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“Unexpectedly Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nai Tapas Bar

Nai Tapas Bar
174 1st Ave, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10009-4506 (East Village)
212-677-1030
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Ranked #1,466 of 11,186 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: East Village
Transit: Take L train to 1st Ave-14th St or 6 train to Astor Place.
New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Unexpectedly Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

My friends and I stumbled upon this place about two years ago and have consistently had wonderful experiences. Tucked away on 1st ave, Nai is a nice place to meet people for drinks and share some smaller dishes. On Thursday and Saturdays, they have live Flamenco (music and dance) shows. The staff is incredibly friendly, often going above to make us feel at home. It can get crowded during the Flamenco shows, so plan on showing up early. You won't want to miss it.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fremantle, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Such a lovely surprise!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stumbled across this place, and it was a wonderful delight. The food was delicious and the service was great and very friendy. Wonderful choice of wine. Definitely recommend it if you get a chance!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great restaurant and even better experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The menu is vast and the food is excellent. The wine and sangria flow like water and there was not one item that we tried that we disliked. Make it a point to go on the night they have the Flamenco show, you do not feel as if you are sitting in a restaurant in NYC.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yonkers, New York
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65 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Fun on a Saturday Night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed a casual night., unfortunately, went on Saturday - no way to get a table. They had Flamenco dancing and there was some fun in the air. Food was very good. Even the chef made some tapas that I described so he went off the menu. I had to sit at the bar but did not mind it at all the Bartender- who is from spain was servicing us. She was incredible. Sangria was delicious. Definitely will go back. They have Flamenco Dancing on Sat and Thurs 8;30 and 10:30. Really a cool place.

Highly recommend.....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great night of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A great place to eat, drink and be entertained. The sangria is delicious and reasonably priced, the food was very good and the music and dancing were an added and welcome bonus. Go and enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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