Mita's

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$31 to $50
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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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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
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
14 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.

OT
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was great. Dessert choices were out of this world.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

But....
My sister called ahead to arrange for us to receive two glasses of champagne with her compliments for our anniversary. Never happened— disappointing that Mita’s dropped the ball on this...she needs a refund!

CH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server really knew his wines. Delicious food and the pace was perfect.

V
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was spot on, cocktails and food was above average to great! Would have liked a little more quantity for overall cost but was pleasantly surprised!

WM
Cincinnati
45 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always delicious. Service is excellent. We ordered more than we could eat and our server said he would not turn in part of our order if we did not think we could eat it. We really appreciated that. We still ate a little more than we thought we should have. Next time, hopefully we will remember that.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always!

DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is and will continue to be our special celebration restaurant in Cincinnati. They just do everything right.

MI
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Amazing tapas, drinks and mains. Not a place for traditional dining, but if you are feeling adventurous this is the place for you! Muy bueno!😛

KP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mita’s was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was super helpful in pairing the tapas we ordered together so that the meal flowed and was paired perfectly. I will definitely return!

LV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful menu, really inventive but true to the Spanish tapas tradition; lovely wine list but could use more Spanish selections

TH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service for our group of 6. To fully enjoy the tapas sharing experience, allow at least 90 minutes for your meal. The atmosphere is a bit noisy, more of a fun rather than intimate experience. Would definitely go back.

MN
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The portions are perfect for those wanting to do Tapas and try a variety of tastes and flavors. I have also had bigger plates in the past for meals good as well... smaller plates are the way to go... great place!

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Service was outstanding and food & cocktails were better than we imagined. Can’t wait to come back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food and great service.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good unfortunately the sever continuously sniffled and wiped his nose on the back of his hands. It ruined my appetite. Not sure if I will return.

AM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing place to celebrate our anniversary. The server was so kind and friendly. The food was amazing as always. I recommended listening to the daily specials, the squash appetizer we ordered was great. The ambience and view are a great peek into downtown and the restaurants style is Spanish/modern.

AL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at Mita's and it FAR exceeded my expectations. The cheese selections and shishitos were a perfect start, especially with some complementary wines. The fresh barracuda in the ceviche was out of this world. Very much looking forward to dining here again.

OT
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
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 on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the tapas and the service

K
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent setting, food and friendly servers.

AC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 16, 2019
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 on August 14, 2019
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
73 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
29 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.

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