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Tapas On Main
Tapas On Main

Tapas On Main Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tapasonmain.com/
  • Phone: (610) 868-8903
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm;

    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Rafael Palomino
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Check our website for updates on weekly entertainment including Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Lorenzo from The Big Wahu, Flamenco Guitarists & More!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: W Market Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Find a metered spot on the street, or park in the garage located at Walnut & Guetter Streets. We validate up to 2 hrs. Parking is FREE on Sundays!

    (For the holidays! FREE metered parking on Saturdays with ParkNOW app on your mobile device)
A word from Tapas On Main
We are an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant & bar in the heart of Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The warm colors and candlelight create a wonderfully rustic, yet cozy feel. Come enjoy our many tapas, salads and entrees, as well as charcuterie & cheeses. We offer many specialty cocktails and feature 7 seasonal Sangrias.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant never fails to impress! The food is always spot on and the sangria is delicious! Love sitting inside or out, a must go to restaurant for sure."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Can't get a better glass of sangria around! Wonderful staff, comfortable ambiance and amazing food! Typically enjoy dinner here, but the brunch is also excellent."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The Sangrias were delicious! The tapas are very small, they don't include many pieces of bread/chips for the dips, and they were kinda pricey for the amount of food on the plate."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We went with friends for a nice dinner, and Tapas on Main did not disappoint! Even though we were early, we were seated immediately. The hostess was very pleasant. The manager came to our table several times to see how things were and was very friendly and accommodating. JT, our server, was wonderful! We could not have had a more pleasant or polite young man. The drinks were awesome! LOVED the strawberry-peach sangria! The food was absolutely delicious! We would go back again, and would absolutely recommend it to friends!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I had been eager to try this restaurant with my girlfriend, especially to introduce her to tapas. Sangrias were wonderful, notably the persimmon. The croquetas de cangrejo (crab croquettes) did not taste as though they had much crab filling, and the papas (fries) were so soggy that not even the Manchego could make uplift the flavor. Albondigas (lamb meatballs) were tasty, though a little fresh garnish would have made them much better. Unfortunately, paella palomino was a huge disappointment. The rice did not have flavor, mussels were few and small, and there were only 2 shrimp, 2 clams, and 1-2 diced scallops. Overall, it went downhill after the sangria and the bland, subpar paella sank the meal."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Uniquely Spanish menu (Tapas, paella, etc.), superbly prepared. We shared a shrimp flat bread, two different croquette tapas and a skillet of paella. All were knock-outs. Reasonably priced wine list with good selections. Service was prompt and friendly. Management was notably present, friendly and attentive. We will definitely return soon."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We live in Bethlehem - Tapas is a place we take friends that visit because we know it will always be great - we also frequent their sister restaurant Mesa Modern in Easton. Keep up the great work!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We had traditional tapas and found the quality of the food was very good but the quantity was expensive for the portion, I would qualify that by saying that the oration was smaller then a traditional appetizer portion. We sent the artichoke dip back as the lemon flavor was over powering. We asked the Waite for recommendations and he had none with the exception of the sangria being world known" so we ordered a picture of the peach strawberry inky to find it had NO fruit in it and was far from the best we have we ever had. We mentioned this to the waiter, but he didn't seem to care and did't offer to bring a different flavor to try. The manager only stopped by when we first sat down, but thinking back I should have asked for the manager."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great staff, very attentive and quick service. My drink never ran dry and we always had our food out (tapas style dinner) in perfect timing."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Great Tapas. They were crowded, service was slow on a Sunday afternoon."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We had a great early dining experience before a concert at the Sands on Saturday. The service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. Our waiter was spot on with his recommendations. The ambiance was great. The scallops were exceptional. Overall a great experience. