Nai Tapas

4.7
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887 reviews
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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates
Located in the East Village, Nai Tapas serves authentic tapas of Spain.
Live Flamenco shows occur on:
Thursdays & Saturdays 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
**Admission fee for Saturday Flamenco shows is $5/person. Reservations MUST HAVE A PAID AND CONFIRMED TICKET TO ATTEND THE SHOW. Please visit Nai Tapas website to make flamenco reservations**

**Please ask about our tasting menu,
along with our pre-fixe menus for parties of 10 or more
What 887 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time. Great sangria

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vipSarah
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Definitely come get swept away to the Iberian peninsula. The seabass was so inventive and delightful, and the gambas were the garlic-paprika party of my dreams. The server was above and beyond, bringing my partner a free clove mocktail when I ordered wine and he didn't.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Kinda sucked that we had to sit up against the dumpster even though we had a reservation and there were open tables. But with outdoor dinning being the only option, we get that is part of the bargain. Also we got a pitcher of sangria (that was tasty) but a fly fell in one of the glasses as the waiter was pouring it so he just took that cup away. Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a pitcher to save money if you’ve lost a whole drink in the process. Cróquets were great though

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not honor reservation and left my group without a table and had to seek elsewhere

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TordeFam
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I always have the best experience at Nai. It is my favorite restaurant in NYC, not just because of the delicious food, but we are always treated so well, recognized by staff members and the overall experience is just great! I am so happy they have the outdoor seating, they have umbrellas and the tables are spaced out well, and very clean. We have been coming here for years, always bringing friends with us, have celebrated NYE and more - so we are very happy to see Nai open and we can't wait to go back! Garlic Shrimp and Garlic Potatoes are my all time fav :).
Thank you Nai!

KJ
KbrlJ
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only place I've found in the city (so far) that nails the texture of Galician octopus. Absolutely delicious!

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vipSarahL
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas is back with a delicious menu. We were last here 6 months ago & happy to be back. The outdoor tables felt separated from the street & the umbrellas protected us from the rain. We had the tasting menu with sangrias and it was wonderful & filling. Our table & everyone I saw were smiling. (Thank you for a wonderful evening).

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner with friend and we had a great time ! Our waiter was the best .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! The food and services was excellent!

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BG76
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Don't order the octopus. Overall the service and ambiance was as good as can be expected given our current COVID situation.

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Sara
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Best tapas in NYC - great service, food, location, and vibe. Would fully recommend it.

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Lucy
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, dinner with my parents who were in town. They also loved it. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place! Worth it

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SIOUX
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly host and servers, delicious food, excellent entertainment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food, and amazing Flamenco dancers. One of my fav spots downtown

JR
JenniferR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening lovely service lovely food lovely flamenco show five star!!!

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Layla
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner and wonderful flamenco dancers! Had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I am a loyal customer here. I like eating here because of the quality of their food and service. I always bring a family or friend to eat here and recommend this place to my friends. I just got disappointed on the way they manage their system in taking reservations. I had a hard time and confusion on my reservation date and time. It keeps on changing. Hopefully next time Nai Tapas improve on their system in making reservations, most specially when it's peak day/season.

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ElijahH
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service it was my girlfriends birthday and she was more than satisfied.

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Rory
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, would recommend. Good location. Great food & friendly staff. Surprised I had not heard of this place before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience. I had never had tapas before so I wasn’t sure to expect but I was pleasantly surprised when we got round after round after round of delicious food. It was Valentine’s Day so they had a prefix menu -$150 per couple, 6 tapas and 1 dessert. House red/white wine, house red/white sangria or draft beer. Each course was better than the next & the service was wonderful. My faves were the brussel sprouts, to my surprise. Going to go back again this week to try their regular menu and will likely keep going back!

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hbrooksg
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was knowledgeable and wonderful to be around! We did the tasting menu and would absolutely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Nai was quite an experience! The service was exceptional, the presentation was so unique, and the food was absolutely delicious! Can't wait to come back.

