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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #18 of 3,755 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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

3 off my Friends and I had dinner here last night 11/21/14. Everything was perfect from the ladies at the front door who took our coats to our attentive server( didn't get her name). We shared a lot of food items. All of which were amazing especially the donuts with olive oil Ice cream for dessert. We Had 2 bottles... More

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Arlington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific experience. No wonder it is hard to get a reservation on a weeknight, but it worth planning ahead a couple of days. Each of the small plates seemed to top the one before, all leading up to the desserts -- can you imagine fig and olive oil ice cream?

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Albany NY
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for a quick lunch with a co-worker. Place was packed and I now understand why. We sat next to two young gentlemen conversing in French (international appeal I assume). Food was served in small plates except for salads which were anything but small. Delicate dressings, wonderful bread, quick and friendly service at a very reasonable price. Enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

You can never go wrong at Amada - Garces does his best with this Tapas destination! Get the tasting menu and leave the decisions to the chef. Sit back and enjoy course after course of tasty treats!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Amada has some delicious foods but the size of the tapas were quite small. Now, I've been to my fair share of Spanish tapas bars, including many in Spain, but the portion size of the tapas here are minuscule . The food is exquisite and amazing. The lobster paella is to die for. But if you are planning on just... More

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Philadelphia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The food here is outrageous! Try anything with the black cod; the spiced potatoes; eggplant and goat cheese; lamb meatballs; and I wish I could remember the others. Everything was good. The service was very friendly; our patient waitress brought wines for us to taste until we found one we liked. The place was so noisy (even early) that we... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I was directed to the Amada for dinner after a busy day working. The restaurant was busy as there is a meeting going on in Philadelphia. Despite this, I was given a table quickly. The waiter was very knowledgeable and suggested a few tapas. While waiting for my food, the waiter brought some flat bread with a tuna spread. It... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were only going to be in Philly for 1 night and the concierge at the Morris House said if he had only 1 night he would eat at Amada; so we did. We let our server bring us 6 of her favorite dishes and they soon became our favorites! I only wish I could remember all 6 of them!... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Amada is a staple of consistency -- always delicious well cooked tapas dishes, fun drinks, happy servers and chic atmosphere. Jose Garces never let his flag ship restaurant dwindle, as he developed his empire of great eateries.

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San Leandro CA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Supper Tapas dishes...too many to list...if you like Spanish cuisine, you will love this place..chef Jose Garces was a James Beard award winner in 2009....in the meantime he has built an empire of more than 12 restaurants located in various states.

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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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