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Casa Nueva

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Very Interesting

Very good choice for FRESH!!! One thing was cool is they don't accept tips found that very interesting for a restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. Pork taco was very filling.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First of all, the food is decent, and the bar area can be hopping and entertaining. But my positives stop there. The wait time is long. Service is poor and rude. The place isn't very clean, and don't be surprised if you find yourself asking for a new glass or silverware or plate because the one you were handed wasn't... More 

Thank yoshi_13
Crooksville, OH
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78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great burritos. We had great service also. We got there on a Saturday around 4:15 pm, we had to wait about 25 minutes. The bar has a great selection of beer and extensive drink menu. Would go again.

Thank Karen O
Lincoln, Nebraska
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good choice for FRESH!!! One thing was cool is they don't accept tips found that very interesting for a restaurant. The staff was very friendly and the food was great. Pork taco was very filling.

Thank BbqCubsfan
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant/bar with a nice atmosphere. Live bands play here which is really good. The food is great! Staff friendly. Would recommend when visiting or passing through Athens!

Thank Williamjamesy
Cleveland, Ohio
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

While the food was good the service was indifferent and I wasn't sure why there was a wait as there were tons of empty, clean tables. The staff was polite but not overly friendly. The prices are slightly higher but that is because they have a no tipping policy, so I hope they pay the staff living wages!

Thank clevelandtravelgirl
Athens, Ohio
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

You might think it strange to go here for breakfast, but it is good, popular, and yes you can find parking out in front. You cannot miss with the huevos rancheros, this time with the seasonable vegetables. Also 2 choices of coffees, so I always go with the dark roast, and they are very good at topping off your coffee.... More 

Thank Harring10
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Looking for healthy natural mexican food with servers who truly like their job because EVERYONE is a stockholder in the restaurant? This is it. Don't bother leaving a tip...it's built into the price and I assure you, this place is very reasonable in its' pricing. Don't want to eat but craving for a real excellent bloody mary Sunday after 12... More 

Thank Art K
Highland Park, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

On our trip to Athens for family weekend we were hungry lunch. The wait was long, but the food was very good. Everything is locally grown and tasted great. We will be back!

Thank mark l
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Were visiting friends in Athens and randomly found this restaurant. Since we had not made reservations, we ended up starting at the bar. Some of the drinks didn't seem to have the right proportions and these were adjusted to our liking. Would recommend the tofu fries and the home made chips. Several varieties of salsa that worked for our group... More 

Thank Mansfieldshoes
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Mexican style food in a separate room next to the bar. Staff is friendly and has attention for the visitors. You can start you tab at the bar and continue in the restaurant. its a small place so either make reservations, or be ready to have another drink at the bar first. Not too expensive, and quite good food that... More 

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athensgrl, Marketing Coordinator at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Thanks for providing us with some feedback! Just to let you know, we don't accept reservations, so people should come in planning to wait when it's really busy. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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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
9:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?