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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
12156252450
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 450
    Excellent
  • 188
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 26
    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
Authentic Spanish Tapas!

A great place with vibes and authentic Spanish tapas. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Philly - fully deserve the trip advisor ratings!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Mitul L
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A great place with vibes and authentic Spanish tapas. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Philly - fully deserve the trip advisor ratings!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We reserved 4 spots after getting an email about the white wine tasting. Brunch was very good with lots to choose from on the menu....small plates and full meals. The wine tasting was relaxed and fun. Alex did a great job making everyone a part of the program. The wine sampling was unique and we left with some new favorites.... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was my first experience with small plates. I loved it. The food was amazing. Make sure you try the meatballs. The atmosphere is very enjoyable as well.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Flavorful tapas - great variety, preparation, seasoning, and presentation/plating. Six of us enjoyed a selection of tapas with Sangria Tinto for a celebratory luncheon. Our server offered useful recommendations, flawless service, and seamlessly kept the new dishes arriving (and the empties cleared away). Manchego chesse with lavender honey was wonderful, as were the scallops, chorizo, croquettes de jam on, eggplant,... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Was so excited to get a table as I had read great reviews about the place and its chef. Sadly, the experience was not what I hoped for. Some of the food was undercooked such as the patatas bravas and the garbanzos. I was surprised when I received seven mini croquetas de bacalao when in other top Spanish places they... More 

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Illinois
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I'd never eaten at a Tapas restaurant before. The bar and wait staff were very helpful in explaining the protocol and helping us choose our dishes, though. Food was fantastic. Highly recommend the chickpeas and spinach.

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knoxville, tn
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We loved this noisy, fun restaurant. We had a bottle of Rioja and some of the most delicious tapas anywhere.

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Service was excellent. Choices extensive. Food OK but I've been to Tapas restaurants in Spain. Cheese platter was good, salads were large and seafood fresh. Prices reasonable. While we had a lovely table near the window, it was set on stones - difficult to negotiate wearing spike heels. The seating was backless benches. It was an OK spot.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had a wonderful experience at Amada this past Saturday. Located in the heart of historical Philadelphia, this Spanish restaurant had excellent food and awesome service. The staff was friendly and very helpful.

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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Some of the best food I've ever had. Everything is small plates, a few bites each. Leave room for dessert! Make reservations, this place is always crowded.

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Additional Information about Amada

Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 12156252450
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
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
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: 12156252450

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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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