Amada PHL

4.7
7754 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 7754 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food and drinks were served fast and servers and hosts friendly

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vipNiti
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love tapas so that I can try a bunch of dishes & not fill up. I was able to eat & enjoy 3 dishes as I was dining alone. They have good specials for Happy Hour. Enough vegetarian choices too

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GregoryM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had a great time and the food was excellent. I had the red snapper and my wife had the scallops. The red snapper was very good but the scallops were excellent. The manager Joseph was very accommodating after a little mistake was made in the bill. It was was quickly straightened out. But it was Mother’s Day and the restaurant was very busy.

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vipJohnS
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular! Wow! Fantastic! Mother’s Day brunch was a work of art! The covid 19 mitigation was so tastefully done we hope they leave it even when Covid is just a bad memory. Amada was a favorite of ours pre-pandemic. It will be a favorite post pandemic. The staff was outstanding. We could see the hard work and dedication to their craft and customers. The food was outstanding in taste and presentation. The courses were paced perfectly. The ambiance was perfect. We were transported to the best of Spain for 2 hours. Thank you!

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VladimirP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Mother's Day Brunch was excellent. Wish there would have been a few more menu choices for our son, who is a little more picky, but he still enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious as always.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was amazing... food abs service was on point. Only issue was dress code, online indicates business casual. I tried to call numerous times to verify and there was no response

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viprleestump
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Fantastic food as always! Came to Philly just for the weekend and Amada is usually my first choice/stop for great food and they delivered again. That said, their COVID set-up is not that great... the back rooms where we were initially seated were, how shall I say, "awful... too dark and unattractive," so no space in the main/front dining room we asked to be seated outside. Table wasn't clean much less set upon seating, no heat lamps/space heaters like almost every other restauarnt has... and the only ones outside, our waiter, although quite good, didn't make so many appearances at our table. I think the host, who was fabulous, checked on us more. I'd absolutely go back for the food and hopefully on a post-COVID and/or warmer night, it would be perfect.

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vipRobinK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was lacking. Food was good but poorly timed. Long periods of nothing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food. Spotty service.
We had an issue with the wine (it had turned) and the wine steward (not our waitress) was kinda brusque and not pleased. Which wasn’t so nice.
Also the restaurant could have been cleaner and did not ‘sparkle’. The counter area by the food prep was neglected and we were sitting next to a glass partition - very nice - but it was spotted and very dirty. Which made facing it not so nice.
All in we still had a wonderful time and would go back.

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vipWecwec
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Cold food, rushed

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was great as always, but our server was horrible. We were a late reservation and the sever told us the kitchen was closing in five minutes as soon as we sat or party of 5 down. He did not give us enough water for a full round and didn’t bring our out of town guest water. After asking 3 times he went to to the bar to get his own water. Our food came before our cocktails. He didn’t offer to box our substantial leftovers.
A $600 dollar dinner with the worst service ever. So surprising and disappointing.

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vipcaribguy76
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my partner’s birthday

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RobyneS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience as was the first time which is why I came back and brought my wife

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vipNatalieF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love bringing my friends and family to Amada! The food is delicious and the service is always friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here to celebrate my wife’s birthday with another couple. Great ambiance, excellent food and first class service. Highly recommend.

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AndreaE
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and thoughtful service! This is such a wonderful place to enjoy brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The breadbasket was awesome. The brunch menu's potato hash item was average at best. Flavours were definitely missing! The shakshuka was quite good. The mimmosa was at a good price and boozy enough. I would try this place again, and ofcourse try another item on the menu instead of the breakfast hash.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The service is always impeccable and the food always slaps!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 perfect for date night

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vipBill
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A real Spanish restaurant. Authentic tapas and tasty offerings. Wine and beer selection from Spain excellent. Happy hour menu is great valule.

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Docjb
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. Very fun place to eat!

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LouisG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice dinner with a long time friend. The food and service were great! We were provided the time and space to chat and catch up.

