Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina | Athens, Ohio
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Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina
Above Average based on 11 ratings
Type: Restaurant

6 W State St
Athens, Ohio United States 45701 [ print map ]
740 594 8691 | twitter

Hours: Mon-Fri 10a-2a; Sat-Sun 9a-2a

Taps: 8 | Bottles: 50+

Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina

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11 reviews for Casa Nueva Restaurant & Cantina
 Ambiance  69%
 Service  61%
 Selection  51%
 Food  65%
 Value  58%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  64%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 3/10   OVERALL 12/20
phaleslu  (477) Cincinnati, Ohio | September 1, 2015
I stopped in here for lunch during a Jackie Oís release (I had a late calendar page) and couldnít make a ton of sense of the food menu. Itís limited and seems to expect everyone to have been here a bunch already, with the front-page seasonal offerings the only things spelled out well. Anyway, I got some overpriced nachos (I get that things are more expensive because itís employee-owned and thereís no tipping, but a few toppings made the price obscene). One bartender started to help me and never came back, so another finished my order eventually. There are 8 taps, with the focus on Ohio beers. Great Lakes had more than half of them when I was there, and Devilís Kettle was on one and Jackie Oís on another. The interior has a couple different rooms, and I sat at the main square-shaped bar. It looked like mostly regulars at the time. The focus here seems to be on beverages, not food, although Iíve heard a few locals swear by the food. I donít know. My first visit wasnít the greatest.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2  (846) San Diego, California | December 26, 2013
This is a quaint dining spot in Athens located within easy walking distance of the other downtown/college establishments. The bar is upon entry and to the left while the dining area is to the right. The bar is self-serve, in that you order at the bar and take your drink to your table. There is a smaller food menu here and you pick it up once your number lights up on the board. There is no tipping here as that is already included in the item price. The dining area offers a more extensive menu and table service. This was a good place to enjoy a bite and beverage, though probably not some place you would single out upon visiting town.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr  (2122) Washington, Washington DC | December 15, 2013
This is a co-op which, interestingly, doesnít accepts tips, service charges are built into the prices. They had a handful of taps, mostly local stuff. The food was creative and interesting.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm  (117) Cincinnati, Ohio | February 8, 2012
Came in at 4pm on a Wednesday, drafts were $1 off ($3 each, except for the Weasel Boy PawPaw, which was $4). Impressive bathroom - very clean, everything in good condition, even 4 spare TP rolls sitting out in the open in addition to the two wooden roll-holders. Great afternoon ambiance -- nice and quiet, chill jazz instrumental playing at a reasonable volume, plenty of good secluded seating (I took a table near the bar facing a large street-side window). About 40 different bottles to choose from in the cooler, and 6 rotating Ohio taps. Neither of my beers had any head or lace - maybe itís the way they pour - but both were filled as close as possible to the very top of the glass, which was awesome. They also emphasize that their samples were free - not stingy at all, here. Got a bowl of vegetarian chili for about $3.50, looks nice, good presentation, great included tortilla chips. Pretty tasty. Cool place, will be back to try new Ohio beers as they become available, and possibly have a meal that is more than a snack.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
JStax  (275) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | April 3, 2011
Went here late in the evening, so no food was being served at the time. You walk in and the bar is immediately to the left, taps are close to the door and are loaded with some local goodies: jackie-oís, great lakes, thirsty dog to name a few. They have lots of micros to choose from in the fridge directly behind the taps. Ambiance is good, lots of seating available and it seemed to draw a good crowd. Thereís a stage for entertainment should that need to occur. Service was great. Almost as soon as I walked up to the bar and had a minute to look over the beer offerings, I had a bartender in front of me to ask what I would like. Quick and attentive service is always a plus in my book. The experience here was pretty good, Iíll have to come back earlier some day to try the food, I hear itís awesome.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
jedidiahcore  (2) Ohio | January 5, 2011
Donít go for the beer go for the house margaritas the best you will ever have. The food on the other hand is Great well worth the money. get the special what ever it is!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
steelhead3686  (9) Athens, Ohio | November 10, 2010
One of the better places to go in Athens if you donít like the college bar scene. Their margaritas are famous throughout the town and have been dubbed casaritas. Their food is very good but expensive due to the fact that they buy a lot of local foods and try to keep things very eco-friendly. If youíre in town itís a must for a drink and a bite to eat.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 9/20
redlem  (77) Ohio | February 13, 2010| Updated April 16, 2013
I understand and applaud the whole sustainability and regionality aspect of restaurants but produce some quality food as well. The winter burrito was blah and the side of jasmine rice with chopped parsley was completely out of place with a weird texture as well. The place is split into a bar side and restaurant side. Beer selection was mainly Great Lakes stuff with a couple of locals. Service is spotty at best
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 10/20
weihenweizen  (292) Charleston Area, West Virginia | January 3, 2010| Updated October 24, 2011
Hippy and international hang out. They usually have around half a dozen of Ohio beers on draft. Food is fairly good, but fairly expensive. Food service is usually below average, bar service is usually above average. They usually have a cover charge on weekend nights.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
jmikolich  (112) North Ridgeville, Ohio | January 28, 2008
Been here lots of times since beginning my degree @ Ohio U. Usually a cover charge of 4 dollars at the door, keeps me away, the beer selection isnt bad, they usually have an Ohio type selection, either GLBC or Marietta or the Athens Local Jackie-Oís/OíHooleyís Not bad and prices are fair.. very eclectic and dubbed The Hippie hangout of athens

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