Amada PHL

4.6
7763 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, Paella Valenciana, 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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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 11 - Feb 14, 2022

    Treat your sweetheart to a delicious, romantic dinner at Amada this Valentine's Day Weekend. Indulge in our Chefs curated pre-fix menu. Our pre-fix menu will be the only menu offered Saturday, February 12th through Monday, February 14th. It will be available as an option on Friday, February 11th.

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
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 7763 people are saying
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bitetracker24
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

In my opinion an overall good experience with 2 items from the menu not being at the expected standard for a restaurant of this category. The red snapper tapa was no fresh and tasted mushy so sadly I had to send it back. Then we ordered 2 portions of Pernil asado (in retrospect we should have order just 1, order a different entree and shared. Internally the pork meat was ok but too salty. The outer layer which contains fat and the pork skin is expected to be crunchy but still moist from the fat and yet this was too dry, hyper salty and even hard to chew so it was a missed opportunity for a great classic of Spanish cuisine. Other tapas and entrees we ordered (croquetas, octopus and lamb meatballs; vegetarian) were very good and tasty. Drinks and wine were good and the ambience music was fortunately Spanish music and flamenco tunes as I expected and enjoy. Definitely would return and hopefully the menu will be back to normal considering the challenges and restrictions the pandemic imposes to restaurants wit sourcing and other challenges. Btw, as it was my bday dinner, I was given a nice chocolate dessert which was excellent and then ordered a cheese cake to share with the table.

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vipBarbezat
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food. Really enjoyed it. Best tappas in Philly

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vipMlondon
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food came out way too fast. One dish was inedible but server didn’t seem to care and we paid for it anyway. As he delivered dessert he said “I’ll bring the check”. We were going to order after dinner drinks but he seemed like he wanted us out so we left.

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JoeC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience. Our waiter was fantastic and very helpful. The food was amazing - great atmosphere for a romantic dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Food came out very fast. Great service. Our meal and drinks totaled 275 including tip. A little high for my liking but my wife and I left full and happy.

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JHKL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun place! Very tasty and we really appreciated that our restaurant staff/server brought a birthday treat and candles for one of the members of our party. For a moment, I almost felt like I was in Barcelona's old city and not in Philadelphia's Old City.

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MarcN
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , food was different and great

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JoseT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had tapas and the main course. The tapas alone were enough and were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely friendship date! Everything was amazing- service at the bar and table was excellent. I’ll be dreaming of that menu and I can’t wait to come back soon.

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1Cara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect night out for a midweek dinner. Service is friendly, attentive, and professional. Food is delicious. Between two people you can try out a lot of dishes which is very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dined during restaurant week! Food was tasty.
First course: I didn’t care for the peppers but I thoroughly enjoyed the cheese, sliced apples & honey!
Main course was delicious; the hanger steak is amazing.
I didn’t care for my dessert either (cheesecake). Overall my experience was great and I would come back to try
Their regular menu for sure. Our waitress Gia was personable and attentive

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vipDate
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, all the courses were fantastic and well prepared. Best meal we've had in a while.

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MarkD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went on Restaurant Week and was pleasantly surprised at the portions even with the plates being tapas. I have had better service - my gold standard for service is Bistrot La Minette

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vipStan
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week at Amanda was fabulous
So many choices and they ensure you get plenty of food!
One disappointment was the desserts were not at the same standard of the rest

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vipJackPhilly
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous--this time no disappointment.

We went during restaurant week without realizing. No proplem, many of our favorite apps were on the smaller rest week menu: Green Salad, Manchego with honey and octopus. we tried the hanger steak and turkey milanese--both excellent.

Sangria & service are first rate as always.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot recommend Amada enough! Phenomenal food, creative menu, helpful and kind staff, beautiful seating area. Truly an unforgettable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week

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RachelM
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant week menu. Would return to try more from the regular menu.

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StephanyeW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food! Great ambiance! Great drinks! Lovvvvvved our waitress Leilani.

Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !!

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Edmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada never disappoints! Great small plates, cozy environment and the staff is always friendly. If you’re not used to Spanish cuisine or just looking to try something new, this is the place. Best part, if your not familiar with what you’re ordering, your server will be very knowledgeable.

