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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #23 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $100
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
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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

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99 reviews 99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Visited during Restaurant Week, so a limited menu at a great price. Everything we ate was delicious. Squash soup was rich and filled with flavor. Chorizo, ham croquettes and manchego were delicious. The lavender honey served with the manchego was a special treat. Hanger steak, gambas al ajillo and a great salad as second courses. Desserts also a hit. Throw... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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394 reviews 394 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Amada was a great restaurant week trial... Food was awesome and waitress was really nice. The manchego appetizer with lavender honey was amazing. I'm still drooling over the thought of it a day later. Calamari in some sort of pesto was awesome and the garlic shrimp was excellent. Overall fantastic food choices and looking forward to trying Tinto soon too!

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Bronxville, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had lunch here, having had a wonderful tapas dinner at a sister restaurant, Tinto, on a previous visit to Philly. We had the "Catalan Express" prix fixe lunch, and everything was full of flavor.

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Savannah, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a group dinner at Amada this past week. Enjoyed the atmosphere, I would rate the food as just ok nothing really jumped off the chart for me.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We originally fell in love with Amada in Atlantic City (in the now-closed Revel Casino Hotel). We had such a great experience at the AC Amada that I hate to compare the two. There were some things we missed that this Amada didn't have (The sliced pork entree), but everything we did get here was still good. It's just that... More 

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Holland, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were able to try six different dishes because they are taps pas. For- five for two people is a good amount to share. Had items I never had before. While valet parking is nice, it is expensive. We went to start off ours honeymoon. Will defunetly go back.

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Philadelphia, PA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Tried Amada during the holiday period for a bit of a splurge. The service was excellent and clearly the best of features. Our server was prompt, attentive, provided good choices about options and really added to the experience-- which is really what having tapas is about. The food was uniformly good. Not exactly what I've had in Spain for tapas,... More 

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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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