I finally went to Nada this week and I am in love. There are two other locations (Cincinnati and Columbus), so while it is a chain, it still feels local. I went with a Statehouse friend, Caryl, because she loves any kind of Mexican food. If guac is on the menu, she has eaten there.
Bakersfield will still be my number one for a guac craving, but I liked the creativity of Nada’s trio. Their guac topped with pomegranate seeds, pepitas, and goat cheese was our favorite. They also had a guac topped with tuna and the chips are homemade.
We both ordered the taco lunchbox since each meal comes with two tacos and we could share. I ordered the Mu Shu pork and Caryl ordered the shrimp. We both liked the shrimp better – it was perfectly cooked and the avocado and dressing with arugula was refreshing. The pork was good and more flavorful, but we both agreed that we could have eaten more of the fish tacos.
Each lunchbox came with a side, so I got the sweet potato, farro, cranberry salad and Caryl ordered the black bean puree and rice. The black beans were good, but a little bland. My sweet potato salad was sweet and while I ate most of it, I would have rather saved room for more guac.
The finale is the much talked about doughnut hole. Rumor has it that they regularly change the flavor and today it was a glazed spice cake covered in powdered sugar. A Mexican place with doughnut holes? I’m here for it. It’s like the fortune cookie minus the words of wisdom.
Nada is about a mile from Mass Ave, so I had a nice walk home to think about all of the food that I had just devoured. We split the bill and it came to $20 each, which is a deal for the amount of food we ordered.