Mita's

4.9
1623 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 1623 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipkWww
Nashville
34 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food snd cocktails. Chicken thighs were outstanding

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vipCrystalS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food started off great, our server forgot two of our dishes and glass of wine. We had to ask for drink orders each time
too. Pork belly and ceviche were good.

CB
vipCranberryBob
Pittsburgh
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fun place with delicious food and fantastic service. A true Cincinnati gem!!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Order the pulpo, it was the tastiest thing I've ever eaten and I will think of it always.

LG
vipLeeG
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This tapas restaurant has a nice bright open space with several cozy booths. Valet parking. Nice wine list.

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vipDinner
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We are staying low carb, so we had to modify every dish. Unfortunately the kitchen kept getting our special requests wrong (asked for no crackers with the cheese, got crackers; asked for no lemon in the iced tea, got lemon; asked for creamy avocado dressing on the side of the salad, it came dressed). However, the food we did eat was very good, especially the chicken skewers.

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vipLuvtoEat
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a great meal. Highlights include the cauliflower, the ceviche and the bread plate.

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Mary
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun energetic downtown spot. Wonderful flavorful food.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always enjoy chatting with Calvin. One of the best bartenders in town.
Food is always amazing as well!! Never anything bad and lots of GF options.

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MikeB
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn't been to Mita's in a couple of years, but it all came back to us as we looked at the menu. We started with red sangria and a martini, then went right for the King Salmon Cerviche. The empanadas were great. The sauce was the key. We loved the veggie taquitos and finished with a plate of cured meats along with the three cheese plate. I'm sure I forgot something. It was all wonderful. Jess provided great service and I let her pick the wine pairings by the glass. Her choices were perfect. Her teammate Kane and others filled in as needed. I don't normally give five stars but it was as good as we remembered it. After 15 months of hunkering down, we had an anniversary dinner to remember!

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TaraK
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great and service was fantastic.

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vipShankarR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service, great ambience!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had amazing food and great service for our large group of 16!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s provided both exceptional food and service. Servers were attentive and patient while we decided, and the kitchen/waiter timed the dishes we ordered to fit our pace.

We ordered a variety of dishes from all sections of the menu, and every dish was excellent. It was a hot humid day, so the shrimp ceviche provided a cool, refreshing overture with bright but balanced flavors. The plantain chips and pickled vegetables also provided fresh, light flavors to open, before moving onto the slightly heavier bread and cheese plates. The meal climaxed with hamburger sliders, which were perfectly executed flavor and texture experiences, portioned to avoid overwhelming the rest of the meal. The finale was an outstanding cauliflower dish (my favorite) that leveraged the clean slate that cauliflower provides to interesting and uncommon flavors—in this case black garlic romesco, rhubarb, sukkah, and sherry gastrique. We concluded with the strawberry tart and chocolate pudding, which were both excellent, but the strawberry tart was definitely the favorite.

In summary, all the dishes were outstanding, but the bread plate, roasted cauliflower, and strawberry tart were the clear winners, because they highlighted their ingredients to their fullest potential, and presented interesting, excellent flavor and texture combinations.

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ChefJimmy
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for taking such good care of our friends!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service, lovely ambience, and tasty food!

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vipLeoG
Cincinnati
51 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took an out of town quest from Austin there the other night - the food and ambiance
is fantastic - as usual - this is one of my go to places in Cincinnati when trying to impress out of town guest.
Cheers to Jose and his staff.

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vipLike2Eat
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is always a treat to experience Mita's. The food is outstanding, never a bad meal and the staff is always pleasant and professional. Highly recommend.

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Alex
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere! Would definitely recommend.

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Kara
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was ok but service was not as expected. There are not many options in menu for vegetarians

MJ
vipMJM513
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate a retirement with my family. We were treated very nicely and the food was, as always, exceptional.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very intimate vibe in the venue. Great date spot work incredible quality of food!

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Hannah
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita's was incredible! If you love tapas and Spanish culture, this place is a must-do in Cincinnati. The food and drinks were outstanding and so flavorful. The atmosphere was welcoming and beautifully decorated. This is the perfect place for a romantic date night or a fun get-together with friends. We will be back next time we visit Cincinnati!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s was beyond my expectations!! It was a wonderful experience if you come to Cincy you have GOT to try it. It is tastes you have never experienced. Definitely get the patatas bravas. I just can’t explain it. You just have to go. I will never come here again without going there.

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Willie
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Felt rushed. Not what I had hoped for from a tapas experience

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MarkS
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining. Impressed and food was exceptional.

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ElizabethK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience. Loved the food, and tapas style dining. They were able to accommodate adding an extra seat to the table the day of the reservation. Great service

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good , the paella was salty

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from cheese plate through tapas to wine. Not rushed - which we like.

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Dadio54
Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Meal I have had in a while. Very diverse and tasty menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great, attentive but not overbearing like some. She was knowledgeable of the menu and able to give recommendations and her opinion on menu items. My partner and I are both plant based/vegan and the amount of vegetable dishes was nice to see and a nice change from most other restaurants who have one or two vegan friendly dishes; mitas had several. The server also asked our dietary preferences and was able to alter a couple dishes to fit our needs. The food was SO flavorful, we were both pleasantly surprised. Mita’s put in just as much thought, if not more into their vegetable dishes as they did into their others. They also had some unique cocktails that were delicious. Their menu is seasonal so we are excited to go back and see what else they have to offer during different seasons. 5/5.

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BrandonH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jose Salazar's dishes never disappoint. Cane is our personal favorite server. He's very attentive and helps curate an amazing combination of plates every time. We always highly recommend Mita's.

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Fishstix
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Celebrated with our family of 4 on Saturday night, we love the idea of having small plates where we can share different foods more easily. Our waiter did a fantastic job making sure we didn't order too much and brought items out to our table throughout the experience. Everything we had was fantastic. The only complaint was the prices of the cocktails for the amount you get. I was disappointed when my first cocktail came out in this tiny martini glass that was only filled halfway. We would go back to Mita's in the future but would skip the cocktails.

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Greta
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent Food! Server very friendly

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David
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love to eat here! The plates are shareable, and they’ll course them out. The tostones are a staple, the waygu beef was phenomenal. We even had desert and the goat cheese strawberry vanilla was subtle and not too sweet. Josè Salazaar never disappoints.

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ChristinaB
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic, service was attentive. Highly recommend the octopus!

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ElizabethR
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server walked us through the menu and helped us create a wonderful shared meal with many great flavors and textures. Thank you!

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StephanieT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So so so so good.

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flynn
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sliders I have had in my life. Pisco sour was also very good.

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vipDennisC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always which is why it's one of our favorites and we return often.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Mita's using the Order Online button. Mita's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 421-6482.

Mita's is rated 4.9 stars by 1623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.