Mita's

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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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ShelleyE
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great will come again servers attentive. Food a little too salty for all portions though, cut back a little as you can add at the table as desired.

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MMac
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Shrimp was outstanding. The dough of the short ribs empanadas was too firm...I recalled that they were light and flaky on our last visit.
Staff did a nice job of guiding our selections and socially distancing diners.

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LynneM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service amidst pandemic. Food was amazingly flavorful. Will definitely return for the paella.

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NathanT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ceviches are incredible, the food came at a nice pace. One of the best dining experiences in town.

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vip7yearplaygoer
Cincinnati
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun cocktail, delicious summer salad and bruschetta toast. Yummy light shrimp and beef empanadas. Great strawberry dessert!

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BonPez
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Cincinnsti

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Amazing service. One of our favorite places to eat and celebrate special occasions. Food is taken with such care and the servers genuinely want you to enjoy your food and they give great recommendations. My favorite is the veggie el dorados and the salad with corn. I tried the ceviche and it wasn’t for me (I should have ordered something warm). However that is the great part about trying so many different small plates. My husband ordered the octopus and it was rustic, filling, and scrumptious. You won’t be disappointed!

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RobertZ
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am so pleased to have been able to support this restaurant. We had a lovely evening. We always go to a chef Salazar restaurant for all special occasions.

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ZacF
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went in with my mother. We had never been in before and had no idea what to expect.

We sat down and started looking at the menu but everything sounded so good to one or both of us that we needed some recommendations. Our server made many recommendations and we tried every last one of them and loved them.

It was only at the end of the meal when we asked to speak to the manager in order to compliment our server that we realized we were served by the GM Christa, so we complimented the team that brought things to us while she was busy instead.

The guacamole is the best I've ever had anywhere, including my own that I make at home.

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Ashley
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD! Beautiful location and great service. The sliders were amazing and the tres leches!

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CathyFry09
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend this restaurant. The guys at the bar are awesome. Our waiter was very helpful and food came out very quickly. Super clean kitchen! Food was amazing.

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vipCarolPms
Cincinnati
109 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The small plates here are excellent -- in size, taste & presentation. That's why we returned & there were some new additions. Two of us shared five choices. It was just enough, plus dessert & drinks. My Lavanda (sp?) cocktail was a bit on the lean side of
a pour. We expected temps taken but we did not expect the questions about where we had traveled.

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BetsyP
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the positive energy at Mita’s It is always a fun and interesting experience with delicious food and knowledgeable staff.

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vipThrilled
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible - flavorful, fresh, served at appropriate temperatures, and beautifully plated.

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vipShortmillers
Cincinnati
20 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food & drinks and our server (Cain) we great!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
27 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Hard to do a quality review during this bizarre time--Mita's was not very busy when in the past you could hardly ever dine there without a reservation. The vibe was very low-key (maybe a little too much Beatles music, but hey...). We sat at the bar; bartender was very attentive. The food has not suffered a bit--as good as always. I'm always hoping that there will be more vegetarian options on the menu, but I usually find something interesting--this time, the corn salad. Wine was good. Cheese was good. Husband tried the dish that chef-owner Jose Salazar used on Beat Bobby Flay, and he really liked it--since he usually goes for the octopus on Mita's menu, it was unusual that he tried something new. This restaurant is still one of Cincinnati's best, and I hope Jose Salazar can weather the economic storm; it would be a shame to lose his terrific restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was.outstandong. All the tapas were flavorful. Special bonus was a cupcake that gave is since it was our anniversary. It made us feel appreciated. Will definitely be back.

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vipSLR1
Baltimore
79 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal with excellent service. Social distancing was in place and everyone wore masks. It was our first time to eat out in a restaurant since February and I glad that we chose Mita’s. Clearly everyone in staff understands the seriousness of COVID-19 and acted accordingly. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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RobinT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. So many unique flavors and combinations of food we have not experienced at other places. Highly recommend! Close to Fountain Square, so easy to find parking. Very well done adhering to COVID restrictions.

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BrittanyN
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic. The wait staff was great and very courteous and professional even with everything going on. Had a fantastic time celebrating our 10 yr anniversary there and will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always always superior! Food, service and atmosphere. I especially liked that both host and server sincerely thanked us for coming and continuing to support them during this difficult time. Wanted me to go back sooner!

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BrianL
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. We appreciated the staff’s efforts to sanitize, temp scan and ensure distances.
If you drink alcohol, I highly recommend their Sangria. Refreshing and yummy.

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vipusafun
Kansas City
163 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great precautions for Covid. Waitstaff was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service

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Skylar
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s was excellent! The service and food were both fantastic and I will definitely be back again.

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DavidT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had two amazing meals at this place, very good service, attention to detail. The presentations are always spot on and beautiful, the cuisine unique and delicious! It's a pricy restaurant but it backs it up with an excellent experience. We will go back for sure on any special occasion.

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jweil810
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and our server Max gave great recommendations. Lovely experience.

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Lmk1
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was slightly bland, meat was some what dry. Service was good, cocktails were pretty good. Might be rusty because of Covid

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LGood
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service, fair price, menu with a lot of variety, and awesome dishes.

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Exchef
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their food, service and ever changing menu wants me to go back as much as possible!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Suppose to be our wedding. Stupid COVID.

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RachelP
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I'm sure that the dining room has more tables in a "normal" environment, but I loved how quiet and open the restaurant was. I didn't feel like I was sitting on top of my dining neighbors nor did I have to struggle to hear my dining partner. Mita's also clearly cares about the health and safety of its employees and customers by doing health and temperature checks of all patrons upon entering.

The food overall was super tasty. My husband's favorite was the tostones y guacamole, while mine was the ensalada de jicama y mango. We both agreed that we were not fans of the meat tapas, preferring the seafood and vegetarian options. The waiter told me that the red sangria tasted like fruit punch, and he was exactly right. I was not a fan; if you want more of a traditional sangria this is not for you. I also had a bourbon cocktail that was not on the menu and it was very good.

We would definitely come back again.

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AnaDee
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. I especially enjoyed the ceviche, tostones, and calamari tacos. I will absolutely be returning.

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vipLanceD
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent! Drinks were slow to be brought to table. Disgusted sitting at booth next to toilets with full view of toilet. I suggest a privacy panel in front of hallway to toilets.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtfully spaced tables and staff is extremely thoughtful about making sure everyone is safe. Food is excellent! Have never been disappointed. The Elote salad is summer in a bowl! Fantastic ceviche, guacamole with plantains is fresh and delicious. The provolone dish is incredible as are the chicken thighs!! Didn’t order charcuterie this trip, but it’s always beautiful. As with his other two restaurants, Jose Salazar hits the mark!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s so was good. The food was fresh and everything we tried was delicious. This is a topas restaurant so try several dishes. We really loved the steak taco, cheese sampler, sangria was amazing. Please support this restaurant it’s truly a wonderful experience.

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TJB10
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food with eclectic mix of spices and ingredients. Despite being a vegetarian truly enjoyed the meal.

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EmilyH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mita’s is my favorite place in Cincinnati. Bright and vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients, and fantastic service. Perfect for just about any occasion, from happy hour, to special occasions, to corporate dinners after work or a convention.

FAQs

Mita's does offer delivery in partnership with Toast.

Mita's is rated 4.8 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

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