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Amada

217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #28 of 3,747 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $100
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Vineland, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I say dining experience because dinner at Amada is not just sitting down for a meal. It involves a well choreographed dance between the kitchen and the waitstaff. The timing was impeccable as the waiter brought out new plates just as we fiNished the last bites of each course. We started with the cheese plate; a wonderful assortment of cheeses... More

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Beaufort, SC
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253 reviews 253 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We so enjoyed our meal at Amada. The portions were generous and expertly prepared. Our server was helpful and pleasant. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening at Amada and would not hesitate to return.

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Mamaroneck, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

After reading such wonderful reviews of Amada and seeing it so highly recommended on so many food sites, we did have high expectations and can happily say they were met. We made a reservation for an early, 5:30p dinner before a show at Wells Fargo but arrived at 5p to take a bit of advantage of the 5-7p happy hour.... More

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Port Deposit, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had planned a special dinner at Amada for our anniversary and were not disappointed. It was restaurant week so the menu was limited but we still managed to sample 4 menu items each - basically the entire menu. All of the menu items were excellent. We were given a complimentary glass of 'bubbles' for our anniversary celebration. The service... More

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Cache, OK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We're big fans of Jose Garces, having been to Distrito and Tinto. So we wanted to see what his first place was like, and were not disappointed. The patatas bravas, which are a staple on most tapas menus, were unlike any other tapas restaurants' version, but what do you expect from an Iron Chef? Outstanding caldo de cabra, a warm... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

In an age where every restaurant seems to open as "small plates" Amada had set that standard ten years ago practically. The cuisine is largely Spanish influenced and is a true "tapas" style restaurant. My wife and I have eaten at this location twice and the Atlantic City location (on hold for now due to Revel closing) many times. I... More

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Colorado City, Colorado
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stayed at a nearby hotel, and passed the doors to this restaurant each evening as we headed out to our activities. They were hopping each night with a young and hip crowd, neither a category of which we fit into. One midday, as we approached our hotel to freshen up before the afternoon activities, we noticed there was NOT... More

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My favorite Tapas, I always have a great and memorable time at Amada. Past 2 year we celebrate my Birthday there ,

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Simpsonville, Kentucky
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103 reviews 103 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Tapas are extremely well presented here! The hanger steak is fabulous and tasted much more like filet mignon. Patatas Bravas was the perfect side dish for them! Croqueta de Jamon was as tasty as any have ever had. Presentation was as good as the taste in this beautiful restaurant. The bar was beautifully decorated and we felt we could have... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I just love the atmosphere, food, terrific service! Everything about Amada is wonderful! This is a must do and enjoy.

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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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