Great Tapas on Lancaster Avenue!
This is a great restaurant where you can enjoy the best Margharitas on the MainLine. the food is terrific, and the bearded waiter is the best. He is one of the reasons we love Verdad since he always caters to our every desire while dining. He is a terrific waiter and conversationalist. You will not be disappointed at Verdad
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find for tapas
My wife and I love tapas restaurants, so we were thrilled to discover this while looking for a place to have our anniversary dinner. There's a great variety of food on the menu, mostly of Spanish and Latin influence, and all quite tasty. The empanadas and tacos were particularly memorable. As it is also a tequila bar, the place is very energetic and loud, but not so much so that it detracted from a nice dinner.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cinco De Mayo
Went for dinner last night (Cinco de Mayo) and hostess called to confirm reservation- nice touch. We were promptly seated. It took the waiter a bit to come over to us, which was understandable since they were busy. He forgot to read us the specials and the tasting menu, which I can only forgive because I was already set on my order anyway. Otherwise, that would have been a bit disappointing. Our last tapas prior to the paella took FOREVER to come out (something must have happened) but they gave us a free plate while we waited which was DELICIOUS! so no complaints here. Overall, service can be lacking but the food makes up for it every time.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome Ceviche Bar
I went with one other person and we sat at the newly unveiled ceviche bar in the back of the first floor space. For lack of better words, IT WAS AWESOME! I love sitting at chef's tables and this did not disappoint. The food was fantastic (as usual) and it was great interacting with the ceviche chef. I would highly recommend this spot for anyone visiting this restaurant.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot, will definitely repeat. It's easy to order too much, we ordered 6 small plates for 2 people and could have easily done with 5. The calamari, is delicious and BIG!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A variety to choose from!
The restaurant offers its menu by having a variety of small dishes to choose from and share with your group. They also have big plates that are meant to be shared when coming with a big group. The food was nicely presented and although the restaurant was a bit loud overall, I could still hear my friend talking and have our meal. The restaurant was a bit cold though.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our 4th visit and
This was our 4th visit and we haven't been disappointed by anything yet. The best surprise this time was guacamole with strawberries -- delicious combination. Also, Verdad has the best tinto sangria I've every had.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my 7 bridesmaids out for a day of bonding and ended the day at Verdad. We were incredibly blown away by the quality of food as well as our service. We ordered about 10 dishes to share for our table. The drinks were incredible! I definitely recommend this restaurant to someone who not only loves to eat, but loves the tapas style restaurant. We will definitely be coming back soon!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had never been to Verdad before. Each plate was delicious, especially the strawberry habanero and guacamole. They describe the restaurant as "tapas" style and recommend five dishes for two people. We could have ordered three or four and been satisfied with the amount of food. We sat by the open windows at the front of the restaurant, and the traffic noise (around 6pm on a Tuesday) on Lancaster Ave got a little loud, but that was our choice to sit there. Excellent margarita.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and service
My wife and i have been here a couple of times both alone and with larger groups. The food is always outstanding as well as the service. For large groups the Paella is absolutely amazing and can easily feed 8. The rabbit is also an exceptional dish.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
2nd Time June 15 2013
My wife and I celebrated our 7th Anniversary here, this is our second time eating at Verdad, and the foos was SPECTAULAR!
Great Atmosphere, Staff was exceptional, and the manager Jeff was Great.
I would recommend Verdad to anyone who wants a Outstanding Dining experience.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Verdad is the best!
Verdad is a great restaurant - wonderful food, terrific service!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great first try
Me and my friend wanted to stop by restaurant in Bryn Mawr. We decided either died after the good reviews that we saw online. I browse their menu online and it sounded delicious. When we got there we realized that it was tapas and we split 4 dishes. Everything was so delicious we were very pleased. This restaurant is a great little trendy spot with good food and good drinks. It's great for hanging out with your girlfriends or at a romantic dinner with your spouse. I will definitely be back again and look forward to it!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant in Bryn Mawr
The steak tacos and guac were amazing. Great Tapas restaurant with awesome drinks.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very interesting dishes. Go food. Nice size portions
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The paella and short ribs were amazing! The drinks also were very good.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates come out almost
Small plates come out almost too quickly to enjoy, especially when they are hot dishes. Tables are too small to hold them all so you feel rushed to eat fast.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food -- too fast service
The food is wonderful, as are the margaritas and perfect tinto sangria. If I have a complaint it is that the food is served TOO quickly. Almost always, we get our first dishes before our drinks have been served. I would like to slow the whole experience down just a little. But having said that, we do really enjoy ourselves at Verdad and plan several return visits!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great evening with friends.
