Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar
Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar

Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.verdadrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6105209100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Farina
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact Executive Chef Nick Farina for a personalized menu for your special event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Planning a special event? Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar has the beautiful Agave Room perfect for any of your private party needs accommodating 30 to 50 guests in a fun yet elegant setting serving our award winning tapas menu with specialty paellas.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicholas Farina, Executive Chef 6105209100
  • Special Events: Tequila University Every Third Thursday of the Month. Three Tequilas Paired With Three Tapas Plates. Tuition is $30. Call us for details.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
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Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar in Bryn Mawr with Executive Chef Nick Farina have embarked on creating the first Euro-Latin restaurant on the Main Line. While maintaining true Latin flavors and incorporating fusion style techniques, Chef Farina has set the ground work for a light and truly enjoyable dining experience.
By offering a menu that encompasses the full culinary spectrum with traditional Valencia styled Paella to Pineapple Cherry & Tequila Duck Breast, he has graced the area with a true tapas restaurant.
With a selection of over 70 varieties of tequilas, Verdad creates an exciting foundation for a variety of refreshing and unique margaritas.
Chef Farina's main goal is to create a fun, flavorful and relaxed experience with a focus on exceptional food and personable service.
Come enjoy all of the experience that is VERDAD.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
85 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (54)neighborhood gem (49)special occasion (25)good for groups (23)romantic (19)vibrant bar scene (19)hot spot (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nice experience
    stan93
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Fun time for a group of friends, we enjoyed our meals but it sometimes takes a while between the small plates. Nice food and a few pleasant treats, the chili fried Chicken was a standout for our table. The Salsa is unique as well and a nice change of pace. We will try it again sometime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Paella!
    Maestra
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We enjoy going to Verdad for the tapas, but this is the second time we went for the delicious Paella. We had the Chicken and Chorizo. It was excellent. The portion is huge, so we gladly brought home a doggie bag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We always have a good time at Verdad. The food is excellent and the tequila selection is great. It can get loud when the place is crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bday dinner
    BDay
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Verdade was perfect place to take our friend for her birthday the gucacmole and chicken were great and all the other small plates great. As always the cocktails a here are great too. This is a great place to go for happy hour or anytime to grab a bite and drink
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere but heavy food
    Plato
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The atmosphere and service were great. The food is good but heavy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Verdad is excellent
    PhillySuburbsDiningOutGro
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Verdad and our waiter Cameron provided excellent food and service for the 14 members of Philly Suburbs Dining Out Group!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoy the evening - thank you
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I became familiar with Verdad, during the period I worked as the Bank Parking lots security. I had mentioned it at home and the family wanted to check it out. We got great service and help ordering by our server and we have been coming back each year for our son's birthday - he loves it and we do too. Great service and great food. As long as we can "we'll be back", LOL
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food was great. I made a reservation but was kept waiting for the table 40 minutes. We were seated without an apology and then rushed through my meal for the next group to be seated. The food was good but the lack of good service did not make the experience an enjoyable one.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great good, great atmosphere
    Jradecki
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Regular stop for me when I visit the Blue Line, food, scene, and service all make for a great dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for celebration!
    Buckheitl11
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The excellent drink and food menus make this a perfect place to celebrate a special occasion!! It's a fun place to laugh and share food with good with great friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    reviewernickname
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We ate at Verdad for the first time, last weekend. We ordered five small plates for the two of us, which was plenty, and we thought four of the five were delicious. The fifth wasn't bad, just wasn't special like the others. We also enjoyed the red wine sangria. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2foodies
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The sweet potato dish was insufficient for the price. the carpet was sticky and the table top to
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special restaurant
    GermanyGary
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Verdad is a special place for enjoying dinner. Very creative cuisine .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plantains were Marvelous
    HipDines
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It's hard to find a good plantain on the mainline. While Verdad takes liberty with their interpretation of fried plantains, it's a marvelous dish. I also recommend the rabbit. I will have to try their drinks again next time I visit. The Mojito Cubano was rather weak (and I'm not someone who demands a strong drink). Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Order the pork bellies
    Jane
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We enjoyed everything we ordered this time, and the sequencing and pacing of dishes was good--which last time it had not been. Sitting in the furthest back room avoids too much noise, if that's what you're after. But our fellow diners all over the restaurant seemed to be having a good time. Some were coming from the movie a couple of doors away--which maybe we will do next time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, excellent service
    Patricia19010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A friend was visiting from Florida and likes "Latin food" so I brought him here. The food was very good, expecially the chicken tacos (which go by some fancier name). The cheese appetizer was excellent, but the portion miniscule (you could read through the single slice of cheese, it was that thin) so I was glad that my friend didn't like it all that much. The service was attentive but not hovering, which we appreciated because my friend had a lot of talking to do and didn't feel at all rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great drinks
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Inventive drinks featuring tequilla. I go for the angry orange.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great all around
    MediaMer
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I read several Yelp reviews before going to Verdad. I do not share any of the criticisms. Service was timely, we were seated immediately, and the food was superb. The only thing I will say is that it is quite expensive for tapas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates....
