Jamonera
Jamonera

Jamonera

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://jamonerarestaurant.com/jamonera/
  • Phone: 2159226061x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Marcie B. Turney
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th b/t Sansom and Chestnut
  • Public Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Garage parking available on Sansom Street between 11th & 12th Streets.
A word from Jamonera
Jamonera is a Spanish restaurant and bar located in the trendy Midtown Village section of center city. James Beard nominated Chef Marcie Turney’s menu will feature rustic, handcrafted regional fare such as: Banderillas of olives, boquerones and guindilla peppers; Crispy Calasparra Rice with heirloom pumpkin, chestnuts and La Quercia Acorn Edition jamon; Moorish Skewers of Lamb with spiced yogurt, mint and pickled chiles; and House-Cured Cecina with artichokes, fennel and amontillado sherry. Menu items will range in price from $4 to $20, spanning everything from small snacks to composed plates, all ideal for sharing. Seating at the bar is available for walk in seating.
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Jamonera reviews from OpenTable diners
161 reviews since March 25 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (132)neighborhood gem (76)romantic (60)hot spot (43)special occasion (41)notable wine list (23)late-night find (19)great for outdoor dining (19)vibrant bar scene (18)good for groups (10)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • worth trying
    nickname8
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good food. Had the potato cake as an appetizer, which was fantastic, then a vegetable tapas, octopus entree and the seafood paella. All very tasty. Didn't have a great service experience, water glasses and bottle were empty on table for extended periods of time. Would've had more to drink if our waiter was around more. It was a busy Thursday might, so, i understand why it wasn't perfect on that department. Overall, a place worth going!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    venezia
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had the dates in bacon which were excellent and the meatballs stuffed with manchego in gravy which was good. The scallops were the hit of the night as was the dessert. Waitress we have had before and was attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just amazing...
    Mizrahi
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    While traveling for work in Philly I came across this amazing restaurant; unique atmosphere, delicious cocktails (and sangria!!!) but the food and service was beyond spectacular. Totally unique blend of flavors found in everything I ordered...and the service, I haven't found better. So I loved this place so much, I brought my colleagues for dinner the very next night!!! The accommodated my group and served up one of the most memorable 'spreads' I've ever enjoyed; my colleagues (who live in the city) had never tried the restaurant - but now are totally hooked! I return to Germany tonight and may very well stop off one last time before I leave. YES, it's THAT good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamonera's food is amazing
    OneHappyRestaurantGoer
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were very impressed with the quality of the food. The dishes looked great and they all seemed to have that little something extra to make them truly special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Visit
    ScubaSunSeeker
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We enjoyed our visit. The service was excellent and the food was creative, well prepared and beautifully executed. Each of the four tapas dishes that we order were unique and very tasty. Jamonera is doing it right and we will be back. Strongly recommend giving them a try. You won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jamonera rocks
    samlaagetabletalk
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Great food; creative and flavorful. Attentive service without being over bearing. Music too loud and not to my tastes though, and the Carmen mural was pretty awful. Would have been better off facing the street. Restaurants are about the food though and this place gets that better than right. Every dish we had was stellar. I would recommend this place in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't normally do online reviews
    Rarereviewer
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I don't normally do online reviews but this place was so fantastic I wanted to let others know. The food was delicious, exciting, and new. The service was good. The drinks perfect. It was an ambient place, perfect for a date. It was my boyfriend's birthday and they ensured to bring him out a dessert with a candle too!It is a tight space, but with all the fun you're having sharing tapas and drinking tasty cocktails, you forget real quick how close you are to the next party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Service started out slow. We sat at the bar and with only one bartender making drinks for the entire restaurant, our service was slow to start before he got caught up with drink service. Food was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • southphillyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Just got back from Spain and this helped keep me connected with the great food and wine we were eating. Everything was just fantastic and the staff are incredibly nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JackieVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great, extremely authentic food. Excellent red sangria.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Skimpy portions for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Paella portion for two was actually enough for only 1 The appetizers were tasty but fried; I would rather have had more paella and salad. The salad was delicious but barely enough for one- not two The watermelon sorbet with shortbread was awesome though not included in the special dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Outstanding
    FredfromReadingVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I have been to Jamonera several times and have never been disappointed. The food is always outstanding and the service the same. Marcie and Vakerie keep getting better and better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bordering on great
    NJArt
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food, especially the Crispy Cana de Cabra (fried goat cheese, roasted beets, spinach grapefruit, pickled fig jam) and the Quesos Artesanos (garrotxa/pickled fig jam, valdeon/stone fruit jam, aragones/saffron honey with baguette & sweet olive oil–fennel cracker) was truly excellent. The service was very good. The decor was very Spanish although the pseudo Picasso painting was silly. A few things would make an improvement. My wife, whose family is from Spain, could not understand why no Spanish background music was played. Odd. Also, there was no flan for desert. Truly odd. But if you like Sherry, as she does, this is the place for you. Personally, I would have liked to have seen a wider selection of Spanish Brandies.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paella is the best
    CitytoSuburb
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The Paella was outstanding! I highly recommend it. The rice was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!!
