AUBA Spotlight: Casa Nueva

Casa Nueva is a worker-owned cooperative restaurant, bar, and music venue located in Uptown Athens at 6 West State Street. Started in 1985, Casa Nueva is perhaps the oldest worker-owned cooperative in the Athens area, and throughout their history they have maintained a commitment to ownership opportunities for all employees.

A popular local hang out and the recipient of many Athens News “Best of Athens” awards over the years, Casa Nueva serves up Mexican-inspired fare with options to suite everyone, including restricted diets such as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.

Casa Nueva was built on a strong, locally-rooted foundation. They believe in keeping our local economy solid, so they try to keep their dollars close to home by buying all the product that they can within a 150 mile radius. In fact, a lot of their food comes from just within 30 miles of Athens — you can check out their full list of providers here.

View their full menu and event schedule at

Casa Nueva now offers both reservations and carry-out options, and their hours are as follows:

Monday: 4pm-8pm
Wednesday-Saturday: 9am-9pm
Sunday 9am-8pm

Open Stage:
Wednesday: 7:30pm-12am