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Amada PHL

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6461 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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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
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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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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM
Fri 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 9:30PM - 10:30PM

What 6461 People Are Saying
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always a great experience!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Alcohol was expensive

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

It’s a good restaurant overall. Paella is very different form the real one. Tapas are a better idea than entrees.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

This place never disappoints and has become a staple for every trip I take to Philly - stay yummy!!!

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was good, did the Chef’s Tasting. Really annoyed that I specifically asked (days prior to the reservation) to be seated in the back in a quieter area. We were sat in the back, as requested. We went on a Monday, early before the dinner rush so the restaurant was far from full. A family was seated directly behind us with an infant and toddler that proceeded to scream and come to our table. If this was a busy time I would totally understand that little could be done. HOWEVER, when I specifically asked for a quieter area and with PLENTY of available seating.... you sit children next to us.... VERY annoying. I would think twice before even bothering reservations/special requests because it obviously doesn’t matter anyway, unless you’re looking to go on a weekend or prime dinner hour

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Tapas was great. Lots of choices and all very good. Service was friendly and efficient.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Amazing Tapas. Cheese plate was awesome. Smoked octopus divine. Flat bread superb. Lamb meatballs awesome.

Great Mother’s Day dinner

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was really good but service was off. It was the end of the night (1000 pm reservation). Server was not very attentive, we wanted to order more food but couldn’t find her for awhile. She didn’t offer a dessert menu and seemed like she wanted us to leave quickly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

My wife and I loved this restaurant! We had 6 tapas plates, all of which were amazing. We were not bombarded with all the plates at once (an issue we've had at other establishments). Amada is definitely a great spot for delicious tapas

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We were seated in the back section which was much quieter. The food options were diverse and allowed any diet to sample the vegan, meat or seafood. Loved the Kobe beef kabob and the roasted cauliflower. The olive oil ice cream was a wonderful finish to the meal.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

While I don't think I could afford to make a habit of Amada, it's still one of my favorite spots for a special occasion! The Garces team does terrific tapas, and, given the variety of the menu, I'm constantly impressed with the quality of such diverse items. From grilled chorizo (the most delicious bite on the menu, IMHO) to the spectacular truffle lavender honey manchego dish, bacon-wrapped dates (not enough in the order, but each one a delicacy) to wagyu beef brochettes, we left satisfied without being stuffed! For two, each ordering a sangria, the bill (before tip) was about $100. Well-worth it for the experience!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Amada scored high for our first time visit. Everything from the immediate seating(we had reservations), service, and the meal was outstanding. We chose Amada because of the interesting tapas menu and it did not disappoint. Our family of 4 each chose a tapa in addition to a salad and a cheese pairing all for sharing. The wild mushrooms, grilled octopus and cheese pairings were amazing. Our daughter lives in Philly and said it was one of the more memorable meals she has tasted and is sure to spread the word!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Fabulous dinner at Amada! There was a great variety of delectable tapas - plenty of options for everyone - carnivores, vegans, etc. Happy hour options were excellent and very reasonable. Sangria was delicious - refreshing and not too sweet. The dessert was sensational! Highly recommend Amada for great service, wonderfully prepared and creative food and upbeat atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food and cocktails for a mid-afternoon snack

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Bartender & waiter were extremely friendly & attentive. Food, as usual, was wonderful. Loved the dim lighting & also the pace at which the food was brought out - didn't hurry us so they could turn the table over, even though it was very crowded that evening.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We are here for lunch and had the best meal. Our server was amazing. I don’t think I have ever had such great service. I highly recommend eating here.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Had a terrific lunch at Amada. I love coming here for lunch for a treat when I have time. Food is always fantastic and it's quieter than at dinner so you can enjoy your conversation in addition to the great food!

