Mita's

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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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SD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was worried they might not be able to handle the crowdy during Blink, but they were very efficient and we had a great time.

TB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful variety of options...and the best cocktail (Mita's Old Fashioned) I have ever had. Our table was ready when we arrived and the service was excellent. Will be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences we have had in Cincinnati. Great food, beyond amazing dessert. Our server was attentive and just a nice person. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal. Excellent service. Could not be happier. Everything we ordered was better than the next. Our waiter, Trey, was incredible!

KG
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly super delicious and unique. Not just the typical dishes that you see everywhere. Fabulous cocktails - and I had a new wine that I loved. Service was friendly and not the fast- we are running you outta here type- of service I typically get. We didn’t have to yell over the music - it was the perfect volume. I dreamed about the Kobe beef skewers later that night!! I will definitely return!! Again and again!!!

d
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Menu is more food from any Spanish speaking country vs. pure Spanish food, but for the Spanish items on the menu, they did a very good job.
Cool ambiance.

S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mita's is a great restaurant for location, ease in parking(Valet)ambience whether you are with a large group or 1:1. Food is great and so are the cocktails. Our server was friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

AR
Cincinnati
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Diego, was exceptional. Very positive, friendly & knowledgeable. Food was excellent. Can’t wait to go back.

C
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great evening out with friends. Service and food were on point, as always. Cheese paring was a little pricey, but everything else was a great value.

JR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful service.

CR
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our meal was very good. We tried a little bit of everything - it is tapas style, after all! The calamari tacos are a good, new menu addition. Wine listing may be in need of updating, as the the vintage year available did not match the year listed for our particular wine selection. Dessert was great - Love the tres leches!

k
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mita's has never disappointed me or any of my guests. The tapas are fantastic and chese selection and cured meats are outstanding. Service was great and helpful. Wines were quite modestly priced given the quality. Everyone I have taken there from out of town are astounded with the place and are floored we have such a place in Cincinnati. Go!

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Saturday night out with friends - good food and good drinks !

PA
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Ray, was exceptional in explaining the different dishes, and even brought a cupcake for my birthday. The food was outstanding, especially the Kobe beef and the fried savory plantains. Highly recommended, would return.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, great food, great service. Will return

SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good. Food was delicious made with care and fresh. Very competent staff and service. It can be quite expensive, so be prepared, but worth the splurge for a treat.

T
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience. For tapas lovers, outstanding food, quick and friendly service.

MD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week offerings were not great. I have eaten at Mita’s before and really enjoyed the food. I didn’t think the menu for restaurant week represented their normal offerings well. Too heavy overall. The service was great. The ambiance is lovely. Next time I’ll go for the full menu.

L
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for restaurant week for the first time, and now we will go back! We especially liked that the entire special menu was gluten free! Restaurant week was a great deal, have to see how we feel about pricing on the regular menu, which is what kept us away before. But oh, the food and service were fantastic!

NE
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quick, friendly service. Food is exactly what you want. Menu not overly descriptive allowing the chef to fill in the voids with creativity and allowing your imagination to run.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food based on Spanish/Colombian/Latin cuisine. Wonderful fresh twists on old standbys. Very fresh with just the right flavor combinations to bring out the best of the ingredients. Presentation was nothing special but didn’t care much with such good food.
Service was pleasant and attentive but empty plates and platters were left on the table for too long, especially since it wasn’t busy.
Food quantity was skimpy. If we hadn’t added an additional tapa to the restaurant week four course menu we would have been hungry after this meal.
I find the prices excessive for the quantity of food given not the quality. About 2 hours later we ate again because we were hungry.
Nevertheless we’ll go again to eat this wonderful food and will try to pick the heartier offerings.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, wine knowledgeable, good course pacing.

JF
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Not bad overall. Had some interesting, decent food during restaurant week. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. None of the food I got really stood out but nothing was bad either. The drinks were very expensive at $12 per cocktail and didn't taste good enough to warrant that price. A decent experience but not remarkable enough to return.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved EVERYTHING and we can’t wait to go back!

SS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was spectacular, the service great and we had a wonderful time.

S
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Our group of friends got together during restaurant week and had an amazing time!

JM
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great tasting food, staff was a little out of whack as meals came before apps

2
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful!

JG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Best Paella we’ve had in a very long time. We will definitely be back. Something for everyone. We all thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience.

K
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration. Server was great!

P
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was great. A couple of items felt a little too simple for the price point (e.g. elotes salad). I would definitely come back and try more of the menu.

C
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. The only negative was the music was a little too loud.

JP
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Detroit and staying at the Hilton. Finding good tapas is not easy. Mita's came highly recommended and it lived up to the recommendation. Had the Pulpo and the Tostones y Guacamole. Both delicious. Service staff was impeccable. Good wine selection, reasonably priced.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, treated us to champagne for our anniversary, our server had great recommendations. Everything was timely and delicious, and they let us take our time and enjoy the evening.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place charming service excellent cocktails and really delicious beautifully crafted small plates
We had a wonderful experience at Mita’s

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing. Diego was attentive and helpful and just all around fantastic

JR
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It took me way too long to get to Mita’s, but it was worth the wait! The service was outstanding, the ambiance was so nice, and each dish we ordered another great experience. Our favorite of the night were the potatoes, made perfectly crisp in smoked paprika oil! Loved the wine, and the house margarita hit the spot! Thank you, Mita’s! See you soon!

JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked a party of 9 & needed to revise to 10. No problem. I also asked for a quiet table so we could talk & was well satisfied with our seating. Food was excellent and pacing of service also just right.
My Arbor Day Foundation guests from out of town for convention enjoyed the evening as much as I did.

EL
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Favorite place in town and food was great as always
But pace of meal was rushed compared to other times I’ve been. Courses coming on top of each other way more than usual.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! Excellent meal. Highly recommend the Ensalada de lentejas.

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