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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    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 November 7, 2015
Lincoln, Nebraska
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Maineville, Ohio
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in Athens for a day while visiting Hocking Hills. Asked a local store owner for advice on a good 'local' place to eat for vegetarians and Casa Nueva was strongly recommended. Food was excellent and service was friendly. It was the first restaurant that I've been to that doesn't accept tips because it's owned by the employees, so that... More 

Thank Kuch335
Toledo, Ohio
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159 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Half of us wanted bfast and half wanted lunch. Saturday bfast menu went 9a to 4p and lunch started at 11a so we went right at 11a. Omelet w bacon and sausage was good, came w homefries & toast. Biscuits and gravy only came with "Soysauge". Was nervous about it but was decent. Gravy wad good; biscuits dense, but ok.... More 

Thank Heather O
Pennsville, Ohio, United States
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

I had heard very good things about Casa Nueva, so I was excited to try it. Unfortunately, my order was late to the table compared to all the others. Then I tried the quesadilla that had taken so long to prepare. I ordered a beef quesadilla and the menu states that cheese is included. I received a quesadilla without beef... More 

Thank Michelle D
athensgrl, Public Relations Manager at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Hi Michelle. First, I'd like to apologize for your negative experience. I'd like to ask for a little more information so we may address your concerns. I'm wondering if you dined in the restaurant or in the Cantina and ordered from the bar. Clearly your order was incorrect, and again we're sorry for that. Knowing where you sat and ordered... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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130 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Very busy on a weekday during holiday season even though Ohio university students were on holiday break. We waited in the bar area for a table to open up for about 25 minutes. Food was good, but not great. Prices are higher than average but tip is included, as this is a no tipping restaurant. Had to pay for chips... More 

Thank golfer082
Naperville, Illinois
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were there about 8 pm on a Sunday. There was still a long wait but we were able to find a table in the bar area, which is almost as big as the restaurant. We ordered some build-your-own nachos and some "get your own" water. We got the mild house salsa, which was really just chopped tomatoes. We should... More 

Thank bruinvbmom
athensgrl, Public Relations Manager at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Hi there, I wanted to take a moment and respond to your review. First, I'm very sorry that you had a negative experience. We take our food and our service seriously, so to know that we did not live up to our own expectations is disappointing. We strive to leave our customers satisfied with what they ordered. Whether your burritos... More 

Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

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 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

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 November 7, 2015

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 41 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

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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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