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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Wonderful small plates

Very nice tapas, wide selection. Small but nice selection of wines. It is were closer to our home this would be a often visited place to eat. We have been twice and will return when we are any where near it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Kmcga
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very nice tapas, wide selection. Small but nice selection of wines. It is were closer to our home this would be a often visited place to eat. We have been twice and will return when we are any where near it.

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
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35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We've been going to Ole Tapas for several years and have never been disappointed before. We took my brother in law and his extended family there for his birthday and everyone was pleased. Stopped in last week and tried a couple of items from their new menu and were both disappointed. They weren't "bad" they were just average.

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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a very nice dinner at the Ole Tapas Lounge/Restaurant located in Newark DE. The food is excellent and the service is the finest. We will be back for their special fair.

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Wilmington, DE
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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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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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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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: Romantic, 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?