You know I love a good restaurant and sharing my thoughts about it so lets talk about Nada Indianapolis.
The second weekend in April my boyfriend and I flew to Indianapolis to visit his best friend; new city, who dis? Our first night in town we went to this delicious restaurant called Nada. I personally was sold when I heard how great the tacos were because who doesn’t love Mexican food? I’m such a city girl so I love seeing the downtown area in other cities. Downtown Indy reminded me a lot of San Diego’s Gas Lamp District; looks and set up.
Anyway we head to Nada and the moment we walked in the decor immediately took me somewhere else. I felt like I was out of the country on an island somewhere and this was the restaurant of choice for the night. Once inside, the open floor plan, vibrant color choices and sexy printed wallpaper had me sold; even the bathrooms were worth staying in for a little longer.
I should have known we were in for a good time because our Hostess that seated us was from LA, issa vibe, and that definitely got our evening started off right. Our servers were just as happy and accommodating; they actually stood at our table and chatted with us instead of rushing off and making us feel like just another table.
While we waited for our apps of course we had to order drinks. We ordered a pitcher of the Sangria Roja and their house margarita. They serve drinks in such cute decanters which were way nicer to look at then the huge ugly containers that take up too much room on the table. I don’t think I’ve ever had Sangria more strong then theirs. It’s not just wine and fruit or the occasional wine, fruit and maybe vodka; they went hard! It was wine, fruit, Captain Morgan and like 2 other things. It was very good in flavor but very strong! I didn’t even get a chance to taste the margarita because I could hardly finish my own drink.
To start we had chips and salsa which seems so typical but they have not one, not two but three salsa’s that they bring and one is called “kreeper”. It’s a habanero salsa that isn’t as spicy as it sounds even with the name kreeper but it packs a punch that definitely creeps on you when you take a bite. Just know it was so good that we bought some to go. We also had these yummy chili-glazed crispy potatoes garnished with sour cream and scallions. So good!
For dinner most of ordered tacos which was nice because we could each trade with each other. I ordered the “Al Pastor”; three chile-marinated pork pastor tacos with cilantro, pickled white onion and lime topped off with cabbage. SO GOOD! I also was able to try their fish taco thanks to a lovely trade; SO GOOD!
My entire experience was everything, I really was bummed when it was time to go. Everything from service to experience to taste was perfect, I actually don’t have a complaint or issue that I can think of. It was so worth it and the perfect way to experience Indy on a Friday night.
Overall: 5 out of 5
Location(s): 4 out of 5 because they aren’t in LA. The waitress did share with us why they are only in select locations. Indianapolis, Ohio, and Cincinnati.
Parking: 4 out of 5; it was downtown, a bunch of underground parking structures, some street parking but it was taken already.
Food: 5 out of 5
Service: 5 out of 5
Beverages: 5 out of 5
Decor and Overall Ambiance: 5 out of 5