Amada PHL

4.7
7660 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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2020

Amada's New Year's Eve Dinner is an annual celebration featuring a decadent 4-course menu with 10 plates to share including Winter Squash Carpaccio, Croquetas, Gambas Al Ajillo, Coca de Alcachofas, Pulpo, Arroz Temorado, Sea Scallops, Veal Short Rib, and Brussels Sprouts. $90 per person.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2020

Amada's Christmas Eve Prime Rib Roast is an annual 3-course event prepared by our Chefs including Ensalada Verde, Pimientos de Padron, Bone Marrow Mousse, Prime Rib, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potoates, Brussels Sprouts, and Holiday Cookies with Hot Chocolate. $65 per person.

What 7660 people are saying
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ChristineW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to dine at Amada knowing that the restaurant would need to close with the new restrictions later in the weeek. Our 'last hoorah' was delicious! Portions were more than enough to leave feeling full. Empanada's, clams, scallops, and meats and cheeses were all tasty. Service was attentive as well. We hope the restaurant survives throughout the pandemic so that we can return soon.

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Concha
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Candy, was lovely. I mentioned that it was my birthday and she brought out some crema catalana for me.
The food was authentic and so tasty, a big compliment since I am a Spaniard (and a good cook myself).

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Maly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and food was great! Happy hour menu is on point.

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EduardoQ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant, we had the octopus, tortilla espanola, chorizo, the flatbread with artichoke. Outstanding definitely will come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service!

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PatriciaD
Key West
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food excellent. Outdoor seating. Need to install heaters when the cooler weather takes hold. The tables are very wide making it difficult to talk to those sitting across from you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic

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vipmariannee
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food at a reasonable price with attentive service

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vipBKmom
Philadelphia
226 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my special birthday (70!) and my son’s. We ordered A LOT - and it was all delicious. The food is so well presented and prepared. We were here last year for my husband’s 70th, and we love Amada. We felt very safe as our table was well spaced and away from foot traffic. This is one of our go to places in Philadelphia for a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Sangria are excellent!!!

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vipTyraE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

I wasn’t that impressed with the food outside of the lobster and garlic shrimp. Probably wouldn’t go back but if I did that’s what I would order.

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vipHaddonfield2017
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch
Fantastic service from management!

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karenW
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Fun restaurant for tapas - some wonderful flavors abs menu items -

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BrookeT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Especially the mushrooms, artichoke flatbread, and patatas bravas.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience3

My fiance enjoyed it immensely. They didn't have any plates for non-foodies like me. It was nice, but mostly for those with adventurous palettes.

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vipChrisG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little Spanish restaurant in Olde City. Perfect spot for date night! The seafood paela was amazing! Drinks were great as well! Service was fantastic! Thank you again!

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viptbird
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table distancing appropriate and comfortable with nice dark ambiance. Food excellent from start to finish. Portions on the smaller side but priced accordingly and well worth it. I brought my hulky nephew who wasn’t exactly filled up but next time will have him order two entrees as cost does not prohibit. Service constant but unobtrusive- needed things arrived without even having to ask. I look forward to going back.

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vipVictoriaJ
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every staff member went above and beyond. Joseph the GM was outstanding and very personable. Thank you thank you thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall experience was good/bad. Servers were very good and pleasant. Three items were ordered. First two items came out within 15 minutes. Final item took 45 minutes after ordering to come out. Server informed us that kitchen was backed up and brought a free compensatory dish in the meanwhile as we waited for final item. When the final item came out, it tasted good but it was cool and not hot (despite the 45 minute wait for it to come). Good service, food was delicious. Wait time for food can be improved/decreased tremendously.

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vipHump
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been in a while and it was well worth the trip. Great food and wine.

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Tazbubbles
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They never disappoint us. It’s our go to place.

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WillP
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and attentive waitstaff. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Fabulous even during a pandemic

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vipKoryA
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience - every dish was a winner - especially loved the french toast for brunch and the great priced brunch cocktails! Staff was super friendly professional and acted safely to make us feel comfortable.

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JayL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten at Amada many times and have always had a great experience. This last time our entrees took an unusually long time to reach our table after we finished our tapas. Without any prompting on our part, a manager came over, explained the delay and promised to make things right. We very much appreciate the way Amada handled it. The food was still worth the wait and we won’t hesitate to return to Amada again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! My father is in a wheelchair and everyone was extremely accommodating. Food was TOP notch. For 4 people we had about 12 dishes. All of them were fantastic. Highlights were the wild mushrooms and octopus. The only thing that was a bit underwhelming was the Iberico de bellota. Great wine selection as well as cocktails before - the Rose Gold was delicious. Service was impeccable. I am thrilled that this restaurant is so good after being open so many years.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was incredible, food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Loved being able to sit outside and catch up with an old friend while eating delicious food and drinking some pretty amazing sangria. Looking forward to coming back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have plenty of safety measures in place which was comforting. Food was excellent per usual.

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vipDrYanickV
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very safe and the food was just a amazing as we remembered!

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vipJacquelineB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy to be back at Amada. It’s our favorite spot and have missed it. We felt confident eating inside due to the safety measures in place. We’ll be back !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely view of the US Customs House with outdoor dining. Perfect mound of green salad with fava beans and avocado. The grilled mushrooms were delectable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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vipDeannaB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Awesome assortment of tapas, good to share for about two people per tapa. Nice quiet ambience. We celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday here and they sent out a dessert dish with a candle. Great place for a date!

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Review
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great. Restaurant needs to invest in the heaters for outdoor dining, especially given Covid-19. Besides being cold while dining, I would definitely recommend Amada to a friend.

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RocV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Definitely will not be back. Horrible service. We had to keep waving someone down for common sense things that we weren’t given. No utensils, coffee refill, salt/pepper for the bland food, is everything ok? How’s your meal? We just had food dropped off and then forgotten about...anytime we asked for things it took FOREVER to receive them or felt like we were inconveniencing them. It was completely empty inside and we did have noon reservations so maybe they were all over the place because they just opened or the outside people were the priority but all I know is we were dying to be done and leave. Such a waste of money.

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

Debbie was awesome. Great service and ambiance. Great job dealing with the state guidelines as well.

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vipKiki
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Amada and we loved the food! Everything is served as small plates (tapas) and we tried the crab stuffed peppers, lamb meatballs, spicy garlic shrimp and the octopus. I think our favorite were the peppers, but can't wait to return to try the lamb chops! Ray was our server, he was amazing - attentive, knowledgeable and extremely nice. We truly enjoyed our evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious from the cocktails to the service. Can’t wait to come back :)

FAQs

Amada PHL does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 7660 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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