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Nai Tapas Restaurant

4.8
4.8
935 Reviews
$30 and under
Spanish

Located in the East Village, Nai serves authentic, traditional, and contemporary dishes from Spain.

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2 people

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7:30 PM


  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Modern European, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 677-1030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Parking details

    None

  • Entertainment

    Live Flamenco shows on Thursdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, and Saturday showings at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Sangria

Glass, 1/2 pitcher, pitcher; Choose between our 6 varieties:

  • Red Sangria

    • White Sangria

      • Champagne Sangria Mango Sangria

        • Tropical Sangria

          • Blueberry Pomegranate

            • Champagne Sangria

              Beer Draught

              • Estrella Damm Draught, Pale Lager, Spain

                Bright, fresh, spices and roasted flavor

                • Mahou Draught, Pale Lager, Spain

                  Medium, crisp, and notes of grassy hops

                  • Racer 5 Draught, IPA, California

                    Creamy, smooth, citrus hoppy taste Craft Bottle

                    • Gisberga Porter, Porter, Spain

                      Dark, nut and chocolate aroma

                      • Gisberga Trigo, Wheat Ale, Spain

                        Citrus, spices, and hop tones ​

                        • Napar, Saison, Spain

                          Refreshing, sturdy malt, citrus notes

                          • Montseny, Pale Ale, Spain

                            Solid malt flavor, crispy, hoppy bitterness

                            • Marina, Pale Ale, Spain

                              Fruity, creamy malt light tones

                              • Maeloc Manzana, Hard Cider, Spain

                                Smooth, fresh apple flavor with citric finish

                                • Maeloc Pera, Hard Cider, Spain

                                  Polished, sweet pear flavor with citric finish

                                  Beer Bottle

                                  • Estrella Galicia, Pale Lager, Spain

                                    Light, bright malt flavor, hazelnut finish

                                    • Moritz, Pale Lager, Spain

                                      Airy, hoppy taste with lemon aroma

                                      • Alhambra Especial, Pale Lager, Spain

                                        Crispy, spicy creamed corn taste ​

                                        • San Miguel, Pale Pilsner, Philippines

                                          Grainy, sweet hop and light malts flavor

                                          • Blue Moon, Wheat Ale, Belgium

                                            Light, fruity and grainy taste

                                            • Peak Organic, Pale Ale, Maine

                                              Creamy crispy citrus, pine hop tone

                                              • Negra Modelo, Vienna Lager, Mexico

                                                Full, malt aroma, smooth hops finish ​

                                                • Sam Adams, Lager, Boston

                                                  Big toasted malt and earthy hop taste

                                                  • Corona, Pale Lager, Mexico

                                                    Light corn and fine hops tone

                                                    • Coors Light, Light Lager, Colorado

                                                      Mild grass and grain flavor

                                                      Speciality Drinks

                                                      • Clara

                                                        Beer with 7up

                                                        • Calimocho

                                                          Red Wine with Coca-Cola

                                                          • Tinto de Verano

                                                            Red Wine with 7up and lemon

                                                            • Mimosa

                                                              Champagne with orange juice

                                                              • Bellini

                                                                Champagne with peach juice

                                                                Non-Alcoholic Drinks

                                                                • Cabreiroá con Gas (1000ml)

                                                                  Sparkling mineral water

                                                                  • Cabreiroá Clásica (1000ml)

                                                                    Natural spring water

                                                                    • Juice

                                                                      Orange, cranberry

                                                                      • Soda

                                                                        Coke, Diet Coke, 7up Ginger Ale, Club Soda

                                                                        • Coors

                                                                          Non-alcoholic beer

                                                                          • Virgin Sangria

                                                                            Non-alcoholic jice blend with fresh fruit

                                                                            Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                                            What 935 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                            4.8
                                                                            4.8 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 4.8Food
                                                                            • 4.7Service
                                                                            • 4.6Ambience
                                                                            • 4.5Value

                                                                            NoiseModerate

                                                                            Loved For

                                                                            • New York / Tri-State Area

                                                                              Spanish

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                                                                              MayraM

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 20, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                              Excellent selection of Tapas. We ordered quite a number of tapas and agree that the cheese, calamari, paella and cauliflower are our favorites. The seabass was delicious but the crust/shell was a bit greasy for all our liking.

