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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

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1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Entertaining clients

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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
WonderfulTapas

Ole Tapas is within walking distance of my house and I have been here several times for happy hour drinks and tapas. The drinks are excellent made from all fresh ingredients no mixes. The sangria and mixed drinks are excellent. I have not eaten dinner here. I only come for the happy hour specials... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
MLFB
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
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Wilmington, DE
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Quite a bargain on a Monday evening! Two Paellas for two people plus a pitcher of Sangria for $23 per person. In addition to that we shared three tapas plates (one more than we really needed!): - Chorizo a la Sidra Spicy semi-cured mini chorizos braised in infused Asturian tomato-apple cider sauce, - Pintxo de Steak Garlic herb marinated flank... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

i called the restaurant at 4pm on a saturday and asked when they had happy hour on a saturday. their website is a little confusing for happy hour. the person who answered the phone said happy hour was until 7 and then again 9-11. we arrived at 530 and were told there was no happy hour. since we called the... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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192 reviews 192 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

this is a very different restaurant if you are expecting tacos it may be the wrong place. However the food was very good. The server was excellent he knew the menu well and we loved his suggestions. The bar was good with good drinks. The food delivery was very fast. The price was good although it could be expensive with... More 

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Newark, Delaware, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I went to Ole Tapas on a Thursday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had been once before, on the day before Valentine's day, and really enjoyed it. So I thought my friend might like it for her birthday dinner. We had a great waiter (thanks Casey!) who was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us recommendations of... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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109 reviews 109 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This place has fairly decent tapas. Not everything is excellent, but this is someplace to think of when going out. The big down side is price.

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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ole Tapas is within walking distance of my house and I have been here several times for happy hour drinks and tapas. The drinks are excellent made from all fresh ingredients no mixes. The sangria and mixed drinks are excellent. I have not eaten dinner here. I only come for the happy hour specials at the bar which are from... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food generally served as "small plates"(tapas)- quite tasty, although often a bit too salty. Nice variety of seafood/ meat/ chicken dishes. Great way to share many different types of foods. The Paella dish will serve six adults and is very good! Wine list is decent, but reds should be chilled somewhat.

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Wilmington, DE
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My wife and I introduced friends to Spanish dining at Ole' Tapas on Saturday evening. We, of course, knew what the dining experience would be like. Our friends, who had never had tapas before, were charmed by the meal and very impressed with the quality of the food. We all enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We had Sangria, a range of tapas... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I took our son here to celebrate his birthday. He had been here with his Spanish Club and remembered the food as being very good, so we took the drive down from PA to check it out. We were greeted immediately and had no wait for our table. We were seated with server Juan, who was really... More 

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NJ
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Have dined here 3-4 times since moving to Delaware and always have a fantastic experience. Great food and attentive service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: (302) 224-9378

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 22
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?