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Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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Ranked #22 of 292 restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $22
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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84% Recommend
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

First experience with Tapas and will definitely go again! Great service and food was excellent. I want to try their Paella next time. The BBQ Pork and Scallop Tapas were quite delicious. Their steak dishes also very good. My wife loved their Truffle Mashed Potatoes.

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Wallingford, CT
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241 reviews 241 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were traveling through this area on a road trip. This restaurant was a good fine. Although it doesn't look fancy from the outside the atmosphere is very nice we had a very pleasant waiter Juan who was very knowledgeable about wine and gave us a good suggestion. The four of us ordered paella which was $50 and it definitely... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I think the service and the food are wonderful. Everything that we ordered was delicious! Our waitress timed everything so that we had enough time between the tapas. I went there for lunch the first time. The second time I went for dinner and the food was unique and they had a variety of options for our party of five.... More

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3 helpful votes 3 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 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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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
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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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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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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