Jamonera

4.6
1745 reviews
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$30 and under
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Spanish
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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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for drinks and tapas

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SD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The paella was fantastic!!

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VB
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The Tapas were amazing! Unfortunately, the Paella was not very good. Seafood and chicken tasty, but the rice was overcooked and not very tasty. The Roja Sangria was fabulous, however!

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service fair prices nice atmosphere

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MT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Mushroom Toast is a must try! And the cocktails are pretty awesome too.

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m
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The place is nice. Food is good, not excellent. If you go, try the Anchoas, this was the best part of the meal. Wine list is limited, but decent. Overall good, a bit pricey.

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DR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Quaint atmosphere, great location, nice menu variety, adequate service. Pulpo was mediocre - everything else was pretty much satisfactory, no complaints. I would recommend.

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DC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great restaurant, outstanding offerings on the menu. We had the paella.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Was rushed by service. No breaks in between each dish, so much so, our table could not fit all the plates

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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Solid experience overall. 4 of the 5 dishes we had were good. As we sat at the bar, service was ok, but not stellar.

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W
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was great. This wasn’t our first visit and the food was even tastier.

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S
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and the manager and server were excellent in helping us choose Sherry's and make sure our experience was satisfactory. Unfortunately the food left to be desired. The Spanish tortilla was flavorless, bacon wrapped dates and blue cheese inedible and mushy, and the paella was way way to salty. I was really excited to try the food here, but the only thing that was really good were the fried potatoes.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It’s been a year or so since we last went to Jamonera & I’m sorry to say that the food quality has slipped significantly. Cocktails are still delicious, but the small plates we ordered were not the same as previously. Hard fried eggplant & croqetas & all suffered by being kinda tasteless. Pulpo was good but piripiri shrimp was far more gigante beans than shrimp- not nearly as good as the spicy shrimp in a cazuela that used to be on the menu. Not sure we’ll be coming back again when there are so many superior alternatives.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The drinks were decent, and the food was going ok, but someone on the staff walked by, spilled water on my wife and our food. They comped the food which was nice, but the experience was ruined. It's a tight squeeze in there. Not a great experience.

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GD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, incredible food and wonderful ambiance. Looking forward to enjoying again, next time we’re in town.

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ML
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Paella was not cooked the way Spanish does... disappointing.

Other dishes were good, especially roasted beet salad and meatball dish.

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HD
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting menu, I probably should have asked a few more questions regarding preparation but that was my fault not the restaurant's.

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BF
Philadelphia
176 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good meal — mostly everything was good, with the mushroom croquettes and eggplant fries standing out among the small plates. The octopus and paella were very good. The charcuterie was rather sparse for the price. The drinks were creative and well-executed.

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m
New York Area
286 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Spanish food in town. I eat here as often as I can.

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CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I thought overall ambience and food was good...except the lamb we had was very tough. I’ve never had lamb this tough... ever. I would have given 4 stars for this meal if lamb was better. Taste was very good.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fresh and delicious, but a little overpriced

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D
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a dinner with friends. The food and drinks were fantastic. The waitress was super nice and it was overall phenomenal

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HA
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back very soon. Tapas are excellent, vine selection rotating, so there is always new stuff to try.

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LD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jamonera is a neighborhood treasure. The staff is very good clarifying the menu and at making - when asked - suggestions. Their beverage suggestions match the food perfectly.

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MF
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable accommodations for Vegan options. Always consistently great food

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PM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Really interesting wine selection, reasonably priced. Attentive but not intrusive service.

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f
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Had a nice dinner at Jamonera. Food was delicious and the value was fair. Cocktails were great. We enjoyed the interesting menu with a wide variety of options. The one disappointment was our server, who kept pushing us to order more food and drinks, and/or kept trying to clear the table of dishes we were still eating. Meanwhile the restaurant was half empty. Don’t go if you want to enjoy a relaxed meal.

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VM
Baltimore
18 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Nice little Spanish-food place near convention center. It was well visited.
Service at first was ok, but the poor server had way too many tables, so once it got busy he was pretty lost.
Food - tapas style sharing - quality ok (nothing wrong, but also nothing spectacular) , small portions being priced a little on the high side.
We did enjoy everything except the cold (a/c blowing - they fixed it for a while ...)

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Each small plate we ordered was an amazing contrast of flavors and textures. The food was delicious a d very satisfying.

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D
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn't dined here for a while and it was as good as we remembered. Attentive service, delicious and creative food. Loved the smokiness of the paella and the sauce that accompanied the dates. The asparagus was light and yummy. The only negative was the mussels - they were small and not all that good. Small but nice selection of Spanish wines. Worth the trip!

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M
Toronto
26 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Convenient location with a menu for foodies! Overall the food was fresh and tasty, but for some reason everything was dipped in salt. The tortilla espanola was good with the layers creating different texture and taste. The seafood paella was alright as the shrimp, squid, clams and mussels had a salt coating and was too much burnt rice. The lamb pintxos was cooked medium style allowing you to taste the natural meat flavor, but had a bit too much fat vs. meat accompanied by vegetables, couscous, pickled shallot and salsa giving you the salt, spice, sour mix to liven up your taste buds. The seating was somewhat cramped and were along the serving path. Service was okay, nothing amazing to comment.

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JM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and ambiance.

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OT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

A favorite for theater nights. Our fourth visit and we’re always happy we decided on Jamonera We shared lamb kabobs, eggplant fries, dates and the tortilla. All were excellent but our favorite by far is the grilled bread. Simple but so delicious! A winner.

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DR
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our second time eating at Jamonera...both times a winner. Had a variety of tapas particularly enjoyed the mushroom croquettes and beet salad. Wine pour a bit a the small size for the price but nice selection of wines.

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n
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been to Jamonera many times since opening and was sorely disappointed on this occasion. The food was good but not great as in the past, the two white wine offerings tried thin and flabby and the service slow and indifferent. My husband and I will probably try Jamonera once again as we’ve had great experiences in the past. But if the performance of the other night is repeated we’ll sadly strike it off our list.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Seafood paella was great and flavorful

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OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice spot to eat. The food was good to very good. The happy hour was not fantastically priced. Outside seating was nice, inside was very small but cozy.

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F
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Tapas but portions quite small. Cocktails good. Tables are very small and close together. Service was good. Food was good. With traffic taking 30 minutes to travel 2 miles and difficulty parking probably wouldn't return.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent!

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BG
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have consistently loved the food and portions for sharing. Don't miss the Toasts (your choice!) and Veggie Tapas Board. They change but never disappoint. Try the white sangria, too. Staff so very helpful.

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