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“A Pleasant Taste of Spain......” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant
1126 Capital Trail, Kirkwood Highway, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 224-9378
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Ranked #17 of 299 Restaurants in Newark
Price range: $6 - $22
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.
Wilmington, DE
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41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A Pleasant Taste of Spain......”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

We returned to Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant after not being there for a year or more. The experience was excellent and we will be back. The servings seemed more generous than we remembered and the quality of food had improved as well. We had the Ensalada Mediterránea and the Ensalada de Casa followed by Tortilla Espanola, Calamares a la Plancha, and Bistec Ajillo; all were excellent and we were quite full at the end. We finished with excellent coffee and a shared Flan desert, also excellent. Service was attentive and helpful. All and all, a very pleasant evening.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carneys Point, New Jersey
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154 reviews 154 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 62 cities Reviews in 62 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Consistenly Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

This is an UPDATE to one of my prior reviews. Chef Manuel and his staff CONSISTENTLY provides Excellent Service, and Mouth Watering Tapas dishes to suite any palate! This place is deceiving on the outside. It's Warm and Romantic on the inside. I suggest the White Sangria to accompany your dishes. I can't say enough good about Ole. It's a Great place to Celebrate any occasion. Try as many plates as you can fit. They're all Great! ENJOY! Be sure to check out any Special Events they may be having. Chef G.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Elkton, Maryland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Can't make up mind? Try a little of lots of things!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I love the idea of being able to sample many different things. I would like to have had a little more variety to choose from, since that was the draw for me. The food was well prepared and presentation was snappy.

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“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011 via mobile

Amazing food. We live in Baltimore which has many tapas restaurants but this is by far the best tapas. The braised ox tail was great.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wilmington, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best place for a date!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

My now husband and I go here every year to re-live our first date. It was the perfect place for a first date as it allows for conversation and gives you something to talk about.

This year we received a complimentary spiced carrot tapa and a variety of Spanish meats, both delicious. We ordered: hummus, pan con tomate, lamb meatballs, spicy squid, chicken and chick peas. My favorites were the pan con tomate which is like a brushetta and perfectly cooked, not too soft not too crunchy and the squid, but be warned it is spicy.

If you go for a date the circular booths are perfect for talking and sharing tapas. We always make a reservation even though it's not necessary. The service is attentive and if for some reason it gets slow, the chef provides complimentary tapas. I feel like it is important for us to have a good experience and Ole Tapas sends that message well. Can't wait to return next year!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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