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Tapas On Main

4.4
4.4
1246 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.

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Booked 19 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 868-8903

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rafael Palomino

  • Private party facilities

    We accept private parties on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Our minimum seating is 25 guests for the private dining room. We offer a variety of prix fixe menus as well as alcohol consumption options. Please call the restaurant to discuss any further details.

  • Private party contact

    Cara Capobianco: (610) 868-8903

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    W Market Street

  • Parking details

    Find a metered spot on the street, or park in the garage located at Walnut & Guetter Streets. Parking is FREE on Sundays!

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Monday-saturday 11:30-4pm, Sunday 11-4pm

El Dueto

$9.95. Served Monday thru Friday from 11:30-4pm. Choose any two lunch items:

    Soups

    • Spanish Artichoke Minestrone

      beans, artichokes & seasonal vegetables in a savory garlic tomato broth

      • Brie & Cheddar Apple Beer Soup

        topped with candied pecans

        Salads

        • Beet Salad

          goat cheese, jamon Serrano, blood orange vinaigrette & toasted almonds

          • Mediterranean Salad

            house made croutons, beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta, spring mix, pine nuts, olive oil & basil vinegar

            • Green Salad

              mixed greens, pears, candied walnuts, goat cheese, red apple balsamic

              • Manchego Salad

                romaine hearts, Manchego cheese, homemade croutons, anchovy vinaigrette, cherry tomatoes

                Sandwiches

                • Carne Burger

                  beef burger, Tetilla cheese, fried egg, lettuce, tomato & chipotle ketchup

                  • Pollo BLT

                    grilled chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, melted Manchego, sriracha aioli

                    • El Cubano

                      roasted pork, jamon Serrano, pickles, whole grain mustard, smoked gouda cheese

                      • Glazed Shrimp Sandwich

                        ($2 additional) honey habanero glazed shrimp, lettuce, tomato, garlic aioli

                        • Quinoa "Burger"

                          quinoa, white bean & spinach burger, feta cheese, crispy artichokes & basil aioli

                          Last updated: February 5, 2022

                          What 1,246 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

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                          4.4
                          4.4 based on recent ratings
                          • 4.4Food
                          • 4.1Service
                          • 4.4Ambience
                          • 4.2Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. CG

                            CharG

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 2 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great service and food. Love the two menus to choose from.

                          2. PA

                            PATRICKO

                            Philadelphia

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined 3 days ago

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The best option isn’t available on weekends? Please bring back sangria flights on the weekends.

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            Overall all good experience but I don’t understand how can same drink can different next time. I ordered spring smash but it was exactly different second time . They are clueless and maybe we teleported to different multiverse ….

                          4. PA

                            PAFoodieChick

                            Poconos

                            41 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            41 reviews

                            Dined 4 days ago

                            overall3food2service5ambience3

                            I’ve visited this restaurant many times over the years, and the items themselves plus the quality of the food has always been consistently amazing. Not this time. Albondigas served in store bought chili sauce w some broth added ? Gambas Al ajillo served like soup? No. Our server was amazing but beyond that this was a disappointment and I won’t be back for a long time.

                          5. GN

                            GreatNeckFoodie

                            New England

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on May 10, 2022

                            overall4food4service3ambience5

                            French onion soup rocks. Best value on the menu at 5.95. Salmon is decent, served on a huge bed of mashed potatoes that I substituted for rice. Iit was doused in sauce, completely unnecessary to use that much sauce. Hanger steak was OK. Flavorful, some parts more tender than others. Service was not so hot but a nice gentleman who I believe was the manager was very helpful. Overall it is the best restaurant in town IMHO.

                          6. KD

                            KayteeD

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                            Worst experience in awhile. I brought my mom here on Mother’s Day. She never got her food so we finally had to ask for it to go. Then, they didn’t even give her all of the crab cakes or any asparagus!!! The manager was a JOKE. the family next to us never got any of their food either. The staff are barely over the age of 15 and the manager leaves everything to them. I will never be returning.

                          7. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            It was fantastic. It was beautiful inside and the food was amazing. Definitely try the empanadas and crepes!!

                          8. KL

                            KarenL

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall4food4service1ambience3

                            Waitress was fair, she seemed preoccupied, maybe spread too thin. my daughters shrimp flatbread took forever and my delicious crab cake & potatoes were cold since we waited for her meal, which seemed the simplest one of all. Never offered refills for drinks, or asked how our meal was. Very disappointing, since I’ve heard great things. Not sure how i i’ll respond to my many friends looking for referrals to great restaurants. Hope this helps for improvements! Thanks anyway

                          9. V

                            Vandelay

                            Philadelphia

                            4 reviews

                            2.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on May 8, 2022

                            overall2food3service2ambience4

                            The quality and service have gone downhill. It was disappointing because I brought visitors from out of town. Note to owners: clean your restrooms! I've been to cleaner gas station restrooms.