    Kayleigh
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We went for the 10-course seafood tapas dinner and it was amazing!! Everything was delicious, the wine pairing was fab (and the pours were generous). We had the spanish donuts for dessert and they were to die for. Will definitely be back to try the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't let the name fool you!
    HK4dining
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    My wife and I reserved a dinner with Tapas Tasting with great expectations! And it did not disappointed us. There were 10 courses, small dishes as expected and grouped in three courses, with seafood as the main theme. We like most of them; scallops with mango were fresh and tender, the grilled fingerling was the best I have tasted, with a hint of smoke. Pacu ribs sitting on red cabbage were another dish to savor, both for the palate and eyes. A couple of dishes were on the salty side, though. And, Spanish fried cod was too oily for us. The waiter was very good, attentive, but not overbearing. Soon after we sat down, the wait staff had successfully sold a couple of tables the same Tapas Tasting dinner, testimonial to his skills.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great tapas restaurant!
    Annuschka
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I'm from New York and was in Philly for the first time and LOVED Jamonera! The ambience is very cool (or should I say warm) - everything is done in hot reds and the lighting gives a great vibe. The food was excellent - we snacked on all small plates and everything was outstanding. We even commented to the waitress we wished they'd open in NYC. The friend I was with can be a finnicky eater, so we ordered a cheese plate just to be safe, and we BOTH agreed, the cheese plate is the only thing we wouldn't bother ordering again when we're back in philly next time. DO try Jamonera, you won't be dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior Experience
    HPFanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was wonderful. Despite the name, Jamonera, is an excellent choice for vegetarians. The veggie paella was amazing. The service was spot on, attentive without being overbearing. The timing and delivery of the food was perfect. I don't live near here but I would make a special trip in for a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great waitress-
    BjanemcgVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Interesting menu with knowledgeable, accommodating waitress. The food was very good- one slight problem - a couple items that seem to have been cooked over open flame were too charred- making them taste burnt. The cheese and meat board was great with interesting sauces and beautifully blended flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and sangria
    Lryan
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Great spot to dine! Sangria packs a punch and is delicious. Have not tried any dish that hasn't tasted good as of yet. Tried the mussels and cheese board very good. Also visited during restaurant week and the shrimp dish is my ultimate favorite dish ever!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spanish Cuisine
    Pepperwheel
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I am very picky when it comes to Spanish restaurants and Jamonera didn't disappoint. Authentic food stylings with some interesting twists. Seafood paella is one of my favorite dishes ever and they nailed it. Red sangria was amazing. Only thing which we missed were the sautéed garlic shrimp which had come off the menu for some reason. Do not miss this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place but a bit noisy
    Grums
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Great find and liked the Tadting Menu. Lots of variety,maybe a tad heavy on the salt, but very good. Good service. Only downside, which is not the restaurants fault, was a very loud non stop talker next to what was to be a table we reserved as "quiet and romantic". It was neither.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Sharis
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    It was everything that I hoped our anniversary dinner would be. The food was phenomenal, I especially loved the Vegetarian Paella and the
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food
    kriskaz
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Loved the food. Bacon wrapped figs and beet salad were particular standouts. The space is a little crowded and noisy so definitely not the place for a romantic dinner but if you are looking for fabulous tapas look no further
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    jbpf23
