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Amada PHL, Philadelphia, PA

Amada PHL

4.7
4.7
7722 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
AS OF 5/31 AMADA WILL BE CLOSING AT 10:00PM AND WILL BE OPENING AT 11:30AM FOR BRUNCH ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAYS.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-2450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Catering

    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 catering@garcesgroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (267) 284-7979

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street between 2nd & 3rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Septa 21, 42Septa Market Frankford Line - 2nd Street

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,722 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Notable Wine List

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  1. A

    Ayou42

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great meal and then the general manager, Richard Ruth helped us pick out some nice port for an after dinner drink. It was a lovey night!
  2. HH

    HannahH

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Every tapa was amazing. Will definitely be back very soon!
  3. C

    Csphil

    London

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Gone downhill since we last ate there two years ago.
  4. PF

    PhilipF

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the variety offered on the menu, the amount of food was good and it was tasty.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I went here for a romantic dinner and it was absolutely perfect. We ordered a bunch of different tapas and a pitcher of sangria. The food came out fast and the staff was very attentive. We LOVED the bacon wrapped dates we actually ordered them again at the end of the night. We will be returning soon.
  6. SS

    SuburbanSam

    Milwaukee

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Our top choice was the half chicken with the empanada and lamb meatballs close seconds. Try their gin bar drinks - tasty and an ample serving. My dinner mate raved about the cheesecake.
  7. s

    supru

    Philadelphia

    125 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    125 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Amada specifically to try their lobster paella. I wasn’t sure if it needed to be preordered so I called the day before. They said they sometimes sell out, but would hold an order for us for the next day. When we went, they had put a note in our reservation and said no worries, we have some (they had plenty that day anyways). We started with a couple of appetizers: bacon wrapped dates, mushrooms a la plancha, and roasted cauliflower. All were fabulous! The lobster paella was as expected - delicious! There is also some white fish and shrimp as well as a half lobster over the rice. It is a bit spicy since it contains several types of peppers. Not only was the food wonderful (and I am quite finicky about food) but the staff was terrific - Misty who put our request in our reservation, Elizabeth our very friendly and knowledgeable server. The service manager also came by to make sure everything was great (sorry, do not remember her name). The lobster paella was a June special but it will also be served all July. Go and enjoy (with a glass, or bottle, of albarino)! And we had enough for a second meal for us two.
  8. DM

    DavefromMedford

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Philly treasure! 10/10 food. Incredibly diverse menu. Amazing Spanish wines are eye-opening. Utterly perfect service, kind and welcoming staff/waitress. Love this place and definitely will return ASAP!
  9. MB

    MB825

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a perfect spot for a date - food and ambiance were amazing. Our service was fantastic with our server providing recommendations and being so friendly. Absolutely would recommend!

    Amada PHLResponded 2 days agoMB825, Thank you for letting the world know how great your recent date experience was while dining with us at Amada! Regards, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada- Philadelphia

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Family member visiting from abroad, first time in Philly.
  11. ST

    SandT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Each dish was delicious and beautifully presented. Large variety of tapas to choose from. We loved the octopus, grilled chicken, lamb meatballs, chorizo and wagyu beef. Service abd ambience were very good.

    Amada PHLResponded 2 days agoSandT, What a pleasant surprise to discover this review today. Such kind words! Thank you Richard Ruth General Manager Amada- Philadelphia

  12. DV

    DavidV

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    excellent experience...went there for dinner before a show at the Walnut...convenient parking in several lots near the restaurant...the dining experience was terrific...General Manager Rich Ruth and his staff did an excellent job which made it a nice evening all around - Dave V.
  13. EK

    EvelynK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is absolutely delicious. It's difficult to choose something new because I have favorite dishes that are hard to resist.
  14. BS

    BobS

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was exceptional. We came for a traditional Spanish meal that from our experience would extend over a couple hours of wine, food and conversation. We ordered the Chef's selection of tapas. The food was excellent, but the courses came too fast. We made a brief comment to our server and she coordinated a slower pace with the kitchen. This effort resulted in a very memorable experience reminiscent of our dinners in Spain. We highly recommend Amada.
  15. a

    anthony

    Philadelphia

    258 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot. Cool place in Philly. Food and service were great,

    Amada PHLResponded 2 days agoAnthony, What an amazing review! Thank you for sharing your 5 star experience. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    Sub par .. overly seasoned . The staff was amazing
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was good. Wasn’t blown away with waygu as 50/50 chewy.

