Amada PHL

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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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Join us for Valentine's Day at Amada, featuring a 4-course prix fixe menu for $75 per person in our romantic dining room. Incredible Spanish plates to share and Old City Charm!

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 7433 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were really pleased with the food and service during restaurant week. The chicken and steak 'a la plancha' were fantastic, also highly recommend the garlic shrimp. Cocktails were okay and the place was a little loud, but overall we had a great experience.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! We’ll be back!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent. The waitress was very helpful with recommendations. The restraint was pretty loud even though it was 9:00 on a Thursday night. Would definitely go back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Restaurant Week experience with friends from out of town!

TG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed eating at Amada. I would definitely go back. Food was absolutely delicious and very filling.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were super busy, but we understood and didn’t press them when the people next to us who ordered around the same time as us got three of their plates first before we got anything. They did forget to bring two of our plates, but they came out shortly after we reminded them. We were still working on our food and it was so busy anyway. Food was amazing and our waitress was very nice. One of the bartenders was snarky for no reason. We’re coming back because we had an opportunity to try so many different things and everything was on point. We really enjoyed ourselves.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week is worth it! Amazing!

A
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Amada, their food has always been excellent. Service is usually great, sometimes it’s a little delayed if the restaurant is packed. Since it’s Tapas, you have to order a decent amount of food to be satisfied, which can get quite expensive. I love the ambiance here but it can get a bit loud (just like anywhere else) if there’s a big party close to you, or if you’re seated in the bar area. Overall, I would recommend for a pricier date or special occasion!!

E
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious but due to restaurant week a set price and menu-although there were plenty of choices. Very noisy. Our server was attentive and conscious of our theatre timing.

T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place for lunch with a large group of people (14). The ambiance and service were great in addition to the great food.

MT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing and delicious food. Great atmosphere with excellent service. "Small plates" but well proportioned.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved loved loved

SF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our sitting by the window was a bit uncomfortable because of the cold weather. Also one of my meal choices was not delivered to me until I notified someone. However the food was delicious and I would reccomend it. Maybe because of the busy time my order was forgotten.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Restaurant week so it was busy and a prix fix menu. Food was good. I get that service may be affected a bit but it was very slow and waitress was barely tolerant of us.

CD
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! My partner and I went here for restaurant week and were not disappointed! The food was delicious with many options for vegetarians such as myself. Service was great and timely. Would definitely come back.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In one word Amazing

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Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anyone who enjoys delicious food and a variety of flavors, in a lovely atmosphere with excellent service, should not miss Amada!!! We eat out regularly, and this is our favorite place to go. Always top-notch. Sunday tapas are awesome, although everything is soooooooooooo good. Already looking forward to my next dinner there!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent food. Went for Restaurant Week. Food distribution from servers was uneven but we enjoyed everything

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great experience, prices were better than expected. This is a place I would revisit again.

CD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and food. Would go back and recommend.

d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

This place is always good- but it's always busy!! The service was pretty slow. I've never been there for brunch before so maybe that's a norm- but I noticed it, as did the rest of my party. The food and the value of restaurant week make up for it though!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with booty was fantastic!

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic flavors! Loved the overall experience.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch on my own during Restaurant Week and had a great experience. The menu offered a variety of tempting options and I appreciated being able to select four dishes; I especially enjoyed the fried eggplant and the scallops a la plancha. Next time I will probably skip the sangria blanca, which was a bit too sweet for me. The service was friendly, attentive, and quick. The high-top tables near the bar were a perfect location, being removed from the bustle of the main dining area but still included in the restaurant's cozy feel.

JL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 5 during restaurant week for dinner. They were out of one item of the first course. Everything we tried was delicious - the server recommended the garlic shrimp, octopus, and lamb meatballs which were great. We also liked the short rib flat bread and croquettes. Added an extra charcuterie board (fantastic choice). Everyone was very full by the end of the night!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. Some portion sizes were a little bigger than what I would like but overall it was great. We went for restaurant week and it was a prefix menu but the selection items to choose from was really good. They have great selection of cocktails. I was not a fan of the chocolate torte kind of dessert but the other Meringue based one was great. Overall I would try it again.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! It’s safe to say we will be going back soon.

AK
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED! Such an exquisite meal and dining experience.

CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amandas food is delicious and the service was great! The only negative is we sat in the back and it was a little cold.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Reservation was at 8:30, we showed up on time and were asked to wait at the bar, which was totally fine. It took about 15 minutes at the bar to finally get a bar menu and then another 15 after that to finally get sat. Otherwise the meal was very very good. The wait time was somewhat annoying at a certain point.

HB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, need more words.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A friend and I decided to check out Amada during restaurant week in Philly. I was late due to traffic and feeling a bit hassled by the time I arrived. My friend was already seated. It was a fairly tight space and I thought I was going to have a hard time settling in. The waitress was friendly and gave me a few minutes to get myself together. The restaurant was crowed but the noise level was moderate. The atmosphere was pleasant and even though it was restaurant week we did not feel rushed. The food was very good and presented well for each of the 3 courses. Since it was Restaurant week, we did not see the true prices but for the $35 special it was worth it. At the end of the meal the waitress gave me the bill but had not asked if we wanted anything else. We did want coffee. I wish I had skipped it. The coffee was lukewarm, fair to mediocre in taste and in a small cup (maybe 4 oz) for $4.50 each. I don't mind paying good money for a decent cup of coffee but this did not rise to that status. Overall, it was a good night, and I would return.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

From the front door staff to the food, everything was amazing!!!! I throughly enjoyed myself!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to restaurant week and shared the small plates with friends. Everything tasted good and was well seasoned. Highly recommend.

CA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is great food. I normally am so disappointed by going out to eat. This is the kind of place that makes it all worthwhile...

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to try different tapas. Pretty good value for restaurant week.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week, and the deal was amazing! Food was so delicious and the tapas style allowed us to try everything! Fabulous meal all around.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was great

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food!

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