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Casa Nueva

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4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2510
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Dayton, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our waitress recommended the tostada stack. You pick your filing, covered in your choice of seasonal salsa and then it is baked. Hot spicy and delicious 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Thank Elizabeth G
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for authentic mexican food, this isn't the place to go BUT their food is absolutely incredible. Don't pass it up. Great, healthy ingredients with kind service.

Thank Hannah M
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is right off Court Street, but it seems like a hidden gem. We went there for early dinner and drinks and we weren't disappointed. The margarita selection was amazing with a wide variety of custom recipes. The food was really good and I expect it would be since everything is made in house. I strongly recommend the appetizers/dips.... More 

Thank Steven T
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and amazing atmosphere. Service is outstanding. Plan your trip accordingly and try to get in early. It's a high demand place. Often we can't even get in if there's a parent event at OU, so plan.

Thank Katherine S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son is a student at OU and recommended this restaurant. It Is one of his favorites. We wnet here for lunch on the Friday of Parents Weekend around 1pm. We were able to get a table immediately. Service was great. Food was delicious if you like Mexican food. Prices were reasonable. It was very casual. We would go back... More 

Thank jhongell
Athens, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Their salsa verde is tasty. Service is slow but worth the wait. The servings are huge. No tip required.

Thank S45701
Concord, NC
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived after 7:00 pm and were told it would be at least a 30 minute wait. The time went quickly in the bar drinking one of several beer selections. We were shown to our table and our waiter Leo took our orders. My wife ordered the quesadillas and I had dinner platter #4, two rolled enchiladas, one with pulled... More 

Thank Mongo1234
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The quesadillas I ordered after a hike hit the spot, as good as any I've had in any Mexican restaurant anywhere. This restaurant prides itself in using local ingredients and in a no-tipping policy. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Kevin M
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

It's the best food in town. Everything is freshly prepared with local ingredients. Athenians are very proud of this restraurant!

Thank Rassi
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Everyone in town told us to go there. They said it's the restaurant of the people where everyone has a part in it. They didn't say it feels like the food is done by amateurs. The plates aren't clean. It doesn't look professional. And doesn't taste good. I would say it feels like people go there as its a place... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2510
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 740.594.8691

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