Amada PHL

4.6
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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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4.6
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 12 hours ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Vegetarians - do not go. My restaurant week meal was a tiny salad followed by French fries (patatas bravas and fried eggplant sticks). No thought into the non meat options despite the fact that when I called, I was told there was lots of variety. Would not go again.

OT
1 review
Dined 13 hours 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.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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

KA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 3 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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with booty was fantastic!

A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic flavors! Loved the overall experience.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 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.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

AK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED! Such an exquisite meal and dining experience.

CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food. Highly recommend

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, need more words.

LD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CA
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Food was great

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food!

H
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Restaurant week - great selection of delicious unique and traditional tapas. Garces does a great job. Very busy night but service was still good.

LR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

First time dining experience at Amada for restaurant week. We sat at the bar area, the food and cocktails were amazing. Bar service was very slow, we were told that they were down one bartender due to an illness. Overall would highly recommend this restaurant. We will definitely be dining there again.

EC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE! Highly highly recommend this restaurant!!!

S
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been waiting to get back to this restaurant for some time now. I wanted to take my husband and restaurant week was the perfect opportunity. The food was amazing and the service impeccable. My husband was very impressed and is looking forward to returning and enjoying more from an unlimited menu.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Tapas is so fun to share an experience. Portions were perfect for restaurant week. Wish I took photos because each plate was also beautiful presented. I was stuffed after my meal.

MW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Candy was great, food was delicious, will come again for sure.

B
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week. The food was great! Everything was very flavorful and very tasty. One of our courses was somewhat delayed but our server made it up to us with a few extras dishes and still got us to the theatre on time! We always enjoy Amada .

OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small portion but truly exceptional food.

HV
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, place and service good, time to serve the food was a disaster. Party of 12.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was really good

AF
Monterrey
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make sure to get to Amada during restaurant week. It never disappoints, especially then.

A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Food was great...amazing value. The service is wonderful but takes a minute bc it's packed and they need more help. Presentation of everything was amazing. If you make a reservation be prepared to wait for a table for at least 15 to 20 minutes after schedule bc it's packed. Not a quit place...very lively which is great but you need to be prepared to be loud to talk to folks at your table.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food - fantastic service.

OT
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Edwin our server was fantastic, extensive menu knowledge, recommended tapas and entree. I asked for bleu cheese olives with my drink. He offered to make them himself as they were not on the menu, twice! Edwin went above and beyond. Thank you. The manager Joseph was made aware as well. Joseph also had extensive wine knowledge and recommended a delicious pair with my skirt steak.

RG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group of friends to try the place out for the first time. I liked it and so did the rest of the group. The food was served fairly quick and the plates were flavorful. They have a good wine list. The place was full but it was still quiet enough to have conversation without straining. I will definitely be back, did find some of the dishes on the pricier side but overall I still think they are a good place to visit.

ES
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada is probably my favorite restaurant in Philly. From entering to exiting, the staff were friendly, accommodating, and very professional. The food was absolutely spectacular. Upon completing each dish the staff would replace it with the next course within a minute. The food was also ordered to complement the previous dish, and introduce a completely different flavor profile. The sangrias are some of the best I've ever had and I highly suggest trying them. Overall, this is a restaurant you want to go to for your next special occasion. Amazing!

JC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Outing with kids and their boyfriend and girlfriends

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