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About Tapas On Main

We are an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant & bar in the heart of Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The warm colors and candlelight create a wonderfully rustic, yet cozy feel. Come enjoy our many tapas, salads and entrees, as well as charcuterie & cheeses. We offer many specialty cocktails and feature 7 seasonal Sangrias.

500 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm;

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:45pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
W Market Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(610) 868-8903

Website:
http://www.tapasonmain.com/

Entertainment:
Check our website for updates on weekly entertainment including Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Lorenzo from The Big Wahu, Flamenco Guitarists & More!

Parking Details:
Find a metered spot on the street, or park in the garage located at Walnut & Guetter Streets. We validate up to 2 hrs. Parking is FREE on Sundays!

(For the holidays! FREE metered parking on Saturdays with ParkNOW app on your mobile device)

Executive Chef:
Rafael Palomino

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tapas On Main Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (11)
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Bar Seating (9)
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Hot Spot (6)
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·Dined 2 days ago

My girlfriend and I tried this restaurant for the first time for Valentine's Day. The food was good and the atmosphere was nice. Will come again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is fantastic! Especially the pork chorizo meatballs and garlic shrimp! The service was very attentive..love the dark ambiance. Definitely will be returning!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Delicious Sangrias, shrimp flatbread, Pollo empanadas and croquettes 😋

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the bacon wrapped dates!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

My sister and I took my nephew, a Lehigh student, for lunch. Our server was lovely and the food was delicious. It was very quiet at lunchtime on a Thursday....I am eager to try outdoor/evening dining at a later time. Definitely will return.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Needed dinner close to our hotel on night many restaurants were closed and they fit the bill nicely.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Noise level on Monday was low. We love it here.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I visit Bethlehem a few times a year, but this was our first time eating at Tapas on Main. Everything about our experience was wonderful. Great sangria, great tapas, great vibe, great service. I’m looking forward to eating there again soon!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent experience once again.
We ate from the restaurant week menu this time. All the meals were cooked and presented to perfection.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food was outstanding! We had paella and it was absolutely delicious. Service was great as well. Will definetely go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tapas, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Joins our college son and his friends for a great visit and dinner
Had a good time
Paella was excellent

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always an excellent meal and service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good, amd our service was good, but olives should have come out with our charcuterie, and wine at room temperature is absolutely unacceptable. They seriously need cellar storage.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Tapas on Main has excellent choices of food that taste wonderful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

It was my first time there and I loved it. I will definitely be back and recommend your place to everyone. Great job!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Had only eaten at Tapas on Main once before, in the summer sitting outside. But only had snacks and drinks on that occasion. Decided to try it for dinner on Sunday because, frankly, it's one of the only downtown restaurants open on Sundays. Wasn't crowded, had a nice comfortable atmosphere, wait staff was very attentive but not overbearing, and all of our plates were delicious. Will definitely be dining here again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Everyone we talked to recommended Tapas on Main so I expected an outstanding food experience. The cheese & meat options were very good and authentic. There were three soups and all for of us opted for soup as a second course as it was cold and they sounded good. All three were excellent, lemony chicken, creamy cauliflower & hearty bean. Then we added three different tapas: the lamb meatballs were the highlight, very flavorful. But the chicken empanadas were kind of doughy and the leek/portobello fritters were pasty and gummy.
Service was ok, nothing extraordinary and the server didn’t know the beer selections well. I guess for Bethlehem it was a number one restaurant but we enjoyed Johnny’s bagels for authenticity more!

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great amazing server

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Making a reservation on NYE through open table was great. However, when they call to confirm, they should have told us chef was not taken anymore orders after 10. Our reservation was at 945. We sat at 935. We were there to relax of course, stage out the coursesoon this specia night and enjoy dessert which was unavailable because we didn't order it with our food. So that part wasnt so good. However we did enjoy the food, and the music. Sangria was on pint! Cherry Mint highly recommend! Hopefully they work those couple kinks out and it doesnt happen again on a holiday. All in all 4 stars!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A wonderful night for my birthday. We have been to Tapas before and its my go to place with a larger party. Plenty of great food to sample and try. Prompt service and great drinks. The staff is amazing.

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fun, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

They did not let the server know we were seated so we sat at our table for ten- fifteen minutes before being waited on. We ordered immediately and it took a solid 30 minutes to get a cheese app and then about an another half hour to get our food. The waitress did not check on us much and we had to grab the manager to check on our food. Normally it is not this way but for some reason it was not my best dining experience at Tapas.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous food and paella was especially excellent! The staff was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went to Tapas to celebrate with friends. We all had something different and every dish was delicious. Garlic shrimp was amazing and our server was wonderful, bringing extra bread to soak up all the fantastic broth!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was my second time eating here and was very disappointed on this visit. My first experience was great, so when I decided to book this reservation I was expecting the same. I ordered a guiness they were out of it. I planned on ordering the lamb meatballs because they were so good the last time. Once again the server informed me they were out of those too. Ordered truffle fries - lacking flavor, chicken croquettes- dry, chicken empanadas- no seasoning, the chorizo meatballs were the only thing that was good( they were not the lamb meatballs but good substitute). So the first impression that my guest got with the restaurant was not a good one which I repeatedly apologized for. Maybe third times a charm, maybe just a off day due to the holiday season.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Delicious food, wonderful service and never feel rushed so we can enjoy our food and each other’s company!

Tags: Live Music, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food here was very tasty. Three tapas shared between the two of us was more than enough food. Definitely a great date spot if you're not looking for quiet and romantic. I would also recommend for a large group of people. They have a large bar that got pretty loud when we were there.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food is always SO good! The atmosphere of the restaurant is also very cozy. I absolutely love it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Holiday dinner

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food Service and Sangrias were excellent. Love the atmosphere and service was great. Jose was a wonderful and personable server. Very attentive.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Love this place and the food and sangria. The only disappointment during this visit was how many things that they were out of as they had been swamped with business.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Fun, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. They were so busy many items on the menu were sold out, but the food was great. The tables are a little too close together not allowing privacy, but the food is worth it.

Tags: Fun, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Tapas
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food & service. Sangria flight & craft beers were great.
Server, Magda, was wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love this restaurant! Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Cozy & Delicious!!! Lighting was absolutely perfect for getting to know my date. Such a romantic vibe- best date ever! Thanks to the service, ambiance and food. I did my research and this was a great call! I nominate Tapas on Main "best first dinner date place to go in the valley"
Thank you!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food very good--liked the seared tuna especially. Service attentive without being overbearing.
Quite dark and loud (however this was a Saturday night).

Tags: Cozy, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

service could have been better, but all the food everything we ordered was excellent!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Always love it here. My wife and I had some of our first dates here. Great food, fantastic low key environment that serves as a romantic backdrop, and great service too. Love getting a bunch of different great food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, good value, drinks were great, very good night out

Tags: Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Good food, reasonable prices, our server Magda was excellent!

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We ordered a bunch of different tapas to share for the table. The food and sangria were very good. Some tapas were better than others. The paella was very good but a bit salty. our waiter, however, was really not good at all. He disappeared for long periods of time, couldn’t find him anywhere to ask for things and when he did finally show up, he would walk away literally in mid sentence when we tried to get napkins, water, order another drink, etc. I️ will definitely go back for the food and hopefully other servers are better

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