Adela
Adela

Adela

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kalisrestaurantgroup.com/
  • Phone: 4105346262x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Bar
    Monday-Friday: 5:00 pm-10:30
    Saturday-Saturday: 11:30 am-2 am
    Sunday: 11:30 am-10:30 pm

    Brunch Menu:
    Saturday-Sunday: 11:30 am-3 pm

    Full Menu:
    Monday-Friday: 5 pm-10:30 pm
    Saturday-Saturday: 3:30 pm-midnight
    Sunday: 3:30pm-10:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Adela
The Kali’s Restaurant Group is expanding. Adela joins siblings Kali’s Court, Mezze, and Meli in Fells Point. Offering “classic Spanish tapas” with a modern interpretation.
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Adela reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (13)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (10)great for outdoor dining (9)fit for foodies (9)good for groups (8)notable wine list (7)scenic view (4)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • nice for tapas in fells point
    BWDover
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our ervice was excellent and the food was good. Many nice wines are available by the glass and bottle. We found the desserts a bit disappointing. it was very busy on a Friday night and I would consider reservations a must.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely fabulous evening!
    PickyCaliGirl
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Matt our server, guided my friend and I through the wine list and paired some of the best tapas I have had in a very long time. I was skeptical when I found the menu had changed, but was delighted with both the subtle and blasting flavors. My friend had just vacationed in Spain and commented on how authentic most dishes were...those she didn't think were, she thought were a great fusion of American & Spanish flavors. The service was attentive and friendly. Definitely hit this spot, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just so so
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food is good, but the portion size is extremely small. At first the prices seem reasonable until you see the small servings. You have to order many dishes to make a full meal. Dinner for 6 was nearly $200 including tip. The staff is not very friendly. Not rude, but just not friendly or inviting.
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  • Off night
    PSG2013VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our 6th visit in the course of the year and food was not up to its usual sparkle - calamari was charred, meat skewers lacked seasoning meatballs were just ok, and cocktails were flat tasting. Outdoor patio ( accessed from inside) is lovely, service is good but at the end of the day $60 for 3 very small tapas and 2 cocktail was not a great value - wound up going to another restaurant since we were still hungry. Since this was the first time we were disappointed we'll give it another shot before the end of the year
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spanish like
    samuwell
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My daughter who lives in Spain - Palma, Mallorca and Madrid says it is as good as the Tapas places there. everything was excellent. I want to go back to sample some of the other tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas Triumph!
    Dawn
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with outstanding food! Spanish tapas - small plates that are generous, fresh and full of flavor. Adela spoke with us and made suggestions on the menu, every item she suggested was a stand alone taste treat. Simple, fresh and flavorful. This is a restaurant that I will return to in the future. Keep up the good work!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Adela is one of our favorite restaurants but this time we went in and we waited about 5 minutes for our server to greet us when we were the only ones in the restaurant and then he pulls out a list of items that they ran out. The list was basically over half of the menu so we decided to try somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • traditional tapas & great sangria
    dopeycrazy2
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had been to the sister restaurant Mezze twice since that's the one everyone raves about. I found the traditional tapas here much more enjoyable. I tried one of the signature cocktails, something with lots of fresh berries, but the sangria is where its at. Both the white and the red are very tasty. The sparkling white sangria was the best. Favorite tapas order: definitely the shrimp!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood gem
    Pravda
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    If you are looking for a quiet spot to enjoy refreshing food with a friend or date this is it. Food and service will not disappoint you.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Quite Authentic
    BaltoEats
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The food is average to slightly below average. If you've been to Spain you may not recognize some of the dishes, as these seem quite unlike any I've had in many trips over the past 20 years to Spain.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 402 reviews are from the Adela reviews archive.
  • Great food and nice service!
    ninas
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The staff at Adela were super nice, not the most knowledgeable about the food, but helpful and friendly. The food was great! We had the large charcuterie plate, the croquetas, and scallops. All great quality and tasty! We will definitely return and take friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The menu was not descriptive in relation to the dishes offered. I ordered a chorizio sandwhich - which was cured chorizio, when I was expecting cooked chorizio. We also ordered manchego cheese which was warm and melting on the plate. One of the worst meals I have had in a long time - the only highlight was the Sangria, which was very good.
