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Mita's

4.8
4.8
2132 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates
Mita's, the second restaurant from acclaimed Chef Jose Salazar is named after his Colombian grandmother, his "Mita". The beautiful 130 seat restaurant designed by MSA Architects is located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati at the corner of Fifth and Race Streets on the ground floor of the 84.51 Building. . Mita's eclectic, farm inspired menu focuses on both the traditional and modern foods and beverages of Spain and Latin America, with tapas, ceviches, cured hams, cheeses and large plates.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (513) 421-6482

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jose Salazar

  • Private party facilities

    The Havana Room, our semi-private dining room, accommodates up to 30 guests. Please give us a call at 513.421.6482 or inquire via email: reservations@mitas.co.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Green: (855) 767-1563

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Cross street

    Fifth Street

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking in the 84.51 garage, located in the building above us, with entrances on 5th and 6th Street. There are several other garages available nearby, as well as limited street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,132 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Cincinnati

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. ST

    SallyT

    Cincinnati

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great shared plates. Ironically loved the mini burgers.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dining experience we have had in Cincinnati.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so incredible. Everything exceptionally made. The flavors of all the dishes we ordered were as vibrant in taste at the mint Chimichurri was in color! I will dream of the lamb croquettes and the Pan Con Tomate Y Boquerones forever!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Server was helpful without being intrusive. Comfortable seating. Warm ambience.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    As always, a great experience. Service protocol was a little off, but we got everything, including the bill, in a timely and seamless manner. The noise was so great and our server's voice was so soft that we had a hard time hearing her throughout the meal, but we figured it out. The staff also accommodated our seating request. All in all, a very good experience.
  6. BG

    BrianG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    We have been to Mita's several times and it is one of our favorite places. However, the service we experienced on 8/4/22 was very poor. As a tapas restaurant, the style is "order as you go". It seemed to take around 30 minutes for each course to arrive. We waited 45 minutes for our final order, but ended up cancelling due to needing to be somewhere else. The kitchen must have been experiencing some understaffing issues, but even with that, the waiting staff was overwhelmed too and were not that helpful.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I found this place last minute during our quick trip to Cinci and so glad we did! We love tapas and everything from the ceviche to the patatas bravas were delicious! Our favorite was the Pulpo… amazing! Great atmosphere and service!
  8. CC

    CCCC

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hamachi was amazing!!! Everyone was very nice and all of the options are great!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food quality! Great ambiance and service!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely incredible paired with wonderful service from our server, Danielle. Hope to be back soon next time we’re in town!
  11. MM

    MartinM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent atmosphere, service, and food. We will definitely be back next time we're in Cinci.
  12. G

    Ggirlz

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on a Saturday and night and were very impressed. Loved the food and the service was outstanding.
  13. LR

    LynnR

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fabulous night. Servers were wonderful, food was so tasty. Cocktails are great Fun first night in town Thank you
  14. KC

    KevinC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal food, thoughtful and attentive service. Staff accommodated an early request for a more private booth. My second visit to Mita's - both were 10 out of 10.
  15. A

    Amazing

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Wonderful wine list. Interesting menu for all selections and for desserts. Of the 8 options we (4of us) chose, and the 4 desserts, all plates were very small but gave us each a taste. None of the food was memorable. And we had to call for the server numerous times to bring a second bottle of wine, offer desserts, bring the check.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely all around.
  17. FM

    FoodieMomma

    Cincinnati

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    First time dining and will definitely be back to try more items. The cocktails had good flavor but were a little watery… I don’t think the giant ice cube helped. Every dish was excellent and great size for sharing. Our server recommended an excellent rosé and coursed everything in plenty of time for us to make it to the theater.
  18. B

    Billanimal

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful unique flavors and perfect ambiance with pretty view.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Good food & fun
  20. BL

    BrianL

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Mid meal the service slowed, kitchen was in the weeds. We asked our server that we had scuttling call and they recovered nicely. Food always great. Thank you
  21. TV

