Nada: Nothing I didn't like
I went to Nada today to get lunch and also to scope it out for an upcoming video version of Polly's recent written review. So, here's my own review. My friend and I started out with tortilla chips and ancho chile salsa ($2) and both found the chips to be a bit on the greasy side, but the superb, super-fresh-tasting salsa took care of that problem. I ordered the vegetarian tacos (two of them, with woodland mushrooms, black bean puree, pico, guacamole and chihuahua cheese in flour tortillas) with a side of cabo salad (mixed greens, tomato, tomatillo, goat cheese, almonds and agave nectar vinaigrette) for $12. I was kind of annoyed because the online lunch menu led me to believe that three veggie tacos were $9 and that a side was optional, but on the current lunch menu at the actual restaurant all the tacos are $12 and include your choice of a side. Twelve bucks is about twice what I usually spend on lunch (on the day or two a week that I typically eat out) but I felt like it was worth it, even if I can't afford to go there that often. Everything was very fresh and flavorful and not too heavy so it didn't leave me feeling overstuffed, as Mexican food often does.
My friend raved about her mahi mahi tacos, but her side of Mexican mac 'n' cheese, with jalapeno and roasted poblano, stole the show (which I can say after stealing a couple of bites for myself). It was to die for. Next time I think I'll just order that and a salad. Or maybe just a double order of mac 'n' cheese.
Beyond the food, our server (didn't catch his name) was very friendly and had just the right amount of attentiveness, and the red and yellow interior was warm and cheery on a dreary day. I can't wait until it warms up and I can sip a margarita on the patio and people-watch. Leave your own review in the comments and/or here, if you haven't already.