Tapas On Main

4.5
1148 reviews
$30 and under
Spanish
We are an authentic Spanish tapas restaurant & bar in the heart of Historic Downtown Bethlehem. The warm colors and candlelight create a wonderfully rustic, yet cozy feel. Come enjoy our many tapas, salads and entrees, as well as charcuterie & cheeses. We offer many specialty cocktails and feature 7 seasonal Sangrias.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
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
What 1148 People Are Saying
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carolw
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and our server was gracious and humorous. The atmosphere was great.

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DBT749
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our repeat visit to this restaurant was enjoyable and the food and ambiance are great. However, they seem to be struggling with a shortage of staff, as are many.

We waited nearly 15 minutes after our reservation time until someone brought water, then another 10 minutes until the server took a drink order, then another 10 minutes for the drinks. The food order was taken 10 minutes later. Food wasn't received until more than an hour after our reservation and the entire experience lasted over two hours for a dinner that should have been much shorter. While we weren't pressed for time, it was painfully slow and our guests still had a two hour drive to get home after dinner.

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JoeyV27
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was awful. Minimal patrons so no excuses. Waited over 20 minutes for 2 simple drinks. I had to go to bar and ask what was going on. Had to ask silverware, had Tapas so need clean plates which I had to get from back servers. Food however, was EXCELLENT!

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RockyB
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first visit to Tapas on Main. We loved everything! The steak flatbread, the truffle fries, and the seafood paella- delicious!!! ❤️

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HollyH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to dine! The sangria flights are delicious and we tried the calamari which was a dynamite appetizer

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Greternie
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They are trying really hard to keep up, even being short staffed. Some of our favorite items had been removed from the menu, but we understand why. Only one server on duty for indoor and outdoor tables and he was running ragged. Three Gypsies sangria flight wasn’t the flavors we ordered but we didn’t say anything because they were so busy, and it was yummy anyway! This is a favorite location for us and we’ll certainly return.

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SarahL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food.

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KathrynF
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great paella. Better than we got in Spain, at least for me. Not so spicy. However we didn't have seafood in it so maybe can't compare. Sangria was tasty! Good place to eat!

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PaulH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The restaurant was very busy and the hostess was obviously stressed. We were not greeted in a friendly welcoming way. This employee should not be the first face your customers see upon coming to your establishment. She was curt and unapologetic. She seated us without asking our preference of indoor vs outdoor seating. We were seated near an air conditioner that blew cold air right on us. When asked if we could move to outdoor seating, the hostess told us there was a 40 minute wait for outdoors. I mentioned a table for two that was vacant and just needed to be cleared that we would be happy to wait for. Again she said there were people waiting for that table. We felt defeated and stayed at our original table. The table for two outside remained vacant throughout our whole meal and still was vacant when we departed.

Our server didn’t come to us for 20 minutes at which point she greeted us and took our entire order. After another forty minute wait, we received three of our four tapas. Ten minutes later we received our sangria flight, which was not sangria but fruity/ tropical drinks. They were very sweet and contained no fruit at all. Also, the sangria was served in a rocks glass rather than a traditional wine glass. Very confusing. Another 10 minutes until we received our final plate of tapas.

We loved the crab croquettes and salmon tartar, however the steak flatbread and manchego salad left something to be desired.

Overall, I would not return to this restaurant and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. Even if the food surpassed all expectations, the lackluster and unfriendly service really left us feeling unwelcome.

We went to McCarthy’s afterwards for drinks, coffee and dessert and we very pleased with their service. All the servers and staff were warm and welcoming. Next time we would go there for dinner instead.

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed in food this time. Ate last week and had an awesome experience. Looked forward to bacon wrapped dates all week. They came out burnt and tasted burnt as well.

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WendyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was outstanding! This has been my second time dining at Tapas on Main!

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DQSue
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drove almost an hour for Tapas, and they did not disappoint! Loved their watermelon mule from the bar. We had meatballs, croquettes, empanadas and scallops AND THEN their dulce de leches crepe. Heaven!!

