Food Picks: Nada Restaurant

3/25/2016 Unknown 0 Comments

I got the chance to try out a new restaurant in Indianapolis called Nada, themed as modern Mexican food with electric design. They have 2 other locations in Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, but this is their first Indiana location. I heard a few good reviews from friends, so I thought it would be a great idea to try the place. Also I had been on the hunt for a new favorite Mexican restaurant.

Upon walking in, I noticed they stick to the electric theme design with a colorful yet modern interior design, which is refreshing to see in a Mexican restaurant. The seating, drapes, lighting and layout were all beautifully designed, right down to the table setting.

One look at the menu and I knew I was in for a treat with items like Queso Gringo, an assortment of tacos (with amazing ingredients like battered hake, salmon, short rib, pork belly and more), farro & sweet potatoes and churros on the menu.

We started with drinks, opting for sangria and their Nada lemonade (spiked with Avion tequila). Both were delicious!

For an appetizer, we started light with chips and salsa. They have a trio of salsas available for only $5, but I went with just the jalepeno salsa verde sauce this time, which was very good with the fresh cooked chips.

Baja Fish Tacos

Tinga Quesadilla

They encourage food sharing, so to mix it up we tried both the "Baja" fish tacos and Tinga Quesadilla - and fell in love with both. The freshness of the battered hake fish with the guacamole, lime cabbage and pico de gallo was amazingly delicious. The Tinga Quesadilla had just the right combination of meats, cheese and spice (chicken, chorizo, ancho chile, pico de gallo, chihuahua cheese and crema drizzled on top). I could have eaten another one!


To finish it off we tried the Churros for dessert, and they didn't last long on the plate!

Overall I LOVED this place and can't wait to come back and try more items on the menu, including their brunch. This is definitely a new favorite! They put a twist on Mexican cuisine and incorporate an inviting visual space. Hopefully they expand and get more locations all over the country. If you are ever in Indy, Columbus or Cincinnati, try Nada!

All photos taken by me except for title images from Nada's website. 

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