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About Nai Tapas

Located in the East Village, Nai Tapas serves authentic tapas of Spain. We also have live Flamenco shows Thursdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, and Saturday showings at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

**If you are dining with us prior to an event in the neighborhood, we offer pre-show reservation availability.

174 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am, Saturday 4:00pm - 12am, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 677-1030

Website:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nai-Tapas-Bar/175308912494726

Entertainment:
Live Flamenco shows on Thursdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, and Saturday showings at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm.

Public Transit:
Take L train to 1st Ave-14th St or 6 train to Astor Place.

Additional:
Entertainment, Outdoor dining

Nai Tapas Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (11)
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Tasting Menu (5)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Great date spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

The service was excellent and the presentation of the food was amazing. My friends and I will definitely be returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great show and performers! Food is always excellent!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great staff, friendly, explain menu and wines. Food was above average. Nice atmosphere. Highly recommend try out!!!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Loved the ambiance - fun, young vibe with a trendy twist on some classic Spanish tapas. We went with our kids (10 and 12) who LOVED the virgin sangria. We all gave that a 10. Favorites were the brussels sprouts, monkfish, gambas al ajillo. We didn't find the Fideua to be tasty at all - didn't have much flavor and was listed as one of the best things on the menu. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a fun place to dine.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been there several times, never disappointing. go there on Thursday or Saturday when the Flamenco dancers are there, its nice. its packed but still very nice.
Food and service are excellent.

If you want the tasting menu, this needs to be reserve by phone in advance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food and service here was really great, I’d hughly recommend the zucchini, torched salmon, garlic sheimp, and mussels. It was a little expensive and VERY loud and lively, so only come here if you’re looking for a loud environment.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Tapas, People Watching, Romantic, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was REALLY good and unique presentation for many of the tapas. Make sure to see the flamenco show, very entertaining. The place was LOUD....and the music kinda of gives you a break from all the human noise. Sangria goes down way to easily, we had two pitchers at our table of 4, one white and one red. Two hours went by before we knew it. My only complaint (other than the boisterous chatter) would be they try to cram too many people in there. I get it, NYC has limited space but the waiters kept bumping into me (I even got elbowed in the head) as they tried to reach the inside tables. Take a row of tables out and not only will it be more comfortable for your patrons, it will reduce the noise level.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Live Music, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had an excellent experience here at Nai Tapas! Went to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends and did the Chefs tasting menu. (Need to tell them ahead of time with a head count, but worth it!) The food was excellent and the drink pairings were on point! The staff was wonderful, especially Raul! And they had music with flamenco dancers...so fun! We will definitely be coming back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This is a great place! The flamenco show is amazing! The waiter Raul was very nice and gave a lot of suggestions and recommendations. Great experience!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is our second time here and we really enjoyed it. The food is very creative and a good value. The flamenco show is very authentic and entertaining. The service was also excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Tapas
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 24, 2017

This place came highly recommended. Best Spanish Tapas I have had in a while. Excellent seafood options. The server could not have been more helpful and friendly. He even gave us a complimentary after dinner apertif.
We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Went on a night with Flamenco Dancing
It was our fifth anniversary and could not have been better. The service was spot on and the Tapas were perfect.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by a friend, awesome choice, their flamenco show on Saturday was amazing, makes me want to learn how to dance flamenco and embrace my culture. I want to thank our waitress Rosa. Gracias

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing tapas! We ordered the sea bass aka tostada de cubina, patatas alioli, tabla de jamon, gambas al ajilo, croquetas de pollo. The sea bass was the winner of course, followed by the gambas. They had a meat plate which was also good. Will definitely be back for the Saturday flamenco and to try the other dishes!

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Four of us came for dinner. We all love foods and flamenco show!

We ordered three pitchers of sangria. Two red and one blueberry/champagne. Both sangria were so goooood!
Must order sangria!
My favorite tapas were fried sardine and potato with alioli! I felt like I was in Malaga! Sardine was so fresh and juicy! I'm also big fan of alioli source! Alioli was all over the potato and so yum!
Must try them!