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  • Terrible Service
    nkal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The service was terrible. Our waitress forgot about us for stretches of time. When we asked for lemons for the calamari she brought three lemon chunks wrapped in a paper napkin. Serving spoons were nowhere to be found and when we asked we got small spoons. The food was nothing special and so all in all an unsatisfying night out.
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  • Excellent food as always
    Disappointed
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We went before Vagabonds. The food was outstanding. We ate outside and the service was very good. Only one problem. Vagabonds for years has had an ad where it says they will give us free sangria with the ticket stub. Last time and this time I asked the waiter and they checked and we were told no. We went to Vagabonds and there the ad was again. I feel that they should not stop advertising but should honor their ad. The food so good we will come again, but it does make you feel that the management is not living up to its promises.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Appreciate
    ExcellentVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Made last minute reservation on a beautiful Friday night and was welcomed and allowed to sit at outdoor table. Inside was very hot bat scene of beautiful people. Outdoors was just lovely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great meal
    JaniceVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner here. You won't go away hungry
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome bartender
    deljenn
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    He was knowledgeable, friendly, and funny. Recommended great drinks and wines off the menu, helped us decide on great appetizers to share. Was very personable and we enjoyed talking with him.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't go wrong at Adela
    Lindseylass
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    4 girlfriends and I went there for a late dinner Friday night. I made last minute reservations on open table for 9pm and requested outdoor seating. They had a table for us when we arrived. As always we had delicious food. They made one of my pregnant girlfriends a mocktail (non-alcoholic cocktail) and when I asked if we could have some bread to start, which isn't their normal practice, they thoughtfully brought out some delicious grilled bread with olive oil. Service was great- our waitress was attentive without interrupting us often. As always, we had another wonderful experience. I will never hesitate to come here or recommend it to someone who enjoys tapas :) thanks Adela!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    Foodie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I have been waiting to eat at Adela for months and finally had the time to experience it. I was very disappointed with the food. The food did not appear or taste fresh and was over priced in my opinion. My steak was overcooked, when we asked for medium it was chargrilled. I was so hungry that we ate what we ordered but if not I would've returned it all. Was the worst meal I've had in a long time and I dine out regularly.
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  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Only reason for the poor service was that there was a wedding rehearsal dinner taking up the main dining area. We were seated outside in the back of the restaurant in an adorable terrace. Definitely recommend requesting a seat out there on a nice evening. And the food was great, again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dine here when in Fells Point
    Daisy4648
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    This is a small restaurant with great food and service. Because it is tapas you can share everything. The food is wonderful and delivered at just the right moment. We loved it. If it's a weekend make reservations or go early because it fills up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A disappointment
    BillVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been to Adela for weekend lunches four or five times now, and each time has been a little sloppier. That's unfortunate, because we like the place and the food. This time we brought guests from DC, made a reservation and were seated promptly and then mostly ignored. When we got menus they were only the brunch menus, although we came for tapas. We had to ask for the other menu. Then we had to ask for a drinks list. Then we had to wait a while for the food, which was served without much thought to their order. So the food was good but everything else seemed a bit off. If late lunch isn't a profitable time for the restaurant, maybe you should consider dispensing with it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ruth
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    everythig was very good but we are from uruguay and when the waiter put in the acount 20% for the tip think it was to much we were 6 person the rest was okey
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KatieVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was fantastic! Great tapas place with shareable menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food is normally outstanding at Adela but a visit on a recent Saturday night was marred by indifferent service. We were in the courtyard, rather than the main restaurant area, which may have contributed to this - there were also several large parties going on. We hope to see as much effort put into the service in the future as has generally been put into the food.d
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent Tapas in Fells Point
    LovetoEat22
