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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #31 of 3,692 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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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
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
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517 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

After living in Spain for three years, I was really missing some good Spanish food. My wife and I went over to amada to check it out. We had the tasting menu, it was amazing. The ingredients and flavors brought us right back to Spain. What an experience!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

This is our favorite Spanish Tapas restaurant in Philly. Sangria is always fresh and the octopus is delicious. Ambiance is dynamic but can be romantic. If you can't get a reservation, come in and eat at the bar!

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This place is a great tapas restaurant. The waiter clearly tells you that the tapas comes to your table as soon as they are ready. So order a couple at a time. Dave our waiter was great. We enjoyed the red pepper stuffed crab and the bacon wrapped dates . The pork needed a bit more flavor. If you live... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The food was excellent. The gambas have a head and tail on them. The chorizo and patatas bravas were so good. Service was helpful and had great recommendations! Enjoy! Ps) husband says the matador drink goes right down

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Abilene, TX
Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I ordered three entrees (that's average, they are small portions, and they are supposed to be). All were just okay. Service was a little below average - some confusion over a few things, some dishes brought together instead of separated (in case someone did not want to share). Cool atmosphere, but if I were just visiting this wouldn't make the... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We had been to Amada a few times and always raved about it, food, service, everything was great. This last time, the food was again great but the service was surprisingly disappointing. We had the chef's tasting menu, always do, but hadn't finished the appetizer when the next course arrived and that was the way the dinner went. When dessert... More

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Splurge and go for the tasting menu with the small wine pairing. Great food, service, and ambience. Well worth the time and money.

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Los Angeles, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

After reading all of the wonderful reviews on this website I was very excited to arrive. I let them know ahead of time it was my wife's birthday. The hostess was very polite and sat us quickly. Our waitress was nice to start with.. she started off explaining out the plates work. We read the menu before arriving and thought... More

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Boca Grande, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Had a wonderful meal and time. Waiter was excellent. Service was fast and efficient. Food was excellent. Had two large orders of the lamb chops because they were wonderful!! Golden Margarita was excellent.

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East Granby, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

In town attending a conference so I didn't have time to stray far from the hotel (Sheraton Society Hill) I was actually on my way to another spot when I decided to stop at Amada. Wow! I had the chef's tasting menu for lunch thinking at least I won't have to make any decisions. Way way more food than I... More

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