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About Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant specializing in seasonal tapas, Spanish wine & especially family style entrees. With the warm mood lighting & upbeat Spanish music, this vibrant new restaurant will make you feel like you are in Seville, the capital of tapas.

1126 Capital Trail (kirkwood highway)
Newark, DE 19711
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tapas / Small Plates, Mediterranean, Basque

Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 224-9378

Website:
http://www.oletapaslounge.com/

Catering:
Since Ole Tapas! is built around providing flavorful Spanish food and drink, we do not limit our meals to our Tapas menu. Ole! takes food to your event’s location, catering events with only the best Spanish food and at the best prices possible. Our extensive catering menu of many unique Tapas, satisfies the different preferences and dietary considerations of your guests. Our catering can serve groups as small as five and go up into the hundreds. Additional services and help, including service staff, are available so that we do all work.

Executive Chef:

Private Party Contact:
Manuel Aguinaga: (302) 224-9378

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Make Ole Tapas the home for your next private party! Ole provides a unique atmosphere with the same food and wine that you come to expect from us, sure to make any party memorable. We offer a multi-course buffet style dinner tailored to your wishes. Please contact us for pricing and more details.

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Details
Sun 11:30AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 4:30PM

Mon 4:00PM - 9:00PM

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Live Music (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We love this restaurant! Interesting menu that changes but keeps favorites. Service is relaxed and friendly. Servers knowledgeable and aim to please.
Love siting at bar or a table.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Inventive tapas--every dish more delicious than the last. The service was, as always, top notch. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2017

My girlfriend and I were celebrating her birthday. This was her visit to Ole Tappas. I must say everything turned out fantastic!!!

We will be back again!!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Love the paella. Went to celebrate my husband birthday. Had a great time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

1st time there. Friday night. Nice music and easy to have a conversation. Great waiter Jack. Said they have dancers & live music on Saturdays. We had many Tapas. The food was delicious! The pan de yucca was SO good! Takes 20 minutes so we ordered that the minute we sat down. Had calamari, salmon, scallops, beets, & platinos - the sweet plantains. A little pricey, but delicious!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Order Tapas!! We had shrimp, scallops, lamb, steak, potatoes, chorizo...ALL we're delicious!! The flight of margaritas we're great and festive!! We will be back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was good, the ambiance was great, our waiter, Serve was great at explaining the menu and very helpful with suggestions. There was nine if us, and some have never experienced Tapas as well as Spanish cuisine. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

A repeat visit to one of our favorites. The Sunday all-you-can-eat paella special is a terrific value ... great food and great price. The pitcher of sangria was a disappointingly high price point when compared to wine or other choices but overall the Sunday special offers a really good bargain for really good food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Good food, knowledgeable and friendly server, nice atmosphere.
There were not enough servers on duty.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Business Meals
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 (Columbus)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Service and food is always great! Manual the chef is always spot on with every dish. Good place during the day or early evening for the kids to try something new or a date night alone with good food and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Our server, Nicole, was amazing! She was knowledgeable about the menu, great with conversation, and paced the meal perfectly.

The paella is awesome!

Only downside is we were seated at a table with a broken sconce, so the light was right in our faces. The hostess kindly asked if we'd like to sit elsewhere, so we did.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tapas, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great.meal and service as usual

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Worst Paella I ever had! Worst Paella I ever had! Worst Paella I ever had!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Had a perfect dinner with my wife, would highly recommend it

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Olé Tapas Lounge and Restaurant was a fantastic dining experience! I had been there previously for school trips, but to actually go there during restaurant hours and dine there was a great experience. Myself along with the party that I was with all enjoyed the food and the drinks that the restaurant served, especially the paella. The paella was excellent and the tapas that came before them were just as good. All of the food left you full and satisfied at the end of the meal. Also, the sangria was delicious. The service was great and both our waiter and the cook were very attentive to what we needed and how we were liking the food. Overall, a very good dining experience and a restaurant that I would recommend to others looking for a new and unique place to go dine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