I traveled far to have dinner with friends, and was not disappointed. We wanted something different where parking wasn't an issue. We parked in the public lot in the area behind the restaurant, and since we were close to the 6 o'clock time, it didn't cost more than a few quarters. The food was yummy, (especially the strawberry habanero guacamole), and the drinks were unique. The seafood paella was to die for and had a beautiful presentation. I personally loved the spinach salad with the crispy goat cheese, and the calamari was good too. I greatly enjoyed the tequila flight (tasting), and will definitely know which tequila to sip from now on. Can't wait to go back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great vibe, fabulous staff, and creative menu selections. Everything we,ordered was outstanding.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good food
The food at Verdad is always tasty. Unfortunately, the night we went was one of the hottest nights of the summer and their air conditioner was broken. The restaurant was uncomfortably warm, which detracted substantially from our dining experience.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun evening with tapas
The food and service were very good. It was fun trying all the foods.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined here with a group of 7 other ladies and we had a superb time. We ordered the perfect amount of food for our size party, tapas is an excellent choice for a large group because they're meant to be shared and you're not committed to just one plate. Our servers, Justin and Lauren, took great care of us and were extremely attentive. The chefs were amazing. Everything we had we loved!! To name just a handful of what we had....spinach salad, calamari, scallops, black truffle flat bread, empanadas, spicy rub tuna, short ribs, giannone chicken, pork belly and plantain grande. I loved everything about Verdad from the atmosphere, ambiance, service and above all else the quality of every dish we ordered. I look forward to coming back!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Margaritas and Tapas
We had a wonderful pre-BMFI movie dinner...highly recommend Verdad.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent but pricey!
We really enjoyed our food and the service was really, really good. But make sure you watch those prices! It's easy to get carried away and think that 5 tapas is going to be enough food and not too expensive. Well, factor in the drinks and you're at $100 for two people before you know it. The food is really good, especially the stereotypical Mexican food like the tacos and empanadas. The short ribs were very salty.
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lacey, chelsea, sean did an
Lacey, chelsea, sean did an outstanding job making us very welcome. I had a small plate of a fish but all that was on the plate was the fish & a piece of coconut so it got boring. Garlic shrimp were lovely.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Girl's Night Fun
I can't believe I haven't eaten here before! When I got home from a fun girl's night trying all of the delicious tapas style menu items, I immediately told my husband that we need to eat there the next time we go out (without our preschoolers). The waiter was very helpful with starting us off with popular menu choices. All of the food was fantastic, and there was just the right amount of food to fill up the three of us, and also leave room for dessert. We each had the banana mousse which exceeded our expectations...so delicious! Can't wait to go back again!!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice for group of Six
Had a great time. Having six people allowed for a wide variety of tasting, as all the dishes were shared.
Everything we ate was very good, and the service was efficient ans attentive.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Attentive staff service. Tapas
Attentive staff service. Tapas food portion, fresh and delicious. Went on a weeknight, so it was nice and quiet.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in town
Food & service is consistently the best around. We go here often as it is our favorite restaurant & we're never disappointed. We are very picky & have our paella specially made & it's perfect every time. This restaurant is far better than any restaurant in Philly!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was great/service not so much
We love Verdad. As always, the food was delicious. This time, however, our service was slow and our waitress was in attentive . She did not check on our table regularly. This is even more important at a tapas restaurant because people will likely want to order something else. We also had to keep asking for utensils for the food that was brought out.
I am glad this was not my first experience at the restaurant or I might not have come back. I hope it was just an off night and not a new trend.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
ENJOYABLE DINING EXPERIENCE
We, my wife, myself and our son, began coming to Verdad, Three years ago and really enjoyed the dining experience, and Rich,
asked if we could go there for his birthday, the following year. Now I believe it will be a family tradition. THANKS for Another
great meal. Hope to see you guys again next year.....THE COULTERS
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, although can be a little pricey because of the need to order multiple plates per person. Attractive, but skimpy margarita pitcher. My friends were disappointed with the amount of tequila therein... Atmosphere friendly and cozy. Service was decent, could have been better, but could have been worse. I think our waiter may have had too many tables. Although there were multiple servers, my friend had to ask several times to get a second glass of wine. Otherwise, a very good time and I would recommend it to others.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were on a visit to the area, and it's always good to dine in kinds of places we don't have where we live. This was excellent, we shared dishes, and the servings were a perfect size for three hungry adults (not too much, but we felt pleasantly full at the end of the meal).
