Amada PHL

4.6
7861 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 7861 people are saying
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DebbieK
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall it was a great do I g experience. Stuck to the tapas and plancha menu, which was great fun. The cocktails were very good, especially the white sangria and the specialty G & Ts. Not the very best food we’ve ever had, but certainly all very tasty. We also enjoyed the casual atmosphere, though it was a touch loud. Would go again.

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AlidaM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Amada! I can always count on the food to be so very good! I recommend the red wine sangria too!

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vipNattyD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Please get the tasting menu with wine pairing. You get so many beautiful tapas and Spanish varietals!

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vipPhillyfoodie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is a tough one for me. Amada is a neighborhood favorite of ours for years and I am trying to give restaurants a good amount of slack with the pandemic, but this most recent experience did not live up to the usual standard. The food was pretty much the same quality (although a couple dishes with some seasoning issues), however, I noticed they got rid of the smoked tuna dip that usually comes at the beginning of the meal. I assume this was a budgetary cut. I also noticed the usual seafood paella was no longer on the menu.

My biggest issue was the service this time. Our main server was not very personable and even borderline rude at times. I read another recent review about their rude server and they had a baby with them. It sounded like a similar experience to ours, so maybe this particular server hates kids (we had our toddler with us). As with any tapas place, we encounters many servers/runners who would drop off food and clear the table. There just appeared to be a lack of standardization across the board. Many times a runner would put a dish down and not explain it, or put a dish down and not clear the many empty dishes on the table. They definitely seemed annoyed also to get us clean plates at times when new sets of tapas came out. A couple times, dishes (like dessert) were placed down but no one had silverware.

Overall, this will not prevent me from returning, but I do hope they can train new staff more consistently and make sure servers are kind and attentive. I would love for all my Amada reviews to be excellent in the future.

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ElSampoli
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We choose to do the $65 Tasting Menu. We received a nice selection of Tapas, Cheese/Meats and Mains and it includes a dessert too. The Tapas were amazing! Next time, I think we will just order a bunch of Tapas because we found the entree option they gave us (Turkey Breast) to be a bit underwhelming compared to the Tapas. Cocktails were delicious (Mojito and Tequila -based cocktail called "Pain & Glory") Ambience/Vibes/Service were all great. Will definitely be going back!

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MarcM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ray was exceptional. He went above and beyond to make our dinner memorable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Go on a Sunday to get the 9 plates for $45!

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Zach
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service. Even brought champagne for my anniversary.

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Tripletsplusone
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect place to celebrate. We had a fantastic time and the food was better than we expected. The tapas offered were all unique in their own way. The service was exceptional and we're very pleased with the server's communication of each dish.

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vipDouglasH
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The food lived up to its reputation. Definitely coming back!

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vipcammim
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An unbelievable experience from start to finish!!

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vipCustomer
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Service and food were outstanding. We had charcuterie, tapas, and dessert with a pitcher of sangria.

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MJAF
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Saturday afternoon brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

5 guys, we went for happy hour. Great value for quantity and quality .
Will go back!

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Cranster
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have not been there for years and the food is so good...We can't figure out why! Anyway like we said the food was delicious and well timed and spaced out so we didn't feel rushed. Our server was polite and knowledgeable about the food. Wine was very
good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the bacon wrapped dates and both flatbreads. Just when we thought it couldn't get any better, we had the diver scallops and the red snapper. Can't even begin to say how good this meal was. Highly recommend these dishes. Finished it all off with creme brulee and cheesecake. The food, service, and noise level, all perect.

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Frida
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tiny portions for the price. So so tapas. Prefer the restaurant Tinto.

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vipBrendan
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time at Amada. We had the tasting menu ($75) and it was incredible!!

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OpenTable Diner
Montana
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Food and service was top notch

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vipIrene
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada never ceases to amaze me, with excellent food, variety, and service. Whenever we come here we always leave extremely pleased and satisfied, and it's true with whatever guests we bring too. You can't go wrong here!

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vipDorothyM
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch with interesting, delicious food and drink. Drinks were a little heavy on the alcohol, but overall the meal provided interesting and excellent food. Service was great and I would highly recommend Amanda for a great brunch experience.

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vipMaria
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait to back next week 😉

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KristinV
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Got the Chef's sampler and expected it to be great. One or two things were excellent but the rest was just so so. Happy hour wine was not very good.

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ReinhardtW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The quality of the food is so good for what you pay. The sangria is fantastic. We went for brunch and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice waitress,servers
Excellent food. Maybe not much variety on Saturday
Brunch at main entree.

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vipJakeL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada has outdone itself once again. Excellent dining experience with excellent food and service. We were there for our anniversary and the manager went out of her way to make us feel truly special. We will certainly be back to celebrate more special occasions. Well done Amada and THANK YOU!

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vipCityeat
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, service was a little slow. Love the pace the food comes out!

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vipCestbon
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Visiting. Early dinner so very quiet. Sat in a dark corner of restaurant. Servers could not see us easily so we waited for new orders. Some portions were tiny and others large, particularly deserts. The food was delicious.

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TinaP
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pretty nice food, just not exceptional food. The wagyu beef and lamb meatballs were delicious!!

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CathyB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - was excellent. Fresh ingredients made with care. The tapas were all very fun - we were personally big fans of the scallops, snow peas, and bacon wrapped dates.

Service - very friendly. Our server had some great recommendations and made a birthday dinner very special.

Ambience - on the dim side, which we liked.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent service, wonderful food, lovely restaurant…what more can I say.

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LianL
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time at Amada and it was wonderful as always. Our waiter was amazingly accommodating and knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had a wonderful time and would come back again.

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KojiH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The meals were not so bad, and Sunday tapas set was reasonable. Our waiter was friendly, but spending too much time at each table although looked they didn’t have enough staffs at that night. We had seated about 5:50, but got our first appetizer at 6:40 and wines didn’t come to our table yet at that time.

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vipVasya
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner - we brought guests who were visiting out of town. Enjoyed everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really great food and friendly waitstaff. They were very accommodating of our party’s food allergies.

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vipAndrewH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Best I can say is prices were fair. Tapas were solid, but all entrees were just ok. Worst part, though, was the service. Hostesses were neutral at best and our waitress (short with with medium length hair) was actively rude. Gave us a hard time for not ordering drinks, responded rudely when we asked if one of our dishes was still coming out (all our other appetizers had come out and fifteen minutes had passed without the last), our food took forever to be brought to the table, and to top it off, was rude about a broken glass. My 1.5 year old niece knocked a glass over accidentally. Instead of minimizing a stressful situation for us, she yelled at us not to touch the glass and was visibly annoyed. Then, when she brought the check, all she said is, “I didn’t charge you for the glass, don’t worry,” and walked away. That was it.

We’ve been to Amada twice before for dinner. This was our first brunch experience. We will never go back.

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mprp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I'm a huge fan of the Garces restaurants including Amada. Have come to these restaurants for years. But the quality of the food has definitely taken a decline. It's just not as it used to be though the service remains quite good.

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jphilip
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I’ve been to Amada years ago and remember loving it. I didn’t find the service or food anything special this time around. I did expect better service, taking of empty plates and glasses a little more often, cleaning up the table a bit between the courses and so on. The food was good, not great.

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vipspicedawg56
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tapas and paella

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always delicious, timed perfectly!

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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 4.6 stars by 7861 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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