Mita's

4.9
1852 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 1852 people are saying
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Lena
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! No official gluten free menu but waiter was very helpful with suggestions and making sure my meal was safe.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! The service was incredible and everything was wonderful. Definitely worth the price.

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ChristyN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere, and service are excellent. Looking forward to going back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and amazing food. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food!

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vipPatrickB
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always delicious, great atmosphere and fun staff.

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KenL
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place, first time at a tapas restaurant but will diffenately go back.
Great food and service we really enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect evening. Great food recommendations from our server Max. Beautiful setting. Lovely snowy night. Highly recommend!

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George
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. However, I was expecting individual tapas to be smaller - some are close in size to entrees - but to have a somewhat larger variety.

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Alison
Cincinnati
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s nice to find a restaurant offering something a little different, and all very well cooked, with good wines on offer, too. The restaurant is very specious between tables, with interesting architecture to add ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were spectacular as always. We can never pass up the bravas and the pulpo. You really can’t go wrong any way you choose.

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vipEatEmUp
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for a birthday dinner and ate our way through much of the menu! From the guac to the patatas, ceviche, pulpo and more...you will not be disappointed. And the service?! So attentive while giving plenty of space and time for uninterrupted conversation and catching up! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at Mita’s on NYE. Stopped in for desserts and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

NYE with friends, dinner was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant was beautifully designed. The menu changes seasonally and we can’t wait to return and see what new things they have.

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AaronD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, staff was friendly and helpful in deciding what to order. Great food and lots of vegetarian options.

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DinnerGuy
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very well prepared, extremely tasty and our waiter provided very good advice on the number of tapas to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to treat our son to a special New Year’s Eve dinner, something different for a 19 year-old… he loved Mita’s! Every dish was delicious, fresh and fun! Thank you for the fabulous food, relaxing atmosphere and superb service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 4, celebrating a friend’s new job. We are all adventurous, so we asked our server to choose for us. We gave no parameters, aside from one food allergy. Kane did a fantastic job sending out a variety of tapas and larger plates from different sections of the menu. He was prompt, friendly and knew the menu well. We tried some of the specialty cocktails, as well. It was a great time and the service was incredible.

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HappyDiner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous food, friendly, fast and knowledgeable service and a great atmosphere. We had a great experience and will definitely be back. We recommend this restaurant to all our friends.

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vipPpPPPP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wow great. Octopus, beef empanada and tres leches. You will just melt. So good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for first time, great service, delicious dishes!

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AmyW
Northern MI
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our cozy, private booth. Server was excellent in knowledge and quick chatter. Food always great.

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Meagan
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The pupusa was to die for!

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StephenC
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place to enjoy great food.

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vipKristinM
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food.

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vipPML1
Cincinnati
69 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites. The food is unparalleled and service is always very good. I know this is not everyone’s cup of tea but try the octopus—unbelievable

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touristguide
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a lovely meal! New and interesting tastes make this a great night out.

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Jalyn
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend Mita's! We went to Mita's to celebrate our two year anniversary and it was the perfect place for us. We started off with the Empanadas which were amazing and then other dishes we had were the Patatas Bravas, Papusa De Chorizo Y Curtido, and the Croquettas de Pollo. These were all amazing! The Margatita Cocktail was great and for dessert we had the Cheesecake which was refreshing and light. I will for sure come back to Mita's and the service was wonderful. 10/10

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TomG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This beautiful dining room is comfortable and intimate without being intimidating. Nice ambiance and Spanish themed holiday background music for Christmas time.

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MIta’s was better than advertised. The service was outstanding, the tapas, varied and perfect, and the ambiance copasetic, especially during the Christmas season. One of favorite meals.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a dance competition and this was across from the hotel. What a treasure!!! We loved everything about this place. Food was perfectly executed, cocktails and mocktail were interesting and well done and the staff was superb!! Every server we encountered was delightful and knowledgeable. I wish I could recall all their names. We loved it so much I made a reservation for the next night and again it did not disappoint. It was equally exceptional as the prior night. Don’t miss this gem of restaurant. Bravo to the amazing staff! For goodness sakes order the roasted potato tapas. Best dish of all the excellent things we tried.

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AlexandraB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails, cool space, excellent service. Will definitely go back!

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vipThrilled
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita's is more than a restaurant, it's a culinary experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Salazar restaurants and Mita’s never disappoints. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, fun, and energetic and the food is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious paella. Attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had our first experience here last night. Amazing food and service. Definitely recommend the empanadas, pulpo, and tostones y guacamole. You won’t be disappointed!

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KeithF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Really good food, but for the price, Mita's needs to remember the customer is seeking a non-rushed, premium experience. About 30 minutes before the reservation, I got a phone call saying "feel free to come early to your 9pm reservation since we close at 10pm." Nice to know, but it made us feel rushed. There was also a 9:30 reservation slot available, so why even have that potential late reservation if the restaurant doesn't really want patrons there so close to close? And it was clear that the staff wanted to close up as soon as possible throughout the meal (not necessarily our server). Unsure if it was the restaurant manager, but we got a couple table visits by an unmasked woman (others were masked) who was asking to clear plates before we were ready, and she used language that indicated to us, "please let's wrap this up." And when she was in the kitchen, we could see her frequently looking out at the tables to see what closing processes could be performed. Of course, workers want to get done, but please don't make it so obvious! I've seen this more at other restaurants recently, but not at ones in this price tier.

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KatherineJ
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. Our server was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and happy to give recommendations.

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CYNTHIAb
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. Our server, Cain, was charming and efficient.

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vipBillF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Stylish design, solid and interesting food, friendly and knowledgeable service.

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 1852 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.