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation , we were seated right next to another table. There were other empty 2 person tables yet we were forced to hear their conversations and they ours. Also, Our waiter did not know about validation and I had to insist that he check into it. I returned my iced tea because it tasted odd to me. He agreed that they use an unusual type of tea but did not take it off my bill. The food was great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I love Tapas on Main for anytime of day. Wonderful food and great wait staff. I've never had anything I did not love. Great lunch specials too. I'd make sure I had a reservation for evening though."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Third visit to Tapas on Main; with each one better than the last! The quality, variety and presentation of the food is outstanding. Love the concept of small plates for sharing, Tapas is the best in the Valley at delivering on that concept. From the meat and cheese trays to the sangria and everything in between, consistent and mouthwatering."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Wonderful from start to finish! We were cordially greated by the hostes who was very polite and attentive as we made her a special seating request! She made the effort to accomodate or request! This dowtown gem has a very unique ambiance which I can guaranteed you can't find in the area....our server as always was on point in all aspects during our meal...the scallops are from another world....my wife loved the pitas with the dark beer and manchego cheese! Talk about addicting it makes you not want to stop! The server even brough us more pitas! .....you must try the piña strawberry mojito!!!!!! A little bit of spain in our back yard with a lot of taste!!!!!!!!! "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • " April 18, our favorite table (#21) was set and waiting for our arrival. The El Toro's (martini's) were adjusted to be less sweet and were just right. Our server was Hannah, who was pleasant and knowledgeable. She answered any questions we had regarding the food and beverages. Our entree's were served hot and in a timely fashion after the appetizers , seasonal Olive plate and a plate of Fries w/grated cheese. I had the, always tasty, mussels and my wife ordered the brazed lamb. This was a very well prepared dish and along with it's appealing presentation made for a fantastic dining experience. Neither of us had tasted a lamb meal that had that extra essence, tenderness and flavor to the palate. Very impressive. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "3rd time there -- and rude every time im done -- too many other good places to go"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is one of our favorite placed to eat on Main Street. Pretty much everything is great, and the ambiance is always wonderful. Sangria is fabulous on a hot summer evening. Wine list is extensive, and they always have seasonal cocktails. The entrees are fabulous, but there is always something for everyone on the tapas menu. Outside seating is plentiful."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I have been to Tapas many times - it is one of my very favorite places in Bethlehem. The staff is always friendly and accommodating, it's a joyful atmosphere, the sangrias are delicious, the tapas variety is great - and just enough for me. I always linger while I am there - it's just that kind of place. And I especially love to go when Thatcher and VanWycke are playing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We've been to Tapas on Main several times and are never disappointed. On Friday, live music added to the adventurous menu for an enjoyable time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We had dinner at Tapas on Friday, 4/4/14. Our server, Matt, was exceptional. He took the time to explain how the menu worked, gave us ideas for tapas combinations, as well as drink suggestions. He also spent time to explain some of the cultural background behind certain foods, drinks and the restaurant in general. We had a fantastic time and could not believe that we were there for 3 hours by the time we had our dessert and after dinner cordials. It was just what we needed after a busy work week. We highly recommend Tapas!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Menu is very diverse and provides great options. Our party of four each had something different and no one was disappointed. Noise level seems a bit loud, but for the younger crowd, not an issue. We will be going back often as there is so much to try. Large bar crowd on the weekend."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Have visited & enjoyed this restaurant several times, but the last visit was a disappointment. Shrimp flatbread was overly salty, while other dishes (quinoa croquettes, most notably) were very bland, with only a touch of the mint yogurt sauce that could have saved them. Despite their name, shrimp in garlic broth also lacked flavor. Sangria was the highlight of the evening. Not sure I'll visit again."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We went to Tapas on main for the first time for a birthday celebration. We were not disappointed. It made us feel just like we did on our vacation to Spain a few years back. It was romantic, the servers were super nice, accommodating and knowledgable. We will be returning!!!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to Tapas on Main a few times and we continue to be impressed. The Sangria selections are wonderful and despite promising ourselves we will try the flatbreads or an entree next time -- keep finding things on the small plates menu we simply must have. This time we tried the lamb and it was superb, perfectly cooked with a great balsamic glaze. We love the fries with truffle oil and manchego cheese and both enjoyed terrific soups (mushroom and a spanish onion with melted manchego). The wait staff is well versed in the food and drink selections and we have always received excellent and accurate guidance when we ask for their input."