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Casa Nueva

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4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701
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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Canfield, Ohio
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were given this recommendation by a friend and wow, it was a good one. Owned by the employees and service was the #1 priority. The food was farm to table and was made to order. Tasted fantastic. Has a Mexican theme but not authentic. This does not mean not good. While we were in Athens it simply was the... More 

Thank Michael K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ever since casa increased prices to cover for thier no tipping policy this place has gone even further down hill.The staff was rude and slow before but now that they no longer need to worry about tips they have gotten even wosr.Prices seem to have doubled and the sizes are smaller.There are other places in town that are much better.

Thank Michael L
grace c, Public Relations Manager at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Hi Michael. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. While it's true we raised our prices and stopped taking tips in September of 2012, we haven't raised prices or changed portion sizes since then (except perhaps on our seasonal menu, which is priced each time based on cost). We regularly hold service workshops to improve our... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The fact that it is a coop matters since it doesn't quite operate like a regular full service restaurant. Everything will work smoothly if you recognize this. First. Food was fresh and tasty. Apparently locally sourced so that is a plus. Tap selection was good as well. A group of 5 of us went for Lunch and were told by... More 

Thank Kwesi M
Fresno, California
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140 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister took my wife and me to Casa Nueva with her personal rave reviews - and we were not disappointed. It's kinda quirky, very laid back, super casual, and an eclectic menu tending toward vegetarian. It's the kind of restaurant that appeals to a college town and student vibe. We enjoyed the ambiance, the service, and the meal!

Thank LBlank-SalinasCA
Athens, Ohio
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is pretty good. It is not your typical Mexican food, but rather an Athens, Ohio take on Mexican food. They have a full bar with a lot of beer on tap and in bottles. Typically, we have to wait a bit to get a table, and the kitchen can be kind of slow before the the server brings... More 

Thank Showboat124
Saint Clairsville, Ohio
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94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in as a party of 6 and saw the seat yourself sign. We confirmed to set anywhere and we did. We sat for 15 minutes without service and then she asked the host again and she said there was now a wait and we had to wait to get to the full restaurant on the other side. We... More 

Thank cp214408
Columbus, Ohio, USA
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

I'm a new local. My wife and I have been there twice and were only impressed with their cool wood work at the threshold, bar/dinning room. OK, they have cool music and vodka infusions and a cocktail menu. Gosh I want to love this place but I can't, yet. Maybe its the lack of enthusiasm to greet your guest. Or... More 

Thank Jeremy S
grace c, Public Relations Manager at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Hi Jeremy. I'm sorry you had a negative experience here at Casa. We regularly hold service workshops for our front of house and bar staff, and impress upon our staff the importance of greeting our guests in a prompt and friendly way. I see that you're new to town, and we really hope you'll give us another chance, for our... More 

Athens, Ohio
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

I have not been to Casa in a few years. The environment never fails, but I've always been so-so about their food. However, this visit was a great dining experience, with a well prepared dish. Our entire party was very satisfied and enjoyed the entire visit.

Thank Horse1988
Athens, Ohio
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Excellent breakfasts, all local fresh ingredients, very fresh. Prices are good, service is friendly and very welcoming. Cantina side is noisy, but a great atmosphere.

Thank BJW45701
Sylvania, Ohio
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73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We stopped in here after graduation, had a pitcher of margaritas, and ordered a few appetizers, we sat on the cantina side so it's wait on yourself pretty much you place an order and picked it up at the window, go to the bar, and order drinks. Was a cute little place was busy on the day we went

Thank Beverlie P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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
  • 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?