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3.0Dined on May 7, 2018

It pains me to write this as Amada has been one if not my favorite spot, but our visit this week was disappointing in that we felt the serving sizes were more modest than in past, the lamb chops always on the top of my lists were sub par, more fat than I have ever had and the "melt in your mouth" flavor was gone additionally the sea bass was not of the same quality in past visits. The dining area in the back was very warm/stifling with no air movement - claim was the HVAC system was not working correctly. My gut and experience tells me that since filing for bankruptcy and selling his Philly restaurants to JV company - i believe Darden Foods that Amada and other Garces locations will begin to slide downhill which would really be sad. Hoping that not to be the case and will test out a couple of times with stop ins for a drink and trying a side app'

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The food was pretty good but the air conditioning in the back room did not work so it was too hot to enjoy. No apology and no comps for this inconvenience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Loved it! The reviews do not do Amada justice at all! The place is amazing and you it’s one of those things you just have to experience in person. I recommend getting the chefs choice if it’s your first time! You’ll leave more than satisfied with all the different dishes that come out with a variety of flavors and tastes! Oh and you’ll be extremely full when it’s all over by the time the dessert comes out. What makes this place the best IMO is their excellent service and their employee’s knowledge of the menu. I’ll be frequenting Amada much more often!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Three girls for brunch, that haven’t seen each other in a long time overstayed their welcome & no one seemed to mind! Thank you!

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We love(d) Amada. We love tapas and Amada has always been our go-to restaurant whenever we got a chance to go out by ourselves without the kids. For my birthday, we played around the idea of trying out new restaurants but we decided to stick to Amada. And this will be our last.
1. The service was horrible. After being seated, we had to wait over 10 minutes to place our drink order in. And another 10 to order our food.
2. The food wasn’t great. I remember every first bite of a new dish being a “mmmmm” “ooooohhhhh” at Amada. This time, it was just “eh”... not bad.... “had better”... and the lamb meatball was so horrible... the pork belly was literally just pork fat, fried in something so thick that you couldn’t even bite through it.
3. The food did not come out in a timely manner... there were about 10 minute gaps between us finishing what was on the table while waiting for the next dish... and u know when u wait ten minutes, you’re now full and don’t want to eat anymore? Yeah....
Overall, it wasn’t an experience that was worth the price we paid for and quite disappointing because we loved Amada. With so many tapas place opening left and right, I wouldn’t even consider going to Amada ever again.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We really enjoyed our first visit here, and will certainly return. We were about 15 minutes late getting seated for our 6:45 dinner reservation - but it was on a Saturday night and - the place is really popular. It's not the cheapest restaurant, but the food is delicious and worth the price. Good wine list.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Enjoyed the tapas a lot! Would definitely go back! Had to wait for a reservation but worth the wait.

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1.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Hot night. No air conditioning. Very uncomfortable.

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1.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Horrible experience last night. AC must not have been working because it was so unbelievably hot we had to cut our meal short and leave. Food not as good as in the past either. Truly disappointed especially since we took out of town guests.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Great as always...loved the octopus and the short rib flatbread!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Amazing waiter

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Great tapas. My 4th time. And I am from North Carolina. Great service too. No hurry.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Food was amazing. Waitress acted like she had better places to be.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Absolutely delicious food. The service was great - we asked if it was possible to get one of the dishes without nuts and the chef ended up making it from scratch for us instead of using the pre-mixed ingredients. Everything about the dinner was amazing.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

A bit on the expensive side but so yummy

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Service and food were both excellent! Always an outstanding experience here!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We went to Amanda for my girlfriends birthday . We were greeted the moment we walked in the door and seated our reservation was for 8:30 pm . The waitress was with us right after we were seated and she was on the spot ensuring we got the right order with each dish . The variety of dishes offered was varied my girlfriend being a vegetarian had plenty to choose from . The appitizers arrived and were great . I had the pork and shirimp which I’d highly recommend. The wine selection was wonderful . This was my first time at Amanda and I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys great service , food and atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Overpriced compared to Butcher Singer and Talula’s Garden. Had huge dinners at those places the same week, for the same price as Amada, and most would agree those places are 10x better than Amada and worth it. Amada seems like they charge too much for the quality

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

great food and wine. service was exceptional. overall great experience,

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Came here a little over two years ago with my boyfriend and came back the other night for our three year anniversary. It’s been phenomenal both times. The staff is excellent. The food is so delicious. The pricing is appropriate. Definitely recommend the octopus, lamb chops, and pernil!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Food was great. Service was slow but good otherwise. We were seated around 7:15 and left about 9;50

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Although the place is very loud, the wonderful food and excellent service more than make up for it! My second visit, and all I could think was “Why don’t I come here more often?”

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food is delicious, so many options with tapas style. Don’t expect huge American portions, it’s just the right size so you can have a variety of things.
Excellent service, Spanish bilingual waiters gave good suggestions and make you feel welcome.
I will go back.

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