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Nai Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
East Village
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174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506
+1 212-677-1030
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 13:00 - 02:00
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been coming to this place for over 2 years and it NEVER disappoints! The food is excellent, The Red Sangria pitcher is a must and the service is superb. I may have tried everything in the menu and couldn't be able to tell you about something being bad, because everything is so good!

Thank Jacqueline Q
McLean, Virginia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time here - the tapas are excellent (the only dish I wasn't in love with was the garlic aoli potatoes) but everything else was superb, the $24 Sangria pitchers on Wednesdays is an added benefit, and really what got this rating from me (in addition to the food) was the impeccable service. This alone would have been... More 

Thank Dev S
New York City, New York
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107 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is my favorite place to go for dinner in the city and I have a great experience every time. The best days to go are Thursday and Saturday nights because they have live flamenco, which is amazing. The atmosphere is so cool and lots of fun, especially with the live music. Tapas are moderately priced, but delicious nonetheless. I... More 

Thank MsCollinka
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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363 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

What a great spot! This is an atmospheric East Village spot that evokes Andalucía and has what looks like a wonderful tapas menu. Unfortunately I was feeling a little under the weather and did not eat much and I was disappointed that they did not have much of a choice of sherries but, as I say, the menu looked really... More 

Thank Victor A
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The food and service we're really good and we had a nice time at Nai Tapas! When the're is a lot of people (and it was, because tapas and the restau are that popular) it isn't that easy to talk to eachother.

Thank Soetkin L
Houston, Texas
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209 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We wanted to experience a bit of Spain, and thought tapas with Flamenco would be the right mix to do that. And Nai Tapas didn't disappoint us! It was very authentic food, and the dancers and musicians were excellent. We tried several of the Tapas, and also both the red and white mango sangrias (suggest mango sangria for your dessert).... More 

Thank csharp59
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Great shrimp dish and the flank steak was excellent. The ambience was noisy but great Wall decorations.

Thank Abdul M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I love Nai. I have visited several times and each is more fun than the last. The food and music are exceptional and reminiscent of the Cuevas in Madrid, Spain.

Thank Luis D
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The food is delicious, the staff is friendly. The sangria is to die for. Come in on Thursday and Saturday night for flamenco performance- it's an amazing experience.

Thank Marina K
Sarasota, Florida
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116 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

After reading the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to head into Nai Taps bar. We were looking for something light to eat and a varied menu and hoped to find it here. We were sorely disappointed. We chose the Sea Bass. This was fried, truly ruining the delicate texture and flavor of the fish. The other selections that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Spanish, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506
  • Public Transportation: Take L train to 1st Ave-14th St or 6 train to Astor Place.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-1030

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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