Jamonera

4.6
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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will only be offering a special tasting menu on Valentine's. Our regular a la carte dinner menu will not be available. The prix fixe menu will be $65 per person. **There is a $25 cancellation fee per person for any dinner reservation cancelled within 48 hours of February 14th.*

Friday, February 14, 2020

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y
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Been here a few times but we were disappointed this time it was restaurant week and it was strongly suggested that the whole table do that menu. We have split between the four of us before with no problem. We did the RW menu. The 3 apps came out then 2 minutes later the 4 plates of the second course came out 7 plates on the table. Then after we finished there was a wait for main courses. One plate was served a few minutes later another then a long wait and the steak which we ordered with no cheese was brought out WITH cheese. Then my dish came out. We all felt weird eating while we waited for another cheese free steak to come out. Just very disjointed service. Food was good not great

AS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING. And our bartender was very knowledgeable about the menu (we opted to sit at the bar).

a
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Jamonera during restaurant week. The food was excellent! We talked about it all the way home!
Our favorite dish was the Gambas al Ajillo - tender shrimp with onions and chili perfectly cooked to a piquant and lively flavor. The most surprising thing was the beans. They were creamy and had absorbed the juices of the shrimp and chili. I would love to duplicate this recipe!

Everything was delicious, flavorful and at times surprising. White bean paste on grilled bread - so flavorful and perfectly spiced.

The blood orange sorbet and rice pudding were divine and the perfect way to end the meal.

We'll be back for sure!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. It was the main reason to come back to Philly.

DB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The host was incredibly rude to us. We were 13 mins late for the reservation on a night with freezing rain and the first thing he say to us is I need back the table at 6:30! There were only 2 other couples in the restaurant at time. I was ready to leave but my wife convinced me to stay. The waiter was awesome. The food was ok. I won't be returning.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The wine was terrible. The food was average.

CY
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, and I can’t wait to go back to try more of the menu!

RL
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, food is fantastic, very tasty. Best octopus in philly and the eggplant french fries...unbelievable. great wine selection too.

JM
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful all around. The best Paella that we've come across since Barcelona. Strongly recommend; intimate environment, fabulous service

D
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious spanish inspired food. I’d only say the tortilla could be more spanish in style and prep. That’d be even more delicious. Otherwise great!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drinks were delicious and so was the food. It’s a little tight and dark inside, but we didn’t give a crap because we were too busy stuffing our faces 😋

LY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.. beginning to end! food, service etc.

LO
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Jamonera - easily one of the best places for tapas in Philadelphia. Outstanding drinks, food and service. Wouldn't change a single thing!

V
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Have been a fan of all the Safran Turney restaurants (and businesses!) for years. First time at Jamonera and - what took me so long?! Best NYE night in recent memory. Phenomenal food and service. Delicious cocktails. Great attention to detail. Go already!

y
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Everything was worse than expected from the restaurant of Spanish cuisine. Particularly, the Octopus was unacceptably oversalted.

N
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food, good wine selection. The mushroom toast and the paella were amazing! The only downside is we sat a foot away from two tables (with several open tables further away). It was hard to have a real conversation with two groups directly next to us. Other than that, everything was great!

s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious takes on traditional tapas and wonderfully inventive ones also.

MH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thought it was good. Over priced for not a lot of food. The sangria was delicious. Would not go back, but worth the experience.

DC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third excellent meal I have had here. I am pescatarian, and there are plenty of great options for me to eat. The tapas were delicious as were the eggplant fries.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Up there with some of the best food I have ever had. Don’t change a thing.

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Xmas din wi daugh and her new bf

JM
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just loved the selection of both small and bigger plates. Great wine as well.

r
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a solo diner, I was made to feel very at home in this cozy tapas restaurant. The staff are all warm, friendly, and professional. Food was hot and very tasty. The house-made hot sauce is a particular treat to liven and brighten fried dishes. The roasted beet salad is a flavor journey not to be missed!
Jamonera's ambiance feels quieter than many other dining spots on 13th, even though business was brisk the night I was there.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

S
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, delicious and always enjoyable!
Love the specials on the weekends, whether paellla dinners or tapas tasting, always so creative and well thought out by the chef.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place for a special occasion dinner. The menu is a bit small, but everything we ordered was delicious. We spent about $150 for two people, which is on the pricey side, but totally reasonable for the quality. The dates and the paella mixta are must haves!

ER
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hot or miss. We liked two of the four dishes we ordered. Would have probably ordered more but felt very pressured to leave from the moment we arrived. After we ordered a few things the menus were taken away despite our asking to keep one at the table to peruse. So we decided to go elsewhere for the rest of our meal happily. Was a weird experience overall. Doubt we will return.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at it was a wonderful experience. The service was excellent throughout, everyone was very attentive. Our waiter, Dustin explained the menu and made excellent recommendations. All the food was delicious. We can't wait to return.

T
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gets better every time we go!!

O
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice but too expensive. $13 for a half glass of wine, so overpriced for hot wine, was not served chilled, in fact was hot because bottles kept on bar. Rude bartenders, need to learn how to have some congeniality. Food was good, but tapas are tapas🤷‍♂️, not overpriced appetizers. Everything was priced as a meal

M
Montreal
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellente expérience!

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every mouthful exquisite

GB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I love this place but recently it’s been different. The wait staff is not as attentive the parses braves are amazing.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Was my third time @ Jamonera and always get the same feelings at the end of the night... Food amazing.. That paella mixta and the dates wrapped in bacon are our always choice. This time we added the Pulpo and the fried eggplant which both were great choices... Drinks and wine up to standard and service also great. For me one of the best of Philly. Cheers!!

LF
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks, but a bit on the pricey side for the portion size you get.

E
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Plenty of time and atmosphere to catch up.

AM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We lived in Malaga, Spain for 6 years and their paella at Jamonera was great even with our Spanish standards

TL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

First time diner and it was a pleasant experience. All of the food was very good and true to the intentions of the restaurant and the chef. All of the plates were well proportioned and perfect for sharing between 2 or 3 people. The grilled octopus was excellent and the papa frita and berenjenas were a pleasant surprise. Would come back and definitely recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant

h
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Was completely rushed from our table by the manager and our waitress. wasnt offered dessert or a drink after dinner. host (bald guy with glasses) kept glaring at us from across the room. for an expensive dinner, i would expect better service. wont be returning

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