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and daughter had just returned from Spain and they found the tapas at Adela to be acceptable. All the dishes we had were very good. Standouts I remember were the Loma de Cerdo (pork tenderloin with butternut squash), mussels con chorizo, albondingas (spicy meatballs, the toasted almonds were great) and piquillos peppers stuffed with herbed goat cheese. We were seated in the open-air courtyard on a warm evening which was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maybe went on an off day
    MGDK45
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    After reading several reviews and not being a frequent visitor of Fells Point, my boyfriend and I were excited to eat at this restaurant. We sat in the back which was very quaint and romantic since we had the whole room to ourselves. Our server was very nice and helpful, but apparently there were 2 other large parties going on so the kitchen was very slow. We ordered 4 tapas plates and received each plate one after another with about a 10 min wait after eating each tapas, not quite what I was expecting. 2 of our plates were good (the ravioli and the crab and manchego spread) and the other 2 weren't that impressive (lamb and pollo y higo) both which were the chef's specials.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific place for a late lunch
    BillVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Nice fresh soups and a small but versatile selection of Spanish tapas plus a brunch menu on our third lunchtime visit.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Lots of great tapas choices. This would be a great choice for groups and sharing in the tapas.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best tapas in Baltimore
    MMilesVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I would definitely say Adela has the best tapas in Baltimore, especially if you like seafood. My biggest peeve with tapas restaurants is that you pay $10 for a tiny portion, but that is NOT the case at Adela. The portions are a great size (the crabcake dish had three medium sized cakes). I also loved the scallops and brussel sprouts dish - the scallops were massive and super flavorful. We also got the paella, which was loaded with fresh seafood - none of it was that fake or frozen stuff that other places serve. Can't wait to return and try the sparkling sangria - other tables were raving about it, but we had already ordered the white sangria (also delicious).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Acceptable food, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had dinner for friends there on 4/12/14. Food was good if expensive for amount. Delicious but nothing special that stands out. Service was poor. Lots of time waiting. Valet service is a big plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Adelas!
    luvwineVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch here on Sunday, everything was wonderful. The only minor negative for me was the paella - while it was delicious, the portion size for $22.95 was teeny. We had four other things, all were great and of course, they always have great wine and beer. And the neighborhood is so much fun. Omar was our server - he is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Falling for Fells
    LoJohnnie
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was pretty amazing - best tapas to date. The crab cakes, scallops, and calamari were incredible! Don't miss this awesome opportunity to dine, enjoy the night life, and relax in this lovely atmosphere for lovers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Tapas!!!
    Gourmet2smiles
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The food was very good especially the Crabcake Rellenos and the Ravioli. The dessert menu was rather simple . The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Your hostest/waitress was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Your hostest/waitress was extremely rude to us and she did so infront of other customers which ended up making them feel uncomfortable. We were so insulted we left and will never go to your restuarant again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Funky & Fun
    brookliner
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Not familiar with Baltimore, many said that Fells Point was a must. Baltimore Magazine had listed Adela as a top 50 restaurant for 2013. We were not disappointed. The interior design was vintage/edgy. The wine selection was great. The food was creative and well done. Our waiter went out his way to make the birthday boy feel special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Evening at Adela
    WinenDine
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    My friends and I enjoyed a lovely Winter dinner by the window with a perfect Tempranillo and assorted Tapas it was the perfect atmosphere. Service was excellent and dishes came out at a great pace. Crab cakes, meatballs, chicken w/ figs and plenty of vegetarian options were all shared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Sunday Brunch
    HappY
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    The restaurant was quiet giving us the opportunity to talk and catch up on 30 years of life. The food was perfect! The mimosas were just the right topper to a perfect Sunday brunch for two old friends to reconnecting! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tapas that leaves you full
    WestGhent
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Very unique choices and these selections are large enough to fill you up without breaking the bank. The ravioli and croquetas were my favorites but the pumpkin soup is also a must-try. Looks like a fun place to get a drink too if you are in the neighborhood but not looking to eat dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and well priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Good food and well priced for restaurant week. Staff was nice and not overly a pest but was aware of us and came when necessary. Nice place in downtown Fells.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.