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, wonderful staff and cool ambiance.
  34. T

    Tiffani

    Miami

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great spot. The drinks, the food, the staff was FANTASTIC !!! Ask for Katherine ... she was an amazing waitress
  35. AS

    AndresS

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Came here for lunch on a Saturday. We were taking my wife and mom out for mother days day and spend time together. We had a great meal and our kids were able to order something that they liked as well. Our sever was great and our time here was enjoyable!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed food and drinks. Ambiance is great. Tacos were fairly small portions.
  37. CM

    ColumbusMom

    Columbus

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our daughter and her 15 friends had prom dinner here and it was outstanding. The Nada team let the children use the swanky private room (we hadn't booked that -- nondrinkers would have a hard time hitting the minimum). It was a very special experience. My husband and I hung out at the bar and had the red sangria (excellent) and the chicken enchiladas, which were really, really good. I would absolutely go back and hang at the bar and would be very comfortable booking for a corporate event.
  38. A

    Alycat000009

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6 where everyone got a little of something different, and all of the food was delicious! The waitress was attentive and kind, and the atmosphere was beautiful. Highly recommend!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The back part of the restaurant is really cozy, but we were seated near the bar, which is not as relaxed.
  40. L

    Lubna

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed my 36th birthday at Nada with their Incredible staff and delicious food! Everybody was so happy with the evening!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nada - Columbus using the Order Online button.

Nada - Columbus is rated 4.6 stars by 1861 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for Nada - Columbus

220 W. Nationwide Blvd Columbus, OH 43215

Additional information

  • Cross street

    John H. McConnell Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Short North - Arena District

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Mexican, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Nada guests are welcome to park for $3 on the first floor of the McConnell Garage next door, with a 2-hour limit.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Garrett Talmage

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (614) 715-8260

  • Private party facilities

    Let us take care of the details so you can host your party and enjoy it, too. Nada has two private dining spaces for a birthday party, corporate happy hour, bachelorette party or other special event: one tucked behind a private door and seating up to 24, and the other perched atop our dining room seating up to 18. Contact our events coordinator to chat about dates, menus and details for your event.

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