Mita's

4.9
1514 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 1514 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRohiniC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Overall we would recommend this place to anyone visiting Cincinnati and love Latin Flavors. We were in town for the weekend from NYC and Mitas was highly recommended by our concierge at the Lytle Hotel. Unfortunately we didn’t start the evening on a positive note as the hostess told us that they did not have any tables available for us despite confirming our reservations earlier in the day. She further said the bar is full, so they don’t know where we can wait. It’s absurd to get such a greeting from one of the finer restaurants in the city. We waited ten mins and then questioned further about the table and at that time we were finally seated. No one left in that time but a table became available? Thanks to our server Kane, our evening took a turn for the better. The food was really good and our server was attentive. We would go back to the restaurant but it could’ve been a 5 star experience if the initial interaction were better.

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CalebP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The cheese tray was incredibly underwhelming, so small it would have been little for a single person.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and experience were wonderful. Our server, Cain was fantastic.

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Out2dinner
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way, from the moment we walked in the door the service was impeccable. Delicious food, beautiful setting....a hit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing seafood stew with, shrimp, lobster and squid. That was jammed packed with wonderful flavor! Had a assortment of cheese so good I could taste the Basque Country side. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mitas! Food is so delicious!

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Rahul
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome dinner to celebrate a special occasion. Great food and awesome service. Loved the tapas and paella. The desserts were outstanding........ Highly recommend the Empanadas, Pulpo and Paella.

Will definitely go back for food and desserts again!!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! The food was delicious. We ordered so many plates that it seemed as though it was a constant stream of plates being brought to our table. We didn’t even remember what half of them were or even ordering them. The way the service of the small plates was paced was outstanding. Always empties being whisked away and new plates set down. The desserts were superb, as well. We just loved having small bites of so many different things. If you go, don’t hold back—order a lot. We probably ordered at least 5 plates per person. We were stuffed.

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Raynet
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

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Dave
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Friendly staff, awesome food, great service. Always a wonderful time with Chef Salazar!

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vipSpearmanp
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding again! This is my favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. On this visit my wife and I had the paella, along with some quesos and jamon and a great bottle of Muga wine. I thought the paella was really good, and this is not an easy dish to make.

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vipCarla
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were great! Food was amazing! Loved the winter salad. The lamb shank was amazing as was the quail! Perfect date night!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I find their wine list confusing. It’s all ones that hardly anybody will know what they are. I would like a Pinot noir, there’s none on the menu. Most other restaurants in Cincinnati allow patrons to bring in their own bottle. Redfeather just made this choice Boxa does it Nicola does it. Not Mita.

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vipJonathanJ
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and Calvin was an outstanding bartender. Friendly and informative!

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viplisahabs
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Paella is a must have at Mita’s - order as soon as you order your drinks because it requires 45 minutes.
The server was helpful with the menu and was friendly but not too chatty.
The atmosphere was warm and inviting

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enough options to make everyone happy. Such a great atmosphere and even better food. Red sangria pitcher split between two was the perfect amount of drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Cincinnati, I love it.

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vipkWww
Nashville
29 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious and fun meal for 9! Great service and greta wine list too

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AshleyO
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomal experience, perfect timing, kind service

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Server was knowledgeable, food was exceptional, attention to our table was dropped after our food was served. I had to ask several times to have the table cleared, with five people, it’s a lot of plates etc

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vipDavidH
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food here is always top notch. It never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was wonderful loved the choices beautiful surroundings only drawback was wait staff was simply not interested they served the food but that was kinda it no suggestions had to ask several questions but this kind of experience would bode well with input from the waiter portions were smaller than we realized he could have said you know with a party of six you might want to try this etc food was spectacular will return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to show my SoCal kids we have great food here, too! They were very impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Our server was perfect! Very comfy atmosphere. Well worth the money.

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ErinS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing wait staff. Ambiance was very thoughtful. Very creative and extremely delicious dishes coming from Chef Salazar. Would highly recommend!

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RyanC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. Some of the best food and drink I have had in Cincinnati.

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JosephA
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Finally was able to check Mitas off my bucket list, good was great. The 2 servers (1 possibly Mgr) gave side eye, acted very put out by requests & simply had attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great service and food. This was our first time at Mita’s, and it won’t be our last!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening - wonderful food and great service.

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Anthony
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time, very romantic ambiance. I highly recommend the roasted cauliflower and jicama mango salad.

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LaceyS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s is always great, COVID measures were appreciated: Temp checks/distancing/masks.

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StephanieH
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prompt and attentive service. Such delicous food!

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theburnes
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evrything was perfect.
We love the ambiance and food was as always, delicious.
Don’t pass on the potatoes. Such a simple food elevated in the most wonderful way.

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vipGierus
Detroit
66 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tapas restaurant - each dish is uniquely prepared and all selections were top-notch. Very nice cheeses and fun wine list

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HalliL
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served tapas style. Service was excellent. Also seems like great value for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with amazing cocktails. Highly recommended.

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kmfoodie
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Very much enjoyed trying some unique cheeses but felt that some tapas were just ok while others were great. The brussel sprouts and pulpo were fantastic, while the empanadas were ok and the batatas bravas were extremely salty to the point we didn't care to eat them. Overall it was a unique place to try.

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vipChuckS
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable. Mita’s is my new favorite restaurant. Will definitely be back to try the dishes we missed this time.

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Perfect
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fun night. Perfect to experience with friends. Tons of shareable plates and fresh food.

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vipjarradl
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ever as always

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 1514 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.