It was a crowded night, and the noise level was high. There were plenty of bussers bustling around and picking up empty plates; I think it was noisy enough that our waiter didn't hear one of the items I ordered (which turned out to be fortunate, as we wouldn't have had room for it anyway), and somehow, the kitchen made up an extra plate of one of our entrees, which we had to decline. I think they gave it to a hostess.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff! Go with friends and order many plates to share. Pork belly, tuna, ceviche all standouts!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fabulous, the
The food was fabulous, the atmosphere was energetic. I definitely recommend you go with friends-you'll have a great time!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best guacomole and salsa ever
Went to Verdad for a birthday dinner on a Sat night. Very energetic place. Our waiter named Andrew was great. Very attentive and funny. I Highly recommend the quacomole and salsa. To die for. Also the short ribs were delicious. Will definitely go back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food But Noisy Bar Area
Enjoyed the meal at Verdad. Every plate we ordered was excellent and they didn't skimp on the portions like some tapas places do. We thought the price was very reasonable for the complete meal. Especially enjoyed the mahi-mahi and lobster frittata.We did get seated in a booth in the bar area. The booth was fine but once the bar area got crowded it was too noisy and people were getting too close to our space. If I go again I will ask to be seated in the back room.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Verdad is a great combination
Verdad is a great combination - wonderful, different food, smart service and hip yet comfortable atmosphere.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the small plates to share! It is a just right meal with lots o variety!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place to go for our weekly date night. Great food and excellent service. The small plates menu means sharing your dishes, which is fun.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Add this to your list!
I recently went to Verdad with my husband and two friends who were visitng from out of town. We ordered a bunch of tapas to share and we agreed that everything was excellent, including the drinks. The Mexican Mojito was fantastic! We particularly liked the mahi mahi tacos and the mussels and clams. The restaurant had great energy. Our only complaint was the little bugs all over the walls. I guess that is a result of being in an old building. Fortunately, they seemed to steer clear of our food. Will definitely be going back.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Verdad is the bomb!
Verdad is a great tapas restaurant that also makes a killer Paella. Just have to order it at the begining as it takes around 45 minutes to cook it the right way. This allows more than enough time for drinks (they have awsome Tequila menu if you like it) and start ordering the small plates. We've been there a number of times trying different Tapas and all have been terrific. Seriousiy good. In addition to us having romantic dinners with just the two of us, we have dined with friends, and even arranged a private dinner party for work. Each level of dining experience was great.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Neat Bryn Mawr Find
We really enjoyed Verdad. The small plates menu was eclectic - really interesting combinations - and the food was really tasty. We were amused to be seated near some costumed Halloween party goers - it just added to the unique ambiance.
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was to die for (as it always is). I know it is a "small plate" restaurant, but I always want a BIG one! You can't go wrong with any item on this menu. Everything is perfectly cooked.
Only issue we had was that there was a server who dropped off our food, and whenever she did, she mumbled what she was leaving us. We needed to ask her to come back and say it louder (and clearer) so we knew which of our 10 plates she had delivered. Our primary server was very attentive (never an empty glass).
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went with two friends for taco Tuesday. The deal is $2 tacos about about $3 margaritas. This week was chicken tacos, which were delicious. Margaritas were pretty sweet, tasted like they were made from a mix, but the price was too good to pass them up. The regular menu is pricey, so taco Tuesday is a great option for the budget- conscious.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent small plates and
Excellent small plates and cocktails, all at reasonable prices
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time patron
Walked- in immediately noticed the noise level to be high. Small dining area but inviting. Food / service was excellent. Cocktails delicious and the bartender was very helpful.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place rocks!!
A special night is even more special by dining at Verdad! From the welcome you receive when you enter, through the entire meal, you feel very much at home. The serving staff is eager to please and very attentive. I can't even begin to describe how delicious the food is. Every item is exceptional. You owe it to yourself, your family and your friends to visit Verdad!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I recommend sitting upstairs; it is away from the bar (which like everywhere these days has 2 TVs). There is a very pretty dining room downstairs also if you don't mind the noise or if you are there at a quieter time. There is a very extensive tequila menu along w/ "tequila flights". We had 2 flights....fun. The food was delicious! The portions are fairly typical of tapas, if not slightly more generous. The staff, from the hostesses to table staff were very friendly and helpful.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM