Jamonera

4.6
1695 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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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tapas menu and interesting twist on traditional Spanish drinks. Service was very good too. Plan to return ASAP.

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P
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a birthday dinner for my sister and her husband and their first time at Jamonera. They loved every dish especially the delicious paella. Happy to see Jamonera is now on the map for them! A winner!

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I
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish food ever !! Wonderful tasting Menu

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GR
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. The food is always exquisite. This time we had the medjool dates, the mushroom croquetas, the seared scallops and the grilled coulotte steak. And the churros.

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OT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have been to Jamonera several times and it never disappoints--food is excellent and creative, solid wine list, and the vibe and space is cool--highly recommended

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D
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have given 5 all around except the seating very tight and other diners pass over your food as they got up and down. Didn’t visit the restroom while there so can’t comment on that

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AT
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little tapas restaurant. Small place with high quality food and good wine list. We had a fantastic 3 hour graze.

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YB
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a date night - it is pretty small, and has a cute bar in the middle which is wide enough to have food, not only drinks). Everything we ordered was delicious (seafood paella - to die for!), and service was quick and friendly. Putting on my to come back list!

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FM
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere, knowledgeable staff - the whole package.

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m
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Spanish food outside of Spain. Can't sing its praises enough.

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f
Philadelphia
257 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Even though I didn't give a very good review, I still recommend Jamonera. The restaurant generally does a good job with authentic Spanish tapas and sherry. The mediocre review was for the mediocre "Paella Night" we came for. I was disappointed with the quality of the paella and other dishes that were presented family style, which in essence translated to just dropping off the platters on our table by servers without much thought or description of what we were being served. Would not go back for one of these "special" dinners.

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P
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this dinner op that was emailed to me for a price fix dinner of Tempranillo and Paella. Veggie Paella was fabulous as were the 3 first course dishes.. This was a fun night with my daughter and her husband for a Sunday family dinner.

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K
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Add some seafood to the seafood paella

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JL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant with wonderful food and wine. We took advantage of the Paella and Tempranillo dinner and enjoyed all the food and wonderful wine .

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very flavorful food (paella is excellent) but everything was on the salty side.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has spectacular food. The service was good. It is a small restaurant, but the ambiance is pleasant. I recommend the cheese/meat board, patatas bravas, stuffed dates, and huevos sucios. The albariño white wine was particularly good.

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FO
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and awesome service.

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D
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Staff was friendly,helpful and professional. Drinks were good. Food was salty (beyond usual restaurant). Octopus was grilled black and dry in places.

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f
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting food and cocktails and we could actually talk! Loved it.

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NO
Orlando
18 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wish there were more food choices in the menu. Ambiance was great. Food was delicious especially the boquerones and churros.

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JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely excellent food and service. Definitely order the bacon wrapped dates and the shrimp entree. Friendly service and great vibe. We were even treated to a traveling Spanish musical troupe. We were celebrating our anniversary and the entire night was wonderful. Thanks Jamonera!

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D
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The eggplant fries were excellent, and the paella was very good. Would eat there again.

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M
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Was not a fan and I love Latin/Spanish foods. Everything else was good. However the food had little flavor.
Maybe next time....

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s
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is truly amazing here and the ambiance is really nice.

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GD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tapas experience. Excellent food, service and ambiance. We’d definitely go back!

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PT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vegetarian food spas plate was amazing!! Should not be missed. Eggplant fries were interesting. Potato tapas was only ok. Drinks were great and churros were yummy to close it off!

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R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Im not sure any more. My first experience was so great. This... the service was horrible. To not, if not gay or young , we were invisible. The youngest behind the bar obviously don't get it, old people tip so much better.

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

When we arrived we weren’t sure as the restaurant was very dark. I am partially sighted so found this difficult. The tables were very close together and the room felt very small. We were asked to settle our pre-dinner bar bill before we were seated for dinner, which was weird. They kept asking what was in the glass I took with me to the table... even odder. The menu is confusing. The food tasty but over priced. I wouldn’t go back.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my girlfriend’s birthday. Food was amazing! The ambiance was incredible. The service could not have been better. They took amazing care of us! We had an amazing night there

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m
New York Area
281 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best Spanish food in Philadelphia. Staff are wonderful. Cozy place. Have been often. Will go again often.

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was extremely salty.
Service was rude, and inattentive.
Management was reasonable, and friendly. Did his job very well.

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MF
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. I love coming as the kitchen always is accommodating. Brought an old friend who had never been there before He thought it was great

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SS
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We started with Warm Medjool Dates & Papa Frita which were both delicious. Then we got Chef’s Board with jamon iberico de bellota which was great. Then we got the Seafood Paella which was outstanding. We drank the sangria which was great. We got the churros for dessert which was great. The service was outstanding.

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AT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This is my first giving a review because I had such a great time from the beginning to end. Let me say I went on a Friday and it was for my best friend’s birthday. We arrived 40 mins early from our reservation and decided to have a drink before dinner and the bartender made the BEST apple martini I’ve ever had ❤️ The gentleman at the door took our coats to hand them up and I thought that was very nice of him. Th food was delicious! I had the paella and it was delicious. But the one thing I was very impressed was that my 16 daughter decided to come and join us and the gentleman at the door allowed her to sit with us even though we only had 2 people on the reservation. I just thought that was so sweet of him to do. I would highly recommend Jamonera not only because of the great food but OMG the people were so nice to me. Thanks to all that made my best friend’s birthday memorable.

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MC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful night. Great wine, loved the dates wrapped in bacon! We had a delicious cheese plate, octopus and braised short ribs. Service was excellent. Will definitely return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, Great atmosphere.....I know it's tapas, but portions a little small..... Definitely try the mushroom flatbread......

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AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The good: the paella was quite good, close enough to what you would get in Spain, especially in flavor, and totally worth the price The lamb entree is not exactly a Spanish dish, but it was quite good and substantial. They have a couple Spanish beers. I was very excited to find they have Alhambra 1925 from my home town.

The bad: the croquetas were disappointing. Way too small, not worth the price especially for mushroom croquetas.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative tasty Spanish food served tapia style. Delicious mixed drinks overall a great place

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FM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food at Jamonera, as always, was delicious. My wife and I especially enjoyed the dates with bacon. I had the lamb with lentils and my wife had the octopus. Everything was very good. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

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m
Chicago
83 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to dine when in Philadelphia and one of my favorite overall restaurants anywhere. My usuals are white sangria, veggie paella and a delicious desert.

Bartenders and management are tops!

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