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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

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food

4.6

service

4.5

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4.6

value

4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2016

The food was fabulous and service equally good. We had the tapas assortment of dishes, chorizo, anchovy, salmon, rib eye steak. Our waitress was friendly and funny and gave great recommendations. The ambiance was pretty noisy, between the bar and the closeness of other tables. It was festive and fun, but a little hard to converse.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Delicious food great service. Didis did an excellent job as a waitress. She was very attentive and made some great ordering suggestions

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Nice and cozy atmosphere and the half booths are relaxing for sitting back to enjoy a good dining experience.
Good wine selections to choose from and beer on tap from local breweries.
Great Tapas menu!
The stuffed dates were a real treat.
Food is full of the flavor of Spain.
Server "Jack" was one of the Best servers.
He Knew the Wines. Beers and Food menu details.
Ole To Ole ,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 10, 2016

Ole Tapas offered our family an enjoyable dinner. With college age children it is not often we are all together in the same city! The beef tapas were somewhat ordinary. However, we really enjoyed the seafood options. The desserts were nothing spactacular and the after dinner coffee while entertaining to watch (french press) was not the best tasting. The best part of the meal was the house made Sangria! Our waiter was nice but, his command of the english language was somewhat limited and he did not seem to recieve any assistance from the other staff members.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Hostess was great and super friendly. Menu looked very appetizing. However, we were unable to get any service for 15 minutes before deciding to leave. We'll chalk it up to understaffed going into a holiday weekend and try again in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Great food. Great service. Great entertainment. What more can I say?

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2016

We enjoyed our Anniversary dinner. Joseline was charming and very attentive,

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner! Ben, our waiter, took very good care of us. He was patient and explained how everything worked.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Very romantic with great service and great flavorful food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Stuffed figs were phenomenal as was the cheese platter. The sausage platter not so much-expected more flavor. We had all Tapas, next time we will have dinner and hope food has more seasoning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Thought the place was 'ok'. Although I probably won't be back anytime soon. Prices were a little too high for the quality and quantity of the food you get.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2016

What would have been a five star rating for ambiance was only a one, as there was no air conditioning on a hot Saturday night. Telling the customer it was on was not an appropriate response.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2016

Always a great meal with lots of variety. Enjoy ordering many different small plates to try.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on May 8, 2016

We had a lovely time. Everything was delicious and our server Didi was fantastic.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Excellent quality overall!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 8, 2016

this place is amazing : food, service, ambience......

Tags: Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2016

When we walked in the waiter mentioned the flamenco dancers. We were a little miffed because we don't usually enjoy an interactive dining experience. We were pleasantly surprised. The dancers were wonderful and engaging. The wait staff was friendly and happy which contributed to the overall vibe of the restaurant. The food was delicious and we generally enjoyed Tapas experience. We will be back...

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2016

We dined at this restaurant because we were in the mood for something different and did not want a big meal. We were pleased with the choices of tapas especially since we all have varied food likes. We had an awesome waitress Didi I think who helped us make perfect choices for our group. We will be back again when we are in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Drinks and food were excellent !!!! We'll be back !!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 16, 2016

We have been to this location a number of time always enjoying the food. This particular night we happened to be there when they had live entertainment which for the confined space was way too loud. It made it really difficult to have a conversation with the person next to you and the few moments between songs really way too short.

Additionally before sitting down we observed the table being set by a women who was carrying the water glasses with her fingers inside the glasses... ewwwww. We observed these behavior for every table she setup.

While the food continues to be good, it will be some time before we go back as noise and bad hygiene practices by the servers are big no-no's on our book.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

This was our second time at Ole Tapas and it was as good as the first. The food is creative and delicious and the wait service is great. We went this time for our daughter's birthday and we had a wonderful time. We ordered about 3 plates per person and was able to try everything. We really enjoyed the steak tapas and the cassoulet with chorizo and beans. Everything was delicious! So was the sangria!

We'll be back again. Thank you Ole Tapas!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2016

Great food, service, and atmosphere . I would highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Not the best experience, although the food was decent. We walked in and they didn't have our reservation (after confirming just a few hours before.) They appeared to be training a new waitress, and she was difficult to understand (seemed English was not first language.)

