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Amada

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City Center East
Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
Septa 21, 42
215 625 2450
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 430
    Excellent
  • 187
    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Fun with small plates

My husband and I tried 6 different small plates, and all were quite good. Peppers stuffed with crab, a flatbread with lamb and other things on top, and other unusual but very tasty combinations served us well. We left quite satisfied, and did not even contemplate dessert! The waiter offered... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Warren, New Jersey, USA
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I tried 6 different small plates, and all were quite good. Peppers stuffed with crab, a flatbread with lamb and other things on top, and other unusual but very tasty combinations served us well. We left quite satisfied, and did not even contemplate dessert! The waiter offered suggestions and the staff explained each dish as it was... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The tapas here was delicious. I usually walk away from these types of restaurants hungry, but not here. The flatbread pizza was superb.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Tapas are great but there's always the same problem, you want to try everything! Sadly, a few items were left on the plate during our visit. Everything was delicious but we def didn't need that extra order of ham croquettes! Slightly pricey but worth a splurge!!

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McLean, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I am not sure what I was expecting here, but all in all it was a very good experience. The food was terrific. Especially the goat cheese with tomato sauce and basil, and all of the ham. Oh, and the sangria. Oh and the shrimp dishes. Oh, and the meatballs. Oh and especially the salads. Yep, it was all terrific.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been here multiple times for dinner. This was my first time eating lunch at this restaurant. Service was good. Food was good. For a quick light lunch not a bad place to land. Beware, you pay for the pedigree:)

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New York
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our family of four went to Amada for brunch. We opted for the chef's selection at $40 per person. We figured, this way would make it easier to sample a lot more of what's on the menu. Originally set for 9 courses, we were easily served at least 12 courses which included a variety of amazing tapas - croquettes, calamari,... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Went there based on fine tripadvisor marks. The food is really mediocre but expensive. The shrimp salad did include 5-6 small shrimps and a lot of greenery. The soup was hot-dog based. All done in record speed... We were hungry, so ate all, without unduly results - thus 2 stars and not 1. The srvice was dull. They need to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The arrival could have been slightly more smooth, we had a reservation for 9pm but we were told that our table was not ready and that we should grab a drink at the bar which was cramped and busy. However once we got seated everything turned out better. They had run out of paella rice but the server was very... More 

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I love tapas restaurants and this one was the best. Can't wait to go back. My wife and I shared 7 and it was plenty. The preparation, presentation, and flavors were superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Amada, while expensive, offers amazing food in a tapas restaurant format. My suggestion is to go and put in for the Paella first (can take up to 30 minutes) and work your way through some of the smaller tapas. The clams and chorizo tapa is to die for. I also highly suggest the red wine sangria, which compared to most... More 

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Additional Information about Amada

Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215 625 2450
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 100
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar

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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: 215 625 2450

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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