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Casa Nueva

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4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2510
+1 740-594-8691
09:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 02:00
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Level Contributor
71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Were visiting friends in Athens and randomly found this restaurant. Since we had not made reservations, we ended up starting at the bar. Some of the drinks didn't seem to have the right proportions and these were adjusted to our liking. Would recommend the tofu fries and the home made chips. Several varieties of salsa that worked for our group... More 

Thank Mansfieldshoes
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Mexican style food in a separate room next to the bar. Staff is friendly and has attention for the visitors. You can start you tab at the bar and continue in the restaurant. its a small place so either make reservations, or be ready to have another drink at the bar first. Not too expensive, and quite good food that... More 

Thank Arnd B
athensgrl, Marketing Coordinator at Casa Nueva, responded to this review

Thanks for providing us with some feedback! Just to let you know, we don't accept reservations, so people should come in planning to wait when it's really busy. Thanks again, and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Muncie, Indiana
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We were excited to visit Casa Nueva again; our last visit was about 4 years ago, and the food was a highlight of our trip to Athens. The location looks about the same as before, but some items on the menu had changed (they used to do this amazing green dip . . . ). We had two custom infusions... More 

Thank SharonB919
Boulder, Colorado
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235 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2015

This place would have been perfect if we didn't have to yell over the amplified music in the next room. The local healthy Mexican cuisine was just amazing and because they pay their wait staff a living wage, all the tips go to a local charity which is BRILLIANT! If they could turn down the music or have a door... More 

Thank LuanaRubin
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

This place is really good but no matter how many times I have been there I had to wait. I could see empty tables right in front of me. So I can never figure out what the wait is about. Otherwise amazing place. Excellent food and of course fresh and clean.

Thank Praveen C
Athens, Ohio
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Casa is a wonderful place. There is a restaurant and a bar. The whole place is homey and comfortably worn, in a sort of oldish hippy way. I love to go there. For one thing, they have the BEST coffee in Athens, I think. Their breakfasts are so good. Whether you order a veggie dish, like a breakfast burrito, or... More 

Thank Persnicketyanne
on the road
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Casa has wonderful, often locally sourced, Mexican style food. Great flavor, usually healthy, and very predictable. Even before they went to a no-tipping policy (and raised prices about 20%) service was indifferent and often slow, but the food makes it worthwhile. Be prepared to wait unless you go at very odd times - it can be maddening to have a... More 

Thank traveler58OnTheRoad
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015 via mobile

Came with a party of 10. Very reasonably priced. Took great care of our large party. I had the enchiladas verde with chicken. So yummy!

Thank Angela S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

been going to athens for almost 30 years and don't know why i never visited? surprisingly spacious inside. one side is a bodega & bar where you can order smaller plates & appetizers. a well stock bar and friendly staff as well. surprisingly large number of beer/drink selections. the dining room side has a full menu of eclectic & spicy... More 

Thank MikeMatosky
Waterford, Michigan
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134 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

I've been going to Athens, OH for years now and every single visit I make sure to stop at Casa Nueva (or just Casa, as locals call it). There food never ceases to amaze me in the combination of flavors they create and most (if not all) of it is locally grown in southeast Ohio. There selection of beers on... More 

Thank JenG1234

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 W State St, Athens, OH 45701-2510
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-594-8691

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