It was good! The second act
It was good! The second act to the show was amazing with the 2 women flamenco dancers! The older one was ridiculously passionate! Thank you for a great night!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this place, Nai Tapas is the best place for a flamenco show in New York!!!!! I had a great time.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Dinner at Nai Tapas
Nai Tapas is a little place in the east village, it has great food and amazing sangria. Went for dinner with 2 friends and my sister. We had 5 tapas and 3 pitchers of sangria. Each one gave $35 with tip included! Very good prices for good quality food. Would go back, the service was attentive and entertaining.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
I absolutely LOVED Nai Tapas.
I absolutely LOVED Nai Tapas. I've heard such great things and my recent visit validated everything. The sangria is delicious and will have to try one of the flavored varieties next time. My favorite dish was the garlic shrimp - pop some of the complimentary bread into that sauce and BAM...delicious party in your mouth. I will definitely return.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
ham croquettes and potatoes
ham croquettes and potatoes in creamy garlic sauce were great
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a great time. We went for an early dinner. We had tickets to a play and after we ate we sat around and drank their fabulous sangria u til we had to leave to goto the show? They did not rush us and the food and waiter were great!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Will b a frequent customer
I really enjoy this place. I've been here a few times with different groups of my gfs. It's a cute place to hang n preface a bit before goin out on the town. Tried all their sangria s..wish they were a lil stronger but otherwise reasonably priced. Food is always consistent. I will def b goin back.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleased beyond words!
I recently planned my girlfriend's birthday. I was impressed with staff's professionalism & incredibly tasty tapas. Our waitress, Jenny became our friend by the end of night. So glad the previous reviews were on point!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definately a five star!
Great food, great service and great atmosphere at a very reasonable price! We even got a free pitcher of Sangria because they were out of the potatoes we ordered, and he offered me a new drink for free if I didn't like the one he recommended. Been there five times the last month, definitely my new favorite restaurant!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a group of 10 for a birthday celebration and had an amazing time!! The service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this for a birthday celebration. They made my boyfriends birthday very special, and not only that the food and sangria was delicious!!!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you want to go out to dinner, but want something different and fun rather then the traditional restaurant, this is the place to go. The different sangrias to choose from, trying out the different entrées in small portions and great live Flamenco dancing show, makes this place a fun different place to go. Also, despite the crowded chaos, the service was courteous.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
The grilled octopus was so
The grilled octopus was so tender it almost just melted away in your mouth! The squid I ink was also just done to almost perfection. Tight quarters but that's expected in the East Village. The Sangria wasn't too bad either.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
better than expected
This restaurant is a great find. The food was delicious, left you wanting more. The service was outstanding with a friendly waiter.the show was better than I expected.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a group of four
Great for a group of four - we had a pitcher of sangria and some really delicious tapas to share, at a very reasonable price.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time had by all
Had a business dinner there the other night. Food was absolutely delicious. Service was excellent. It was a bit noisy at times. Had red sangria, we shared 6 or 7 dishes each better then the next. Will definitely go back again.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Great Sangria
Food was really amazing. Good sized portions. The Mango Sangria was great. Want to come back for the Flamenco show.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tapas and service
Went with a friend, we were new to the tapas experience and the waiter explained to us what tapas are, and what we should sample. The tapas we selected were delicious and filling. We had sangria to drink, their sangria has to be some of the best in the city. Tapas menu could be larger(although there is something there anyone would like) and more dessert options should be added. Even so, I plan on becoming a regular.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
fun and delish
the menu keeps getting better. used to be mostly small, fried tapas, but now healthier choices and can easily be dinner and not just small bites. service friendly and helpful. little bit slow with food but they were super busy when I was there.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and flamenco show!
When we first walked in, I had a reservation for 7. It took them a while to get us settled since they were packed. When we got to our seats, a waiter took our orders. He was very nice and helpful. He gave great suggestions. We also enjoyed a flamenco show that night. I believe the show was at 8 and 10 pm on Saturday nights. It was a really amazing show! I would recommend going there on Saturday night to see it! Overall a great experience!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the food. thought
We loved the food. thought the place had a great vibe.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great all around!
Would definitely recommend. Great food, service, and atmosphere!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Birthday in the city
I went to Nai's for my 24th birthday! It was T&E perfect place to grab a pitcher of sangria and share many plates among friends. It was casual yet classy enough for a birthday and the good came out quickly.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas and Flamenco
My date and I had tickets for a performance of Flamenco at a LES theater. I went on OpenTable and found Nai Tapas nearby the theater. The dishes were very good and well-priced. The service was very friendly. A great way for us to start off the evening! Will return again.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the neighborhood
I live in the neighborhood and frequently visit Nai for drinks, but on this occasion I brought a group of 6 for food, drinks, and live entertainment. I arrived a bit early and they were happy to seat me (at a table of my choice). While the service was a bit slow, the waitress was extremely sweet and catered to our many requests. The live flamenco here was fabulous (as always). It transported us back to Spain for the cost of dinner.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Les tapas gem
Iy was not what I was expecting (more upscale), but it didn't matter. The service was excellent, and the food was great. The tapas here are for 2-4 people, so it was extremely affordable, too. Overall, I am quite impressed. The ambiance is OK but more like a *nice dive. Food and drinks are excellent. Did I mention I had a great night out with a friend with at least 3 drinks each for under $60 total. VALUE!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and flamenco!
I really like this place, it has a very casual and homey feel inside. Decor and service were great, so I don't have any complaints about that.