                          10. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 6, 2022

                            overall4food4service2ambience5

                            Cinco de Mayo

                          11. LV

                            LVDenizen

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            Made reservations for 7 pm & at 7:20 hostess could not say when the table would be ready. Hectic night with walk-ins, but it seemed a reservation did not matter, so Open Table either had too many slots on their site for the times, or Tapas ignored the reservations listings from Open Table. Walked out at 7:20 so could not comment on the food, etc. but had to put in a rating because Open Table would not permit no answer on their scoring. Have eaten there in the past and the food and service were fine. However ambience has changed and not for the good. Way too much noise for comfortable dining.

                          12. CG

                            ClintG

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 5, 2022

                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                            Sorta confusing menu but not terribly so, fun atmosphere, but my guess is they get by on their location. If the food was awesome they would do much better I think.

                          13. AB

                            ABen

                            Philadelphia

                            2 reviews

                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall2food2service1ambience3

                            We sat outside which was nice but the service was horrible and the food was just so so.

                          14. m

                            mbfoto

                            Philadelphia

                            105 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            105 reviews

                            Dined on April 30, 2022

                            overall4food4service4ambience3

                            The hostess seemed very frustrated and confused when we first walked in. Once seated our waiter let us know the restaurant was very busy and a bit behind but he was pleasant and the food and drinks were very good.

                          15. SH

                            SonjaH

                            Philadelphia

                            9 reviews

                            5.0

                            9 reviews

                            Dined on April 29, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            We like the expanded menu which includes Crepes and the coconut mule was excellent

                          16. AJ

                            AdrienneJ

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Excellent food. Friendly service.

                          17. DT

                            DanaT

                            Philadelphia

                            14 reviews

                            5.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Lovely atmosphere, great food and service. This spot is great for groups or couples.

                          18. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 23, 2022

                            overall3food4service2ambience4

                            Server was inattentive, and all tapas plates arrived without serving utensils. We had a party of four and prefer not to share germs with our friends. Had to ask repeatedly for utensils. Been a patron multiple times, but service has dropped dramatically.

                          19. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 18, 2022

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            It took longer than expected for bar service, but the quality of the food made up for it.

                          20. P

                            Philippe

                            Philadelphia

                            23 reviews

                            5.0

                            23 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Tony was excellent. The mussels were too big and not tasty but everything else was good!

                          21. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            4.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 16, 2022

                            overall4food5service4ambience4

                            The food is always delicious which is why I keep coming back but the host and server is a hit or miss on really good customer service.

                          22. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Great food!

                          23. AL

                            AndreaL

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                            overall3food4service2ambience3

                            Normally one of my favorite places to go. We frequent with friends and as a casual date night. Requested seating in the tapas area and were seated in cachette. Served expired beer notified waitress who just looked confused. We weren’t offer non expired beer or even to take it off the bill. Waited 40 minutes after we were done eating to finally receive check

                          24. J

                            Joevasz

                            Houston

                            29 reviews

                            3.0

                            29 reviews

                            Dined on April 9, 2022

                            overall3food3service4ambience3

                            OK Food. Not prepared like authentic Spanish dishes. Quite expensive for what you get.

                          25. C

                            Cynthia

                            Philadelphia

                            6 reviews

                            4.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on April 8, 2022

                            overall4food3service4ambience5

                            Great ambience, and we were very excited about this location. We were seated quickly, but very close to another party which felt like we were eating together. We arrived to learn that the sangria flights were not available on the weekend (it was Friday). We opted to get the individual cups and try different ones. None of us were impressed with our sangrias (strawberry basil, grapefruit and pineapple mint). However the pineapple mint did not taste like it had any pineapple at all so I swapped it out for the classic white sangria which looked like it was full of orange juice. The food: the manchego apple empanadas were my favorite and the paella was good. The pork belly was also good but I would skip the beef skewers. Everything tasted like it needed more flavor, while the sangria had lots of flavor (like juice) and not enough wine. Our burrata came way too late and was hard to enjoy once we were already eating our pork and beef. Overall, great service and beautiful plating but they have to up their flavors.

                          26. MM

                            MarkM

                            Philadelphia

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 4, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience4

                            meeting with friends … stellar food, great sangria, terrific attentive service. Tapas on Main never fails to impress.

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            1 review

                            2.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 3, 2022

                            overall2food5service2ambience3

                            Food was amazing. But service was okay wasn’t bad but definitely wasn’t the best as before. Celebrated a birthday but while still eating the server brought out the birthday dessert without finishing our meal.

