Tapas On Main

4.5
889 reviews
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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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MD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Not sure if it was post Musikfest or what but the food was awful. Calamari was hard as a rock and flavorless. Pork Belly was dry and manchengo cheese was soft...although it's not a soft cheese. I'll be waiting awhile to go back.

F
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went during a visit to Musikfest 2019. The food was delicious. We ordered a Paella Palomino (primarily seafood) and a calamari tapa; and had leftovers. Our server, Jay, was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and swift. He shared what the popular items were across the menu with ease and accommodating with suggesting that we could order more mid-meal to help us decide what might be the “right amount of food” for us when we expressed concern about not wanting to over or under order for our level of hunger.

Overall, we were very happy with our experience. The value was pretty amazing considering our bill was less than $40 for two people; and we had leftovers, too!

The only (minor) downside was that it was difficult to hold a conversation due to the noise level—which if it were during a non-festival event—could potentially be different.

We had the leftovers today with added seafood and it was delish! Would totally go back during a future visit. Highly recommend.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I had been there before and I wanted to celebrate my second wedding anniversary and to show my Italian husband that Tapas was something different but good. The server was really nice but the food wasn’t. We ordered one Paella Palomino and one vegetarian Paella. They both tasted the same even though there were supposed to be different and we were under the impression that the rice was pre-cooked.

I have had paella in Spain and it is completely different to the one we ate at your restaurant; I wasn’t expecting the same but at least something good. My husband’s steak was good though.

Thank you,

Maritza Cristalli

BM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Tapas for a birthday celebration. We were seated in a wonderful spot and our server, Magda, was wonderful. We loved the food she recommended and, of course, the Sangria. We will definitely go back.

MR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was awesome. Every dish was super. Loved the beet salad, eggplant balls and every other dish. Wish we didn't live so far in Georgia.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Food, sangria, service: Susie was our server and she was amazing. We had a great time.

DC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was ok. Some stuff like the Chicken Empanadas were really good. Other things like the hummus were just ok. Service wasn’t great at all. Servers like to socialize with each other more then help the customers. Asked for extra pita which arrived after everything was done. Server seemed annoyed when we said didn’t need it anymore.

B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the service spectacular. Can’t wait to go back.

G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall great! We come here often. Ordered the hummus app and asked for both pita and veggies, had to ask for more veggies (3 little carrots and celery for 4 ppl?!) they were out of several sangrias which was disappointing but the pear sangria special was great.

J
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Bench along the wall was uncomfortable. Anisha our server was great. Gin martini was average. Food was mostly good. Pollo empanadas were not good. tasted like what you get in grocery frozen section. The experience was fun.

BG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining option in the heart of downtown Bethlehem. They have a relaxing mood-lit/intimate dining room.
Unique and diverse drink and food menu. You can also order from their other, connected restaurant, Cachette Bistro & Creperie (an excellent dessert option!).

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great dining experience at Tapas. Food was delicious and great service. Truffle fries are to die for! Eggplant meatballs, garlic shrimp, paella were so good! Highly recommend.

OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food good drinks! Starting to show it’s age . Good basics spot .

TM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for tapas and sangria. Staff was attentive and enjoyed ourselves very much at this restaurant. Would definitely recommend this place to others.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Could only pick 1 option but all the others fit too. Just an overall great tasting entrees and a good ambience inside and out. definitely going back

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday
Dessert Flan

M
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The waitress, Jackie, created one the most unpleasant dining experiences ever. She openly complained about being bored, she kept us waiting for the additional beer we asked for (clearly forgot it), made a mistake with both our order and the check. Moreover, having found both forks and a plate dirty, she replaced them -upon our request- without even apologizing. She even made a joke saying that the day was so slow that they may have ended out of business.

AG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am a big fan of this restaurant. We took my elderly mother there this past Sunday for her birthday dinner. The last time I was there was in the Fall since I do not live conveniently but we love the sangria and the tapas and look forward to coming as often as feasible.

Both my husband and I noticed some negative changes to the way in which the tapas was plated and we also thought that some of our selections seemed a bit chintzier than in the past. Food was piled up oddly on top of each other in too small a plate, or served in tiny bowls, both making it a little challenging to serve yourself and the plating just wasn’t very pleasant to the eye. We asked the server about these things and he said he’d only been working there two months and had no idea if there were changes from when we were there last. I’m not thinking our feedback made it to the chef.