    TallVanillaBlondeRoast

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a lovely time! The food was amazing and our server was great. I highly recommend the hamachi dish -- SO delicious. And if you're in the mood for dessert, the tres leches cake is incredible.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every bite was so flavorful! Totally enjoyed our meal and the whole experience.
  23. CA

    CASmith

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome food, and Chef Eric stopped by to say hi.
  24. SL

    StevenL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Comfortable, accessible with good service, but the outstanding asset is the food. Two of us enjoyed six small plates and each was just delicious and well presented/arranged on the plate. Highly recommend. It was our 3rd visit to Mita.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, 10/10
  26. B

    Brunchers

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is outstanding. Server was impressively knowledgeable. If you get the cheese, definitely include the Monte Enebro. Also highly recommend the ALCOCHOFAS Y HONGOS and CROQUETTAS DE CORDERO Tapas. All of the more common things are fantastic too. I just found these particular things to be unusual and delicious. Also, their cocktails are unique, and don’t rely on simple syrup. Very creative, but not for the sake of being trendy. Just really good.
  27. FD

    FeeDada

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been looking forward to dinner at Mita’s for ages as our previous visits were terrific. This evening did not disappoint - cocktails were creative and delicious and each tapa was a perfect mini meal. We only had 4 tapas but it was just enough to be filling. This evening the restaurant needed to open later than planned. They called me in advance and arranged to push back our reservation - upon arrival they were apologetic and even gave us a small cheese plate as a thank you for flexibility. Overall it was a delightful evening and reminded us why we have always loved dinner at Mita’s.
  28. SP

    SubiraP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good place to go for a special occasion! Nice ambiance and food is high quality.
  29. CS

    ChuckS

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were both great. This was our 4th or 5th visit to Mita's and we have left delighted every single time. Highly recommend.
  30. c

    ccurran

    Cincinnati

    418 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    418 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It's been awhile since we had eaten at Mita's and we truly enjoyed. We had their June menu which was very good however we found that the menu is changing this weekend so we hope they keep some of the things we enjoyed.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most excellent!
  32. B

    Bulldogstall

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I strongly recommend Mita's for the outstanding service staff and their expert tapas recommendations. We enjoyed the cheese board, the pulpo, and the wine selection.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Wish there were more creative mind blowing dishes like the pulpo to experience especially given the hype! Service was top notch and we really enjoyed our meal overall. Great wine/drinks selection.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place. Incredible food. Get the paella.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant. Highly recommend.
  36. GF

    GayleF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing experience. Best empanadas in the city. Lamb croquettes... mind blowing. I've brought European business colleagues here for dinner and even the person who had property off the coast of Spain applauded this restaurant for the authenticity and deliciousness of the foods. I come as often as I can. Enjoy top-notch service, drinks and of course the beautifully prepared and amazingly delicious food.
  37. HD

    HappyDiner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience! We all enjoyed the delicious food pairings with Mita's delicious tapas, the wonderful wine selection and great service. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food & experience! Great server too. Thank you.
  39. SH

    ShellyH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Yes, it’s tapas. Yes, it’s SUPPOSED to be small plates. But, the price for what you get on the small plates in very inflated. Having said that, everything we ordered was good and the server’s choice of the octopus was fabulous and hands down our favorite dish.
  40. MG

    MistyG

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service amazing. Would recommend for pre show meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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You can order delivery directly from Mita's using the Order Online button.

Mita's is rated 4.8 stars by 2132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
Google Map for Mita's

501 Race Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fifth Street

  • Neighborhood

    Cincinnati

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Latin American, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We recommend parking in the 84.51 garage, located in the building above us, with entrances on 5th and 6th Street. There are several other garages available nearby, as well as limited street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Salazar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (513) 421-6482

  • Private party facilities

    The Havana Room, our semi-private dining room, accommodates up to 30 guests. Please give us a call at 513.421.6482 or inquire via email: reservations@mitas.co.

  • Private party contact

    Caroline Green: (855) 767-1563

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