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "First time here - will definitely be coming back again !"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent experience! The lamb chops were our favorite. They recommend 4 tapas for 2 people which if you're hungry is definitely not enough. Overall very good. Will be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I took a speaker and several colleagues to Tapas on Main after a scholarly presentation. We had a reservation for a slightly smaller group, but they effortlessly accommodated the two extra people. The waiter helped with our wine order and I really, really liked his choice for the white. Why didn't I write it down? Now I'll have to go back and investigate.... The servers were unobtrusive and helpful, and the food, while not spectacular, was tasty and fun to share. We were able to have a great conversation around the table, which is not always the case in restaurants so I would give this one special points for appropriate noise level and ambiance. The head waiter was very helpful with the bill. All in all, a very nice evening!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We recently enjoyed a very pleasant dining experience on an early Sunday afternoon. The food was very good and the service was excellent. Festive atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Nice atmosphere, delicious food, and of course the wine sampler was a hit with the guests I went with. Only negative was that the portions were a little small for the apps. Overall, highly recommended for a great experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went w/ 2 girlfriends. As usual, got the "Gypsies" flight of 3 different sangria flavors. This is a good bet because they have different seasonal flavors each time you go. This winter, it was Persimmon, Sparkling Cider, Apple Cranberry, Cinnamon Spiced Red, etc. As I'd noticed before, a few of the varieties were a bit too sweetly flavored w/ liqueurs (ex. the Apple Cranberry had too much syrupy, artificial flavored apple schnapps). But the majority are very enjoyable. All from our group loved and highly recommend the Persimmon! The portions of some of the tapas are small, so we ordered 3 dishes each. The best ones: Blue Crab Croquettes, Garlic Shrimp, Chorizo Mussels, Beer & Cheese Queso. Just a warning: they charge $1 for extra pita."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "First time in a tapas place and the waiter really helped with his suggestions. Everything was good, especially the scallops and bacon-wrapped dates. The drinks were also delicious, albeit strong. As a college student, it's a bit much to go often, but I would definitely go again for special occasions."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Took a friend for a birthday lunch here at her request. We both had soup and salads. Mine were excellent. her salad was a little boring--mostly pale lettuce. Lots of interesting things on the menu. Will definitely go back. Service was excellent once they figured out we were there. We were past the main lunch crowd so the place was very quiet. Someone seated us and then apparently didn't tell anyone to serve us ---we waited about 20 minutes and then asked for help. Nicely, the waitress made our coffee and tea complimentary to make up for it. we sat by the window with a view on Main."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The only worthwhile tapas restaurant in the Lehigh Valley."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Server JT was wonderful. Sangria was very tasty. All of the food was very flavorful. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had dinner at Tapas for my daughter's 29th birthday. We really enjoyed it! Food was great, people we friendly and we had a nice time. We will be back for sure. I had the Baby Lamb Chops and they were excellent!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Far exceeded my expectations! The sangria was perfect, my flatbread was literal food art!!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Everything from arriving to the front entrance of the restaurant, greeting from the hostess to our seating area, our server Matt, the food , entertainment to when we had to leave was perfect. Our waiter made the whole experience "the best in class", but the food was also very good and the wine selection gets an "A". Fun time, lively and definitely will return again with more friends. Felt like we were in Philadelphia or NYC, but lucky us, just a short drive to Bethlehem."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took my wife there for an Anniversary Dinner. We had a Pacifico Gift card that was accepted by Tapas. Otherwise would probably not have gone. Glad we did. Décor was great, waitress staff was friendly and helpful and the food was great. Will definitely go back and will bring colleagues on business meals."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had a reservation for a group of 4. We were seated immediately and the service was great! Sangria was amazing and the beers were reasonably priced. Highly recommend doing the tasting of 3 sangrias! The food was really good, although the boys in our group were still hungry. They didn't get the small plate concept....but they raved about the food they had! A bit noisy, but made for a really comfortable atmosphere to hang out. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014