Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

4.8
830 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 830 people are saying
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Viking1549
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here on several occasions very quiet very nice; on this afternoon about 12 little children accompanied with adults at three different tables came in and the noise; crying, hollering, running around was a bit too much!!

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PeterK
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As usual, we liked Ole a lot (and still do). It is good to be back after a year's absence!

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DrVictorG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time Scott made some great suggestions...

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GordonH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new air filtration/purification system has been installed. What isn't new is the great service, a very nice wine list, and fantastic food. We hadn't been here for about 2 years so what a joy it was to return and find it still measures up. Bravo!

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KeJo
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and covid-conscious and the food was very good. I wish I could remember the name of our server because she was an absolute delight! She just could not have been more efficient or gracious. Her welcoming manner and excellent service helped make the evening a great success. PS: The red sangria was FAB!!!!

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ole Tapas. Service, food and wine is always exceptional.

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vipRichR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Family had a great time . Food was spectacular

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williamr
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Live entertainment for a modest fee. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MarianneM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for first lunch out in a year. Will be back.

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vipDnG2013
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints! Food and service is always outstanding! Highly recommend.

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TealK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time with my sister!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service, had fun

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AlexW
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!! Food is amazing!!

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BethK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful decor. The outside doesn’t reflect the beauty inside

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BobF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not familiar with this type of Spanish-Basque type cooking. The menu, on line with iPhone, was somewhat descriptive but I needed help. The owner was on top of it patiently explaining each item listed. I decided on their paella and we found out there was a special for an extra $10 it would come with a delicious salad and a special potato appetizer. Manuel also recommend the wine and offer a sample a red for wife and white for me which we end up ordering. The food was quite good but be warned there will be ample leftovers to take home. Manuel was the perfect host the ambiance was Iberian decor and done well. The restaurant follows safe COVID-19 guidelines and I felt safe during the whole time there. I would recommend this restaurant and will return when next visiting the area.

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tigrompy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for Valentine's Day. We've been here before, but it's been a while. We were very pleased. The ambiance was fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was good as well. Overall a great dinner. We'll be back!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service! Would absolutely recommend!

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Luvmy2boyz4ever
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Restaurant was beautiful and clean. The food was good but wasn’t crazy about the steak. No char and it lacked flavor. All our remaining dishes were good.

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SueM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The fried plantains were excellent and the yucca bread for appetizers was outstanding! We ordered the meat paella was amazing! The only thing we didn’t care for was the churros they were burnt. Plus we would have liked a vanilla sauce to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always super pleasant and willing to give suggestions. Get the Tres Leche! Thank me later.

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vipBeachyMcBeacherson
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great selection of tapas. Excellent meal, as always!

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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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vipJames
Philadelphia
2 reviews
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
16 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
37 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
5 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
8 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
8 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
49 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
49 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
6 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
6 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.

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 4.8 stars by 830 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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