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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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, 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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Live Music (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
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Hot Spot (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Romantic (2)
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The place was very authentic. The servers were knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We took our friends from our of state here for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The atmosphere was very pleasant- we had asked for a table in a quiet location and were accommodated quickly; the food was excellent and wonderfully prepared (and hot when it was supposed to be!). Our server was very knowledgeable and pleasant. All-in-all it was a wonderful evening and we would recommend Ole' Tapas any time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Live Music, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We ordered a full pig. We didn't expect it to come with anything but it came with mashed potatoes and veggies! It was so delicious.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I've reviewed this restaurant several times already, so I'll be brief. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the Newark, DE area. We always share several tapas (small plates); depending on one's hunger, 2-3 per person are appropriate. The menu changes from time to time, and sometimes dishes that we like are gone (or changed), but overall the quality remains high.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great food! especially the empanadas, very nice atmosphere!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

What a wonderful surprise dinner. Everything was delicious and the service was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sergio was very inviting and hospital; made for a great dining experience!

Tags: Tapas, Cozy
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Ambience was nice, service staff was very friendly. Food was very good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, good service. Warm atmosphere. We were there on a Saturday mid afternoon and it was very quiet so I can't advise on noise or action. Food was excellent-- and we tried a lot of different things. Great selection of tapas, decent wine list. Don't miss the stuffed dates!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We were there on flamenco night and the dancers were great! Fun place for a date night.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We had been to Ole Tapas in June and loved it. It's an attractive restaurant. We're at a slight disadvantage because we don't eat pork or shellfish, so the tapas menu is limited. Of the plates we tried, we really liked the short ribs. The others were nothing special. Apparently they change the menu seasonally and we would try again when more things we like come back.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Food was delicious and service by Sergio was outstanding. Will definitely go again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

My husband and I are from out of town and stumbled upon this gem through Open Table and Yelp. It had hundreds of raving reviews and we could not agree more. We were celebrating our anniversary and had a cozy, quiet table. The ambience of this restaurant was perfect for our romantic occasion. Our Spanish-speaking waiter was helpful in explaining the menu and food choices we weren't familiar with. He was entertaining, as well as very professional, giving us great service and suggestions. We enjoyed five or six tapas (the flank steak and crispy chicken were our favorites) and shared a pitcher of the best sangria ever. We even got two desserts to share, even though we didn't finish them the selections were just too good to decide on only one. I wish we lived closer so we could go back on a Saturday when there is live music. We just may have to make an hour and a half drive for that!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Tapas, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We tried Tapas in various cities and found very good ones. This one has very good food, excellent service and reasonable prices as some Tapas restaurants can break the bank. Had the excellent Sunday paella special and we were able to try various selections. Our teenage son really enjoyed his selections and was able to satisfy his ample appetite.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Best Paella and tapas! Celebrating a big birthday and the staff made it special. You can go for a casual or special meal. Always unique items as the menu changes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Lovely Father's Day lunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Fantastic tapas and the steak is amazing. The food is a bit expensive so I can't go as often as I'd like, but I suggest it to anyone looking for some really good food without having to go all the way to Philly or NYC.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 12, 2017

There is always a terrific choice of tapas and great staff.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food is good but way over-priced for what you get...I could have made it at home for a fraction of the cost. This is a bar with a restaurant, not a restaurant with a bar. There was no wait staff. The bartender doubled as our waiter. Nice venue, intimate semi circle booth, dancers and music on scheduled days.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Gravest overall experience.Great food, the seasonal sangria was awesome and good pricing. Service was attentive and friendly. Will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food is always very good! Love to try lots of different items on the menu. The different paellas are delicious and the strawberry sangria was amazing!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Celebrated a College graduation with family. Staff was wonderful and attentive. Food was delicious. A must when visiting UD.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Went there for my daughter's graduation from UD. We had 6 people. Server was excellent; very attentive; made very good recommendations regarding some tapas, the sangria and pailla. The food was very tasty; good sangria. Would go there again if I'm ever back in DE.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 16, 2017

This restaurant was such a delight! The owners are wonderful and make you feel like you are a guest in their home. The food is fantastic. I went there for a business lunch with 7 of my coworkers. We let the server and owner choose everything for us because we were not sure what to get. Everything was fantastic and it was really just a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I went with my girlfriend and I was delighted with the place and more for the food, excellent place 👌🏻

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Tapas, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day brunch was amazing

Tags: Authentic
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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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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