Amada PHL

4.7
7760 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 7760 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great!

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RRFromWynnewood
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best tapas place in the country! Outstanding food, excellent Sangria, delicious desserts. The best of Jose Garces' restaurants.

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IronChefMichiba
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish tapas, friendly staff and amazing food!

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vipEffie
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

I like Amada. However the fish was over cooked. The olives are tiny and can’t be picked. The crème brûlée was very tasty but very tiny. The octopus was over cooked and leathery. The shrimp was really good. The scallops was great. Wish they improved their cooking times. And their sourcing of olives. Get big Olives we can actually enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My food was excellent. The sangria was delicious and potent, we enjoyed it.

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DLCGMC
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable evening amoung friends. Restaurant was moderately busy. We were seated rapidly upon arrival, staff and service was friendly and attentive.

Dishes were served at an even pace throughout the evening. Tapas were of reasonable portions.
Dishes were generally authentic, with a few departures.

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PamelaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada has never disappointed. Food was delicious as was the Sangria. Just the right proportions for tapas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great service, excellent food. Chairs are low for the tables and bar which was okay, but dulled the experience.

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LuisO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating. We were a large group and they were able to put us in a large table in a great seating area. Ample room. Drinks were excellent and the bar was lively. Menu was tapas and most were very good. Try the entrecote.

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Jess
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

one of my favorite places to eat in the city! best food ever. great drinks and overall just a great time for a date or going with friends.

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Chenz
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

All in all, just OK, not near as good as the AC location, not even close. Ambience similar to most nicer restaurants in Philly. Won’t go back to this location, the one in AC, however, sure will.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was great and waiter was great with recommendations. Will come back!

Please bring the Vinho Verde from Portugal you guys had in stock back….really missing that.

Otherwise, great experience!

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steffiann
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch tapas and drinks were delicious and great value for money.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor services
Gave us the wrong food three times
No avocado in an avocado salad
Mandatory cake cutting and plating fee $30

We brought our own plastic knife but they insisted that the birthday cake has to be taken to the kitchen and cut by the chef there.
They charged $5 for each person for the mandatory cake cutting service.

Worse experience ever.

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Maryann0407
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We were greeted by the very friendly hostess. At first, our waiter seemed to be rushing us but got the message that we needed time to look over the wine list. He was helpful in helping us make selections. Food was fantastic , especially the tapas. The wine list was extensive . We were happy to see that Amada is still as good as ever.

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NicholasR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the staff and the food at Amada did not let us down! Always love the extensive selection of Spanish reds and tapas that literally blow your mind. I can't say enough about the staff and how courteous and accommodating they are! Perfect place for a date night or just hang out with your friends and great food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Arrived at 8:10 for an 8:15 reservation. Was directed to wait at the bar until our table was ready. Left at 8:55 when our table still wasn't available. Walked down the street to Buddakan and we were seated immediately (with no reservation).

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time dining with Amada and it was nothing short of amazing. Food and service was incredible both times, the gentleman we were greeted by at the friend door was extremely friendly I can’t remember his name unfortunately but he made our experience that much more enjoyable. Will be coming back, perfect place for an intimate date night or catching up with a friend.

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KathleenB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the dishes (the duck salad) was too spicy for my spice loving friend to finish. The waiter was terrific!

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MichaelL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointing! We have always loved Amada, one of our all time favorites. Food was good but not as good from our previous visits. We were a party of six, the room was crowded but this should not have contributed to the poor service that we had received.

Amada has placed a high standard on itself over the many years she has pleased Philadelphians and visitors to our city. Perhaps, this was just an off night for a restaurant that we truly have loved.

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Esther
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great restaurant except the table adjacent to us was so loud we had to leave. Had it been a manageable level of noise, we would have stayed and had more to eat and/ or dessert. Instead we left upset.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Visited to celebrate our anniversary.

Enjoyed the food. We would have ordered more food and drink but didn’t see our waiter much from the time we got there to the time we left.

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vipJoshT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food and great brunch deal. Would love to come back for dinner.

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vipmonsieurms
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure, Amada is a consistent experience. Until recently for some reason I never thought of it as a brunch destination, but the brunch is quite good and something a little different. The crab benedict was great. Well done as always. Try the tasting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, such great service, great evening!

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to Amada for my husband’s birthday and they gave us a free dessert with cava - yum! We appreciated that! While the meal was great, it was quite pricey for the size of the tapas. Better to go during happy hour when the prices are more in line. Overall, still a great restaurant.

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vipRobertM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda Brought back many memories in my time in Madrid.
The food was excellent and the service was even better.I would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Gabriele
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was somewhat good but not authentic. The service was bad, they would take an eternity to bring the food and attend us. We spent 2 hours there when we could have eaten in 40min. The place was so loud and the seating was bad too. The table was so small, we could barely put the plates on it. It was my friend’s birthday celebration and she’s from Spain, we all got so disappointed and I felt bad for bringing her there.

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vipJrose70
Philadelphia
122 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch was excellent! We loved the toasts, the dates, the ham croquettes, garlic shrimp and the lamb! Server was friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly excellent food and service. Creative, fresh and well-prepared. A little noisy, far too expensive and ambiance is nothing special. But would return again and again for the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Leilani was our server and she was wonderful! The food was excellent - authentic flavors with unique presentations. Will be returning next time in Philly.

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vipNorma
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Asked for quiet table apart from others- perfect seating !
Food was very good though snapper portion was a bit small. Service was sketchy- waited well into meal for wine to arrive.
Overall a special occasion restaurant we enjoyed

GD
vipGabrielleD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious and service was great! I can't wait to go again

CC
CeCe
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was helpful and pleasant. The skirt steak was perfectly rare and the flavoring was deep and earthy from the cheese. Sugarsnap peas were amazing, recommended by the waiter and definitely a win.

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RetiredProDiner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amada takes brunch to another level. Simple foods done perfectly.

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CPShips
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and relaxing atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic first time here. Our server Leilani was so great! The food was incredible. Will definitely be returning.

AB
AlexB
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there for happy hour and enjoyed just about every tapa and drink on the happy hour menu. Will definitely be back next time we’re in town!

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vipHarryS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Had an excellent experience at Amada, as always. The wine selection pairs very well with the menu items. The tapas are delicious and they provide great portions.

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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 4.7 stars by 7760 OpenTable diners.

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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