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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Healthy (6)
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Romantic (6)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
Vegan (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Live Music (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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 8, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 5, 2018

Great amazing server

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 28, 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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·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 18, 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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·Dined on December 14, 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 11, 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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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love this restaurant! Perfect for lunch or dinner.

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·Dined on December 9, 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 2, 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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·Dined on November 6, 2017

First time there. Enjoyed both drinks and food. Highly recommend.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Tapas
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Exceptional service and the food was outstanding. Will go back to try other items on the menu

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Attentive wait staff offered great menu support for five picky people.
We were well pleased with our broad selections and found the portions adequate for sharing. The background noise made it a little difficult to carry on a five way conversation but we managed and left with a positive impression.loved the spinach dip and the impenadas of our seven choices.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The sharing experience was fun and the food was appealing and tasty. The entire dining experience was enjoyable. Looking forward to dining there again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Fun, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have been there several times before and had a great meal. This time we took two friends and had a great night of flavor sampling. Great drinks and the food is very good. We like taking at least 4 people because you can order several things and sample them around. Fun spot.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This was my first time dining and things did not start off well! The ambiance was nice. Dark and quaint but quite loud! The bar was packed but we were seated in the dining room so aside from needing to use the bathroom that was located behind the bar, it wasn't really an issue. We waited close to 20 minutes before receiving our drinks and when those were delivered, the server didn't know which drinks went where! Further, he couldn't differentiate the sangrias, which was problematic since half of our party ordered flights aka the sangria samplers. Once that was settled and we thought it was time to order, he disappeared abruptly! Ugh! Food was somewhat prompt and above average. That being said I wasn't wowed. It was tasty and the presentation was decent. The server however, was very short and not attentive, which made the overall experience mediocre!

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Joe always makes the best recommendations for food and drinks!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Meatball app was great. Great beer selection and main courses

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The family & I have been to Tapas on Main a number of times when we visit Bethlehem every Columbus Day weekend. It was somewhat disappointing this time. There were some good tapas dishes, but both the meatball dishes (lamb & pork) were a bit greasy, & service was very spotty. Maybe it was just a busy night?

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

One of our favorite go to restaurants! Sangria is always a must in addition to Tapas and most times an entree to split. Delicious food, friendly wait staff and great ambiance!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Amazing food and Sangrias! I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone... girls night, date night. Fun atmosphere!

Tags: Spicy, Live Music, Organic, Healthy, Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very nice place! Food was a little salty but my drink (the Picante) was wonderful. Really enjoyed the croquettes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had an excellent dinner here. Will definitely go back again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

I went to this restaurant with my teen daughter, after a day of touring colleges. The atmosphere was nice and cozy. A good mix of customers. The food was delicious. Great choices for all tastes. Vegetarian options if that's your thing. Fun place to go with friends and share dishes. we had tapas. The food was reasonably priced and the portions were nicely sized. Make sure to leave room for dessert.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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