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Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar

972 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Good for Groups (638)

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Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar is the unique Euro-Latin eatery helmed by chef Nicolas Farina in its stunning Byrn Mawr locale. A tantalizing array of tapas is what Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar is all about and the tapas are sorted on the menu by under mood or food category. Under “chilled,” where you will find small plates like heirloom gazpacho and lonster tacos with shrimp salad, whereas “queso” houses such items as Spanish “ninfas” soft cow’s milk cheese and the semi-soft “drunken goat” wine-aged goat’s milk cheese plate. Larger plate entrees include the mango halibut with avocado mousse, the carne asada filet topped with bacon-infused whipped cream and the half-roast chicken with chicken liver terrine. Verdad is all about serving modern, elevated meals.

You can hold your private event at Verdad Restaurant & Tequila Bar. It also holds a “tequila university” class with tapas plates and tequila pairings.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Mexican, Latin / Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(610) 520-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nicholas Farina
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Private party facilities
Planning a special event? Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar has the beautiful Agave Room perfect for any of your private party needs accommodating 30 to 50 guests in a fun yet elegant setting serving our award winning tapas menu with specialty paellas.
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Private party contact
Nicholas Farina, Executive Chef: (610) 520-9100
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Contact Executive Chef Nick Farina for a personalized menu for your special event.
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Special events & promotions
Tequila University Every Third Thursday of the Month. Three Tequilas Paired With Three Tapas Plates. Tuition is $30. Call us for details.

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Tasty (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 23, 2015

Rest in peace Verdad. You will be dearly missed by many.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 11, 2015

Ambiance could use a boost; decor, music, lighting. Waitress seemed disinterested and rude. Food was delicious.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2015


vipMich (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 10, 2015

The food is amazing! The delivery is extremely frustrating. My husband has received both of his entrees while I wait for one of mine. The dinner comes out before the appetizer. We come for the food, but don't come as often as we would if the delivery of dinner was improved.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 2, 2015

2 specials -- Flautas and Duck Empanadas were fantastic. They should add them permanently. Corn chowder was excellent as well. Finally, really enjoyed the tacos de carne and tacos de pollo. We'd been there many times, this was the first time with a new menu and we were very satisfied. I would stay away from the lamb meatballs, but everything else we had was very good and I would order the rest again, and probably every time. We'd been big fans of Matador in Wayne, but this will take over as a go to place for us. 2 kids (8, 5) enjoyed it as well.

It was a very cold and rainy night and we sat in the front corner by the window, when the door opened it was freezing, so we moved. They need to fix this, but a great experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Food was wonderful service great!!! Loved the strawberry guacamole tacos scallops etc

vipsja54 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on September 12, 2015

Went here before a movie at Bryn Mawr Film. Great experience. Great service and great food. Would definitely recommend it.

sharers (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 6, 2015

Lots of little sharer plate options on the menu. Me and my wife had 4 options amd 1 side in total and it was enough. No complaints in the food. Recommend the mussels (the sauce is amazing, with a little spicy kick). Server was very friendly and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back.

vipSeniorcitizen (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

All 4 enjoyed their dinners. Three had tomato salad and one gazpacho. We had lamb balls and maki mahi platters. Everything was delicious, beautifully seasoned and visually appetizing. Service was attentive. It's location is excellent as it is next to Bryn Mawr film institute and makes for a convenient pleasant evening.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

I dined at Verdad last night with a few friends, this is definitely one of our favorite spots!

The food was amazing - fish tacos, pork carnitas, heirloom tomato salad, black truffle flatbread, short ribs with smashed fingerlings, carne asada, cheesy cauliflower. Everything came out in a timely fashion and it was more than enough food for 4 of us to share!

Our server was fabulous - Marc is extremely knowledgable and made great recommendations for drinks and food.

We had a wonderful time at Verdad as always!

Jeannette (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

i have not been back to verdad for over a year. i decided to meet my cousin there for lunch on a Friday at 1 pm. we were the only two people in the restaurant for over two hours which was fine with us. The food and the service was OK. will not be on my list to return soon.

vipDonB (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 12, 2015

Tables and seating are not comfortable. Tables too small. No backs on some chairs. Food is excellent.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

Food is always excellent.

vipanoahna (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on August 6, 2015

Nice selection of tapas and wine and friendly service. But is it the new trend to bring the check before even being sure we have finished? ;)

jif0009 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on August 1, 2015

The food was definitely good, but nothing special. However, this place has an excellent variety of drinks (lots of tequila) offered. Come for the drinks and order food as a snack, but don't expect any of the food dishes to blow you away.

Sonny (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 25, 2015

Newly renovated interior. Great food for groups- tapas style. Great drinks- amazing margaritas!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

Everything we ate was amazing. Love this place.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on June 25, 2015

Not very good. Especially disappointed with the service- took over 30min to her our food and it arrived cold. Askibg to reheat took another 15min. Unless you are only looking for the tequila bar experience, I'd skip this restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on June 20, 2015

Food was great. Service seemed overwhelmed and could never really keep up, way below average. We had missibg utensils, organized ourselves water and wine from the bar.As the food comes out tapas style, rather at random, you cannot build up a meal. The last thing we got were our sides... it can also get kind of pricey with all the small plates.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2015

We always love the Pescado Paella!