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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DERRWILL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday celebration

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AngelaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spanish tapas style dining and dinner plates as well. Nice wine selection and informed wait staff. We plan to return!

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JonW
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Here for a conference. Went for lunch before leaving. Had a mixture of the tapas and some of the mains. Sangria was fantastic. We had the red and shared pitcher. Their take a cheesesteak. Fries or solid. Generous portions on olives. Service was prompt and efficient. Servers were friendly would highly recommend.

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vipJosephF
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first trip, but will not be our last. A very quiet Monday night, and we decided to order six different tapas plates (with a further second plate of the crab stuffed mushrooms). We had never tried tapas before, and I was pleasantly surprised with the high quality of all the dishes served. Finished with two excellent desserts, and walked out not having even spent $200.00 (with tip).

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vipFigleaf
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was nearly empty (coronavirus fears?). Our meal was excellent as always. Service was attentive. A great experience.

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vipJuliaS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food tapas style. A bit loud but nice cozy ambience

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Edwin, was excellent. Our daughter has a peanut allergy and Edwin knew exactly how to handle the situation. The food was excellent as usual. We do not live in the area, but visit Amada whenever we are in town.

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vipCookie
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Great happy hour in bar area. Friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary. Great staff, food, and ambience.

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ErinSwank
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch special was incredible! Amazing dining experience, well priced for fresh food that “delicious” barely begins to describe.

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AdrienneS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Amada - food is top notch and service is excellent. I always enjoy having dinner here and would recommend to go.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The best scallops I've ever eaten I think, haha. There was a bit of a draft, would be my only criticism.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic about my time at Amada! The food and service was amazing. We had the seafood paella, and I’d highly recommend it as it was delicious and the portion was surprisingly big. Would definitely come back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MaryM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
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.

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TinaS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Epicurian
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipNancyR
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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

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

Great tapas for sharing. Broad menu, all good!

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vipMeesh
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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LoveToEat
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. A terrific dinner!

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Metti
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.

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TammyC
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!!

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vipjillw
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.

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BobMac
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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LillianM
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipShackle
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.

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Gumby
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We celebrated Valentine’s Day! It was great

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Lauren
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!

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DianaM
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.

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Dominick
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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MonicaB
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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Ambiance was a little bit crowded and lighting was too bright

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