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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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Lexington, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Had a great dinner here by ordering a la carte. The menu is extensive, offering something for everyone. If you are a bit more adventurous this is a great way to try some new things, expertly prepared. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and its preparation and helped us navigate around some tricky food allergies. We got 9... More 

Thank MCA523
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

Low lighting, intimate, candle lit bar area serving very tasty tapas. Food is brought to you when ready and can be a wait but its worth it.

Thank TaffsTours
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2014

Very very good Spanish food. My friend has lived in Barcelona and was amazed at the authenticity of the ingredients and cooking techniques. Quite expensive, but really exceptional meal. Get the pork shoulder Iberico – one of the best things I have ever eaten.

Thank JolietJakeBlues
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Anthony Bourdain in his "Parts Unknown" series revels in the wonderful and "free" tapas of Spain. At Amada the tapas are definitely not free, but they are very good. Unlike the Basgue tapas of Catalonia (Barcelona) which typically are small ovals of bread topped with tasty treats, Amada's Andalucian tapas are small plate offerings. There is a prix fixe option;... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband & I were in Philly on Jan.1 for the Mummer's parade. We decided to dine at Amada's , a tapas restaurant, on recommendations from friends. We ordered for each of us the $65 Chef's Tasting Menu for our table ( we would have preferred if one of us had it and the other order a la carte but... More 

Thank reane617
South-Central, PA
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

My wife and I went to Amada for our anniversary and were treated to a unique and delicious time at this charming establishment. We ordered six tapas and absolutely loved each of them. The Waygu Beef Brochettes were probably the best-tasting beef entree that either of us have ever experienced(which led us to order a second serving). Surprisingly, the Olive... More 

Thank NeedABreakInSC-PA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

I cannot say enough about this restaurant. I've been 3-4 times and the last time I went was my birthday. I had this incredible garlic shrimp which sounded so plain, but was out of this world. I also had the best flatbread I've ever had. It was mushroom and Manchego I believe. I was also had a migraine when I... More 

Thank Jessica R
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101 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

We had a party of 15 (!) and my expectations were very low since we had just spent two delicious weeks traveling through Spain . What a surprise we got ! Everything , and I mean everything ,was delectable. We did the $75 tasting menu. It started with a light and airy mesclun salad , with an amazing olive oil... More 

Thank DrMaureenE
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We don't like to write negative reviews; instead we tend to chalk our experience up to our own unfortunate choices or an off night for the kitchen. With that context in mind, my husband and I have to say our experience at Amada was just OK...good but not great and, actually a bit disappointing. We had looked forward to trying... More 

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Jenn P, Guest Relations Manager at Amada, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you so much for your feedback. We're sorry to hear about your experience at Amada! We'd love to find out more so we can improve and ensure this mediocre experience doesn't happen again. If you're up to it, could you please email us your contact information at marketing@garcesgroup.com so our General Manager, Nick Agosto, can further address... More 

Flanders, New Jersey
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112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. We had the chef's choice tasting with the wine flight. Some of the wine selections did not pair correctly with the serving. The meal of a whole was very good and since we did the chef tasting it would not be fair to disparage some of the courses due to our preferences. We... 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
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
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?