Amada PHL

4.6
6909 reviews
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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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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Some philly staples have fallen of their game, but not Amada. Great service along with fantastic dishes.

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KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our most recent experience was less outstanding than in the past. Portions seemed a tad smaller, we had trouble getting our water refilled, and we were less impressed by some of the same dishes than we had gotten in the past. Suspect that maybe Garces is less involved in day-to-day operations now with all the other issues going on? Would still recommend to others, though. Still an amazing restaurant.

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VB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our wine was selection was the star of our dinner experience. As for the food, I remembered the food being a bit better years ago, i.e. octopus was not as salty and dried, grilled mushrooms had a crunch to it (and not sauteed-like texture), etc.

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FS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! The food was delicious and the staff was awesome!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great restaurant! It was very loud with a lot of big parties, but that did not put a damper on the experience. The food is amazing and we loved trying as many tapas as possible 😋

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EF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amis is always a hit for me. I’ve been to Spain and the tapas and sangria brings back those Barcelona days. Our waiter was attentive and each course came right on time.

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s
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and our server was excellent. We had a wonderful time! My only complaint would be that it was very dark to the point of almost being difficult to see.

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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This was a Monday but still no excuse for poor dinners from this usually better option. We all got the chefs selection for dinner and the only meats were duck. Very odd and not too well prepared. I was not happy at all with the dinner this time.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Those lamb chops!!!

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I
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amada is consistently excellent, and its Sunday evening tapas y vinos is an incredibly good value.

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M
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time for brunch. I don’t think egg dishes lend themselves to sharing in the same way tapas lunch or dinner do. We opted to order a la carte rather than the prix fixe 3 course menu. So we each ordered an egg main dish and it was a full 8 minutes before the first and second meal delivery making an awkward delay for two people each having one dish. I know this is not Amadas style, dishes are delivered when ready. But I think the server should be sensitive when they see a twosome order this way, especially for brunch. The ability to bend policy and create a comfortable experience for all guests is the sign of a great restaurant.

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Even though we had a reservation, we waited 20 minutes to be seated. The place is lovely and the food is good, but the menu is very confusing and the place is extremely loud. It's not clear that everything is a tapa, which is smaller sized. The wait for food was very long, and we received one dish about 10 minutes before the others.

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a
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Amada, have eaten there many times and will continue to do so. It’s one of our favorite Philly restaurants!

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JG
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a table reserved but the table was running alittle bit later so we sat the bar and wound up just staying for dinner at the bar. Our bartender Zane took great care of us and we ended up having some good conversations with out neighbors. All the small plates we had were great and the chocolate on chocolate cream puffs were delicious. Zane served up a great Old Fashion, Beer selection and tequila drinks for the wife. We look forward to our next visit !

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, order a wide variety of things. Calamari plan ha were great. Mushrooms plan ha were also fabulous. Great potato Rosti

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DD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Too loud. Can’t hold a conversation. Wait staff barely comes around. Tapas too slow to come out. I’m accustomed to just leaving 20 % tip. In restrospect I would have left no more than 10%.

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TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks and food were amazing. What a wonderful dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been to Amada many times. They never disappoint! The food, drinks, and service are consistently excellent. I can’t seem to pick a favorite dish ... everything we order is delicious.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Went out for birthday dinner. Was very good as always.

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N
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for dinner, enjoyed the food and service very well done.Edwin was our waiter and coursed the tapas perfectly .

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c
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not as good as I remembered from many years ago when
I visited Philly but still good.

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AS
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Amada many times and often sit in the bar. Having never brunched there we decided Sunday was the day. We have always experienced great food, tasty cocktails, and professional service but Sunday was different. Sunday was different because we had Zane as our server/bartender. Zane was AWESOME and made our experience delightful! Slyly charming, knowledgeable about the menu, and incredibly kind as he steered us to delicious food choices. The Reveulto, smoked salmon, and Torrijas were delicious! Did I mention that he has great hair?

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We did brunch and it was delicious. The portions were huge and the sangria was delicious.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Go for the tasting menu! Progression of the meal was thoughtful and every course was delicious. Scallops, mushroom flatbread, and duck were our favorites!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good overall. Everything was kind of salty. Waitress forgot to put in a side dish, when asked if it would be out soon, she said” hon mushrooms take longer then scallops. Unfortunately for her, she only received a standard 20% tip

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M
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went on a double date here. We had a great time. Every plate we ordered was delicious and the service was outstanding. We would definitely come back.

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S
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I go there once a month and order our usual. Usually service is on point, however this time it was a B-, we felt we were rushed and wait staff forgot things.

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D
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amada never disappoints. Food and knowledgeable staff make it an incredibly wonderful dinning experience.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Disappointing. Went before and was great.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time there and the server did an excellent job of guiding us through the menu. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

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AR
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Always a great meal. When ordering the small plates, e find it better to order as you go to have the meal spread out over time

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DM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. The food is terrific and something different. We always have a great meal.

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RS
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

They were incredibly nice and made my anniversary a great experience! Food was delicious!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant when visiting Philadelphia!

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BL
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really nice selection of Spanish tapas great sangria. Recommend

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess was terrible, but thankfully our server was great and the food was good.

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JS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambiance! Please don’t change a thing.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal in a great restaurant. One of the best

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