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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 405
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
great dining!

Jose Garcia is the best.We have been lucky to dine at most of his eaterys in Philadelphia-this is delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
foxchasePhila_pa
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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663 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Jose Garcia is the best.We have been lucky to dine at most of his eaterys in Philadelphia-this is delicious.

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Bogota, Colombia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This was my first visit, but I already can't wait to go back! We tried a few different appetizers to share, all of which were absolutely amazing and perfect. The service was excellent as well, and the restaurant atmosphere is great. I loved it! There were a lot of couples dining, but it is a great place to go with... More 

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Avondale, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Visited on a Tuesday night. Reservations were easy through Open Table and we were seated toward the back in a quiet area (as requested). Began with a selection of two cheeses. It turned out one was incorrect and we were given an additional serving of our original order at no extra cost. The incorrect cheeses served was a tangy semisoft... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Over crowded, poor sidewalk service. I felt that I was ignored after given a menu and left after twenty minutes without the waiteress returning.

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite restaurants. We had our anniversary dinner here. They brought out a glass of champagne on the house. We had the chef's tasting menu which was absolutely fabulous. The staff are friendly and efficient. Can't want to dine here again.

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Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Wide variety of tapas in this Spanish tapa restaurant a few blocks from Independence Hall. Definitely would have reservations if dining after 5:15pm weekday and would make reservation for any time on weekend. Well organized and efficient ....food was always hot. Was seated with view of open kitchen area and could see activity and organization, chef, stager, food runner. Relatively... More 

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Houston, TX
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This restaurant is far from being a traditional Spanish tapas place, but the food is very good even though it does not have the taste of authentic Spanish food.The service and ambiance were both excellent.

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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

It is really hard to find a genuine tapas restaurant but this scored a bullseye. This busy and a little hectic restaurant is best visited with reservations, it is that popular. On a Wednesday night in February it was bustling. Seating is arranged so that you can sit at the bar if you want and watch them prepare their excellent... More 

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new jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

First, we did the chef’s tasting, 65.00 per person. There was plenty to eat and it was mostly delicious but in general, I still found that VERY over priced for the amount presented. Second, we called for a reservation and where told that we could reserve a high top table. We took a cab across town to get there. On... More 

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Madison, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I haven't been to Amada for a few years since I moved out of the Phila area but this place still rocks. Fantastic food, fantastic service and great atmosphere. Each person in our group of 5 order 3 different things so we had 15 different dishes to try and everything was fantastic. There are plenty of options for vegetarians and... More 

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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: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?