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vipErnie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service! Will definitely come back again!

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Kate
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Amada! The food and drinks are always delicious and we always have great service. It's a great place for a group or a date night.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Don’t go for restaurant week. Terrible food, everything was cold, slow service, and we were placed in an overflow room with bad overhead lighting that still had Christmas decorations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was super friendly, food was amazing, price was high, but with the quality of food we got it was worth it

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vipoutandabout
Philadelphia
251 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went to amada Wednesday evening as I have done for every restaurant week for the past several years. The food is always good and I like the clever range of options they give you.
I do have to say an honesty that I could notice corners being cut maybe they just decided to offer some different items this time and they have in the past but it was apparent to me that some of the more expensive items from the past were no longer on the restaurant week selections.

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vipAshleyB
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great. Surprisingly very unique and satisfying. The ambiance was also so nice and relaxing. Our waitress was a little cold and wasn’t as welcoming/accommodating but other than that everything was awesome for restaurant week!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s birthday dinner! Went for the price fix evening. They kindly brought us 2 glasses of champagne to celebrate, on the house. Warm, inviting ambiance. Would go again!

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Natalie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! We will definitely be returning.

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vipSUMom
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

they were doing restaurant week so there was a set menu. in retrospect this was good because it effectively introduced us to the tapas style which we had never experienced before. basically it's more of an array of small plates that can be shared rather than individual large plates. however "small plates" does not mean you'll be hungry when you finish - the three courses (app, main, dessert) that we had were entirely satisfying, even for two relatively large guys. as a result of the restaurant week menu we got to sample a good proportion of the restaurant's menu. I would especially recommend the hanger steak, the green salad, the snap peas, the wild mushroom rice and the cauliflower. I should also say that one of our party is vegetarian (not vegan) and they found satisfying choices. Staff is very helpful explaining some of the Spanish dishes and attentive without being intrusive. Plates come out as they're ready so don't expect everything at once. One of the cocktails is exceptional: the "Rose Gold" (vodka, rosemary, passionfruit) - slightly sweet, a little tangy, well balanced flavors.
Also- located in the historic district and VERY close to the Museum of the American Revolution. So great place to catch either a snack or a full meal after visiting the museums or historic sites in this part of Philadelphia.

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MeMe
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server nice! Food good! Very pleasant atmosphere! Would go here again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Amada! The atmosphere is great for a date & the food is amazing. The only thing is the portions are very very small so if you’re hungry I would recommend ordering two orders of something you really like or order more than is recommended. We really enjoyed all the food but were hungry shortly after leaving.

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Chris
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clean, attentive staff, and delicious food (as always!). We'll definitely be back :)

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SusanC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops are the best anywhere. We had Garlic Shrimp, Shortrib Flatbread, Manchego with lavender truffle and some great Spanish red wine.

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KyleC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Amada on a whim for my partner and I's 1st Wedding Anniversary and we absolutely adored it. The atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for, something quiet and cozy. The food was fantastic, every small plate that came out was better than the last. I can't say enough good things about this place, so I'll just say we will definitely be coming back. Thank you for making our evening special.

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vipKathyE
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our shankshuka was overcooked. Service was terrific. The ambience has good bones but could be updated with fresh chairs and some soft elements. This is a strong classic in Philadelphia that needs some updating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We used to love Amada so we were so disappointed that the food is not nearly as good as it used to be. The service was also really slow but I understand that they may be understaffed. If it weren’t for the food being so sub par from previous times I would not have complained about service.

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vipRQTM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Our paella was undercooked! We left the restaurant hungry!
Also the server kept on saying we were using “coupons” to pay but it was actually the “bonus” amount we got for buying $1500.00 worth of gift cards!
Chefs and severs need more training. Amada’s service and food is not at the same level as it was!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Was not impressed , they need to revamp their whole menu. Seems bland , the Benedict's we're all melted in with no flavor . Best thing about the brunch was the avocado toast .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Set plate meal with wine tasting paired to perfection. This was a culinary delight on New Year’s Eve. Just brilliant!!!!

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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 4.6 stars by 7763 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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