Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar

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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.

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3.9
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Tasty
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Catherine
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipMich
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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vipTheresaS
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipsja54
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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sharers
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipSeniorcitizen
Philadelphia
78 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jeannette
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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.

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vipDonB
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is always excellent.

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vipMarine
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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? ;)

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jif0009
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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vipSonny
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2015
Overall5food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Everything we ate was amazing. Love this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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.

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vipGerdD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2015
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always love the Pescado Paella!

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vipJanice
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a good meal at Verdad. Wine selection was good and featured Spanish and Portuguese wines which are not always easy to find in local state stores. Tapas menu but portions are much bigger than expected so ordering 2 would be sufficient for most. Had the beet salad, flatbreads, and tacos de pollo - all tasty. Warning about the flatbreads - they take a long time so if you want them as a first dish, you will be waiting a while. Atmosphere was good but the acoustics are not great so noise carries. Great place to stop in for a quick meal or if you are going to the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.

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vipBuckheitl11
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is consistently good! The menu is amazing and the staff, delightful. It's surprisingly large and great for bigger parties! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good. We were a party of 8 and thought it was a Mexican restaurant serving dinner. Did not realize it was tapas. Small plate portions were easy to share. Creative and good food.

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vipSeidzoo
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2015
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was delicious and unique (pork carnitas tacos were excellent) but it is not well suited to brunch/lunch. We were the only guests and the menu is very dinner-ish. I'd go back, but only for dinner!

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vipFoodie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great dishes!!! but very loud and the waiters were a bit rude.

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vipJimA
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2015
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Tapas restaurant that we tried for the first time. We moved to the upstairs dining when we were originally put near the door and there was a pretty good draft. Upstairs the service was spotty, one waiter handling a lot of tables, big groups, etc. so we didn't get very good service.

As for the food, a bit hit and miss. Had a crab soup that was terrific, very good cheese plate, great carnitas. Then it went downhill. Waiter recommended the Pastrami Duck, which was way too salty, hard to eat. He also said the beef brisket with port wine reduction was a favorite. so we got that too, it was very dry, almost no sauce and we pointed that out. Nothing was offered. White wine sangria was great, the margarita's good but not very strong. Overall not great, liked the atmosphere downstairs, might try again but won't rush there.

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Juan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I took my girlfriend and her family here. I figured why not try something different with the Tapas style dinner for my girlfriend's birthday, that was a mistake. The small dishes took long to come out, and the restaurant at the time was empty. The family complained about the bland soups, and the big dish "Vegetable Paella" was very salty to the point I stopped everyone from forcing it down their throats because they felt bad on how unhappy the birthday girl was. All eyes on me for picking a nice restaurant with mediocre food. I definitely will avoid this restaurant from now on. Great atmosphere but the chef dropped the "spoon" on this one.

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FoodiesOnADate
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We love this place. It was our second time, with the same couple. The food was so good we decided to go back. At dinner, we were discussing all the restaurants we have gone to (the four of us) and we rated it #2 out of every where we have gone.!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2015
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Could have been a little better - both the food and the service.

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vipNo1cupcake
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Loved the food; loved our waiter; did not like long wait for food, as we had play tickets! Would definitely return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you go to Verdad, do yourself a favor and immediately order two of the Strawberry Habanero Guacamoles. If you order just one you will kick yourself for not taking my suggestion! Wonderful food and have had great service every visit. Only suggestion is to order a few dishes at a time. Sometimes they arrive too quickly and you have not finished the earlier plates.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tapas style great for sharing family style. Scallops and beef tips particularly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful as well as the atmosphere! Marc Gottfried is the best waitor ever and provides the best service!! You'll love everything about this place!

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vipRhiRhi
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Both food and drink were amazing. We started off with cocktails, which are rather small for the $12 price tag but were delicious. Our waiter recommended 2-3 dishes per person, which would have been a tremendous amount of food. They say they're "small plates," but each dish is a healthy serving of food. I would say 2-3 dishes between 2 people is all you need. The strawberry habanero guac, and chips, was a highlight.

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vipColz
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall4food5service2ambience5

My boyfriend and I went after a few recommendations and because we drive by it a lot. It was suggested by our server to order 3-4plates each, because it's slightly 'tapas', and that the food will come out in waves. The food we ordered was amazing however; it all came out immediately so it was really hard to enjoy what we ordered because we were overwhelmed by how many plates were on the table and trying to eat quickly because they were removing half empty and empty plates. Overall we would definitely go back but we would order very differently. It is not tapas so one appetizer each and and entree would definitely suffice.

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Bighen
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant for it's convenience and good food , although recently raised its prices. Disappointed in the desserts, as last time they had a delicious brownie and ice cream , but it was no longer on the menu. Known for their tapas portions, which I love, and the variety of selection. A little noisy on Sat. Night, but quieter during the week. The service is excellent . Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipChristinem
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was 10:15 in a Sat night and we missed dinner I found Verdad would take a reservation up to 11:00 pm So great!!! And amazing margueritas, short ribs, Spanish rice, strawberry guacamole and empenades!! All outstanding Definitely returning for more

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2015
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food is very very ok. It doesn't overly excite us and every time we have gone we walk away saying it will be a long time before we go back - and each time we have given it another try to impress us we have been under impressed. We like the concept, the atmosphere and the service is good, but the food/drink is underwhelming for the cost.

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vipJackieF
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have been to Verdad many times. Food was excellent at this visit. There were a few new items which was very nice to see. The lamb meatballs were delicious.

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Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 520-9100.

Verdad Restaurant and Tequila Bar is rated 4 stars by 972 OpenTable diners.