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Casa Nueva

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Mexican, American
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4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701
740.594.8691
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Unique, Fun and Delicious

Our Athens resident nephew took us to Casa and helped us with meal choices. We started out in the very crowded bar side with drinks, enjoying a great live band which made the wait time go by quickly. The dining room side was surprisingly small and intimate in comparison with great free fresh salsa... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Lynn W
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Manitou Beach, Michigan, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toledo, OH
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This place was so good, and the menu very unexpected! They have a lot of locally sourced and in season ingredients. Everything is freshly prepared the way you want it. I had green chile enchiladas with chicken (so good), guacamole (very good) and a side of the vegetable of the day (rainbow chard, arugula, carrot, parsnips- I will be trying... More 

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Manitou Beach, Michigan, United States
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

Our Athens resident nephew took us to Casa and helped us with meal choices. We started out in the very crowded bar side with drinks, enjoying a great live band which made the wait time go by quickly. The dining room side was surprisingly small and intimate in comparison with great free fresh salsa and chips to munch on set... More 

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Portland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The atmosphere, people, and conscientious food here really make the experience. Don't expect Mexican food because that's not what it is- rather, it is home grown locavore offerings with a Latin twist. It's homey and the drinks are delicious.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Mexican- based menu is enhanced by the locally sourced products used. The atmosphere is lots of fun and food is generally very good. Sometimes the service slows but only because of the continuous traffic. The staff is always friendly and helpful.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Local food and beer. It's great. They try to source everything local and it's awesome. Best coffee I've ever had. I go here religiously bc it's amazing all around

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Athens, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I've been eating at Casa for 20 years and usually enjoy the experience because it's a "homey" place and has lots of activity and energy. However, it's a bit of a surprise each time as to whether the food, and yes, it's local and organic, will be really good, reasonably good, or merely tolerable. I've experienced the entire gamut. Now... More 

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S. Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Don't expect the same ole' chain food. Expect diverse local foods paired according to availability. If you're demanding this is not your place. If you're discerning this is your place. It's a Local's fave hangout. Breakfasts and the nightly bar scene abound in local color!

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Ohio
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Reading some of the other reviews I noticed people saying, "pricey" and "slow service." This is because Casa is a non-tipping establishment, the food takes longer because all of it is made FRESH when you order it. It is the most delicious restaurant in Athens with creative salsas, dishes, and they are always incredibly friendly. If you are visiting this... More 

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Oxford, PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Casa Nueva is a nice dining choice in Athens. The Mexican-focused menu is varied, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, as well as plenty of selections for the meat eaters. Service is pleasant, and there is a fun bar with live music for night life folks. Last night we heard a band doing Gypsy Jazz, with fiddle, bass, guitar, vocal.... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

They cater to vegans, but they have a little of everything for everyone. They offer a variety of yummy salsas. It's the same cuisine from open to close, but it's really, really good! I love several dishes there. Adult beverages are available their as well. Nice atmosphere. Friendly, but busy staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740.594.8691

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?