Tapas On Main

4.5
1160 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1160 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was good! A little loud inside while we were eating

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Angel was a great server.

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vipBillM
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host was gracious. Our waitress was wonderful. The food was excellent and the drinks super delicious! Wonderful experience!

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Jenny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience, a friend visiting from out of town enjoyed the food and service. Grateful Tapas on main is such a great place to bring friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tapas has REALLY stepped up their game since we were last there about a year ago.
To start, we were seated immediately even though we arrived ten minutes early. The host was pleasant and did not seem flustered despite how packed they were.

Our server was over shortly after, but did not check in too frequently or make us feel pressured to order too fast. Water was refreshed throughout the evening without any prompting whatsoever which was an impressive thought that isn’t always met while dining out.

The food came out in a comfortable period of time and EVERYTHING was HOT and fresh. Nothing was lukewarm!! The star of the show for sure was their delicious, plump mussels in a light tomato and wine broth with chorizo and topped with fries. Just wow. Another popular hit was their blue crab croquettes…

We will be back soon, and I’m actually going again less than a week later!!! Thank you for an enjoyable evening out!

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FayeG
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Scallops were excellent. Only ordered Tapas. Empanadas we’re on the overcooked side. Everything else was delicious.

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vipthomas
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Sangria were the best they have been. The cinnamon sangria in particular was fantastic. Same with the crab croquettes - best ever. Greg is so awesome at what he does. We had a wonderful time.

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Tina
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Tapas. The service is always great and food amazing will continue to go.

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TomO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was Awesome, The food was Awesome, Overall experience was Awesome, Priced well, we will be back.

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JamesH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, awesome window seat, wicked music
Reasonable prices. Order the pitcher of sangria
Couldn’t ask for a better experience

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LisaP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wasn’t very crowded and the service was lacking. Took a very long time to order drinks and get them. Food was tasty but some dishes were overdone.

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vipjohns
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish I could recall our waitress’s name. She was excellent. She gave great recommendations and was most attentive to our needs.

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vipTrustedOpentablUser
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We have been there a few times and food used to be good but this time the FOOD was VERY BAD. Everything tasted awful. Did the chef change recently? The paella was the worst. The rice was not cooked in the Paella pan like you are supposed to, but instead boiled somewhere else and then just put in to the pan at the last minute. The calamari was not freshly prepared but fried from frozen pre prepared. The watermelon salad was just cut watermelon from Weis and balsamic vinegarette drizzled on it. The service was friendly and nice. It was just a chef problem but we’re sorry we went.

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ReginaH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is excellent! They ran out of a number of ingredients and were unable to prepare certain items. But they were accommodating. Outdoor dining was good and comfortable. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service wasn’t very good. Never received one of my small plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food and drinks were amazing!

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carolw
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and our server was gracious and humorous. The atmosphere was great.

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DBT749
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our repeat visit to this restaurant was enjoyable and the food and ambiance are great. However, they seem to be struggling with a shortage of staff, as are many.

We waited nearly 15 minutes after our reservation time until someone brought water, then another 10 minutes until the server took a drink order, then another 10 minutes for the drinks. The food order was taken 10 minutes later. Food wasn't received until more than an hour after our reservation and the entire experience lasted over two hours for a dinner that should have been much shorter. While we weren't pressed for time, it was painfully slow and our guests still had a two hour drive to get home after dinner.

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JoeyV27
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful. Minimal patrons so no excuses. Waited over 20 minutes for 2 simple drinks. I had to go to bar and ask what was going on. Had to ask silverware, had Tapas so need clean plates which I had to get from back servers. Food however, was EXCELLENT!

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RockyB
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Tapas on Main. We loved everything! The steak flatbread, the truffle fries, and the seafood paella- delicious!!! ❤️

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HollyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine! The sangria flights are delicious and we tried the calamari which was a dynamite appetizer

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Greternie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They are trying really hard to keep up, even being short staffed. Some of our favorite items had been removed from the menu, but we understand why. Only one server on duty for indoor and outdoor tables and he was running ragged. Three Gypsies sangria flight wasn’t the flavors we ordered but we didn’t say anything because they were so busy, and it was yummy anyway! This is a favorite location for us and we’ll certainly return.

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SarahL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great paella. Better than we got in Spain, at least for me. Not so spicy. However we didn't have seafood in it so maybe can't compare. Sangria was tasty! Good place to eat!

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PaulH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The restaurant was very busy and the hostess was obviously stressed. We were not greeted in a friendly welcoming way. This employee should not be the first face your customers see upon coming to your establishment. She was curt and unapologetic. She seated us without asking our preference of indoor vs outdoor seating. We were seated near an air conditioner that blew cold air right on us. When asked if we could move to outdoor seating, the hostess told us there was a 40 minute wait for outdoors. I mentioned a table for two that was vacant and just needed to be cleared that we would be happy to wait for. Again she said there were people waiting for that table. We felt defeated and stayed at our original table. The table for two outside remained vacant throughout our whole meal and still was vacant when we departed.

Our server didn’t come to us for 20 minutes at which point she greeted us and took our entire order. After another forty minute wait, we received three of our four tapas. Ten minutes later we received our sangria flight, which was not sangria but fruity/ tropical drinks. They were very sweet and contained no fruit at all. Also, the sangria was served in a rocks glass rather than a traditional wine glass. Very confusing. Another 10 minutes until we received our final plate of tapas.

We loved the crab croquettes and salmon tartar, however the steak flatbread and manchego salad left something to be desired.

Overall, I would not return to this restaurant and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Even if the food surpassed all expectations, the lackluster and unfriendly service really left us feeling unwelcome.

We went to McCarthy’s afterwards for drinks, coffee and dessert and we very pleased with their service. All the servers and staff were warm and welcoming. Next time we would go there for dinner instead.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed in food this time. Ate last week and had an awesome experience. Looked forward to bacon wrapped dates all week. They came out burnt and tasted burnt as well.

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WendyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding! This has been my second time dining at Tapas on Main!

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DQSue
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove almost an hour for Tapas, and they did not disappoint! Loved their watermelon mule from the bar. We had meatballs, croquettes, empanadas and scallops AND THEN their dulce de leches crepe. Heaven!!

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RamonT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and friendly-excellent service. What else is there!

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vipBarrHillGirl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Short staffed like every other restaurant but food and value was good

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great

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vipJenniferJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Stopped in to Tapas on Main for tapas and drinks on a Sunday afternoon. Service was a bit slow. Drinks were very good, but the food was disappointing. Calamari was very tough. Tuna was just ok--not very flavorful. Don't think we would go back.

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Steph
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. I always recommend Tapas to anyone looking for a new place to dine. I brought 3 friends in for dinner who had never been and we had the best time

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SeajayFS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food! Service was good even though it was very busy. Very loud from constant cars going by with noisy exhausts.

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vipTina
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone had a really great time at tapas and my party was impressed with our server Emily. Juan Carlos is always a gem to speak to. My friends loved the different meatballs! The salad and crepe was wonderful

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

three shared plates. all very good. we will be back.

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Sonic
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I understand places are short staffed…but the place wasn’t busy and the people that were there before us, either didn’t get what they ordered or never got their drinks! We sat for 20mins before someone brought us water! That was actually for the table next to us! Very disappointed!

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vipLisaF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. Service was Extremely slow. As all restaurants right now they are claiming they are short servers 🙄🙄

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Tina
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and food was amazing as always

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and service every time! Sangria is outstanding! Always an enjoyable experience!

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Tapas On Main is rated 4.5 stars by 1160 OpenTable diners.

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