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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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ray was an attentive waiter who did not overwhelm which I greatly value during a business meeting.

MM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time I ate at Amada. I made sure I tried totally different food selections for my meal. The food is consistently excellent and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend Amada.

TS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. Everything we ordered was delicious. Look forward to returning!

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend a visit.

NR
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service, tapas exceptional, timed well. Only diasapointment was sangria, tasted like apple juice with strawberries.

OT
Key West
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the Chef’s selection since it was our first time and it was amazing. It’s a lot of food, but well worth it. The service was great too.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server was a hard to understand, and did not explain menu well.

NF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great tapas for sharing. Broad menu, all good!

M
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada never disappoints. Food is delicious and the service is spectacular!

LT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. A terrific dinner!

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

We have been to Amada many times and this by far was our worst visit. We had a 5:00 reservqtion. We were seated and waited almost 10 minutes before I had to ask the hostess if we had a server. The server finally comes over and we order drinks and appetizers. We then wait almost 15 minutes for our 2 glasses of wine. Our cheese and meat trays come out pretty quickly. About 10 minutes later 3 of our 4 main courses come out BEFORE we received our second course (tapas dishes). I'm guessing the server alerted the service manager who then visited out table and apologized and asked if there was anything she can do. At this point, the second course was ordered over an hour before. We were annoyed and hungry. I told her I wasn't looking for anything, we would have just liked to have gotten what we ordered. A few minutes later our second courses were delivered. We never did get our 4th main course. When we got the bill we noticed we were compensated for some of our second courses and a round of drinks. Honestly, it was a nice gesture but at that point our family dinner out had already been ruined and we just wanted to leave. It's safe to say we won't ever return.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great brunch there. Very friendly staff and great service too. The food was amazing loved the garlic shrimp and Avacado toast was wonderful!!

j
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food is outstanding. the back room is too loud and quite unattractive. i'm disappointed when i have to sit back there.

BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Meal was very rushed. Tapas started arriving before we were only a few sips into out cocktails. Then it took longer than expected to get our first glasses of wine which we picked to pair with the food. Restroom was messy. Afraid they're stating to slip. Had many visits there before that were far better.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This was my favorite restaurant. I was really disappointed. Seems like they added way too much salt to a lot of the dishes. The selection of plates seemed to be duplicates of each other. The lamb chops were still good. Will try it again, but not a destination spot after this experience.

LM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was lovey as usual and the ambiance was very romantic. However I wish I had known it would be a pre fixed menu when I made the reservation. We felt a little limited. We also spent quite a bit of money to have to share an entree and dessert... overall food was good but I don’t think it was a good value.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day here! The fixed tasting menu was absolutely delicious and featured some of our favorite staples. For being a holiday, service was fast and pleasant. We can’t wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Waiters were a bit cold and food portions seemed small relative to price. It was delicious though.

S
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on Valentine's Day. The restaurant reserved us a corner table near the window with roses on the table. It was a nice touch. The food was fantastic, of course. A great experience.

G
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We celebrated Valentine’s Day! It was great

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both my husband and I have Celiac disease. They were very accommodating and everyone was great, double and triple checking that all ingredients were gluten free. Would highly recommend!

DM
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada never fails to be excellent. Always a solid choice, and fun to taste a lot of different dishes with the small tapas plates.

D
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was responsive and welcoming.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing! Highly recommend and will be back soon!

k
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. My favorite restaurant since its opening. Highly recommended.

MB
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad this place was recommended to us by a local. The bacon wrapped dates were amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Ambiance was a little bit crowded and lighting was too bright

C
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great vibe. One of the best spots in Philly!

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!!

DM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places for dinner Old City. Good for a date night as well as a small group.

l
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner! We were celebrating a birthday and had great service and food. We did the chefs tasting and they were very accommodating to my aversions.

LL
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Everything was great except the food. Loved the atmosphere and service was amazing. Would go back for that! And the sangria 🍷

G
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and our server made sure we were happy with everything. I didn't love being seated at a hightop at the bar when I had a reservation. Dinner was a bit less relaxed than planned with people rushing past us throughout the meal. Overall a very good experience.

G
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here with another couple and we had a terrific time. Super helpful staff, delicious food, lots of vegetarian options, and interesting drinks.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a great night celebrating my Dad's 70th birthday!

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service, food and drinks! On a Saturday it is loud and is a tight space but we managed!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

party of 9. Unreal everything. Tasting menu was the play.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada was amazing. Great food and super great staff.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Waiter advised us on what to order and his recommendations were perfect! We went for lunch and I look forward to going back for dinner and one of their delicious looking cocktails.

j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a great dinner at Amada. Next time we find ourselves in Philly we plan to go back, most excellent.

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