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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Unlimited brunch is a great deal! $30 for entree and 90 minutes unlimited drinks..sangria is delicious! Also great l or flamenco performance on Thursday and Saturday.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Cozy, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service, food was delicious, fav tapas spot in NYC

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We went last Thursday and had amazing tapa dishes. The food quality was spectacular. Additionally, the flamenco dance was fabulous. We had a grand time and would definitely return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Terrific, if somewhat grumpy, service--but I believe that is because the servers are actualy Spanish and have strong Catalan accents. The seafood is really, really good...it's fun to go with a few people (as we did). Strangely they put mayonnaise on almost everything, (I love mayonnaise but not everyone does). Four people with ymmy pitcher of sangria and 6 tapas was satisfying and with tip about $200 so a deal for Manhattan, and fun and memorable to share the dishes. Give it a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

As always, Nai was a wonderful experience from start to finish. Food, drinks, service, entertainment - all top notch. We always bring first-timers and they are inevitably impressed. See you soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

2nd time with a group to Nai tapas, this time I made the reservation at 7:45 to allow time to order and chat with friends before the Flamenco starts as it get's so loud you can't even hear yourself think. The problem was the food came so fast that we finished within an hour and couldn't really enjoy. I think we would have ordered more food/drinks but it was so loud that we couldn't get each other's attention, let alone our server. If I go back again, I will request a seat in the back or front so it will hopefully be less loud.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Beautiful place .. staff very attentive... food was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Overall excellent time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Such a fun time! Thank you!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Love Nai. Always excellent food and friendly, prompt service. Best value for a meal in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Magnificent Tapas - Wonderful, Downtown Ambiance

If you love regional tapas and an authentic selection of Spanish wines, this is the place for you. Everything on the menu is executed with care and with exceptional flavors. In addition to the spectacular dishes, the ambiance is warm and rustic with an authentically Spanish vibe. Thankfully, no getting rushed or synthetic friendliness here. An authentic experience through and through. Love everything about Nai!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I came here on multiple occasions before, this time i came in for my birthday with a bunch of friends who were the first timers at the restaurant and everyone loved it, the show was interesting, the food was very good, portions aren't big that way we tried many things on the menu and one thing was better than the other, great experience and everyone is satisfied with it. Would definitely recommend this place and will be back there soon for the amazing food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Live Music, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was exceptional. The servers were very attentive and friendly. The wines and sangria were delicious. We were a party of 10 and the staff was very accommodating, or food came out hot and perfectly prepared. I look forward to visiting again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant. The food is exceptionally good and always fresh and interesting and authentic tapas. The service is outstanding. Everyone is happy to see you, greets you warmly, makes you feel at home and special. I've come here for a retirement party, a party party, friends' get-togethers, casual dining, special "dates" with my husband. And of course the Flamenco dancing on Thursdays and Saturdays are a special treat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This was my second time here and it was great! Will definitely be back, especially for the brussels sprouts and blueberry sangria!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was good though their inventive tapas were not as good as traditional ones. They asked us to leave after only one hour of dining even though we had a legit reservation through Open Table. They admitted the mistake later but no apologies and this incident ruined total experience. We will not go back there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We love Nai Tapas, their choices are creative and delicious. We especially like the salmon and the Spanish tortilla, but everything was wonderful and the staff are very friendly!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was deeeeee-lish. Try the croquets! Had the table ready as soon as we walked in. The champagne sangria was great.

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 (France)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice way to end the year, loved the atmosphere !

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

One of my favorites, Nai never disappoints. We had a great meal curated by our waiter and thoroughly enjoyed all of it. The friends I brought kept asking me why I kept this place a secret from them.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fantastic Flamenco show, authentic tapas, and great service. Ole!!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Incredible food and great service. I have been here several times and haven't been disappointed. It's a great date night spot, however can get quite loud when it's busy as it's a small space with very little room between tables.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Loved this restaurant! Creative menu and perfect ambiance for my kind of fun date night. I originally had high hopes for the sangria given that it's a Spanish restaurant but was ultimately disappointed - it had no flavor to it and seemed to be watered down (maybe too much ice?). Nonetheless, the delicious tapas, live music, and flamenco dancing topped off my overall experience and made it all worth my time.

Tags: Live Music, Fun, Romantic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Definitely go for one of the flamenco performances! The food is delicious, the service great, and the music and dancing is wonderful. A fun experience with friends or family! However, if you want to be able to have an in depth conversation you may want to avoid the flamenco because it is very energetic and it might be hard to hear. Or, better yet, show up well before the show so you can talk when it is quiet and then still get to enjoy the dancing!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food, kind of loud , staff was super friendly and accommodating , service was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great date spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 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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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 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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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 4, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 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 28, 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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 (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.

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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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 (New York Area)·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 13, 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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