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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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Ranked #16 of 299 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant specializing in seasonal tapas, Spanish wine & especially family style entrees. With the warm mood lighting & upbeat Spanish music, this vibrant new restaurant will make you feel like you are in Seville, the capital of tapas.
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English first
Owings Mills, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I recently had dinner with friends at Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant and the experience was quite memorable.The restaurant has a casual yet cozy atmosphere. Being a Spaniard, I normally frown upon going to any "tapas" place in the US because they usually serve Mexican food priced (overpriced) as tapas. However, the tapas at this restaurant were delicious, even with... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Always drive by this place daily but never stopped here until the other night. Tapas is like appetizers. You choose a few and they bring them out as you finish each one. Every dish we tried was delicious. We made sure to have a seafood, vegetable and meat dish. Each selection was individually prepared by the chef so it was... More 

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Newark, Delaware
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You can choose from many different small plates which are prepared in an authentic Spanish style. I love the Gaspacho which is a delicious cold soup made from fire roasted tomatoes and cucumbers. It is both healthy and delicious. I love the dishes with chorizos, which are Spanish sausages and the steak with chimmichurra sauce. They have outstanding vegetarian dishes... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Love this place! A huge selection of unique and tasty tapas, reasonably priced. Also, a great selection of entrees if you care to go that route. Service was friendly. A fun night.

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Madrid, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Do not let the strip mall location put you off. You open the door to a lovely elegant restaurant. Wonderful ambience, quiet, and you can linger and enjoy. Fabulous selection of tapas redolent of the flavors of Spain. The paella is big enough to serve many more than the two to three people suggested. Tastes even better reheated at home... More 

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Elkton, MD
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My friend and I had a fantastic lunch at Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant. The restaurant is reminiscent of Span and the staff are welcoming and friendly. Our server, Casey, was wonderful - knowledgeable about the food and wine choices and able to pace the meal to perfection. The food itself was delicious. We had the serrano ham, mushrooms, chicken... More 

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Manta, Manabi, Ecuador
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Food was delicious and well presented, and staff very welcoming. I would definitely go back if ever in the area again.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

As they say, it was "great from soup to nuts" Both the service and atmosphere were excellent. Couldn't ask for more

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

On a recent visit to Ole Tapas, a friend and I shared quite a few small plates that were absolutely delicious, The shrimp done with garlic was sooo good as was the manchego cheese puffs, empanadas, chorizo and manchego dish! Definitely, this restaurant warrants many returns in order to sample such wonderful preparations. And to top off the meal, a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to this restaurant because of an assignment I was doing with a culinary class. It was so much fun. We had an excellent server named Casey! He was knowledgeable and very friendly. He listened and interacted with my children and gave great advice on what to order. We had some tapas for starters and we ordered the Paella... More 

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Additional Information about Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

Address: 1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
Phone Number: (302) 224-9378
Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas

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