Mita's

4.8
1102 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service subpar

Waiter did not check on food quality after new dishes arrived to table

Clearing and replacing plates for each course lacking

Waiter removed plate and spilled sauce on table. We had to ask for towel to clean up

D
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tapas and the service

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent setting, food and friendly servers.

AC
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were there on a Friday evening so noise was expected; however, we were seated behind a bench-like partition that gave us some privacy and allowed for a romantic meal. Our server was great, friendly and on top of it. However, I was disappointed that we had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation and arriving on time. Nevertheless, it did not ruin our evening or experience. We would definitely go back and highly recommend.

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

I really enjoyed the restaurant, the service was fantastic, it was an upscale but comforting experience. The food was fantastic and I would love to come back!

M
Denver
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a pleasant surprise. The whole menu looked delicious if you’re into Spanish Tapas. I could have ordered 80% of the items and been happy.

F
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tapas style food - incredible curation of cheeses and meats, wines and cocktails. Everything was extraordinary! I fell in love with the light-filled ambiance and elegant room. Beautiful all the way around.

KM
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service. Will definitely be back!

SL
Baltimore
70 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best paella I have ever had! The food is spectacular and service was spot on! Thank you, Max (our sever) and Christa (General Manager) and all of the staff for a wonderful evening. Mita’s is a required stop when we are in Cincinnati!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, unique gem in Cincinnati. The food is phenomenal.

L
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town from Chicago and had a fantastic meal at Mita's. Every single item we ordered was absolutely delicious. My husband is Puerto Rican and even he said the tostones were perfectly fried. The elotes salad was my favorite. Kobe beef skewers were yummy as were the sliders. Our waiter, Kane, was top notch and bus staff was also wonderful.

S
Cincinnati
28 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Most disappointing was the bar service. My $13 Manhattan was so diluted it tasted watery. Very poor. Another’s marguerita tasted like “it came from a mix.” Another disappointment was the waiter: seemed distracted. Some food very good, other food uninspired (empanada). All 3 decided we would not return.

BP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Interesting tapas dishes beautifully presented, but a little too salty and very meat-centric. The ambiance is very nice and the noise level low enough to make conversation easy. Service was spotty even though we were there on a Wednesday.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family night out

NG
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was phenomenal- until it got busy, then it took us 90 minutes to get our last plate and the bill. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're in town and you have the time.

K
Memphis
28 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Cuisine is the real positive of this urban restaurant. We shared tapas, the best of which was a roasted octopus over a potato foam medley. Location is first floor, windowed, central Cincinnati -- somewhat modernized. Perhaps it is a bit pricey, but the creativity and quality of servings are worth it. Good, but not extensive wine menu.

DM
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This dinner was for several of our priority customers and they raved about their experience at Mita's. I will definitely be sending other guests there with pride. Thank you for sponsoring such an excellent dining option!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Interesting menu and helpful server.

G
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly and accommodating to our 14 month old granddaughter. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented.

S
Minneapolis
50 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good cocktails. We sampled the sweet corn salad, ceviche & plantains, arepa, mango & jicama salad, empanadas, and the paella. Everything tasted great, the ceviche was exceptional, the 3 cheese sample was delicious, the 3 meat plate was ok. I don't care for the empanada crust. The paella was so salty, we explained to our server and he promptly removed that from our bill and confirmed the saltiness. Overall, it was a really good experience visit Mita's.

KP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was outstanding, every course offering something new and different but excellent in taste and presentation.

NG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food well presented.

y
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all round! Exceptional food...great drinks and fantastic service. Although they made us wait 30 mins past our reservation time before seating us, it was well worth it. Would definitely go back.

A
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Has some vegan and veggie options and really good quality food. Service is usually quick and helpful. A little pricey but worth it. This time around they sat us about 20 mins past our reservation and didn't offer a drink, desert, tapas plate or anything for waiting patiently, otherwise would have been 5 stars.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had so much fun. We tasted different dishes, tried different cocktails and relaxed with fantastic service. One of my favorite dinners in a very long time

B
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice experience. Service staff was pleasant and attentive. Food quality was very good

c
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A LOVELY experience! Everything was great, the service, the food, the atmosphere. Everything!

K
Cincinnati
31 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Mita's was exceptional. Food, service, and ambiance couldn’t be better, from cocktails to last course. Chef Salazar is a true star.

JK
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. As before - Great service ans Delicious food. Came here for the Cincinnati Burger Week special - which were the two sliders. Also had the ceviche del dia and the tacos dorados. This was plenty for my husband, our two year old, and myself. We will definitely be coming back for a third time.

I will say - everything sounds delicious on the menu. We may come back with a larger group so we can try more at once.

b
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner - loved the vegan options!

BR
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and wine with great service. My favorite high end restaurant in Cincinnati.

MX
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mita's is the kind of place you could eat at 3x a week and never get tired of it. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, chic and modern, while being comfortable and well kept. We tried several dishes on the menu, some of my favorites were the elote salad, spanish octopus, papas bravas, and cuban sandwich. The shining star though, was the tres leches cake. I'm not a super sweets person, and typically don't order dessert... BUT WOW did this truly make the meal. After a carousel of incredibly well crafted (and well timed out of the kitchen) savory dishes, the tres leches cake was the perfect way to end the evening. Our server, Brooke, was knowledgable, attentive, and had a way of gliding through the restaurant from table to table to kitchen to table with a sense of control and confidence you only find in service staff who truly love their restaurant and want the guests to have a stellar experience. Incredible.

RV
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We ordered the most expensive dish the paella and we were a little disappointed because the dish was really salty.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space!!
As in previous visits the food was on the whole very good but stopped short of great. The white sangria, was however, great. :)
Empanadas and arepas were just OK. Shrimp very good.Pozole tasted different than on my last visit, but it has been a while so perhaps the recipe has been changed. I did enjoy it but I don’t remember it as being so thick. Server went out of his way for us. Did love the tostones and ceviche. Overall very nice evening.

RI
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! I can’t name one bad dish I had, and our server was so attentive and had amazing wine knowledge. I’ll be back!

RS
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the better meals I've had in a while. We had a fairly large group but the space is large and we did not feel cramped. The tapas menu is great for a large group of friends as we all got to try many different items. The next day, everyone was raving about the Mita's.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was staying at a nearby hotel, walked by and noticed the James Beard nominations showing in the window. Decided to go for dinner and was not disappointed! Food was amazing and reasonably priced. Great, attentive service. Love the tapas style plating. Ordered 4 options for 2 of us to share. If I'm ever back in Cincinnati I'll be sure to stop here again.

HC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent as usual. The service was great until the end of our meal when our waitress had two other large parties with no one to help her.

KM
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The short rib empanada was outstanding, as was the salad with the salad with harissa roasted carrots and pickled rhubarb. The truth was that we enjoyed everything that we ate. The staff was attentive and helpful but not obtrusive.

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