Tapas On Main

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$30 and under
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Spanish
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.
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IB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Took 20 min for the server to show up, > 40 min to get drinks and food. My favorite meatballs were dried up to the pint of being hard to put a fork through - they should not have served it at all. They said that they weren’t prepared for the good weather crowd... poor management.

T
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have great service and amazing food. Love the tapas and very clean restaurant

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food was good but the service was terrible. Had to get up and go to the bar to get our own refills of water. Waitress was barely checking in etc. Waited way too long to even give our order

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Great food but the worst service I’ve had in years. Won’t be back.

I
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a fantastic date night at Tapas. They provided the first rate service and excellent food as always!

AD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Calamari was overcooked but server happily had another order of calamari remade. Veggie flatbread was overpowering with garlic (and we love garlic) and way too cheesy, especially for a tapas order. Service was friendly and ambiance was lively. Would come back here for drinks but would skip the food or maybe just stick to a meat and cheese plate.

s
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pre Spain planning luncheon with my Sister and her husband and my husband and I. Service was A+++, Food as amazing as always. We had a nice quiet table and were able to sit and discuss vacation plans and get a taste of the food and wine we will experience while in Spain. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the food.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I love going to this place; however the last two times I have been at this place both appetizers came out with hair on it . This is disappointing and makes me question if hair nets are worn in the kitchen ?

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

There were 4 adults and a toddler in our group. Four of us received our food and we’re almost done, before my husband’s dinner came out. This was not acceptable.

MK
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food with really great service. A fun place to bring your college-aged students.

Y
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, sangria's are great! The place is very romantic

B
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Tapas on Main- great food-fun atmosphere, but dark! Food is delish! Service is great..

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There during winter restaurant week...had a fabulous salmon crepe and crab bisque soup...definitely going back!

RL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a lunch during restaurant week. Great menu, food & service! The red quinoa winter salad was incredible!

DC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The server was very nasty. We left without ordering anything

B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've been there plenty of times; with nothing bad to say. Everything is always very good, the servers are always really great- all of that. I usually don't order dessert and this last time I did. The flan. For the price you pay, it's a very small piece. It was extremely tasty though. Also, when one makes a reservation, they most likely will not want to sit in the high top chairs, next to the bar that sometimes gets very crowded and loud. But it ended up being fine, just trying to help ya out for next time! :)

JM
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always have a good time, service and meal at Tapas.

GG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was delicious but the portions did not equal the price I paid -$17.99 for 3 scallops on mashed potatoes.

s
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out for a early New yesrs eve dinner. The catalonian seafood chowder was amazing was nice and hot. We also had the beef tips, the pork belly and salmon tartar. For dessert we had chirps and bread pudding everything was perfect.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

New Years’ Eve dinner. Took a while to get our drinks from the bar, but it was busy. Waitress was good. Food was delicious!!! We will be back!

MC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined here multiple times. From just my wife and I to with our children and grandchild. Never a bad meal or service.

A
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Took 23 minutes to get the initial drink. The waitress had to even come back to the table to ask what was ordered initially.
When the food was brought out (by another employee) the waitress never checked back until nearly finished to ask how things were.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and ambiance was amazing. We will definitely make another trip.

P
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was just right, along with nice bar that fit the area. Waitress was excellent. We had 3 shared dishes, all being fish, and every one was cooked just right and was very tasty.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday, so the Mgr offered a drink on the house. I was planning on using a $25 gift card that I earned from Opentable points. Even though the manager said they don’t accept that gift card, they honored it and gave me $25 credit.


My husband and I loved the cheese plate.

Will definitely go back👍🏼

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vert accomdating. Service wonderful. Food very unique abd delicious

T
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place. Food and environment is great. Love this place

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a bit late to my reservation because of parking, and they kept my reservation regardless. We were greeted nicely and the service was quick and wonderful. The food, as usual, was delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was ok, but service was in the slow side and they were out of

V
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice find on a cold night Christmas week. Cocktail specials were very tasty. We ordered three shared plates. Veggie flatbread was delicious. Shrimp in a veggie broth was good. Apple empanadas were delicious, like a dessert.

SS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

First time here. Food was good but not outstanding. My husband and I had a starter and 3 shared plates. It was more than enough. I would try it again to see if food was consistent. Our waitress was helpful and attentive

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Food was fabulous as always! Service very slow and disinterested. Had to ask for everything.

JT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Food was ok, timing of food was terrible, long waits between with the waitress asking us what we were still missing.

OT
Poconos
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Stopped in for brunch. Lovely! Cocktail was not as described. But all in all great experience

JT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great sangria! Definitely make a reservation ahead of time!

B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Overall an excellent experience. If the service hadn’t been so slow, I would have given it a 5-star rating.

JP
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed both restaurants! Pumpkin soup from Tapas and crepes from Cachette❤️

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Having been at Tapas On Main several times, we were very excited to be back. Unfortunately, the whole experience was off. We waited 25 minutes for our server to get our drink order, (restaurant was not busy.) We attempted to order and right off the bat, they were out of 4 popular menu items. Server "disappeared" several times. Bartenders broke 2 glasses, and were carrying on about it with a few patrons at the bar that were highly intoxicated. Very loud, highly unprofessional. Food was off, especially the calamari, very fishy. Server never asked if everything was ok. Not sure we'll be back any time soon. Very unfortunate.

B
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We love Spain and the tapas experience. It was a very busy Sunday night in the Christmas City of Bethlehem in December. Although that is a potential reason for being out of several choice wines and menu items it really isn't a reason at all when its one of the known busiest times of the year. I would suggest to the manager to maybe serve water and bread and olives as soon as people sit down to help with keeping folks happy, especially on a busy night (just like how its done at any tapa joint in Spain). Just a suggestion.

R
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Booked through Open Table for a Sunday evening at 5:30pm, shouldn't be too much of a problem or too busy is what we figured. Family of 4, needing one high chair. Noted reservation accordingly. Arrived and were seated. We reminded the hostess of the need for a high chair. Stood by at the table for 10 minutes before finding a busser to ask for a high chair. He returned a few minutes later. Did not see a server until 5:55, at which time we received water but she was not our server. The kids started getting restless, our server appeared and took the drink order, still no food of any kind was able to be ordered. Drinks and the server appeared at 6:09pm, we were ready to walk out. Mentioned to the server that we'd been sitting for over 40 minutes and needed to get something on order and if the kitchen was backed up we'd have to leave. She said she would push things and bring food as it was ready. We ordered appetizers and dinner. Apps came, the apple manchego empanadas were very tasty but presentation was nil. just cut empanadas on a plate. No sauce of any kind. Garlic shrimp was in a soup crock, 6 medium shrimped drowning in a broth. It was well balanced and tasty but too much broth. Paella del Tierra and Vegetable Paella were the dinner entrees, both were acceptable but not fantastic. The most disappointing was we were half finished with the entrees before the kids shells with butter and cheese showed up. Try explaining that to a 4 year old. Couldn't wait to leave, the service completely ruined the experience.

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