The food and service was amazing. We ordered mostly off the Tapas menu which did not disappoint. We also order the Chef's choice which included 4 desserts for the cost of 3. All were amazing. Definitely will be back. Don't let the nondescript outside fool you; this is a gem of an atmosphere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Young man who served us was friendly, patient, pleasant, and still not invasive. He provided explanations that helped the group make decisions on menu items. The tables have comfortable surface area for dishes. Overall, enjoyed the experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our server Mia was fantastic. She is authentically friendly and professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent service and high quality food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

We chose tapas picks to share among the four of us. We had mussels, clams, chorisos, and paella. The mussels were huge! All were excellently seasoned. Also, the featured Spanish wine was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Third time here, excellent food, coffee delish. Will go back.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Best part of the night was our server. He was extremely nice and helped us decide what to order and how much for the group.

Tags: Tapas, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent food and great service!! The Paella Mixta and Red Sangria are amazing!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was awesome;Very friendly staff.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Food is outstanding. Best value of any restaurant I've ever been to. Waiter was slow but effective. Would not hesitate to go back in fact can't wait

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Always enjoy trying different tapas each time we visit. Nothing disappoints.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2016

We went to celebrate our daughter's birthday. The server was very helpful on making suggestions, and was very attentive. The Tapas were really good. All three of us ordered a different one and then we shared which made it even more fun. I would definitely go back when in the area visiting with my daughter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

We had a great meal! Every dish tasted great and was hot and fresh. Service was very responsive and flexible. The flamenco dancers were an interesting twist- they were entertaining but made conversation difficult as they were very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Outstanding Spanish & South American style food. Ask for the genuine Spanish exotic delights that aren't on the menu. Sensational Cochinillo (roast suckling pig) - a Spanish culinary tradition! Kudos to Mia for consistently dependable and amiable service. The owner, Manuel, bends over backwards to accommodate his guests.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Tapas, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

The restaurant is nicely decorated and staff is friendly. The main entree I had was 3 scallops with loads of beans. Went on a Saturday night and it was extremely noisy. We couldn't hear the waitress. There were 8 in our party. Eastchester couple's came out at different times. I got my main meal before the tapas. Very chaotic.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Kitchen messed up order somehow and as result food came out extremely spaced apart. They did come out and apologize but only after a few inquiries and making our frustration known. All seemed to feel bad. Good news is the food is ter

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Enjoyed our night out. Food good, serice good. Quite loud difficult to hold a conversation.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2016

Always a good overall experience. Staff and foods never disappoints.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2016

We are regulars. Go, you'll love it!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2016

Ole' Tapas is one of those restaurants that always delivers. Quality and innovative food especially if you're a fan of Tapas. Great way to share plates and at the same time experience diverse and tasty food offerings. Great service only adds to the great dining experience. Our server had waited on in the past and again did an excellent job. It also rewarding to find a restaurant that not only reads your open table requests but follows them to a tee.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2016

The food was excellent and the atmosphere made for a very nice evening.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2016

Normally this is a staple dining choice for us. Last night was not a good experience. We (a couple of 2) were seated at a 6-top round table in the very back corner, told by the host it was the last table. We had an Open Table reservation. The server did not greet us for 15 minutes. We ordered wine and olives. The wine arrived, the olives never did. We ordered our dishes...and waited 30 minutes. Still no olives. I asked another server to check-he was clearly annoyed and never came back. Our server was young and inexperienced. He needed help, but chose to leave the poor service elephant at our table rather than to get help. If he'd just acknowledged his challenges to us-we are very laid back and would support his efforts. Nope. Nothing. The tenderloin was mangled-it was not a solid piece of meat, someone in the kitchen beat something else, I'm guessing sirloin with the amount of fat present. Everything else, food wise, was fantastic. We finally got the olives with everything else (but the small bowl had 5 garlic heads-this is too many, we ordered olives not garlic). They were awesome as always, just meager in number, and we had hoped to enjoy them with the wine as an appetizer. The manager, and/or owner must have been away...so disappointed.

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