We were also seated in the overflow dining room which seemed dingy. The table top was sticky from being old and it just did not seem as clean and crisp as the other dining room, which was always a pleasant experience.

The food was still tasty and the sangria was outstanding but as I experienced this visit through my mother’s eyes as a first time patron, and through my eyes as one who had my usual expectations, I was disappointed. Bummer.

s
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing overall dining experience I would recommend this restaurant to everyone I know! Next time I am in the area I am going to visit this restaurant again! 10/10 experience

TR
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Downtown Bethlehem restaurant! Decor and ambiance is very nice and comfortable. Food is delicious and there is plenty to choose from on the menu. We enjoyed the Strawberry Basil sangria and a few different tapas. For dessert, the flan is delicious. Service was terrific! Great waiter!! And everything is very reasonably priced. Very enjoyable dining experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing, and the food and the dessert was delicious! Can’t wait to go again!!

AM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and we absolutely Loved everything about this place. The food was divine, the cocktails were amazing. I wish that would have more dessert selection lile tarta de queso or crema catalana. The dessert was the only thing that we didnt love.

DB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable experience, food was so delicious and the black cherry sangria is a must! This is was 1st tapas adventure and I would definitely recommend it to newbies!

MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Was able to try new items from the happy hour appetizers.

SK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

This is one of the harder places to get into as a last minute, but we were able to go with our younger children after a performance at Foy Concert Hall for a delicious meal. We love the fact that we can order from the Crepery menu as well as the Tapas menu. The lamb chops are delicious...and don't get me started with their fries with garlic aoli! That could be a meal in itself. My brother thought the burger needed a little more flavor, but tasted the italian crepe and thought it was very tasty. The paella was good, but wished the scallops and shrimp were regular-size and not microscopic. There was live entertainment (a trumpet player) who was wonderful and the outdoor dining area was filled.

SG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unfortunately before dinner was served I started to feel very sick (not food-related) and needed to leave. Our waiter was SO accommodating and made sure the food was packed up so we could leave quickly and take it to go. I wish I remember his name but he's training to be an ER doc- hopefully that's enough info to pass the kudos along! Thank you!!

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious! Friendly waitress.

M
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent menu choices. Everything we has was delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Birthday 🎉

s
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal, we are slowly working our way through the menu for our much anticipated trip to Barcelone

MG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tables for 2 are very close together. The couple next to us were having a great conversation. But the problem was, I couldn't hear my wife over their conversation. Everything that had chicken in it was dry including the soup. My skirt steak was good and they did sub sauces for me. Waiter was great, no complaints there.

GF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

The food was bland..Looked pretty, but while it looked like it would have robust flavor, it didn't. This was appetizers and entrees. The customer service was great. Our server was friendly and the manager listened to us respectfully.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great but the service was a little slow. Will be going back soon.

W
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet evening in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu choices and food were great although the restaurant was very warm and humid in the back side where there is a lack of ceiling fans. Overall this is a very decent Tapas restaurant.

I
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The food was good, but it is very dark in the restaurant. Also, the waitresses were a little annoying constantly trying to clear plates; there was plenty of open seating so not sure why they were trying to rush us out. Not a great place to go if you want to relax and enjoy your company.

C
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We heard such wonderful things about this place—and came away very seriously disappointed. The server was slow, inattentive, and seemed to be angry that she had to serve us. The food was mediocre at best and overpriced and overrated. We would not recommend Tapas on Main in any way.

ME
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The one paella was a little burnt but they took care of it right away and were very nice to take it off the bill. I appreciated the understanding and the kindness from the staff and restaurant as a whole. Love this place regardless and will always recommend and come back!

JV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents for a belated Mothers Day Dinner. My parents loved the restaurant and the food. They live in Palmer and didn't know about the restaurant. Def a place we will revisit.

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated at the back lounge next to bar due to party size which was okay but the lights are not enough. Food is flavorful though. Couldn't find fault with taste of everything we ordered. We ordered 2 types of paella, a salmon dish, and various small plates. They run out of calamari and pork belly; weren't able to order the former and had one order only of the latter. Will recommend.

E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have good food, good sangria and a good time here.

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