Amada PHL

4.6
6620 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Amada is an Andalusian tapas bar and restaurant where Chef Jose Garces embraces the rich traditions of Spanish gastronomy while incorporating avant-garde cooking techniques in a gorgeous rustic-chic setting

Specialties of the House
Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp,Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías

Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
*Dinner:*
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
*Lunch:*
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

*Brunch:*
Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 625-2450
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Catering
Bring your favorite Amada dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd & 3rd
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Parking details
Valet parking available Monday through Sunday in front of the restaurant for $21. Public parking lots located on 2nd Street between Market, Chestnut & Walnut.
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Public transit
Septa 21, 42
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Entertainment
If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
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Special events & promotions
Commemorate your special event with a private dining room and dedicated staff at one of Philadelphia’s most recognized and renowned restaurants. Create your own personalized menu of authentic, Andalusian-style tapas paired with Spanish wine or sangria. Chef Garces’ signature Suckling Pig, carved tableside, is available for parties of 7–10 guests.

Private Dining Room
Capacity: 24 seated

Semi-private Matador Lounge
Capacity: 40 (seated dinner or cocktail reception)
Includes private bar

Private Dining Room & Matador Lounge
Capacity: 60 (seated dinner or cocktail reception)
Includes a private bar

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 140

For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy Chef Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting. Choose from a private dining room, a semi-secluded lounge, group tables in the main dining room, or a combination.

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What 6620 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu

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MM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amada is the place to go for celebrations, or simply to enjoy an outstanding meal. Great, delicious, unique, creative food. Highly recommended!

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SS
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We did enjoy some great tapas but overall the service and ambiance were not what one would expect from restaurant of this caliber.

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could go on forever about what an amazing experience we had at AMADA. Edwin our server was so attentive and knew the menu so well. He kept our glasses full and went above and beyond to make our experience at AMADA memorable. Now the food... it was perfection!!! We started with the mixto cheese and meats ( AMAZING ) then went to the cauliflower, artichokes, wagu sirloin, lamb meatballs and spicy potatoes. Every item was better than the last and the wagu sirloin was delicious. I would highly recommend AMADA to anyone that wants an amazing meal with phenomenal service.

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R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, waiter was attentive and ambience was perfect for our celebration

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JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Overpriced brunch menu. Limited choices. Small portions.

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L
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Edwin is the best server!!! Had an amazing dinner!!! Food is always delicious.
He paired the wine perfectly with each course. Can't wait to come back

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AN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

No soccorat on paella
Sangria was trash, hardly boozy
Very underwhelming meal.

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have always wanted to go there as I am a big fan of Jose. My girlfriends and I, finally made the trip to Philly with Amada on top of our to do list. Everything from food, service and ambience was great! The bonus was meeting Jose in person.... such a lovely and pleasant human being. He visited our table and took a picture with us. Some celebrity chefs will rarely acknowledge a "hello", Jose Garces was AWESOME!!!

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was awesome! Management should be very happy to have Ray on their team. We visit yearly from NJ and the food was great. Service was fantastic. You can’t beat great food and even better customer service.

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FA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Only complaint... ordered a $63 bottle of wine.....looked up cost online $8.99.......sort of feel like ive been gouged!!!!!!!! everything else extremely good

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Washington DC
157 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff guided us through the extensive tapas menu and helped us make the right choices both on type and quantity of dishes. Everything was delicious Three of us had a terrific evening.

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J
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch food! Very tasty!

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L
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Philly hands down. Tapas so you can style your evening any way you like. On very rare occasions you can say, “That was the best ... I’ve ever had!” At Amada a couple of nights ago I hadn’t one of those moments and yes I can believe it just might happen again at the same bat place, same bat channel.

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MG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and so was the food. We loved the recommendations our server gave us. Our only regret is that we were too full to get dessert.

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AA
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious roast pork! Very tasty tapas, and wonderful ambience!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent service and food, but our neighbor was disgusting. He was sniffing very loud instead of sneezing his nose.

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KJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was perfect. The service was outstanding, we didn’t have to ask for anything our server was definitely on his game. The food was prepared quick and was possibly the best meal I’ve ever eaten. I’ve been a chef for over 10 years and I’m a real tough customer, I was very impressed with how fast everything came out and the quality was superb. My girlfriend and I were out on a date and decided to give Amada a try, we will be back.

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f
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amada never disappoints! Great for out-of-town guests especially after touring the historic district.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Great service! I wish I could eat here for every date night.

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BL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken and chorizo paella, the short rib flatbread and the bacon wrapped dates with blue cheese are not to be missed!

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D
New York Area
249 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific tapas selected by the chef. Delicious! Had to stop finally and take the last courses home. Outstanding cuisine and service in a very casual atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing! Couldn't pick a favorite - everything was delicious and unique. Will definitely be back!!

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RF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid, server picked and excellent wine. Food was nice if a little unexciting and the ambience was friendly, casual and pleasant.

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TA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Amada is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly and I celebrate almost all special occasions here. This made it an easy choice for a bachelorette dinner for my sister-in-law. Despite adding notes to the reservation and calling to confirm, I was disappointed with the lack of acknowledgment of the special occasion from Amada. First, we were put right in the middle of the dining room, right next to a table with a disruptive baby. With my reservation message and call, I truly thought that there would have been more careful selection of our table. They were not that busy. Second, when I've celebrated anniversaries and birthdays here in the past, they would bring us a drink or dessert in recognition of the special occasion. During our weekend in Philly, this was the ONLY restaurant that did not do anything special. Very disappointing.

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A
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was our 10th wedding anniversary and as always the food and service were amazing!!!

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great. Waiter know the menu and was able to help us decide on what to order.

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AH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. Our granddaughter really enjoyed the small plates and tried some new foods. Everyone was great , we really enjoyed the restaurant.

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EL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food is always great at Amada. Never a bad dish and always a pleasant dining experience. It’s our culinary happy place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome brunch special

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JB
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amada continues to be one of the best restaurants in the city. The food and service are always top notch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a business celebration meal. The food and server were excellent!!! It was a little noisy and hard to hear everyone taking in our dinner party!

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FM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great but noise level was too loud for price and type of experience we expected

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal & wait staff was extremely attentive...5 stars across the board!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our anniversary with infant twins and they were so kind and accommodating! We had a wonderful time!

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PM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

The venue is too noise but the tapas is great. Service was also below par. Never heard of tapas being served in courses - that was the excuse for long period in between servings.

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K
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting Amada. Everything was perfect. Our service was excellent. The waiter was super friendly and accommodating. He was well versed with the menu and offered several suggestions for our meal. The waiter offered several pairings for our food selections. The meal was excellent and everything was timed perfectly. I would definitely recommend the cheese tray. We will be going back again.

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SR
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Authentic Spanish menu served perfectly. Terrific wine list and great ambiance. No flaws, will return

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DD
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bread service is always to "die for". So good. The coffee and olive oil ice cream is also a major plus!

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MA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I never write reviews, but a phenomenon like Amada deserves to receive one. I was concerned that the quality of Amada may have decreased due to the change in ownership. It turns out my concerns were completely unfounded. Especially amazing were the Ensalada de Jamon, the Datiles con Almendras (bacon-wrapped dates), and the Empanada, although I wish I could have tried almost everything on the menu. I remarked to my wife, who dined with me, that Amada was still my official favorite restaurant (chosen years ago) because I hadn't selected a new favorite. Well, now I'm making the deliberate, conscious decision to re-select it as my favorite. Winner, and still champion - Amada.

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