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Amada PHL

6331 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Tapas (118)
  • Good for a Date (81)
  • Fit for Foodies (80)
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
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 11am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(215) 625-2450
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose Garces
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Bring your favorite Amada dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email
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Cross street
Between 2nd & 3rd
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Parking details
Valet parking available Monday through Sunday in front of the restaurant for $21. Public parking lots located on 2nd Street between Market, Chestnut & Walnut.
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Public transit
Septa 21, 42
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If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.
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Special events & promotions
Commemorate your special event with a private dining room and dedicated staff at one of Philadelphia’s most recognized and renowned restaurants. Create your own personalized menu of authentic, Andalusian-style tapas paired with Spanish wine or sangria. Chef Garces’ signature Suckling Pig, carved tableside, is available for parties of 7–10 guests.

Private Dining Room
Capacity: 24 seated

Semi-private Matador Lounge
Capacity: 40 (seated dinner or cocktail reception)
Includes private bar

Private Dining Room & Matador Lounge
Capacity: 60 (seated dinner or cocktail reception)
Includes a private bar

Full Restaurant
Capacity: 140

For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team to schedule your reservation at 267-284-7979 or email
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Enjoy Chef Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting. Choose from a private dining room, a semi-secluded lounge, group tables in the main dining room, or a combination.

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What 6331 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Our reservation was for 10:15, but we arrived an hour early and they were able to seat us overlooking the kitchen prep area. Nice! Server had casual manner and was attentive. Tapas arrived quickly after ordering, and they all hit the spot. A complimentary braised shortrib flatbread arrived mid-meal. We had ordered this as well, but luckily it was our favorite dish so we were stoked to see another . The octopus (pulpo) was excellent, if not a little too salty for my taste. Total bill was under $100 for six tapas, 2 drinks, and dessert, which is a fairly decent value considering you are in Old City. We would return again.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

My Birthday

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Amada is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Have yet to have a bad dish there!

chatl (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The food was fabulous: very fresh, perfectly seasoned, with lots of creative little surprises. Vegetables are treated with respect. Seafood tapas impeccably fresh. We ordered a bunch of small plates followed by a shared lobster paella with squid ink. Savored every bite. Really, I could find no fault with the food. The noise, though, was pretty unbearable. The place was packed. We had a table in a nice back room that was fine until a table for twelve in the same room filled up with a noisy bunch. Then we could hardly hear each other and had to shout at the top of our voices. Not pleasant. We’d have asked to change tables, but there clearly wasn’t another free table in the house.

CP1999 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amada met my high expectations for an exciting meal. We booked the prix fixe Valentine's Day dinner reserved weeks in advance and it a fantastic meal and fun experience. And we especially appreciated friendly and attentive service and a rose for my Valentine!

TFelicetti (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food at Amada is always outstanding, so I remain loyal for that reason.
But on the past few visits, I have noticed that the decor is in need of some attention: tables were wobbly and seating needs to be reupholstered. the wear and tear is especially noticeable during the daylight hours.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Top tier eats. Services was timed perfectly for our multi course meal.

vipHB861 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Succulent food and attentive staff.

Doncampreview (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The food was very good but I think the french fries are a bit too smokey. I couldn't eat them but then I shouldn't eat them. It was an easy decision to forego them. The sandwiches were excellent. The service was lacking and I guess I always take points off when I'm asked, mid chew, "how is everything?" If I'm eating it it's fine. Good place to go pre-Ritz Theater.

vipPeter (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great, just like in Spain. I am from Spain so authentic Spanish, only issues the portions are very-very small, and expensive for what you get. I actual left still hungry. Also the Graces Trading post items are cheaper on Amazon, they should at least match that price if you eat a sit down meal. Incentive to sell your inside items. Over all very good and I recommend, but don’t be shocked at the small portions.