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chrisv
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food great service and beautiful . Great people working there also. Joseph was a real stand out. Everything I look for in a restaurant and more

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Leah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious and the service was great!

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vipJoseph
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Each tapas order was delicious and flavorful. Will return soon.

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AllaS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tapas are extremely small, overpriced and not what expected. Though great ambience and service.

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KarenB
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is flavorful and phenomenal as was the service but it was the $5 mimosas, sangria and Bloody Mary’s that made us drive from Brooklyn to Philly for brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada never disappoints. The staff, general manager, and food are always exceptional. The brunch selection was delicious and the Sangria by far is the best I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding. I'm looking forward to going back!

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vipRitaf
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My only disappointment was that the paella was too soft; normally great paella has that wonderful crunchy bottom and we did not get that.

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vipMattandlenet
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - fun and helpful waitress, delicious food

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vipPhillygal
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food was good. Lamb meatballs delicious. All greens were good. I love octopus and get it whenever I can. Amada's was good but not fabulous. A little overdone. The service was excellant and atmosphere is great. Will be back.

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vipJCYNOLA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on change. Walk by and decide to get a reservation. It was amazing. Out server was excellent and the food as some of the best I had in the city. Will definitely be returning.

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vipIrene
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada is always such a pleasure--the food, the service, and the ambiance. Always out top spot!!! Highly recommended!!! And, dining is well spaced out for safety--an added plus.

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hbizzle
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They ran out of things in the menue. granted our reservation was at 9pm. Our server acted like she didn't want us there. Drinks and food were good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. Save room for the roast pork, it was probably the best pork I’ve had in my life!

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Jezebel
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation for Saturday at 2:45 and attempted to call the restaurant directly for an entire week prior to the reservation. Left 4-5 voicemails asking for a return phone call as I had questions about the 2:45 time as it was the very end of brunch...Happy Hour and Dinner didn't start until 4:00 PM. I wanted to know if at some point during our visit we would be able to have any of the tapas from the dinner menu as "breakfast" dishes at 2:45 PM were not really what we wanted - but we took the only reservation they had. Had I been told "brunch only" - I likely would have cancelled.

I received a voice mail the AM of our reservation being told our party of 6 would have to be split into 4 INSIDE tables as there was a "threat of rain". No rain in the forecast. Philadelphia was a sunny, gorgeous 80 degrees. I was asked to call back - so I called the restaurant's number which was left in the message - and AGAIN - the same voicemail I had heard all week.

We arrived at Amada to see all outdoor seating had been set up - and we were all seated together OUTSIDE. Our server promptly informed us when we sat down that we had 15 minutes to get our order in for anything "hot " that we wanted because then the kitchen would no longer make anything - they were closing until the dinner hour. We scrambled to piece together a few tapas and beverages for the group.

The drinks were tasty and the few tapas that we ordered were good - although basic (and not the tapas we really hoped to be able to experience). The manager, Anna, did come out to speak with me as I had mentioned to the hostess how I had been trying to reach them all week and had not been called. She apologized and I heard "COVID, short-staffed...etc." I get it -really I do. I manage a medical office and we, too, have been short-staffed, however, we have not let it affect our customer service. I can't imagine no one listened to the voicemails about reservations ALL WEEK. Reservations = customers = income.

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ScottNShawn
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the first time so we had to return. Brunch with friends. Had another amazing meal. Love this place. Great food, great service, atmosphere and staff. Will definitely return,

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vipHope
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wow!! Food and service were absolutely excellent. Shout out to the host last night that was going above and beyond to make sure everyone was accommodated. There was a storm coming in and he made sure everyone sitting at tables outside had extra umbrellas and were covered and dry! Our server was great, attentive but relaxed at the same time. Always a pleasure dining at Amada!

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You can order delivery directly from Amada PHL using the Order Online button. 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 7754 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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