    have2bmeVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've been to Verdad on several occasions. The food is delicious and service has always been outstanding. From a favorites perspective, the guacamole with Strawberry habanero is awesome and the Short Rib amazing. I've sampled about 65% of the menu to date and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We came for an interesting promotion involving trying cocktails and voting for the best. But, our waitress was awful. We sat down and received no introduction, no explanation of the menu, and no mention of the promotion. Just a 'what can I get you'. When we asked about the promotion, all she told us was that the promotion was only available with purchase. Seeing as we made a reservation for dinner, and therefore were obviously going to order dinner, this was an odd point of emphasis. She seemed offended that we asked about the advertised promotion. She did bring over our samples, but only one set for the table. This would have been fine except that other tables had one sample per person. Ruined the place for us. We won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food
    NETWO
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Tapas restaurant with a wide variety of dishes, each with fun presentations and tasty. A fun experience to have a meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great with cinema
    AndiVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    when seeing classic cinema at Bryn Mawr Film Instiute, this is the best place to dine. Great small plate Spanish place with creative creations. some inconsistency among various dishes. huge selection of tequilla. Excellent white Sangria. Get a table in the font near the front window; it is quieter and fun to watch the passerrs-by (as they watch you). The further back in the restaurant you go, the noisier.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and cocktails
    GallaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We sampled, shared several dishes. Everything was EXCELLENT. The Mexican Mojito is now my favorite cocktail and will be back for another very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Verdad es authentic!
    WorthHavingVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lunch at Verdad last week. I've wanted to go here for years but hate to fight crowds. Summer is very slow and lazy in Bryn Mawr, so I suggest everyone go to lunch NOW to avoid the crowds. Our waiter was fabulous, he explained each item we ordered, and was always serving us ahead of our even having to request refills, etc. The food - Verdad is a very authentic take on the Spanish Tapas bars you'll find in Barcelona or Madrid. Our small bites, including the cheese board with cashews, slices of apple and a slice of cheese and bread. They have an express lunch menu which would be handy if you don't have siesta time after lunch. If you are looking for a light bite or something that isn't Italian, Mexican or Chinese try Verdad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AlexBVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    After wanting to go for quite some time, finally made it here. My guest ordered some sangria and I ordered a tasty bottle of wine, she said the sangria was quite good. To start, we ordered the ceviche, iberico, and a cheese selection. The pork carnitas and scallops were really quite good, and my guest was still craving the potatoes the next day. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service sub par this visit
    tsaorunnerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Have eaten here before. Have had good experiences previously but this time the service just wasn't up to snuff. It took a long time to get our food. We had been there an hour before we received our food. The food itself was good. No complaints there, but our server was not very talkative and didn't give us any updates on when our food would arrive. It seemed like they had forgotten about us. Once the first dish arrived, the rest followed closely behind. So I'm not sure if the delay was in the kitchen because it's not always the server's fault. I'd still recommend going here I think this was just an anomaly. Food is good but doesn't blow the mind.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FABULOUS!
    Sisterofafoodsnob
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I took my sister, who is a major food snob, to Verdad for her birthday dinner. She absolutely loved it. The food is fresh and very well prepared with interesting flavor combinations. Service was impressive. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to this restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Phenomenal calamari and mojito's…best I've ever had. Amazing Seabass dinner. I was so impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was great as were the cocktails. With that said the food came out way too fast. We were almost done the calamari before we even got our cocktail. We ordered 5 plates to share and we couldn't really enjoy them because we felt so rushed to finish one so the other plates already sitting on the table didn't get cold. My husband doesn't complain about anything and he even said as we were leaving that our res was at 630 and we were walking to our car by 715. I guess that's good if it's a weeknight or you have somewhere to be but that was our sat night. With that said the food was good and now we know we just have to order things one at a time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Date Night
    Jamie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Lively (and good value) happy hour scene, and we were able to transition easily to our table for a wide selection of distinctive, flavorful small plates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Surprise...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My sister went to Verdad for lunch and told me I have to go! I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the food was! Great Chef!! A nice and different treat on the Main Line. Will be going back. Service was a little bit slow.
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  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Relaxed atmosphere. good tapas choices, great location for before or after the movies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good meal, good drinks
    Jane
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We ordered too much food, actually, but enjoyed all the dishes. You gotta be good with meat at Verdad--I especially recommend the pork belly, but lots of the small plates were delicious. They also make a good caipirinha. My only negative is that the order of the dishes could be improved on (we ordered them all at once): the lobster frittata and the flatbread would have been better early, with the heavier dishes later.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    Kevc
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Had the tuna, short ribs and the salmon. They were all excellent. We definitely will be going back
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous
    Wenny
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great food, fun atmosphere ! We got an " out of it " waiter, but the chef was so nice and again, food is yummy !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place
    3fordinner
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We celebrated my daughter's 21st here-- fabulous food, exciting cocktails, lovely staff. Sharing food makes for great conviviality. I have dined here 5 or 6 times and never been disappointed. PS. Go for the octopus crostini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nerver Dissapointed
    EatingWellAsSport
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I have dined at Verdad 4 times over the last couple of years and each time I have loved the food. Its uniuely seasoned, beautifully presented and tastes delicious. This is my local go to restaurant when I want to be sure that the food will be great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jane
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The food is good but not wonderful--Mexican-inspired dishes could be better done, although we like the fish tacos and often order them here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 837 reviews are from the Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar reviews archive.
  • after movie bite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We stopped by after the movie "Chef" so we were a little hungry. Tapas style, happy to see lomo Iberico on the menu, nice wine and food was good nothing out of this world but hit the spot. Our server Mark was great, personable and knew his stuff.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    but prices not so great. Everything very artfully presented & top quality, but if you're really hungry, prepare to spend. My date complained about the tab (although, to be fair, he complains about everything).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate