Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

4.4
808 Reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant specializing in seasonal tapas, Spanish wine & family style entrees. With a warm atmosphere & upbeat Spanish music, this vibrant restaurant will transport you to Seville, the capital of tapas.
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meltingpot4ever
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best restaurant we’ve ever been too. The owner was nothing short of incredible, the atmosphere was so authentic and the food was AMAZING. I 10/10 recommend. Go and try out this place. I promise you won’t be disappointed

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James
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and great service!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great night out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ole Tapas is top notch excellent quality dining. It’s great for everyday dining as well as special occasions. Manuel and his family know how to run a restaurant. Food and service are consistently fabulous. There’s such a variety on the menu.

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vipJamesSS
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ole' is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in Newark. It is a Friday Date night special for us. Juan is an excellent server. The tapas are both traditional and unique in nature. The value is exceptionally reasonable. It has all of the ambience, hospitality, and tastiness we look for when we want to enjoy a delicious meal and time with one another. We're gonna be regulars and happy to establish una amistad with the Ole' Team.

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SSTEWART134
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The paella was out of this world! The sangria was delicious! And the staff was very attentive and helpful with ordering.

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Fitz
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food! Highly recommend it to all my friends

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back meal was great as usual

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vipRichR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have yet to have a bad visit awesome family run business. Very personable

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vipStephen
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The social distance precautions didn’t detract from this great menu and meal.

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vipRichR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Waiter very knowledgeable about meals and wines. Even introduced me to some new Spanish beers

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, the food was amazing, the staff is amazing, the ambience is amazing. This is a go-to for my family.

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RhettR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good authentic tapas restaurant. Would definitely go again, good for a date

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is good and the service is friendly. They know what to recommend if you are having some trouble deciding on food or wine.

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vipRPS3
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had six plates for two people, a mixture of our favorites and 2 specials. The prep and balance of the spices were just not what we have come to love at Ole Tapas-pretty bland overall. I think our mistake was coming on all you can eat paella night and not ordering paella. That was combined with a huge party in the rear of the restaurant. The kitchen seemed overtaxed.

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! The tapas, paella, and sangria were all delicious and brought back great memories of our trip to Spain last year. The staff is super nice and attentive. I will definitely come here several times and bring lots of friends too.

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vipSteveP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant cancel reservations without calling us for a party. After driving 1 hour we were not seated

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AlexW
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. It was our first time there and we will definitely go again.

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JoshT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily some of the best food we've had in a long time, and best Tapas BY FAR. Everything was amazing, but the bacon wrapped scallops were in a world of their own. Still we got 6 platters and all were incredible, will go again.

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MariaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good, not amazingly delicious but just good. For the price, the food should have been better The wait staff were kind and were working hard. But the restaurant did not seem prepared for a crowded Valentine’s Day evening. My roasted potatoes arrived cold. I asked the waitress if I could get a small plate of warm potatoes and she didn’t think that the kitchen could handle my request. She asked but they couldn’t do it. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the restaurant nor do I want to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Tables way too close together. Order was incorrect and steak was cold. Will likely never go again.

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Ry194820
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Too crowded, food brought to wrong table multiple times, the tables were so close together that I could barely move. Also there was a severe lack of parking and all the spots that remained open had tow warnings. Was expecting to have a romantic Valentine’s Day here but overall was just a horrid experience. As for the menu/food. Would have rathered not share a menu either. As well, the descriptions for the food weren’t fully complete and I am allergic to mushrooms, ordered a chicken dish and mushrooms were in it which was not in the description. Lastly the taste was mediocre at best. Would not recommend.

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vipAlemap
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It was PACKED! While the food was ok - the service was slow and challenging. We ordered tapas to hold us the 45 min while the paella cooked - but the tapas was so late we had to cancel at least 3 dishes since the paella came out first (still over45 minutes ). Our waiter was nice but had too many tables. The Flamenco dancing was scheduled for the 2nd Sat of the month but for some reason they had it on the first Saturday (when we went) which was not fun as we could barely hear ourselves think much less talk. They did move our table but it was still bad. What was upsetting was that we made a reservation at least a week in advance and they gave us an awful table - you would think that as an Open Table VIP with a reservation(that was confirmed the day before) that a good table would have been reserved. Very disappointing.

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frankl
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ole Tapas Lounge was a wonderful find!! All of the reviews we read turned out to be accurate! The food was amazing -- tip: bring friends to share with! We had a great waiter -- Fernando! We will definitely be back!!

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vipJAMS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paella is very large. Could definitely feed 4 adults. Would return again when in Wilmington area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful here each and every time!

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vipReviewer2014
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing sangria, good food and fantastic service. We will definitely be back!

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BajanDiva
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the “go-to” venue for my colleague and me. We enjoy the ambience and the food.

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vipSA19
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Fun environment. Good place for Happy Hour get togethers

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Issam
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant, food is outstanding and entertainment was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was so cold in there 🥶

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Lauren
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleasantly surprised to find Ole Tapas last weekend! We've driven by many times, but never stopped in. It's now in our Top 5 restaurants in the area! Everything was delicious. We will certainly be back!

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vipnewarkdiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Always love coming here. Noise was louder than usual due to the flamenco dancers, but performance was worth it.

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JennaO
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, love that you can try lots of dishes, but the highlight is the live entertainment on Saturday nights. Second Saturdays they have flamenco dancers and they were fabulous!

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StephenB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good tapas restaurant for northern Delaware. For the price and amount of food you get, it is good value. Not as good as those in Philly but those are also twice the price.

One recommendation for this place is cut the menu in half, it is way too big and you should focus on your best items and not waste your money on having such a huge menu.

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lolliedollie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food in a great atmosphere! The service is great. We highly recommend!

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vipNeil
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Tapas in the region. We are regulars and consistency is there! Great Spanish wines to try, nice bar, fast service and appropriately sized portions.

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vipBruce
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We shared a number of small plates. Lamb meatballs and calimari plates were outstanding. Nice dinner in an uncrowned restaurant with good service, although plates did come out faster than we would have preferred.

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love this place. The staff is warm, accommodating, and friendly. Food and wine is top notch. Sometimes the service is a little slow....but the rest of it makes up for any downfalls. A little hole in the wall, but with lovely decor. The booths are great for dates - they draw you together over food and a damn good bottle of wine. Ole!

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GordonH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

MMM, Asturian white beans with chorizo! Beef tenderloin perfectly done. Salted beets just delish.

FAQs

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 224-9378.

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 808 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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