The service was also good! Waitress was quickly responded and full attention to our request.

My friend also love this restaurant and we all come back again🙌🏻

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Fun atmosphere, great food and service

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing food, excellent service, unbelievable performance by the flamenco dancers and musicians. My siblings and I brought my mother here for her birthday - coming from an artsy family, this was the best choice we could have made! She was called out for her bday and brought up to dance - I can't explain how happy she was. Will come here many more times.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food
Great people
Try it for yourself and you'll keep coming back for more.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Tapas, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

This place never disappoints. From the special attention from David(owner) to the awesome sangria and the amazing tapas!
We keep on coming back here time after time.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

First visit. Liked how it looked, cozy feel but roomy, guests not on top of each other. The tapas we chose were quite good: chicken croquet, chorizo with onions and chicken ajillo. I liked that the portions are small so one can enjoy more than one or two of the different offerings. Only draw back is that they do not have a full bar. For those who like wine, this may be the place for you. However, I do intend to return since they do offer a few beers. The wait staff very nice and attentive.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Tapas, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Went on a Friday night with a reservation. Was able to get a table later than our reservation around 7:45. A few other tables were available with no wait. Food is expensive for smaller portions, but very delicious. Server recommended 3 tapas/person we ended up getting 2 and when we left we were feeling full enough. Amazing sangria!! Overall great experience, server so nice and helpful. Later in the evening it got loud so it was difficult to talk, but it made the experience more fun that it was a bustling place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

The service was excellent and friendly, the food was delicious and the flamenco show was great. Their Seabass fish specialty is to die for and I don't even like fish that much. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Wish we hadn't been sat by the door that the staff slammed frequently when going to the outdoor area, but the food was amazing.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fun place to go with a group. Great sharing opportunities and fun to watch the dancers. Date night definitely not as the noise level makes it too difficult to have an intimate conversation.

Tags: Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great place, good food, and awesome Flamenco show!!! I had a great time with friends!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Stumbled upon live flamenco! It was amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Loved the food, the service and the Flamenco music w/ dancers on Thursday night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We celebrated my birthday here and had a big party of 13. They had everything ready for us at our reservation time. The food was excellent and reminded my husband and me of our trip to Spain earlier this year. The sangrias were great and our server was excellent too. He made some suggestions and substitutions for the vegetarians in our group and everyone had a nice time. I especially loved the Basque style pintxos and the ravioli.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This was a perfect way to celebrate our 25th anniversary with amazing food and service that was just as amazing as the food. They were so kind to accommodate us and we decided last minute to have a cousin join us. When we go back to New York we will certainly return

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Amazing service and the food was delicious! Great birthday spot!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food is spectacular. It is a combination of traditional tapas and creative variations. We have spent considerable time in Spain and this place would fit in with the modern concept of tapas.

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was delicious. Love the quiet place I went Sunday evening. Amazing service!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Everyone we bring here loves this place. There is something on the menu for everyone.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tapas
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Make sure you go on a Thursday or Saturday (if you can get a table) for an amazing Flamenco show that brings the house down. Oh and yes the Tapas are top notch. Bring a date if you want to impress.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

I had not eaten at Nai for a while not for any other reason than it's out of the way and not close to home. But wow. The food is amazing. Beautifully presented and lovingly prepared. The patatas ali-oli was perfect with the gambas al ajillo. And we were there on a flamenco night too! Great dancing made the evening into a special event. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

This place is great, The Flamenco Show was phenomenal!! We all loved it. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful with the menu selection.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Always a great meal and time at Nai. Food is so tasty. Wonderful Flamenco show also. Just a great night out.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love this place, frequent here. Tapas are great, they offer a few sizes so you can accommodate your party and your appetite. Absolutely must try their take on Devils' on horseback - best item on the menu!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fantastic meal and good kind of sticker shock at the bill. Amazing spot.

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