Bethesda’s Pike & Rose gets a Nada Mexican restaurant

WASHINGTON — The latest dining addition to Bethesda’s Pike & Rose mixed-use development is Nada, a Cincinnati-based restaurant that calls itself a “taco and cocktail joint.” 

It will be Nada’s fifth location and its first on the East Coast. Nada owner Boca Restaurant Group has signed a lease with Pike & Rose developer Federal Realty for 6,300 square feet and expects to open its Bethesda location in early 2018.

“Nada offers an escape from everyday worries to a place where the only care is which margarita they’re going to drink,” said David Falk, chef and president of Boca Restaurant Group.

“Its fun, soulful energy and good vibes will be a great addition to this already great D.C. community.”

Nada’s Pike & Rose location will include an indoor dining and bar space with seating for 140. The dining room encircles an open kitchen. There will also be an outdoor patio with seating for 50.

The menu is a diverse and shareable mix of traditional Mexican and more modern items. The bar will serve seasonal cocktails, local craft beers and pitchers of what it calls “Nadaritas.”

It will serve lunch and dinner daily, plus weekend brunch.

“Federal Realty loves to find first-to-market concepts that create the framework for authentic, inspired neighborhoods,” said Stuart Biel, Federal Realty vice president of leasing.

Pike & Rose, at the intersection of Rockville Pike, Montrose Parkway and Old Georgetown Road, opened for business three years ago. It now has a dozen restaurants and several large retailers, including Washington’s newest REI store, which opened in April, and a 22,000-square-foot, two-level L.L. Bean store.

Pinstripes, the combination bowling alley and bistro, with indoor and outdoor bocce courts, opened in August.

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