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Casa Nueva

American, Mexican
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4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701
740.594.8691
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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local goodness

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
HonestAbe24
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Casa Nueva is one of my very favorite restaurants. The staff is wonderful and the food is wonderful! My favorite dish is a To The Hills Deluxe with black bean salsa, twice and a whopping cost of $7. When I leave, I also get black salsa to go! It's really that good.

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Wolverine Lake
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Wonderful find in Athens Ohio. My family truly enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the great food and service. The restaurant was packed on a Friday night but being able to sit in the cantina and have drinks and appetizers only enhanced the experience. No tips allowed was made clear and all of the servers we met seemed very happy and... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Casa Nueva is a "must have if passing through Athens" experience. The bikers and other tourists you see eating here in the summer and during the Autumn months underscores this. If you don't like bikers (shame on you) or tourists (you xenophobe you), trust me (why should you??); no other establishment in town has this cache. The beer selections are... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Worker-owned Casa Nueva/Cantina is The Place in Athens for meet and greet. Good beer, local ingredients, Mexican-ish food, regular live music. The bar is jammed for happy hour on Fridays, and you may have to wait for a table at peak hours any time. Not a fine dining restaurant experience, but a great place to hang out with friends for... 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: American, Mexican

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