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.View Private Dining Details
Amada is always amazing! It has always been a great experience every time we go! The servers are always polite and very knowledgeable. La comida es riquísima!
Had reservations for 8:00 and was seated promptly however we waited about 8-10 mins before someone walked by and offered us water. Around the 15 min. mark, we began to wonder who our waiter/waitress was and it turned out to be the woman who offered us the water. She had not introduced herself. Once she took our orders, she was more attentive to our table. We had the garlic shrimp, crab stuffed peppers and lobster paella. Each dish was simply divine. Additionally we ordered one round of drinks and dessert.
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.
Amada is one of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Have yet to have a bad dish there!
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.
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!
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.
Top tier eats. Services was timed perfectly for our multi course meal.
Succulent food and attentive staff.
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.
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.
Had a fantastic dinner here on Tuesday night. Food was excellent. Server was attentive, and very helpful. Table was a bit small, but that’s nitpicking. Wine selection is very good, but overpriced. I would definitely go back, but probably order a glass I lieu of a bottle of wine. Get the lamb meatballs - outstanding dish.
Loved the cauliflower, that was amazing! The baked goat cheese was delicious too!
While the food was very good, the portions were ridiculously small even for tapas standard. We ordered 1 more than the suggested 3 per person and still left hungry.
This was our first visit to Amada, though we had wanted to get there for years. The food was excellent, and portion sizes were generous for a tapas menu. The Patatas Bravas was amazing. Consider these are basically mini baked potatoes with some seasoning and sauce, and I don't care much for potatoes, and yet I couldn't get enough of these things. We also had the Pulpo a la Gallega (great), Ensalada de Jamon (different and wonderful), Amada's Empanada (really good, though I would prefer it to maybe contain some chorizo or other meat), Pimientos de Padron (fine, but no reason to order these), and the Lubina from the grill menu (again, fine but nothing I would order a second time around). All of the other items I would consider ordering again on a second visit. The stars were the Patatas Bravas, the Ensalada de Jamon and the Pulpo a la Gallega. The only main change I would wish for is that they offer a tapa style paella, as there are only two paella options, which judging from the price, would probably be enough food for the entire meal for two people. It would be nice to have a couple of tapa size variations on paella to try.
Our server was excellent, and went back through our selections to address my wife's issue with dairy (we eliminated the Piquillos Rellenos because of this, which was a nice touch). Overall, the drinks were well made though we did not particularly care for the spice-fullness of their sangria. For dessert the chocolate tart was good and the Cafe Con Leche was the perfect ending.
The atmosphere is nice, if a bit overly subdued and it is pretty noisey, so if you do not like to speak up or lean towards the person you are talking to, this could present an issue for you.
Overall, we had an excellent evening at Amada, that lived up to our expectations. We look forward to coming back in the future.
My special place!!!! Edwin is always our server at Amada. You rock Edwin!!!! Food is always the best. Can't wait to come back!!!
We have visited Amada several times in the past and have enjoyed our meals on each occasion. It was our anniversary and our server was attentive to be sure we had a special night. We enjoyed trying a variety of food from the tapas menu. We will definitely return to Amada.
Good service, average food. Decor needs a reno. You’re paying for the name, not the experience. Portions were insulting ... yes, even for tapas standards.
This was the best meal I have had in a long time. My wife and I dine out once a week and this place excelled in every way. Something happened that took both of us off guard, I don't want to tell what it was but it was part of the best customer service I have ever experienced.