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RamonT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere, and friendly-excellent service. What else is there!

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vipBarrHillGirl
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Short staffed like every other restaurant but food and value was good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Great

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vipJenniferJ
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Stopped in to Tapas on Main for tapas and drinks on a Sunday afternoon. Service was a bit slow. Drinks were very good, but the food was disappointing. Calamari was very tough. Tuna was just ok--not very flavorful. Don't think we would go back.

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Steph
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. I always recommend Tapas to anyone looking for a new place to dine. I brought 3 friends in for dinner who had never been and we had the best time

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SeajayFS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food! Service was good even though it was very busy. Very loud from constant cars going by with noisy exhausts.

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vipTina
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyone had a really great time at tapas and my party was impressed with our server Emily. Juan Carlos is always a gem to speak to. My friends loved the different meatballs! The salad and crepe was wonderful

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

three shared plates. all very good. we will be back.

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Sonic
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I understand places are short staffed…but the place wasn’t busy and the people that were there before us, either didn’t get what they ordered or never got their drinks! We sat for 20mins before someone brought us water! That was actually for the table next to us! Very disappointed!

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vipLisaF
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic as always. Service was Extremely slow. As all restaurants right now they are claiming they are short servers 🙄🙄

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Tina
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was awesome and food was amazing as always

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PatriciaM
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and service every time! Sangria is outstanding! Always an enjoyable experience!

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SKVU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was my first trip to Tapas on Main. The food was very good and our waitress could not have been nicer or more helpful. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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DaynaL
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cheeses, sangria and service! Food was fresh and delicious! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great!

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CitlalyC
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to Tapas in a while but it was still as good as it always is!

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Arielle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for my birthday dinner last night and was absolutely stunned how amazing this place is! Had our table ready, food was delish and server was outstanding!

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vipJenn
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Very, very loud, though.

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RobertY
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Set in the beautiful historic downtown of Bethlehem. We enjoyed a small plate of spinach dip with chorizo and pita, followed by a spectacular paella. Also enjoyed a flight of sangria. Service was excellent.

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RUNDMC
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

I was very excited to bring my dad in for Father’s Day, since I’ve always had *great* meals at Tapas in the past, but this visit was pretty terrible. My food was fine, but my dad’s salad was missing ingredients and his pork chops were awful - pressed paper thin, burnt and tough. Our server was perfectly nice, but seemed… green. When asked for a cup of black coffee, she informed us the restaurant had made the decision “not to prioritize” fresh coffee on this busy day, so it would be from the single pot they’d made that had been sitting for hours. Brewing a new pot was not an option. It was one of the most bizarre service experiences I’ve ever had at a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Service was poor. Ordered a strawberry salad. Received a bowl of spinach and strawberries. No feta nothing… The floors were dirty. Highly dissatisfied. I waited 2 weeks for a brunch reservation. To be disappointed. Lost a longtime customer yesterday.

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ln4406
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our server really helped us select great items and the right amount of food. We were never rushed! And what we ended up getting was amazing - meat & cheese plater, lamb chops, split a salad, and apple empanadas. We didn't have room for dessert, but we did have room for 1 more sangria!

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shadyry
Pittsburgh
11 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Live music inside, nice seating options outside. We shared 5 plates and everything was delicious! Recommend the mussels and apple Manchester empanadas.

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vipAwkwardending
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Just got drinks and our server was horrible. He was short with us and wasn’t pleasant

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samandhailee
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Tapas on Main had decent food but it wasn’t anything special and would not make me want to go back. Way too expensive for what it was and the experience was overall disappointing.

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vipJosephG
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food packed with flavor! Great service and warm & comfortable ambiance.

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SharonU
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cool place with a great drink menu! The food was very good, and the hardest decisions of the day were which plates to get and how many! It was a little uncomfortable with all the plates around the table and trying to figure out where to put things, but I would definitely recommend Tapas On Main!

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You can order delivery directly from Tapas On Main using the Order Online button. Tapas On Main also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 868-8903.

Tapas On Main is rated 4.5 stars by 1148 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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