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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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Ranked #23 of 290 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

June 13th, was the first and LAST time I will ever step foot in Ole Tapas. After seeing the coupon and looking at the menu online, my friend and I were sold. Everything looked amazing, so I called and explained, to the girl who answered the phone, that I had a Groupon and wanted to place an order for takeout.... More

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Wilmington DE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This was our first time here and we were impressed with the food, but not with the service. We ordered a variety of tapas, and all were interesting and tasty. Nice presentation. Our waiter greeted us shortly after we were seated, asked if we had been there before, told us he would get us some water and come back and... More

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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My friend and I purchased a Groupon and dined in on a Saturday afternoon. Neither of us had ever been there. The place was empty. The food is way over priced and the portions are not sized to share like the waiter told us they were. The sangria tasted like grape juice. We ordered the scallop mac & cheese for... More

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Newark, Delaware
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My first and only experience with Ole Tapas was on Friday the 13th and it was a true nightmare. My friend and I purchased a Groupon deal for the restaurant and mentioned it multiple times when ordering our to-go order on the phone. The hostess clearly did not know the menu well and could hardly give us directions to the... More

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Newark, Delaware
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Ole Tapas Lounge and Restaurant features a pleasant interior, friendly staff, and small tasty plates. We enjoy lunching there from time to time.

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Newark, Delaware
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I'm not always the most adventurous eater so it took a few years before we finally paid a visit to Ole Tapas. Boy was I sorry! We visit about once or twice a month. I love the small plates and my husband and I always share, though usually do not share dessert. I've thoroughly enjoyed every dish I've eaten here.... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I've been here several times. You need at least 4 people to get a good selection of tapas. There is an excellent selection, each with a distinctive flavor. Selection varies somewhat with time. Tapas is great with wine (Sherry), Sangria, or just water. Last time I was here we had the paella, which was excellent although expensive. Don't order if... More

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Have been to Ole Tapas a number of times. The food is always very good, love the small plates. Makes sharing with another person a lot of fun. Service is casual. They are not slow, just relaxed. The food comes out quickly, so a full meal often does not require an hour. Last night, we had the full chef's sampler... More

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Wilmington, De
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Based on the reviews, we must of gone on a bad night. It was Sunday evening and the place was almost empty. So, there was no excuse for the poor service, and the food. The first bad sign was the iced tea which tasted rancid. That was a sign of things to come. We ordered a few tapas a the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Been for tapas many times at other restaurants, so comparatively Ole's is average. Had the charcuterie & cheese platter-@ $30 expected much more on the platter. Pitcher of sangria good, albeit weak, and also pricey at $29. Garlic shrimp very good, and steak/potato tapa very good as well. Churros for dessert were way too heavy. Our server was helpful, prompt... More

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