Amada PHL

4.7
7675 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7675 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris67
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Amada it's one of my favorite spots and I go often. Last night everything was great - service, food, etc. my only complaint is that we felt rushed. If you're going to offer and accept a 9:30 reservation- you should be prepared to keep the kitchen open a bit longer and not rush your guest by dropping subtle hints. Also, what happened to the music!? It was so low last night!! I love the music at the Amada - adds to festive vibe! Please bring it back!!

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KimP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! Highly recommend. They did a great job making us feel COVID safe and the staff was wonderful. Each course was delicious!

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DLMK
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service, the the ambiance, the cleanness and the attention to Covid restrictions were all A plus.

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vipLauren
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Delicious food, excellent service, and a great COVID friendly setting. Enjoyed my first visit to Amada and will definitely be back.

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vipJulieW
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meghan was a wonderful server. Food was amazing. Charcuterie, ham croquettes and lamb meatballs were amazing. Will return.

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vipAnthonyA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day tasting menu was over priced for what was served. I don’t mind paying a lot , but garlic shrimp and lamb meatballs really don’t cost that much. The lamb loin was tough and tasteless.

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vipveggiemonster
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Actually enjoyed this place much more with reduced capacity! Definitely as noisy as before. Got the Valentine’s Day tasting menu and it pretty good overall. We loved the scallops and shrimps particularly. Would be great if we had something acidic to cut things through. After a while all the strong/rich flavors kinda tasted similar.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great. We went for a random late date night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. The food is excellent in the staff do a great job at meeting any expectation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During COVID, Amada accomplished a great meal and drinks while creating an environment that felt entirely safe. Staff were professional, prompt and listened to every we word on our orders. Food, as always, was delicious and presented well. Absolutely no complaints and though I despise crowds, I hope to see this place quickly return to its extremely-crowded self

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience even with Covid time
100% recommended

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YaimeeH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, ambience was romantic, COVID precautions were to the max. Lovely time!!

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vipKristenS
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service here is always fantastic. I’ve come for brunch and dinner, and every time the food and the ambiance are exceptional. Will continue to return!

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ChristineW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to dine at Amada knowing that the restaurant would need to close with the new restrictions later in the weeek. Our 'last hoorah' was delicious! Portions were more than enough to leave feeling full. Empanada's, clams, scallops, and meats and cheeses were all tasty. Service was attentive as well. We hope the restaurant survives throughout the pandemic so that we can return soon.

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Concha
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Candy, was lovely. I mentioned that it was my birthday and she brought out some crema catalana for me.
The food was authentic and so tasty, a big compliment since I am a Spaniard (and a good cook myself).

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Maly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and food was great! Happy hour menu is on point.

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EduardoQ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant, we had the octopus, tortilla espanola, chorizo, the flatbread with artichoke. Outstanding definitely will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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PatriciaD
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food excellent. Outdoor seating. Need to install heaters when the cooler weather takes hold. The tables are very wide making it difficult to talk to those sitting across from you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic

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vipmariannee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food at a reasonable price with attentive service

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vipBKmom
Philadelphia
226 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my special birthday (70!) and my son’s. We ordered A LOT - and it was all delicious. The food is so well presented and prepared. We were here last year for my husband’s 70th, and we love Amada. We felt very safe as our table was well spaced and away from foot traffic. This is one of our go to places in Philadelphia for a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Sangria are excellent!!!

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vipTyraE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I wasn’t that impressed with the food outside of the lobster and garlic shrimp. Probably wouldn’t go back but if I did that’s what I would order.

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vipHaddonfield2017
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch
Fantastic service from management!

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karenW
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Fun restaurant for tapas - some wonderful flavors abs menu items -

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BrookeT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Especially the mushrooms, artichoke flatbread, and patatas bravas.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

My fiance enjoyed it immensely. They didn't have any plates for non-foodies like me. It was nice, but mostly for those with adventurous palettes.

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vipChrisG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little Spanish restaurant in Olde City. Perfect spot for date night! The seafood paela was amazing! Drinks were great as well! Service was fantastic! Thank you again!

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viptbird
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table distancing appropriate and comfortable with nice dark ambiance. Food excellent from start to finish. Portions on the smaller side but priced accordingly and well worth it. I brought my hulky nephew who wasn’t exactly filled up but next time will have him order two entrees as cost does not prohibit. Service constant but unobtrusive- needed things arrived without even having to ask. I look forward to going back.

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vipVictoriaJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member went above and beyond. Joseph the GM was outstanding and very personable. Thank you thank you thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was good/bad. Servers were very good and pleasant. Three items were ordered. First two items came out within 15 minutes. Final item took 45 minutes after ordering to come out. Server informed us that kitchen was backed up and brought a free compensatory dish in the meanwhile as we waited for final item. When the final item came out, it tasted good but it was cool and not hot (despite the 45 minute wait for it to come). Good service, food was delicious. Wait time for food can be improved/decreased tremendously.

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vipHump
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been in a while and it was well worth the trip. Great food and wine.

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Tazbubbles
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint us. It’s our go to place.

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WillP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and attentive waitstaff. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous even during a pandemic

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vipKoryA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience - every dish was a winner - especially loved the french toast for brunch and the great priced brunch cocktails! Staff was super friendly professional and acted safely to make us feel comfortable.

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JayL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten at Amada many times and have always had a great experience. This last time our entrees took an unusually long time to reach our table after we finished our tapas. Without any prompting on our part, a manager came over, explained the delay and promised to make things right. We very much appreciate the way Amada handled it. The food was still worth the wait and we won’t hesitate to return to Amada again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! My father is in a wheelchair and everyone was extremely accommodating. Food was TOP notch. For 4 people we had about 12 dishes. All of them were fantastic. Highlights were the wild mushrooms and octopus. The only thing that was a bit underwhelming was the Iberico de bellota. Great wine selection as well as cocktails before - the Rose Gold was delicious. Service was impeccable. I am thrilled that this restaurant is so good after being open so many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was incredible, food was great.

FAQs

Amada PHL does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Amada PHL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-2450.

Amada PHL is rated 4.7 stars by 7675 OpenTable diners.

Amada PHL does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://garces.americommerce.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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