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022Hello, Glad you enjoyed your recent experience at Amada but obviously concerned we didn't execute the waygu perfectly! Please contact me, Richard Ruth- 267 307 4136, so I can personally host you in the future and ensure the waygu is perfect. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  18. HG

    HenryG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    paella valenciana is a must. same with the calamari

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022Hello HenryG, So excited to hear that you enjoyed the paella so much during your recent visit! Just as importantly, thank you for sharing your recent Amada experience with the Open Table community. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  19. F

    Fabulousgirl

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was not really authentic Spanish…and while we expected our tapas to be served at different times, our main dishes should have been served at once…and they weren’t.

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022Fabulousgirl, Thank you for sharing our recent experience at Amada and thank you for the feedback. I am truly sorry that we were unable perfectly time your main dishes. It's my hope that you'll join us again soon and allow the entire Amada team the opportunity to showcase just how great we can be. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  20. C

    Cnav57

    Charlotte

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brought a friend for his first experience of José’s cuisine. Outstanding as always.

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022Hello Cnav57, Thank you very, very much for sharing your recent 5 star Amada experience with the Open Table community! The entire Amada team is grateful that you chose to spend your time here. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  21. NH

    NancyH

    New York Area

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious birthday lunch. Good was delicious and we had excellent service.

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022Hello NancyH, So glad to hear we exceeded your expectations during your recent visit! We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  22. W

    William

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did Brunch for the first time and the menu/experience was awesome. Would 100% do again.
  23. FG

    FeliciaG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic! Would definitely come back next time we are in Philly.

    Amada PHLResponded on June 21, 2022FeliciaG, We can't to wait to have you back at Amada and in Philadelphia! Please make sure you reach out to me personally, Richard Ruth 267 307 4136, so I can make your reservation for you! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Sat and waited for our table at the bar for 30 minutes while we and could not get a drink.
  25. DI

    DIANAB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and fantastic service. We had a very enjoyable experience. Can’t wait to go back.
  26. PD

    PhilaDiner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Don’t follow advice from the servers on how many plates to order. We had way too much.
  27. N

    Njred

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was incredible. Understanding of the cuisine is important. It was terrific. The only negative, they use too much paprika in the food. It seems to be in half of the dishes.
  28. V

    Vaughn

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Tiny pieces of octopus “little finger” and a thin
  29. O

    Overprice

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tapas were fantastic and our server Marissa was friendly and attentive, we had an enjoyable evening!
  30. F

    Freddikins

    Philadelphia

    97 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Maybe it was the "private party" in the back room that made service slow, especially from the bar. Hadn't been for a while, but I felt the food quality had slipped a bit. Maybe Friday evening was the culprit. Will be back!
  31. c

    chrisv

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing. Exceeds expectations!!! Would definitely recommend!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went Thursday at 5p with group of 6. Not very full at that time - most people at the bar. Service and food was excellent. Great selection of dishes that we all shared. The staff was very attentive to food allergies at the table and explained each dish that came out. We ordered a first round of dishes and loved those so much that we ordered another. Food and drinks came out very fast. Definitely plan to return.
  33. KK

    KeithK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Table was ready immediately. Service was fast. Dishes came out in good time. We sampled 4 different appetizers and 8 shared entrees and they ALL were delicious!
  34. MB

    MargaretB

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tapas menu has a large variety of items for everyone.
  35. TF

    TravelingFork

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal! Sat at a table in the bar area and had a ton of stuff for happy hour in addition to a number of items from the regular menu including the paella. Everything was delicious. Our server was apparently new (we would never have been able to tell) and she was great! Would love to come back if I'm ever back in Philadelphia.
  36. LR

    LindaR

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In the bar area during Happy Hour/ a little quieter than the balance of the restaurant. Food and service impeccable, as always!
  37. TH

    THarr

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food! Great service! And a great happy hour! Love this place!
  38. S

    Satnights

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely birthday dinner celebration. Food was enjoyable. Server Shannon was excellent and provided great recommendations. We sat in the back room which is quieter and allowed conversation.
  39. N

    Nlb11

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food was good. Not great. I did love that the menu is "different" - not the usual stuff. Loved being able to order a bunch of small plates. Drink menu was fun too. Dessert was yummy.
  40. SJ

    SJHL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    The service was excellent but, the food was awful. We ordered tapas and paella. Both were good at all

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.7 stars by 7722 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Amada PHL

217-19 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street between 2nd & 3rd

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Septa 21, 42Septa Market Frankford Line - 2nd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-2450

  • Catering

    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 catering@garcesgroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (267) 284-7979

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