Amada PHL

4.6
7811 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 7811 people are saying
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MarkR
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server recommended some dishes, which were perfect

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Super cute place with v salty dishes and lackluster service. Would not recommend.

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VictoriyaH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced for quality, quantity of food and service. That’s pretty much sums it up. Service is disjointed, slow. Many better options in Philly. Underwhelmed by the whole experience. Haven’t been in a while but that’s exactly how I remember it from last visit.

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Bill
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal at a high top table near the bar. Every dish was prepared very well and was delicious. Only dish that disappointed was the octopus which was chewy. Drinks and service were excellent.

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Chris67
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Joe and the Amada staff! Great food, great staff and a really good vibe! Perfect! Thank you!

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BethJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We ended up asking to eat outside in doing so I think we lost the full experience of Amada. The interior is cool and has a good ambience. Outside you are right on a busy street and there was someone standing on the street corner screaming (and apparently she is a common fixture there). The food was very good as was the service. I would eat there again but only inside.

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JulianaK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food - not large portions but you pay for the flavor !

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and favorite place to dine in Philadelphia

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vipAndy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service!!

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DebbyW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have never been here, you need to go. It’s delish.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch

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MelissaT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Went for my husbands birthday. The food service was fast, but our waitress wasn’t very attentive in checking in or drink refills. Food was amazing though - did the chef tasting. 😍

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and good service. They only tow things trouble me, one is AC seems not working, another one is there were two flies around the table.

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vipCcdiner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was as good as ever but I was saddened by the disrepair of the restaurant. The bench seat at our table had a VERY LARGE tear in the leathery fabric as did the bench across from us. I am not talking a little wear but a gaping hole at least 10” in length. We were a party of three so I refused to sit at that end and the host didn’t react at all to my objection. If we had been four we would have refused that table. A visit to the ladies room was equally disappointing. The painted plywood partitions were rough and chipped. Defunct sliding bolt closures dangled on the doors. The current closure devices were hook and eye closures that have pulled out and replaced multiple times. The first stall I went in the toiled was clogged. Second one no paper. Third one when I closed the door the off kilter door with hook and eye closure left about a 2 inch gap. There are no paper towels only blowers which have their own problems and not very sanitary.
It’s a shame. This has been a lovely restaurant and we’ve had great meals. But when paying for fine dining I think torn benches and restrooms as I found them to cause me to reconsider.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Having had real tapas in Spain and even at some other great spots here in the states, we were really disappointed in the flavor of food here. Garlic was overpowering in shrimp (we couldn’t even finish the dish) and I’ve made a Spanish omelette at home better than the mushy omelette that was plated here. Dates were delicious and patatas bravas were just ok. A hit in 1 out of 4 items not very impressive. We didn’t order anything more beyond appetizers after such a disappointing start.

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JosephRP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The duck confit paella was unbelievable. It should be a menu item.

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vipKristine
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Amada for brunch yesterday and had a wonderful experience. We enjoyed brunch cocktails and the Combo (duck confit). It was all amazing and super flavorful. The staff was friendly and attentive. We will be back for sure!

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was the best part of the restaurant, the service not so much. We had reserved a table at 9:15 and did not get our reserved table until 9:45 very unprofessional.

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at the bar as the atmosphere was perfect. The staff was very friendly and informative. Great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was great just wasn’t in love with the server or the Octupus dish we got. It was a little rubbery for me. The gin cocktail that was 15 dollars was GIANT!!! Talk about bang for your buck! Will definitely go back soon and get the Crudo (bigeye tuna) again… it was spectacular!

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MarialePR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary with my husband, The food was Delicious , the service amazing ( they got us a cake with a candle for the celebration). don’t hesitate about that, it’s Perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Tappas bar, good food and great sangria. Choose the chefs’ choice for your first time to get some experience. Great place to meet friends, not my everyday choice, but it is not super expensive either.

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Marcosngracie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great… food, service, ambiance but the mixed drink was badly executed. How can you screw up a Manhattan!

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vipDave
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Not as good as it was but still decent.

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vipLondon6dj
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Philadelphia. And the one of the best tapas restaurants I've been to. Great happy hour menu, lots of tapas options to choose from. Great selection of Spanish wines, and delicious craft cocktails (including red or white sangria). I pretty much had every tapas on the happy hour menu, plus the shrimp tapas from the main menu. I love a good gin and tonic. Amada has about 3 different kinds. They are all amazing! They use Fever Tree tonics. This makes all the difference in my book.
Come see for yourself. The decor, food, service and overall dining experience at Amada won't disappoint you.
Big thank you to our server, Ray! Fantastic job!!

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engineeringdave
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal every time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

unique dishes, good drinks, lively atmosphere, had a very pleasant server. A bit loud with tables too close.

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AmandaM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered every Tapa on the Menu and had an amazing time! The Chefs paced our food so well and the staff were on point! Will come again!

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JoeC
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Had brunch on Saturday. Nice day at the restaurant. Shrimp app was delicious. The french toast was nice. The crab benedict didn't really have much crab. The cream puff dessert was dry and not very good.

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klynnf
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was very slow, seems like they were very understaffed (like many places right now). Also, they got rid of our favorite thing on the menu - the goat cheese ensalada - so we were very disappointed. Everything else tasted as good as always, but still was a bit disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Seems like the menu is gravitating away from almost all tapas to a mix of fewer tapas and more entrees. They seem to have taken away a number of excellent classic Amada tapas dishes. Still, always good.

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Mango
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely serviceeee!!!

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KahfiiK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a fantastic vibe and fantastic menu - choosing our tapas options was very easy as everything sounded delicious. Nothing disappointed! Would definitely be back just to grab a drink at the bar - really cute space. Can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

They’re heavily short staffed. The server had multiple tables and the food took forever

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vipSean
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was great. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal every dish was great

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willbur1984
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience, will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food ALWAYS superb

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charlie
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is GOOD! A bit on the pricy side, considering that a lot of what makes the tapas come out of a jar. But these people really know how to combine it all in a nice way, and they give one small tapa on the house. The Pulpo is exceptional. The wine list has good choices. The pork and beans is really filling, so don’t order too many tapas before that… a minor negative note was that we requested seating outdoors, and we were shown a table inside. I asked the hostess whether outdoor was an option, and she was a bit rude about it. The waitress was good though.

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vipPhilaBookman
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was on again off again. Some things came timely, others had to be asked for a second or third time. A promised comp for glitches didn’t happen.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 7811 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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