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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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United States
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner there recently. The overall ambience was ok. This is not the place if you don't like a loud atmosphere. The service was good and with a smile - a positive attitude. Food was good with limited options for vegetarians. The bar was well stocked and the choices of wines was good. Overall I enjoyed the dinner.

Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. The octopus was not very tender despite the fact it was perfectly seasoned. Ham croquettes amazing. The lamb meat ball was the best one. We also had the "batata bravas" but it was not "bravas" (hot) at all. A little bit disappointed. The wine list is expensive. However they offer a short list with more affordable options.... More 

Thank Marcelo V
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were disappointed that our dinner of tapas and paella were not up to the usually high standards of Amada. The atmosphere is dark and reminds me of a neighborhood tap room. I'd like some bright colors. The service was prompt, attentive and helpful to our guests in making wine selections, but the tapas were off and... More 

Thank QuakerBoy90
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant with great service and even better food - definitely one of my favorites in the city. I really like tapas and the ability to try lots of things in small portions. I have probably been to this restaurant no less than 5 times in the past year or so and I have enjoyed it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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150 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our wedding reception here, I think that says it all. Friends and family have become addicted to this place afterwards because it is THAT good. Everything from appetizers, to main courses (the roasted pig is to die for and was the hit of our reception), to desserts are beyond expectation. Their cocktails alone will keep you coming back... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Virginia Beach
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to go for dinner with friends. Share a lot of small plates and sample a little bit of everything. Delicious describes every plate we tried. Sangria by the pitcher is also a must!

Thank judy92015
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in town visiting the sites and had a reservation at a historic restaurant a few blocks away on a rainy Saturday night. We were tired and a bit cranky after waiting for our reserved table for almost an hour to no avail, so we walked around the block. I told my husband there was no way we'd get... More 

Thank Kelly M
Endicott, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A must when visiting Philadelphia. Enjoy many small plates to sample all the wonderful , creative, delicious creations

Thank Klosapio
Libertyville, Illinois
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I ate here recently for the first time with some colleagues while in Philly on business. Great, casual atmosphere - dark and fitting for the historic area. We shared 9 or 10 plates between the three of us, plus desserts. Every dish that came out just kept getting better!

Thank RKM036
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Every single dish we had (tapas style, so we ordered about 8 for our table of 3) was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to guide us in picking an exquisite meal for the three of us. My mom had the sangria and she said it wasn't too sweet. I had a glass... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$100
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-2450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?