We had to keep calling over the waitress to refill drinks. Food was good, not consistently great, with the exception of two dishes -- gambas (shrinp with garlic) and the diver scallops -- both of those were delicious. We ordered about 10 different items (for party of 4) and those were the only two standouts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 13, 2016

Food is decent. We had a server that seemed indifferent to our needs and could do with some training. It's not a place I would recommend mainly due to the server experience.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 6, 2016

New waiter not very familiar with what to do. In general food was ok but calamari were the worst. Will not go back. If you want tapas, Amada in Philly is worth the trip.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2016

Excellent food and wine as always. Waitress wasn't very attentive. I had the bread pudding there a few months ago and it was A-MAZING. I was disappointed with the 'mixed berry' bread pudding, which was tasteless. Otherwise everything was fabulous. We're in love with Ole Tapas!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was so good and the waiter was very knowledgeable everything he recommended was wonderful will be back soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Food and service were excellent! Server was kind, knowledgeable and took great care with my food sensitivities. Accommodations were made for gluten-free vegetarian fare and the chef was very generous with portions. This is a fantastic place for a relaxed, delicious meal that meets a variety of tastes and dietary needs. Will go back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2016

The food is fantastic and the service is great. Perfect night out!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We have visited Ole Tapas on very occasions and love to share it with friends. This time was just my wife and I, glad we made a reservation as they had live Flamenco dancers and where very busy. The service was good, being that we had a server who was new to the restaurant. Overall the food was excellent, however we left disappointed with our desert as we ordered the Molten Chocolate cake, only to find out after ordering that the desert menu is being changed. This was not explained to us, so the replacement for the molten cake was not what we would have ordered.

Again, I saw this a favorite place of ours and we will continue to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2016

I don't think there was one dish we didn't love and we ordered 11 different Tapas

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Do not cut down on the size of tapas plates. It seems like they may have. I would just rather you raise the price. Just me though.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We went on NYE for an early dinner. Started with the Montadito de Boquerones a la Vasca (White Spanish anchovies - very good), the Gambas al Ajillo (Sautéed shrimp - wow, just wow), and the Fabada Asturiana (Stew of white Asturian alubias beans - very good, quite savory). While we waited for our Paella Negra, we also had the Betabel con Queso (Salt-roasted beets - good), and the Tostones Gratinados (Fried green plantains - very tender and sweet).

The paella was very good - large pan with lots of mussels and calamari. My only complaint would be that the mussels needed to soak in clear water a little more, as most were a bit gritty, but well prepared - very tender, not the rubber balls I've come to expect.

Overall, a very good experience and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2015

Did not expect such a great truly Spanish menu with terrific tapas selections and spot on paella! Beautifully presented and very genuine tapas selection included a fabulous lentil dish, true Spanish gazpacho and several other items. The paella (we had Valenciana) was much more than generous and had a notable complement of seafood (although a little too salty for our particular palates). The service was excellent as all servers shared responsibility and responsiveness for each customer. We will go back and back again. A terrific find and a great change of pace from the mostly Italian and Latin restaurants in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2015

Everything on the menu was good. Can't say anything negative about this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2015

This was my second visit to Ole Tapas and both experiences were very good . The first time our small group shared various tapas ; this time we had the paella . Very tasty and a nice way to indulge in Spanish cuisine . Service is very efficient and attentive . Will not be my last visit

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2015

Our server, Nicole, was knowledgeable and friendly! She definitely enhanced our experience. Thank you!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2015

Our server Liana was fabulous! The food was amazing, especially the special piernas de cerdo - all dishes great for sharing. A perfect place to eat and socialize with a group.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 14, 2015

Went in for early dinner around 630 on Saturday night. Restaurant pretty empty. Server was very nice but the food took a long time. We ordered a cheese tray to start with. Then 2 meat tapas and 2 veggie tapas. Plenty of food for 2 people. I would return but don't go if you're starving...because you'll be waiting a while to eat!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2015

I went for dinner for my wife's birthday. The place was great, the food was delicious. We ordered the signature Spanish dish of PAELLA and we had a lot of leftover left. I told them it was my wife's birthday but never brought us anything to celebrate. Had a great time and would recommend this place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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