We tried both the mango sangria and the blueberry champagne sangria; both were great. The tapas were also very good. Recommendations from our list were the chorizo a la plancha, gambas al ajillo, albondiguillas estofadas, and any of the croquettes.
The real reason we came on this Thursday was for the flamenco. It was a lot of fun to watch, mesmerizing at times with great music. It's definitely not an experience you can normally get.
All in all, it's a fun place to go if you're in the mood for tapas, and definitely one of the better tapas restaurants I've been to.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful tapas and sangria!
Nai was a great last-minute open table find. The tapas were really good; the churrasco was outstanding! What we got last time and will be getting again for sure next time: Pulpo a la Gallega, Churrasco, Gambas al ajillo, jamon *With* Blueberry pomegranate champagne sangria - so delicious. I hope to return next time when they have live flamenco.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tapas and Flamenco
So many choices all of them great. The sangria was flowing non-stop as was the bread. Flamenco was beautiful and dramatic, ambience romantic. If you have a huge group-make a reservation!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious dinner, great friendly service and a fantastic flamenco show. My family had a fabulous time!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, nice service, bad music
Our party of five really enjoyed our visit to Nai Tapas. The food was delicious, the sangria was delightful, and the bill - for Manhattan - was reasonable. The service was also quite good. However, the music was awful. Awful. Like, meal-enjoyment-quashing awful. Turn it down (so that people can enjoy the community experience of a meal together) and put something more appropriate on (like, you know, related to the food you're serving). The Top 40s nonsense was bad.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun Atmosphere, Great Food
This place was great but make sure to make reservations before you go! We were easily able to get in with our reservation, but the wait for walk-ins was an hour and a half.
Our waitress was vibrant and had wonderful suggestions. The tapas style food is great for groups and there are lots of options. I went with one friend and we split a pitcher of the Red Sangria and split 4 1/2 tapas. It was the perfect amount of food and fun to start out a Friday night. I want to go back on a Thursday or Saturday to see the flamenco show!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
With one exception the food met or exceeded expectations. Had Papas Cabrales, a new experience, it was so good that my wife ordered a second plate. Service was exceptional prompt friendly and knowledgeable. We tried for a table a few nights later but was booked up. We will definitely go back next time we are in NYC.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Something for Everyone
This is the fourth time I've eaten here and will continue to introduce my friends to this incredible restaurant. The tapas are extraordinary. I studied in Spain decades ago and have visited year after year. I had more than my share of tapas. Nai feels like an extension of Spain, not only for it's authentically prepared tapas but also for the enthusiasm of its servers.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in lower east side!
I went to Nai Tapas for a friend's birthday on a Thursday night. I read on their website they had flamenco shows during dinner service and I thought we should give it a try. The food was delicious! The portions are small and meant to be shared. We tried 7 different "tapas" and each one of them we loved. We had a pitcher of sangria which went perfectly with our food. The service was good, although the servers are always busy as this is their best night. The flamenco show was fascinating! Amazing talent! At the end of the show, they call up anyone who has a birthday and they give you an impromptu flamenco lesson. Overall experience was fantastic. Definitely would come again.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
great--even without the flamenco
we LOVE the flamenco show, but even on a night without it, always great food. great service.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tapas like no other
My good friend asked me to meet her at Nai back in 2011 she discovered the Happy. Hour and I've been bringing friends from out of town and family ever since. My Mothers side of the fam is from Sevilla so finding great tapas is always a challenge as we are all foodies and critical about most spanish places... But at Nai the Tapas are amazing. Croquetas de jamón Serrano, gambas al ajillo OMG are like no other I am immediately transported to España! The staff is amazing and if you are so lucky to get a reservation for a Thurs evening or Sat evening you will enjoy one of the best Flamenco shows in NYC!!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Tapas in NYC
I was looking for a place to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends and based on others' reviews I selected Nai Tapas. I came with a group of 10 and the restaurant was so accommodating. A friend brought cupcakes and the manager put them in the kitchen and refrigerated them until we were ready to eat them and did not charge a cake fee! The food was AMAZING - the chicken croquettes were my favorite, but all of the plates we ordered were great. The sangria was delish, my favorite flavors being the red and blueberry pomegranate champagne. Overall a perfect dining experience, I can't wait to go back!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nai is one of those rare places that hits all the right notes--vibrant, warm ambience with a warmer staff and pitch-perfect plates. Happy hour during the week is a great deal, but we'd miss it every time to see the flamenco show, which is really what gets us excited to come back with friends and family.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tapas Tapas Tapas
This is easily one of the best Tapas restaurants in NYC. Small, but intimate Nai Tapas offers a delicious and vibrant menu at a reasonable price. The staff are friendly and give good suggestions from the menu and advice on how many plates to order depending on your party size and appetite. I recommend the patatas cabrales, the skirt steak and pork tenderloin! The sangria- any flavor is a must! Enjoy!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dined here initially for a party of 3, we called to add on another and were easily accomidated. Uno, our waiter, was attentive and even gave our table a small pitcher of sangria on the house. He was great. We will definately be back!!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Nai Tapas Bar because they have two live flamenco shows on Thursday night - we could make the later 10:30 PM show with a 10:15 PM reservation. Upon arriving at Nai, the host acknowledged our reservation and led us to a table adjacent to the wooden stage as to get the best view of the show. The Galician inspired menu provided a wealth of options. Our server was courteous, patient and attentive, making sure he recorded our selections correctly. The flamenco show was incredibly entertaining - the two dancers and four musicians highly skilled. Our tapas arrived quickly and everything was superb - perfectly seasoned, well portioned and nicely plated. Wine list was also very good and reasonably priced. I would certainly return soon!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM