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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Authentic (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Vegan (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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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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 (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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 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food is always amazing! Great dining experience as well. Friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was amazing but it took us about 3 years to not only order but also receive each course. No one took our order until we had been sitting for almost half an hour. Like I said, food was amazing.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Fantastic food. Knowledgeable, friendly and helpful service. Food came at appropriate pace and was sensational.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Awesome food! Our favourite restaurant when we visit our daughter at Lehigh!

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Lighting could be a little better

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Friendly, helpful wait staff made the introduction to a tapas restaurant pleasant.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Nice restaurant, comfort food version of Spanish food.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We sat outdoors on a very pretty summer day. Our seating was comfortable. The street scene was charming. The food was delicious. Our wait staff was accommodating of some unusual requests. I could not have imagined a more perfect Sunday afternoon meal.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I have eaten here many times over the last 4 years and its always been a positive experience. Six of us were there on this occasion for MusikFest. The food has always been very good and it was this time as well, except I had to send my scallops back as they were badly burned (to a dark brown). Second time they were perfect. Also when the bill arrived they hit us for 3 bottles of wine instead of 2, so the bill had to go back. Forgiving them the food is one thing, but the wine order was the only alcohol on the bill and a little sloppy on their part, even though it was busy. If we had ordered 5 and they charged for 6, I can almost understand it. It didn't sit very well with some of our party. Anyway the bill was changed we paid and went. I will go back again as I eat there a few times a year. If we go with our friends again, they may not want to eat there.

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Disappointing. Very noisy. Server brought wrong wine, did not bring one of the dishes ordered, and runners were constantly delivering plates to wrong table. Most of the food was very good but tenderloin tips were not. Maybe cut them a break with Musikfest going on in town but, with so many dining options, I doubt we'll be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Little upset when the server told us they were out of chorizo...

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Had a late dinner here on a beautiful Saturday night in Bethlehem. The restaurant was crowded but not overly stuffed, which was nice, as it can be quite loud during peak times. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive, although our drink orders and refills did take 10-15 minutes each time. The food on the other hand was prompt and all very tasty. We got the calamari and spinach dip small plates, and then each of us got a flatbread as an entree. They are also on the smaller side, but filled up many diners in our party after the appetizers. There's always something new to try and the sangria cannot be beat!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, People Watching
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Too hot In there! Otherwise 5 stars!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Excellent experience

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was delicious. Service was quick and very attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Always great food and drinks. It was very busy so we didn't get our drinks for a bit, but our waitress let us know right away. Our food came out quickly, and was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

I have been here several times and I am never disappointed. I was hoping they would have a couple of dinner specials but they only offered what was on the menu. We split several small plates between 5 of us, and the vegetarian, the pescatarian and the meat eaters all came out happy and satisfied :).

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A.C. was not working properly...HOT no air moving. Lamb chops were over cook. Staff was very pleasant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Nice night,good food, sitting in front window was too hot!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Tapas, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great Tapas, mediocre Paella...only complaint is the noise level was excruciatingly exuberant.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 17, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat when in town. Main Street in south Bethlehem seems to be a popular place during evening hours, but many of our go-to's are not open on Mondays. We were promptly seated at a desirable table. We opted for sangria, but not just any sangria. There are several options, in addition to the house red and white. I can definitely recommend the fresh ginger and peach. We then started with a cheese plate, followed by various tapas, including apple empanada, croquettes, and eggplant. All were outstanding, and filling.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Quick Bite, Organic, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Every time I visit Tapas on Main I am amazed at how dark it is- no matter what time of day it is. The lighting is awful, I had to use my phone flashlight app to read the menu at 5:30 on a sunny day- and I don't wear glasses and I am not elderly.
The waitstaff- Magda- was great. She was attentive and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

First time going to Tapas and I must say I will be going back. The environment, drinks and food were great. The only flaw was the lighting I feel was a bit to low. Other than that my overall experience was great. The Sangrias are all awesome.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We had the steak flatbread, one of our favorites, with the blood orange sangria. Great for Friday after work.This time we tried the apple/Manchego cheese empanadas. They are amazing!!! Highly recommend! Everything was great! Great service!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 12, 2017

As usual, we really enjoyed our meal. Love getting to try many different flavors by ordering tapas and a charcuterie plate. Service was attentive and the weather was perfect for sitting outside and enjoying the Main Street ambiance.
The only reason for 4 stars is that many of the menu items we tried to order were unavailable- one wine, two cheeses, two meats, and the Bananas Foster crepes.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food is really good! Sangria is better! Great staff and a fun date night with the wife

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