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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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  • 32
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  • 4
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Decent Tapas

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Peter C
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Newark, Delaware
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newark, Delaware
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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3 reviews 3 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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Owings Mills, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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
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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
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133 reviews 133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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: European, Mediterranean, 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?