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We have walked by Jamonera many times and finally decided to stop in for dinner, we were certainly not disappointed. We decided on the chefs tasting menu which let us try 10 different tapas. All of them were really good and we could not decide on a favorite. Will certainly go back for dinner or the bar to have a drink and snack.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was my first time there, and I really enjoyed it. The only thing I didn't like was the food was a bit over price for the amount of food they served (entrees and starters).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    BossVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I was expecting a bit more imagination with regards to the food. Service was pretty good but we waited for a while to be greeted. Overall a nice experience but I wouldn't rush back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas in Philly
    GwyndraVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Great little place in Center City. It's small, only a handful of tables. Tables are close together, in some ways uncomfortably so. You can hear people's conversations clearly next to you and wedge yourself in the middle of the tables to leave. I enjoyed the tapas, we ordered 4 plates + we each got dessert which ended up being a little too much food. Drinks were good and well made. Price was reasonable considering quality of food and being it's in the city.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rachel
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was really good, but things did not come out in the order we requested them. Service wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great tapas
    wineguyVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Each dish was better than the next! Highly recommended. Don't miss the bacon wrapped figs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Socarrat
    Todd
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Second time there, second Paella, both times they achieved that tasty layer of crisp rice on the bottom. Don't be sucked in by seafood...get the mixta for, of all things, the chicken in it. Sat on the street this time, so some of the ambience score is my fault. Good place to sit for a while, drink slowly and eat food as it comes out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tapas in Philly
    NitiVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Although its hard to get a table at Jamonera due to its small space, advance planning is totally worth the dining experience. Plenty of choices for vegetarians, with everything coming out fresh and with good presentation. We have been to Spain and can vouch for the food variety and quality!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jamonera is a Gem
    Steve
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    One of then many restaurants in the 13th St restaurant milieu, Jamonera certainly holds its own. It has a fully stocked bar with reasonable wine offerings and an interesting menu with mainly small plates which allows for broad sampling of the menu, which is unique although not overly adventurous. A great experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Moorlyn
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Wonderful small plate options to share. Everything we had was delicious. Our server, Jess, was so well-versed in explaining dishes to us. She was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small bites are perfect
    papaspicks4u
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My friend and I went there on a Sat night and loved it. All the dishes were amazing and service was prompt. We got the Medjool dates, Albondigas (stuffed meatballs), Chef's choice charcuterie, and the Papa Frita. All were awesome and I would get them again. We both drank The Smuggler which was divine.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    judy
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Food fresh & beautifully prepared.love the small plates & so many interesting tastes.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We had a great time. The food was exceptional and the service prompt and friendly. Our waiter made certain that we made it to the opera on time. We will definitely retturn.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Modern Spanish
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We were very impressed with our dinner, which was at the bar, comfortably seated. Everything we ordered was outstanding, especially the fresh clams/kale, and, the spectacular octopus. Wines by the glass are interesting and tasty--not your usual boring selection! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas treasure!
    Saloonkeeper9
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Jamonera food was excellent! Every course! I heartily recommend the paella-----the best I have tasted in years. Our small plates and dessert was memorable as well. A great tapas experience for us. The place was friendly, unpretentious, and cozy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit!
    megvet
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I was so happy with our first dining experience here. I am in love with Barbuzo so was hoping to have a great experience here and totally did. My boyfriend is vegetarian so it can be sometimes difficult to find truly delicious options (not just a random black bean burger) on the menu. We both loved everything and can't wait to return! Great job everyone!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.