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FelixR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, value for the money, and the flamenco was a great entertainment piece as well. Will definitely recommend and go back. If you go and like octopus , definitely recommend ordering!

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vipCate
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our dinner first time and LOVE it. Great service and very attentive in details. Lovely staffs!!! We decided to come back for a business meal in a private dining room. Everyone still talks about how amazing and flavorful each dish tasted! Gracias chef Ruben, Raoul and the team!! See you again soon!

JK
JesseK
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai was amazing. We got the tasting menu and the chef and waiters explained in detailed about every course, it was spectacular. Highly recommended!

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Mitchell
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing place! Flamenco dance included with food. Free tapas were given also. Great value:)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious; the service was attentive; the ambiance was energetic and fun!

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raaaach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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Meberko
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time reviewing Nai Tapas and I'm writing them another review because they are just that phenomenal. The first time that my wife and I went here, they had opened 6 months prior and we immediately knew that we had discovered a NYC hidden gem. Food, service, ambiance, and drinks were all absolutely phenomenal.

Because of this fantastic first experience, I thought it would be appropriate to bring my wife back here for her birthday and I could not be happier with that decision. We got about 5 tapas and they were all delicious. The staff is incredibly nice (shoutout to Alejandro for serving us on both occasions at Nai and for helping set up a small birthday surprise for my wife).

Both times, Nai Tapas has been a fantastic experience all around. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's my favorite restaurant in NYC.

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AnnaZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary last Saturday.
Food, service and flamenco show were outstanding!
Couldn't ask for more!
Would definitely recommend to our family and friends!

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vipCatmando
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It is a very idiosyncratic restaurant with more ambition than ability. The best dishes were the more traditional preparations (the croquettes, for example, were great), but even the more experimental ones had good things (the salmorejo was excellent, as was the broth in the Ramen Gallego, though the noodles were a distraction). There are a lot of unnecessary and poorly executed flourishes (i.e., the table side assembly of the Alemejas a la Brasa was awkward and did not enhance the dish). The cod was the one dish that was a complete failure: the sauce was excessively sweet and masked the taste of the cod entirely.

Service was well-intentioned, but clumsy.

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vipSarahL
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Yum!!! We had 6 small plates (3 each) which were enough to share & 2-5 bites each. Both the modern & standard tapas were tasty. Going back soon.

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RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to hang with friends. Food was great and they were very accommodating. Loved it!

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vipzeecee
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To start, the tapas are sensational. We loved the potatoes with tomato sauce, the sardines were the best we ever had (well prepared, good quality, large and each on a skewer), the tapas with chorizo were fabulous, as was the Sangria (many options, all looking delicious). The noodle paella wasn't as exciting but overall this was a wonderful dining experience and we will return. Prices are reasonable. Our waitress was delightful. Yes, it's noisy, but we've been married for 40 years so can go a few hours without talking.

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Ryszekk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nai Tapas was a great tapas place with quick service and delicious food. The food was reasonably priced for the quality, but the octopus was a little fishy. Everything else was spectacular, including the red and white sangria. If you can make it on a Thursday or Saturday for the live show, totally worth it and enhances the experience.

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RaidysR
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing! The food and wine were fantastic and my waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. The flamenco show was authentic and my gf and I kept thinking we were in Spain somewhere instead of NYC. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nai Tapas is hands down one of my favorite restaurants in East Village. The owner Raúl is one of the nicest people I have met, and he loves his restaurant. The food is always beyond consistent, and more importantly delicious! The restaurant has a great vibe for any type of occasion. I have been coming here for years and it is always a great dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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ElenaC
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect New Years Eve dinner with a group of girlfriends visiting New York. 10/10 would recommend! Thank you for the lovely time

FAQs

Nai Tapas does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Nai Tapas also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 677-1030.

Nai Tapas is rated 4.7 stars by 887 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.