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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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Saturday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 397
    Excellent
  • 172
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Amazing

If you love tapas style dining this is the place..a Even if you don't you will love dining at Amada.Excellent service and food.. Can't go wrong with this one..

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Klosapio
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Endicott, New York
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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650 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Endicott, New York
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

If you love tapas style dining this is the place..a Even if you don't you will love dining at Amada.Excellent service and food.. Can't go wrong with this one..

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

First time visiting Amada for brunch and I suppose I had higher expectations. Don't get me wrong - the food was good, the service was good and the atmosphere was subdued on a wintry morning in February - but the menu, I thought, was limiting. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the Amada omelette, a combination of beaten eggs, serano ham and... More 

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Amanda's in Philadelphia is a culinary adventure. Yes there are the traditional Spanish Tapas dishes, but there are also lollipop Scallops, lamb and other surprises that will not only make your mouth delight, but make you say wow! The desserts are also a wonderful experience and the atmosphere and the staffs attention to detail is unsurpassed. If you're visiting Philadelphia,... More 

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Lancaster, Pa.
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324 reviews 324 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

My wife and I ate at this amazing Tapas restaurant recently for the first time before going to a play and loved it! The restaurant is located on Chestnut St. in center city Phila and is easy to locate. It is fairly large but was packed by the time we left so be sure to make reservations to get a... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went to Amada because we had been to the one in Atlantic City, and this one did not disappoint. The wait staff were so accomodating while we waited for the rest of our party. We had the mixed cheese plate, and it was so yummy, with the dipping sauces perfectly complimenting the chesses. The lemon ricotta pancakes were devine,... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Love love love the food, but the (red) wine was very cold. We consulted with the Sommelier before purchasing a bottle of wine and went with her suggestion. She apologized for the cold bottle, mentioned they'd put a heater in the wine cellar and decanted it in hopes that it would warm. It finally warmed somewhat by our last glass.... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Excellent food quality, though unfortunately, it seems as though the quality wavers some, since my first visit to Amada was significantly better than the second. I am dying to get a group of people together to try the suckling pig! Needs 72 hour reservation though. Would recommend that you order more of the tapas, avoid the flat breads and don't... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went her during restaurant week, so the menu is limited. I love to try new places during RW and I'm so glad I picked this spot. Went with my sis in law and we were seated promptly. Our server came over and he was great. Explained the menu in detail and was right on time with our drinks when... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Amada several times. The food is fantastic! Go for the chef tasting options but realize that it is a ton of food. Starve all day and enjoy the variety they send your way.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

good food, nice people. small plates, however, enough food. Easy to get to nice bar. Try the sangria.

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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?