                                                                            2. M

                                                                              Maria

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing wines, food and service. Staff are extremely knowledgeable and make great recommendations. This place is great.

                                                                            3. M

                                                                              Michelle

                                                                              Philadelphia

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Super friendly staff that answered all our questions about the menu. Ordered many dished but liked the Mejillones and Pintxo the best! Pretty loud in there but an enjoyable experience nonetheless.

                                                                            4. MD

                                                                              MariaD

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              vip
                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                                              Good was not great. Shrimp and octopus had very little flavor. We asked for a dish without tobiko and we’re told that the chef was very strict and would not accommodate.

                                                                            5. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on December 5, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              very good food and great service! very expensive

                                                                            6. JB

                                                                              JenniferB

                                                                              Denver

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Amazing food. Quaint and cute with lovely staff. Noisy.

                                                                            7. S

                                                                              Seba

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              19 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Felt like I had been here before and was treated like family. Lovely!

                                                                            8. BC

                                                                              BettyC

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Delicious food and friendly staff

                                                                            9. EP

                                                                              ElizabethP

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              What a pleasure to eat here. Service was fantastic and the food full of flavor. Loved it!

                                                                            10. SL

                                                                              SarahL

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              56 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              56 reviews

                                                                              Dined on November 17, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Nai Tapas never disappoints! It was my turn to select a restaurant for our girls night out & all loved Nai’s. We had the tasting menu plus croquettes which was served with sangrias. The food & wine was delicious, the staff super attentive, and the noise level was perfect (we could talk yet it was still vibrant). Just go!

                                                                            11. F

                                                                              Foodchie

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              7 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great sangria and wine list.

                                                                            12. TF

                                                                              TravelingFam007

                                                                              Los Angeles

                                                                              86 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              86 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 21, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Everything but the octopus was delicious. On a side not, I’m not sure why I didn’t get Open Table points for this reservation.

                                                                            13. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic experience!

                                                                            14. f

                                                                              foodiex

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The food was excellent. Everything that we ordered came out very well. Just the right touch of uniqueness to their tapas. The ingredients feel fresh. Could have more options in cocktails.

                                                                            15. NP

                                                                              NaomiP

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Reuniting with friends who hadn’t been together for 2 years.

                                                                            16. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              San Francisco

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                              Lovely dinner on the sidewalk at a nice table. Food was very good.

                                                                            17. AB

                                                                              AngelaB

                                                                              New England

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Food was outstanding! The mushroom carpaccio was AMAZING and the sangria was great. Our server was incredibly sweet, knowledgeable, and very helpful.

                                                                            18. C

                                                                              Chrissydough

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on September 17, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                              Food is Good. I strongly recommend to order the beef sandwich and the sea bass! The ambience is nice. But the restaurant is kind of lack of service. Every request I asked takes forever to get it done and I may also ask for twice.

                                                                            19. BW

                                                                              BillyWillyZ

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on September 10, 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Overall very good food and service. It was near the edge of the street so noise is inevitable.

                                                                            20. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on August 8, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              The food was delicious, came out very quickly, and our server was very attentive.

                                                                            21. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Poconos

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on July 31, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              We love Nai - it’s our favorite place ever!

                                                                            22. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 31, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Every meal at Nai is incredibly special and festive. The staff is so wonderful and knowledgeable and the food is unparalleled!!!!

                                                                            23. JB

                                                                              JamesB

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 22, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Enjoyable tapas with some choices you don’t often see at other tapas restaurants. Try their interesting non-soup take on gazpacho. The wine list is interesting with a lot of offbeat choices, almost all of which are available by the glass. Try a sip to see if you like a wine before you order a bottle.

