Brooklyn >Food & Dining > Nita Nita
146 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121140.720293 -73.959957
Mon-Thu, 2pm-2am; Fri, 2pm-4am; Sat, 11am-4am; Sun, 11am-2am
The food's pretty good, The drinks are pretty good, and the atmosphere is kind of cool, and so what if they dont want you to listen to salsa, that kind of music sucks. It's not bad, but I would try a few different places in the area.
Tapas Bar with a Nauseating Aftertaste – If you enjoy the passive aggressive hospitality of an impatient prison guard then Nita Nita is the place for you. Don't let the overpriced stale draft beer or the cliché decorative aesthetic fool you, at Nita Nita you'll find the ethnically homogenized crowds that tend to sit well with anxious yipsters. This reviewer was thoroughly impressed by how quickly and viscerally a particular bartender(perhaps owner?) reacted to his use of the jukebox. It seems Nita Nita wants to have it both ways: 1) they what to get props for featuring an eclectic music selection on their jukebox (namely two classic salsa albums) 2) But cringe at the thought that a paying customer would have the audacity to play them (two "Latin" song is 1 too many at this Chicky joint) ... In many ways Nita Nita's xenophobic staff is symptomatic of a more general decline of the neighborhood that has progressively become less diverse and more mediocre. When confronted for the crude gesture of switching the songs yours truly paid for, the bartender (a.k.a the villain of this story) resorted to the impeccable reasoning of a greedy 5 year old at a public sand box: "No... It's MINE, it's MY _______ (i.e sand pale/Jukebox)". Since xenophobes tend to make lousy capitalist, its no surprise that my party and I decided to skedaddle before finishing our drinks as we tried to comprehend what we just witnessed. Perhaps the Bartender/Owner should consider eliminating the 2 offensive albums or for that matter the jukebox all together, and thus spare future customers from such a nauseating display of ethnic intolerance and hysterical xenophobia.
Small plates and big groups come together at this chilled-out Williamsburg tapas spot. – The Scene
This is the Williamsburg version of all grown up: Retro couches and a jukebox playing everything from Lou Reed to Jay-Z are tempered with a warm color palette, a polished bar and tables carved from a single cherry tree. The bar's raison d'etre, however, is its charming back patio complete with large wooden benches, wrought iron furniture and climbing ivy.
Simple ingredients shine in chef Aaron Mauze's tapas menu. Just a hint of garlic spices plump garlic shrimp, allowing the freshness of the crustaceans to stand out. A limp pepperoni-laden pizza is none too inspiring; a better option is the pleasantly simple mojo potatoes tossed with olive oil and spices. The star of the menu is a creamy bowl of sweet potatoes mixed with spicy chorizo. The Brooklyn Derby, an impossibly rich, warm brownie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce, offers an indulgent end to a colorful meal.
Hits: The patio is an absolutely perfect spot for groups of lazing friends to drink and eat away a warm afternoon.
Misses: Those with big appetites will want to make this a pre-dinner stop--portions are small and may leave more vigorous eaters wanting more.
SUPER YUM! – I LOVE this place. The vibe is really laid-back, and the service is attentive without being over-bearing. The food is really creative and yummy! Chorizo is to die for, as were their sauteed greens. and to top it all off, it's affordable too! Go and try it! I think I'll be there tonite!
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