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Tapas on Main

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500 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018 (W Market Street)
610.868.8903
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 77
    Excellent
  • 72
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place for dinner

We ate at the new crepe place., cachet the. The Waitress was new but did an excellent job. Very pleasant and efficient. The wine list was mall but our selection was fine. We ordered the frites as an appetizer. The aioli sauce was nice but the fries were not as good as Tappas fries. I ordered the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jane R
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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180 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We ate at the new crepe place., cachet the. The Waitress was new but did an excellent job. Very pleasant and efficient. The wine list was mall but our selection was fine. We ordered the frites as an appetizer. The aioli sauce was nice but the fries were not as good as Tappas fries. I ordered the arugula salad and... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We often come here to see Craig Thatcher or other acts, like Billy Bauer. It's a little tight in the front of the bar area with the tall tables and all, but it is a great place to hear live music. The food is great too. We usually order a series of tapas and the wait staff doesn't mind if... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I stopped in one day during happy hour and I was pleasantly surprised with the Sangria menu and specials! We were having dinner elsewhere so we didn't have any of the food. If you like good drink specials, especially Sangria, this is somewhere to check out. Also, a lot of nice outdoor seating!

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Allentown PA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Selected Tapas Main before show, with party of Out-of-town guests. We wanted them to really enjoy..but we were Rushed by the waiter and pushy throughout...but the food was skimpy too! There is a difference between gourmet tapas portions and budget. This definitely feels like they are skipping on portion and budget. The food was okay and the service was rapid... More 

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Woodside, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Found this restaurant after arriving in Bethlehem late at night a few years back prior visiting the Martin Guitar Factory in Nazareth. Since then we keep coming back and tried a few of their very yummy sangrias and Caldo Galego.

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Alexandria
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Tapas on Main used to be one of my favorites! My friends and I made it a must whenever we visited the Lehigh Valley. So, we went again in early January, and sadly, were were less impressed. We noticed this past summer, and the downward spiral seems to continue. Everything just seems too spicy or too bland. I used to... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Bethlehem is blessed with many fine restaurants, offering fabulous Italian, great sushi, yummy Syrian & even California cuisine. What it was missing was a tapas bar of its very own. With Tapas on Main, that void has been filled. Tapas are small plates filled with shrimp, scallops or bacon wrapped dates among others ingredients. It's so hard to decide among... More 

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NYC Area
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112 reviews 112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We consider ourselves Tapas cognoscenti, having tapas'd through Spain. We went to this venue with family (daughter, son-in-law and grandson) on Christmas Eve, one of the few places open in Belthelem (except for the inn, of course) and were impressed with it. While it was not like Spain in the breadth of selections, it was still a wide enough selection... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews 181 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made reservations to visit thisTapas restaurant for lunch. It was a late afternoon on a Sunday. It was pretty busy for that time of day, so we were excited. The squash & carrot soup was delicious! Creamy without tons of dairy cream, very flavorful and was served with a sprinkling of pistachios on top that added texture and one... More 

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Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went here for the first time when there was a band and it was so crowded. The food and drinks we got were great. We look forward to giving this place another try when not so crazy busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018
    (W Market Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: 610.868.8903

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 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?