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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.
Bethlehem, PA 18018
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
W Market Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Check our website for updates on weekly entertainment including Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk, Lorenzo from The Big Wahu, Flamenco Guitarists & More!
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)
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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"
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
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.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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