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Thursday
Jan222015

Open for Business: Miti Miti Taperia, 138 Fifth Avenue

The owners of the popular Bogota Latin Bistro have quietly opened their latest venture, Miti Miti Taperia, on Fifth Avenue between Butler and Douglass, in the space last occupied by bar Voodoo Lounge.

The cool and colorful front room is dominated by an undulating bar on one side and a funky mural on the other, and the back dining room has a fair amount of seating, with mismatched chandeliers, exposed brick, and a turquoise banquette. It's definitely a funky space, and when it gets dark out the magenta lights come on.

There's a nice assortment of cocktails ranging from $11-13, sangria, and a handful of beer, cider, and wine.

Onto the food. The opening menu is still limited (smart while the kitchen is still getting up to speed), and is devoted to small plates intended to be shared. There's a predominantly Spanish influence, but there are also some Asian and Middle Eastern-inspired options. Bar snacks include pan con tomate, deviled eggs with bacon, guacamole, shishito peppers, and frito mixto; tapas options include tortilla Espanola, garlic chorizo, lamb meatballs, and Korean pork belly tacos; there's a small selection of cheese and charcuterie; as well as a few salads and desserts. Bar snacks average about $6, tapas ranges from $5-16. "Paellas, seafood, lamb, rabbit, steaks, and vegetables" are all on their way, according to the website.

If time has told us one thing, it's that the Bogota team knows what they're doing; that place is hopping just about every night. While the design of Miti Miti channels some of that spirit, it's a much smaller space with a different energy, but something tells me that this "taperia" should have no trouble drawing a similar crowd.

Miti Miti Taperia, 138 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217. Phone: 718-230-3760

Photos via Facebook.

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I thought we only did smoothies and Italian in this part of town? I'm uncomfortable with something different comin' round here.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterbud

Say what you will about rents, well run businesses can still thrive in PS.

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJbob

Looks interesting. I hope they do well. It looks like the commercial space at 7th Ave. and 11th St. across from Talde is being gut renovated. Does anyone know what business is planning to open there?

January 22, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBalki

Every storefront in Brooklyn should be given to these guys at half price. They know how to do business. This thing is going to print its own money.

Imagine what a better neighborhood we'd live in if business were only put in the hands of the Bogota guys and the people behind the Larder. They have never, ever failed us. I'd even throw in the Doughnut Plant guy in there. That place is doing straight out bank.

Sad to see this site on the decline. A post like this, in the past, would have drawn 30 comments at least, especially for a restaurant friendly to the gays like this one.

January 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHomey

"Every storefront in Brooklyn should be given to these guys at half off" - ha ha ha.....I'll give them a storefront for free....if they pay my mortgage, taxes, insurance, water and sewer, and heating bills.

Fyi- the state just sent out new assessments to determine how much in taxes property owners should pay....I am looking at a serious increase next year and will have no choice but to raise rents

January 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterParkslopeLandlord

i don't care how good their food is - this place looks terrible inside.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterno-permits

Food is quite good, but the portions are small and the prices are not. That, and the interior is a fast food restaurant.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEdgar bergen street

The Bogota team run a pretty decent business, but I would not call this nor Bogota, classy. The sense of decor is very 80's and I don't mean that as a compliment. Too bad because they seem like nice people but everything about these 2 places screams mediocre. I tried Bogota twice and honestly I have no idea why the place is always packed. Food was blah. I hear they treat their employees well though and they seem to do fine, so I almost hate to say anything bad but this place does indeed scream tacky fast food restaurant in Dayton, ohio.

January 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterED

I don't think it screams Dayton, OH as much as it does Midwood or Bensonhurst. This place will probably be successful, much like Bogota, 200 5th & Song. All of those are destination restaurants for people coming to Park Slope for dinner or an event at Barclays.

January 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephen

Gave it a shot and wasn't impressed. Expensive, service while attentive, didn't accommodate our group appropriately and food was a bit lackluster. Huge fan of Bogota, so I'll just bring my appetite back to where they do get it right (Bogota).

February 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCR

Why is the decor so dated and 80's? My god, Park Slope once again with a totally subpar new restaurant.

Park Slope: where restaurants go to die.

February 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy

Went there for lunch. Liked the hip vibe. The dishes were hit or miss. The bacon wrapped dates, Croquettes and Patatas Bravas were excellent. The Goat cheese dish was ok. The Ceviche salad was not good. Had one dessert - the Poached Pear. This was a tasteless dessert. It was hard as a rock and they only gave us a spoon. We actually ended up taking a fork and knife from a table next to us and cut the pear up, but we barely touched it. Sangria was very good. Will possibly try again, for dinner next time.

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