                          28. P

                            christineP

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 2, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            The food and service are great, I would recommend.

                          29. D

                            Downtowner

                            Columbus

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 1, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Fabulous food. Eggplant meatballs and the bread pudding were delicious!

                          30. D

                            Downtowner

                            Columbus

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 31, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Had a wonderful window table for 2. Great wine and tapas

                          31. BR

                            BeccaR

                            Philadelphia

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on March 27, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Amazing food! Will definitely return to try other Tapas!

                          32. SN

                            SusanN

                            Philadelphia

                            13 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            13 reviews

                            Dined on March 25, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We were here on a weekend getaway and were so glad we dined at Tapas. My husband and I split the calamari, arugula/beet salad and chicken croquettes, all recommended by our outstanding server, Betty! Will definitely return here on our next visit to Bethlehem.

                          33. LK

                            LauraK

                            Philadelphia

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 24, 2022

                            overall4food5service5ambience5

                            Everything was great except they had a little trouble controlling the temperature on the side we were on. It was stuffy then they’d open the door, then we’d all be cold within 5 minutes. It was a cycle the entire time we were there. Otherwise, it was a very nice evening and food was great! They have a very wide variety of entree’s and drinks and the service was on point.

                          34. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Philadelphia

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 20, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            Ambiance is very cool. Waitress was attentive and sweet. Food was outstanding the bacon wrapped dates are my favorite! Prices are reasonable

                          35. JS

                            JenSay

                            Philadelphia

                            7 reviews

                            3.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on March 19, 2022

                            overall3food3service3ambience4

                            The Sangria flight was a neat option I haven’t seen before and the sangria was yummy! My friend and I went to Tapas for lunch and ordered the calamari, hummus, bacon wrapped dates, and chicken empanadas. The bacon wrapped dates were awesomely delicious! They were my favorite dish we ordered. The calamari and hummus were good, I prefer my calamari a little crisper, though. We didn’t care for the empanadas, they were a bit bland.

                          36. PJ

                            PJ1034

                            Philadelphia

                            31 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            31 reviews

                            Dined on March 14, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            We had the mussels, salmon tartare and the Mediterranean salad. Every dish was delicious. We loved the alcove that the two of us were seated in. The service was also excellent.

                          37. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            San Francisco

                            4 reviews

                            5.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on March 11, 2022

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            1st time in the Cachette room, which is more spacious. Great food and service.

                          38. RD

                            RosiesDad

                            Philadelphia

                            6 reviews

                            4.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                            overall4food5service3ambience4

                            The restaurant is dimly lit and charming. The night we were there, they were clearly short staffed among waitstaff and in the kitchen however our waiter was attentive, got us water promptly, and then got our beverage orders to us pretty quickly. (Their San Grias are refreshingly light and delicious). The food was outstanding though and we would eat there again.

                          39. d

                            derf

                            Philadelphia

                            4 reviews

                            3.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on March 6, 2022

                            overall3food5service1ambience4

                            Lots of employees, very little work being done. Food was good. Long wait for drinks and water.

                          40. JR

                            JanetR

                            New York Area

                            26 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            26 reviews

                            Dined on March 5, 2022

                            overall3food4service4ambience2

                            We're been to Tapas on Main several times and have always enjoyed it. This time we were seated in what I would call the "overflow" section and it is a totally different experience. It's more like a cafe-actually I think it is during the day. It has none of the warm ambience of the actual restaurant and it totally influenced the vibe of our night, it's bright and way to casual for an evening out so if making a reservation in the future I would definitely recommend calling to make sure not to be seated in this section. Such a disappointment! The menu seems to have changed as well. The food and service are good!

                          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

                          FAQs

                          You can order delivery directly from Tapas On Main using the Order Online button. Tapas On Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 868-8903.

                          Tapas On Main is rated 4.4 stars by 1246 OpenTable diners.

                          Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                          Booked 19 times today
                          Google Map for Tapas On Main

                          500 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018

                          Dining areas

                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            W Market Street

                          • Neighborhood

                            Bethlehem

                          • Hours of operation

                            Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                          • Cuisines

                            Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

                          • Dining style

                            Casual Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Smart Casual

                          • Parking details

                            Find a metered spot on the street, or park in the garage located at Walnut & Guetter Streets. Parking is FREE on Sundays!

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Executive chef

                            Rafael Palomino

                          • Entertainment

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

                          • Additional

                            Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                          • Phone number

                            (610) 868-8903

                          • Private party facilities

                            We accept private parties on weekdays for lunch and dinner. Our minimum seating is 25 guests for the private dining room. We offer a variety of prix fixe menus as well as alcohol consumption options. Please call the restaurant to discuss any further details.

                          • Private party contact

                            Cara Capobianco: (610) 868-8903

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