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Mita's

4.8
4.8
2270 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 55 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 2,270 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Michael

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, stunning desserts. Can’t wait to go back!
  2. H

    Hfarrell

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Excellent service, excellent food. Appreciate that our table request in our reservation was honored.
  3. LP

    LeeyaP

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vegetarian options! Great atmosphere. Service was really lovely.
  4. TC

    TrevorC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a nice place to have dinner and they will accommodate vegan
  5. a

    akl6

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mita's is a very special restaurant in Cincinnati. The ambiance is lovely, food is divine and the staff are wonderful!
  6. LT

    LaTraviata

    Cincinnati

    255 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    255 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mita's is a great restaurant for an untypical Cincinnati dinning experience. One can graze on a. series of small dishes, many can be shared if one is willing - not always the case, or have a nice full size "entree". We had four dishes, all of which we would order again. Service from Liam was attentive; his only problem was that he had to deal with a slow kitchen on a very busy Saturday night which her did admirably. The wine list is of good length and heavily South American - a challenge for some of us. While my partner enjoyed her two Pisco Sours, I did not enjoy my red Sangria which was heavily seltzer and light on the wine - perhaps a Columbian stye. I turned the mix into a great Madrid style Sangria by purchasing a glass of red wine and mixing them. The ambiance was energetic and upscale - all in all a very nice dinner.
  7. M

    Marty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, the wine, the staff, all excellent. We’re already making plans to come again.
  8. LH

    LarryH

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The pork belly was hard and very difficult to eat and cold. Your restaurant has the weakest desserts of any restaurant that I visit in Cincinnati this includes boca, via vite, Nichola, Capitol Grill, etc. The only thing good in your desserts are the ice cream‘s. That chocolate tart was awful. I’ll never get desserts there again although I will visit again. The fish taco was weak. The tortilla was cold. The pulpo was by far the best dish of the evening. The pork chop was above average, but not outstanding. Redfeather makes a far better pork chop. Or at least they did. At over $200, with us splitting courses, not a very good value. Our server was max. Disappeared for long periods of time. You asked for feedback, this is on his feedback. I want you to be successful.
  9. CB

    CalebB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    True authentic Latin American food experience. You will not find most things on this menu anywhere else in the city. Well worth going if you enjoy Spanish/Columbian/Latin American cuisine.
  10. I

    Irena

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food. Very small portions. Service was great.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great. Beautiful restaurant with equally great food and service. Jose Salazar has done a phenomenal job with this restaurant.
  12. M

    Mainer

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Varied, interesting, tasty food brought at a pace that allows it to be enjoyed over conversation. Great, knowledgeable wait staff that doesn't rush the customer to turn a table.
  13. S

    Shanny

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the service and food were outstanding! I would recommend Mita’s to anyone.
  14. L

    Lee337

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and we appreciated the complimentary glasses of wine acknowledging our wedding anniversary. Highly recommended.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food - everything was excellent!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience here was absolutely exceptional. The food - exceptional. The service - equally exceptional. The cocktails - best we had during our trip to Cincinnati…and yes, that means better than the underground speakeasy scene as well. We will come back to Cincinnati just for this restaurant!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an excellent dining experience! Flawless service, absolutely delicious food. This restaurant is a must!
  18. DC

    DonaldC

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pumpkin soup was a seasonal special. It was delicious.
  19. TD

    TeresaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is creative and delicious! Ambiance conducive for conversation.
  20. CK

    CintiKate

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend for a wonderful family, friends or business dinner.
  21. CW

    CeciliaW

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Overall it was good and I would come back. I loved the wine selections and the cheese board option. But in the future, I think I’ll be coming to Mita’s for a quick drink and bite before a meal. When we first sat down, it took twenty minutes until we were seen by a server. The ambiance was great, the music was good and personally, I like a restaurant with a little noise. But if you’re looking for a quiet restaurant then do not go here.
  22. M

    Mrsjessicadarling

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious every time! We keep coming back, and love trying new things. Ambiance is lovely, and so are the knowledgeable, kind staff!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host (Inna) and server were so welcoming and had great recommendations for the food which was incredible. 10/10 would go back and get the chicharrón, mezcal apple cider cocktail, and tres leches cake every day of the week.
  24. H

    Heather

    Columbus

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Mita’s was perfect. This was our second time dining there and we will make a point to make it there each time we are in town. From the excellent service from our waiter Cain and delicious food, we loved every minute.
  25. LL

    LeanneL

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Mita experience was dreamy. Point on. The wait staff were personable and well versed on the menu offerings. Our tapa selections were so compatible and well prepared. This was a special night for us, our anniversary and our night at Mita’s made for a memorable celebration. We'll come back soon😎
  26. AC

    AnaC

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at Mita’s. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, with fun music, and it’s very well staffed. Well crafted and tasteful dishes. Don’t skip the desert. Our server, Giuliani, was undoubtedly part of the positive experience. He was extremely hospitable, friendly and helpful. We won’t forget!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from the start was beyond excellent. Our waiter was extremely personable and helpful with recommendations and pairings of foods and drinks. We were given ample time to eat each dish and never felt rushed to hurry for the next portion. We will absolutely be back for more of the delicious meals!
  28. A

    Anna

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing time enjoying tapas and cocktails at Mita’s. We started with a Bebida a la Sombra, Chicharron, and Patatas Bravas. The pork belly was crispy and flavorful. The aioli and the potatoes were very good. Next we had Empanadas de Res con Pique, which had a perfect balance of fried dough to meat. We had to try the Pechuga de Pato because we had a great experience with duck at another Salazar-owned restaurant. We were not disappointed. The combination of cherries, polenta, and duck were a treat. For dessert, I ordered a Caipirinha and we split the Pastel des Tres Leches. We were very impressed, and we will return.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were in Cincinnati for an event and were referred to this restaurant. Excellent food, good service and just a very pleasant experience.
  30. c

    cincyfoodlover

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was great overall. Portion sizes vary a lot, so was a little hard to judge how much to order. Drink (cocktail) was great, but small. Service was very good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks and ambiance. Will definitely go back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in town, everything is excellent especially chef’s special Hamachi dish with Miso, Harrisa chicken is so tasty
  33. AR

    AlissaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredibly delicious, great environment, very attentive staff
  34. SM

    ShannanM

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner. Great service - our server was very knowledgeable. The food was fantastic. Each of us loved everything we ordered. All 4 of us would recommend Mita’s.
  35. KK

    KatieK

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was phenomenal. Our server, Kane, had great recommendations and his service was spectacular. He or a team member was there at correct times to clear plates, fill drinks or bring us the next round. His timing was impeccable. Loved the mushroom and potato dishes.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s name day, and son’s first-honours recognition at school.
  37. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My Fiancé and I were celebrating an anniversary and the staff, especially our server, really helped make for a wonderful evening. We love to
  38. AA

    AAC1

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and highly knowledgeable staff! Immaculately clean and the food was superb! Highly recommend!
  39. D

    Davesee

    Cincinnati

    149 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Everything was perfect except the server ignored our asking to place a carry-out order and the kitchen closed before we were able to place that order!!!
  40. IC

    IronChefMichiba

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, amazing food and service, everything tasty!

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 2270 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 55 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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