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Amada

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City Center East
Spanish, Wine Bar
As featured in Best Kept Secret and 1 other guide
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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
Septa 21, 42
12156252450
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 490
    Excellent
  • 207
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Tapas

Great food but pretty pricey. The crab stuffed peppers, Chorizo and sangria were very good but you don't get very much for the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
TiffV0525
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Canfield, Ohio
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Canfield, Ohio
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food but pretty pricey. The crab stuffed peppers, Chorizo and sangria were very good but you don't get very much for the price.

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Lumberton, New Jersey
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200 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We started with the ceviche for 7. It was excellent but hardly enough to have 1 bite of each variety. Definitely not enough to of each type for 7 people. My Barramundi was good but very salty. My spouse liked the Dorado. The empanadas were a little soggy. Over all it was just average. Not a place we would frequent.

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Thank IluvSIC
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything is wonderful. I love sampling so many different plates throughout the night. Everyone I've brought here has loved it too.

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Thank CarolineV28
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is SUPERB. Beyond tasty. AMAZING. The stars for food get a FIVE. And while I am not given to public shaming, our waitress was truly terrible. "Karey" - from the hastily and silently produced bill, on which we still tipped 20% - let us sit there without water to start. After finally, disinterestedly taking our drink and dinner... More 

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Thank Victoria Z
Atlanta, GA
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139 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Insanely delicious, very cool vibe, outstanding service. Excellent wine list. Take the high end chef's tasting menu, treat yourself to a reserve Spanish wine. Make sure your chef selection includes the octopus and the artichoke parmesan. Reservations well in advance are strongly encouraged.

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Thank rbtvwestfall
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the pleasure of having dinner here this past weekend. Our table was ready on arrival which was great as the restaurant was fully booked (as always). The service was great and the choice of appetizers and main meals for a set menu over Restaurant Week was awesome. The food was amazing - highly recommend the garlic shrimp and... More 

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New York City, New York
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We, a party of three had reservation at 7 pm on Sunday night of Labor Day weekend. The restaurant is very large and it was not obvious when we entered. We were sat on a nice and quiet dining room. We had iced tea and matador cocktail to start. Then we ordered food . It is tapas style and quite... More 

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Thank Sankarmukh
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I ate at Amada today for lunch with a friend - we were excited about the Restaurant Week deal and for the most part, our excitement was met with satisfaction. Here's what was excellent: a thousand times yes to the aged Manchego with apples and honey, the garlic shrimp (gambas al ajillo), the ham croquettes Here's what was average:... More 

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Amada for lunch last week during restaurant week. The food was average at best. We arrived at 11:30 am and the restaurant was fairly empty. We placed our order for an appetizer, two entrees and dessert- all part of the restaurant's $20 fixed price. After about a 10 minute wait the waiter informed us that the appetizer... More 

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Thank 244Harry
Malmedy, Belgium
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amada was a great disappointment. In fact, my friends told the waiter that they have lactose intolerance, as well they don't like fish at all. Unfortunately, we received little plates from the chefs selection menu with the forbidden ingredients. The service was the worst. Food was ok but impossible to enjoy it, while my friends couldn't eat it. Big disappointment

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12156252450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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