Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant

4.8
820 reviews
$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is an authentic tapas restaurant specializing in seasonal tapas, Spanish wine & family style entrees. With a warm atmosphere & upbeat Spanish music, this vibrant restaurant will transport you to Seville, the capital of tapas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 820 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
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MichaelH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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Joyce
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, good food, good service, and (we were not aware) entertainment, Spanish dancer! Enjoy!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with great attention to detail. Kind, knowledgeable, and attentive service. Great diversity of people eating in the restaurant.

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AnaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was very nice, all servers were friendly and helpful, food and drinks were delicious, bathroom was nice and spacious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

J&R and a great time

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JAVA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoy eating there. Scott knows us by names and we love sitting at the bar.

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vipShoeGazer
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite restaurant

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CristinaW
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have been to Ole Tapas and really enjoyed it. This experience wasn't as pleasant. Our table was wobbly (should be checked at the beginning of the dining shift). Our rice dish was over salty. In addition, it would have been ideal if music was playing the whole time to set the mood of the restaurant. Instead, music only played the last few minutes of our meal. Lastly, not everyone has cell phones that are working properly, so relying on phone menus is a hassle. The restaurant should keep a least a few copies on hand that multiple tables are sharing the same single menu.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time! Food was amazing as always and the staff was helpful and friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! One of our favorite places to go! The food, service, and wine is always great!

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viplakeside
Philadelphia
113 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food,drinks and service always good can't complain 2nd time there will be back.

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vipMunchieguys
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Ramone's first time waiting tables in the US, and he served us like a pro! Food was fabulous as always and we got our fill! Always enjoy the wine selection and they're priced well below most restaurants. Do yourself a favor and visit soon!

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TheDiningBiker
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My husband and I have dined at Ole Tapas Lounge for a long time. We knew that Covid would probably put a damper on the experience, so I give them somewhat of a pass for that. However, I was saddened to see a deserted restaurant that used to be so busy and vibrant. While the servers made a concerted effort to be friendly and helpful, it just couldn’t overcome the pervading depression hanging over the place. Everything seemed half-hearted: the cleanliness of the restrooms, the lack of polish on the furniture, and no music. It was dead silent. Until a party came in and the noise they made was enhanced by the silence of the dining rooms. It was not romantic, the food lacked the finesse it usually has (burnt toast and barely toasted bread in the same dish, overly breaded scallops that were gritty, heavy, tasteless bread pudding with no ice cream or whipped cream even offered) and there was no unsweetened iced tea and no one offered to make more. It wasn’t even 6:15 pm! If this restaurant doesn’t pull itself out of its funk soon, I guarantee it will close before 2022. Just not worth the money. It’s so sad. Such a nice restaurant that used to be so fun — even on a Sunday.

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vipSandyF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great evening! Food was delicious and the wait staff was very helpful with offering suggestions!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful. We love them!

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vipRichR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place never disappoints

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JillC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around! We love Ole Tapas food and the whole team there is amazing! We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, fun place!

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Carlos
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manuel and his restaurant are always the best. Best restaurant i have ever been to.

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SueM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. We ordered Top shelf margaritas and the bartender came to the table to show us the new top shelf tequila they had. We will definitely go back! You must order the paella! It was delicious!

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vipwwallydoc
Pittsburgh
30 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for me and my wife. Enjoyed tapas and Spanish wines. Servers very pleasant and happy. Very informative about the dishes and wines. You can’t go wrong with the bacon wrapped figs. Also the scallops are wonderful! Enjoyed the chorizo in wine as well. Saw others with paella and that also looked amazing. Highly recommend and we will definitely returb

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Viking1549
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been here on several occasions very quiet very nice; on this afternoon about 12 little children accompanied with adults at three different tables came in and the noise; crying, hollering, running around was a bit too much!!

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PeterK
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

As usual, we liked Ole a lot (and still do). It is good to be back after a year's absence!

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DrVictorG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time Scott made some great suggestions...

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GordonH
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new air filtration/purification system has been installed. What isn't new is the great service, a very nice wine list, and fantastic food. We hadn't been here for about 2 years so what a joy it was to return and find it still measures up. Bravo!

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Jess
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of wines which the servers are very edycated on and the infused cocktails are amazing too!

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KeJo
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very clean and covid-conscious and the food was very good. I wish I could remember the name of our server because she was an absolute delight! She just could not have been more efficient or gracious. Her welcoming manner and excellent service helped make the evening a great success. PS: The red sangria was FAB!!!!

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vipDonna
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ole Tapas. Service, food and wine is always exceptional.

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vipRichR
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Family had a great time . Food was spectacular

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williamr
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Live entertainment for a modest fee. Good atmosphere and friendly staff.

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MarianneM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for first lunch out in a year. Will be back.

DG
vipDnG2013
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints! Food and service is always outstanding! Highly recommend.

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TealK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time with my sister!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service, had fun

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AlexW
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time!! Food is amazing!!

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BethK
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful decor. The outside doesn’t reflect the beauty inside

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BobF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was not familiar with this type of Spanish-Basque type cooking. The menu, on line with iPhone, was somewhat descriptive but I needed help. The owner was on top of it patiently explaining each item listed. I decided on their paella and we found out there was a special for an extra $10 it would come with a delicious salad and a special potato appetizer. Manuel also recommend the wine and offer a sample a red for wife and white for me which we end up ordering. The food was quite good but be warned there will be ample leftovers to take home. Manuel was the perfect host the ambiance was Iberian decor and done well. The restaurant follows safe COVID-19 guidelines and I felt safe during the whole time there. I would recommend this restaurant and will return when next visiting the area.

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tigrompy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate here for Valentine's Day. We've been here before, but it's been a while. We were very pleased. The ambiance was fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was good as well. Overall a great dinner. We'll be back!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service! Would absolutely recommend!

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Luvmy2boyz4ever
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Restaurant was beautiful and clean. The food was good but wasn’t crazy about the steak. No char and it lacked flavor. All our remaining dishes were good.

FAQs

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 224-9378.

Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 820 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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