Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant
Churros Con Chocolate
Fried Spanish pastry served with house made chocolate ganache
Saffron rice, chicken, chorizos, clams, mussels, calamari, shrimp
Black saffron Paella served with mussels and calamari
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!
Excellent food excellent service! Would absolutely recommend!
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.
The fried plantains were excellent and the yucca bread for appetizers was outstanding! We ordered the meat paella was amazing! The only thing we didn’t care for was the churros they were burnt. Plus we would have liked a vanilla sauce to choose from.
Staff is always super pleasant and willing to give suggestions. Get the Tres Leche! Thank me later.
Great service and great selection of tapas. Excellent meal, as always!
Hands down the best restaurant we’ve ever been too. The owner was nothing short of incredible, the atmosphere was so authentic and the food was AMAZING. I 10/10 recommend. Go and try out this place. I promise you won’t be disappointed
Awesome food and great service!! Would recommend to anyone looking for a great night out!
Ole Tapas is top notch excellent quality dining. It’s great for everyday dining as well as special occasions. Manuel and his family know how to run a restaurant. Food and service are consistently fabulous. There’s such a variety on the menu.
Ole' is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants in Newark. It is a Friday Date night special for us. Juan is an excellent server. The tapas are both traditional and unique in nature. The value is exceptionally reasonable. It has all of the ambience, hospitality, and tastiness we look for when we want to enjoy a delicious meal and time with one another. We're gonna be regulars and happy to establish una amistad with the Ole' Team.
The paella was out of this world! The sangria was delicious! And the staff was very attentive and helpful with ordering.
Fantastic service and food! Highly recommend it to all my friends
First time back meal was great as usual
Have yet to have a bad visit awesome family run business. Very personable
The social distance precautions didn’t detract from this great menu and meal.
Awesome restaurant. Waiter very knowledgeable about meals and wines. Even introduced me to some new Spanish beers
Lovely experience, the food was amazing, the staff is amazing, the ambience is amazing. This is a go-to for my family.
Very good authentic tapas restaurant. Would definitely go again, good for a date
The food is good and the service is friendly. They know what to recommend if you are having some trouble deciding on food or wine.
We had six plates for two people, a mixture of our favorites and 2 specials. The prep and balance of the spices were just not what we have come to love at Ole Tapas-pretty bland overall. I think our mistake was coming on all you can eat paella night and not ordering paella. That was combined with a huge party in the rear of the restaurant. The kitchen seemed overtaxed.
Superb! The tapas, paella, and sangria were all delicious and brought back great memories of our trip to Spain last year. The staff is super nice and attentive. I will definitely come here several times and bring lots of friends too.
Restaurant cancel reservations without calling us for a party. After driving 1 hour we were not seated
We had a great time. It was our first time there and we will definitely go again.
Easily some of the best food we've had in a long time, and best Tapas BY FAR. Everything was amazing, but the bacon wrapped scallops were in a world of their own. Still we got 6 platters and all were incredible, will go again.
The food was good, not amazingly delicious but just good. For the price, the food should have been better The wait staff were kind and were working hard. But the restaurant did not seem prepared for a crowded Valentine’s Day evening. My roasted potatoes arrived cold. I asked the waitress if I could get a small plate of warm potatoes and she didn’t think that the kitchen could handle my request. She asked but they couldn’t do it. Unfortunately, I can’t recommend the restaurant nor do I want to go back.
Tables way too close together. Order was incorrect and steak was cold. Will likely never go again.
Too crowded, food brought to wrong table multiple times, the tables were so close together that I could barely move. Also there was a severe lack of parking and all the spots that remained open had tow warnings. Was expecting to have a romantic Valentine’s Day here but overall was just a horrid experience. As for the menu/food. Would have rathered not share a menu either. As well, the descriptions for the food weren’t fully complete and I am allergic to mushrooms, ordered a chicken dish and mushrooms were in it which was not in the description. Lastly the taste was mediocre at best. Would not recommend.
We decided to try the Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. The menu was limited and expensive. The food was good, but not necessarily worth the money. Service was fair. This could have been an off day. This was before COVID.
It was PACKED! While the food was ok - the service was slow and challenging. We ordered tapas to hold us the 45 min while the paella cooked - but the tapas was so late we had to cancel at least 3 dishes since the paella came out first (still over45 minutes ). Our waiter was nice but had too many tables. The Flamenco dancing was scheduled for the 2nd Sat of the month but for some reason they had it on the first Saturday (when we went) which was not fun as we could barely hear ourselves think much less talk. They did move our table but it was still bad. What was upsetting was that we made a reservation at least a week in advance and they gave us an awful table - you would think that as an Open Table VIP with a reservation(that was confirmed the day before) that a good table would have been reserved. Very disappointing.
Ole Tapas Lounge was a wonderful find!! All of the reviews we read turned out to be accurate! The food was amazing -- tip: bring friends to share with! We had a great waiter -- Fernando! We will definitely be back!!
Paella is very large. Could definitely feed 4 adults. Would return again when in Wilmington area.
It is wonderful here each and every time!
Amazing sangria, good food and fantastic service. We will definitely be back!
This is the “go-to” venue for my colleague and me. We enjoy the ambience and the food.
Great food! Fun environment. Good place for Happy Hour get togethers
Great Restaurant, food is outstanding and entertainment was excellent.
It was so cold in there 🥶
We were so pleasantly surprised to find Ole Tapas last weekend! We've driven by many times, but never stopped in. It's now in our Top 5 restaurants in the area! Everything was delicious. We will certainly be back!
Excellent food and service. Always love coming here. Noise was louder than usual due to the flamenco dancers, but performance was worth it.
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 224-9378.
Ole Tapas Lounge & Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 815 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 reservations at the moment.