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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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Ranked #4 of 280 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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89% Recommend
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English first
Hockessin, DE, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The portions for the tapas seem to have gotten bigger. Pretty consistently great food. The tapas are great and what we normally get.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a restaurant that we seem to go back to when we're trying to figure out what we would like enjoy and have a great meal. Tapas is a wonderful way to meet and eat with friends in an atmosphere that is both friendly and lovely with the Spanish touch. Trying new dishes with friends is what's this restaurant... More

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New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Ole Tapas is located in an ordinary strip mall and its entrance looked small. But once you go inside you will be surprised by the spacious dinning room and modern decoration with a Spanish touch. Its selection of tapas is quite substantial and will meet most people taste. We ordered several tapas to sample dishes from each category (meat, seafood,... More

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Reisterstown, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

As always we had a wonderful experience. After 5 visits this restaurant now became one of our favorite places for Spanish tapas. Definitely better then Philly's Amada. Their food is very flavorful, the service is very nice and attentive, and the ambiance (particularly sitting in the boot) and a tastefully chosen Spanish music makes you feel very cozy and relaxed.... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

My husband and I have been fans of this restaurant for quite some time. The quality of the food is excellent, and the service is great, as well. I highly recommend the shrimp dish and the scallops... YUM!!! Also, so excited that the owner has decided to add some American wines to the wine list....

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

There was a wide variety in types of dishes... which are great to share on a double date. The wine list and drinks were solid too.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We were in Newark for a conference and looking for a place to eat dinner and found this restaurant reviewed on Trip Advisor. It was a great find! The food and service are exceptional; we ordered a series of small plates(tapas) to share and found that we savored the food and the experience more than if we would have each... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I had tapas style food with family for first time. Food was really good, but too pricey for portions we were given. Waitor suggested sangria was was very pricey and not good at all, better off with the other drinks.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I've gone here on several occasions, it's a nice to place to hang with a friend or for a date night. The food is really good and you know they are making your meal on the spot and fresh, because it comes out piping hot. I would recommend the fried green tomatoes. The drinks are also very good, I would... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. It doesn't look like much from the outside but the decor, atmosphere, service, and food is superb!! We ordered mojitos to start out with.. Freshest drink I have ever been served. Done just right! We had the cheese appetizer and for our entree we ordered the beef and scallops. We will definitely be back!

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