                                                                            24. B

                                                                              Bebacksoon

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              45 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              45 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 20, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Very good tapas, some with interesting twists (pasta paella). Nice short Spanish wine list. Will def return

                                                                            25. JM

                                                                              JMan

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 19, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              How do you choose a restaurant in Manhattan if you are from the south of Spain? Easy: pick one that has Alhambra 1925 beer in the menu - then you know they are for real (disclaimer - I am from Granada, obviously biased in my choice of beer) I had a dinner with someone I deeply respect and I choose Nai Tapas in Manhattan downtown to showcase Spanish food… Raul is one of the owners - ans he is the real deal. If you ever are in Manhattan- drop by East village and tell Rahul you saw this picture - you won’t regret it.

                                                                            26. WW

                                                                              WWoo

                                                                              New England

                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              24 reviews

                                                                              Dined on July 3, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Authentic, delicious tapas! We enjoyed everything especially the paella, octopus, chicken liver pate, mushrooms and ox tail. Friendly and attentive service made the experience even more enjoyable.

                                                                            27. M

                                                                              Michele

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              14 reviews

                                                                              Dined on June 20, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Yhe food and service were great. We came for Father's Day and had a lovely, well-explained tapas experience. Highly recommend.

                                                                            28. GH

                                                                              GretaH

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on June 13, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Food was great! I would strongly recommend the mushroom and the pasta paella.

                                                                            29. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                              Dined on June 11, 2021

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                              My first mediocre experience after several great ones at this tapas restaurant. I’m going to chalk it up to a fluke and go back because all the previous times were great.

                                                                            30. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on June 5, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Extremely good deal for tasting menu. Proper explanation of gastronomy

                                                                            31. B

                                                                              Becky

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              28 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 30, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Really unique and delicious food. Great servers and enjoyed a fancy date night.

                                                                            32. S

                                                                              Sonny

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 14, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              My go-to tapas in the East Village and a neighborhood gem. The staff are all very nice. I go at least once a month. I generally don't like white sangria, but the way they make it is so delicious. We get a pitcher every time. It's an absolute neighborhood gem. Every single item on their menu is perfection. Some of my favorites are the carpaccio portabello with truffle which is so decadent and rich, chilean sea bass, shrimp garlic, out of this world paella (a generous portion), carrot greek yogurt (you won't regret this one), and the ribs. Highly recommend.

                                                                            33. EZ

                                                                              ErajZ

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              23 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              23 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 8, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food, amazing service at reasonable prices! Would definitely come back.

                                                                            34. M

                                                                              Mudlark

                                                                              New England

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              21 reviews

                                                                              Dined on May 7, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Delicious and creative. I recommend. Nice people too.

                                                                            35. NP

                                                                              NaomiP

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Nai Tapas was exceptional in every way. The service was prompt, courteous and friendly. the food was delicious!

                                                                            36. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on April 5, 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                              Love Nai!!! The drink and food are very good! We loved dining out in a good weather! Well come back for more Sangria!!!

                                                                            37. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on April 4, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic combination of traditional tapas and modern takes on tapas. I am a Spaniard, so my bar is set high for tapas restaurants and this place exceeds my expectations every time.

                                                                            38. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 24, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fantastic service & amazing food. I can’t believe it took me this long to come here. Everything was phenomenal - drinks (I ordered a cocktail & split sangria with my friend), the food, & our servers were very attentive. I don’t live anywhere close by but I will definitely be returning.

                                                                            39. OT

                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 18, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Absolutely amazing experience. The food is divine, every single item at every single visit has been outstanding. The service is impeccable. Will most certainly be back.

                                                                            40. TB

                                                                              TomB

                                                                              New York Area

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              vip
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              12 reviews

                                                                              Dined on March 13, 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food !! Great service !! Raul welcomes you like you are entering his home.

                                                                            FAQs

                                                                            Nai Tapas Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 935 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.

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                                                                            Google Map for Nai Tapas Restaurant

                                                                            84 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003

                                                                            • Neighborhood

                                                                              East Village

                                                                            • Hours of operation

                                                                              Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                                              Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                              Dinner
                                                                              Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Spanish, Modern European, Tapas / Small Plates

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Elegant Dining

                                                                            • Dress code

                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                            • Parking details

                                                                              None

                                                                            • Payment options

                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Entertainment

                                                                              Live Flamenco shows on Thursdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm, and Saturday showings at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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