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“Great blend of flavors” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jamonera

Jamonera
105 S 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215)922-6061
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Ranked #66 of 3,484 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 13th b/t Sansom and Chestnut
Transit: Broad Street Line - Walnut Locust Station
PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great blend of flavors”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Wonderful tapas, great flavors and good drinks. This place is owned by the same people that own Barbuzzo (across the street and up a block). It shows. I love Barbuzzo and visit it frequently, as do many other people which is why you need to make reservations about a week out. The small plates are excellently done with not only presentation, but also the blend of flavors. Things you wouldn't think about combining are done with such perfection. The sangria's are quite dangerous. I only wish I had saved room for some dessert and Sherry.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“A must visit for tapas lovers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Very nice small but lively place. Great for tapas and pinchos dining style. Cooking is classic Spanish style, many small tasty plates with nice selection of drinks. Spanish breakfast is a winner. Sardines were great as well

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nueva York, Nueva York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Nice alternative, excellent tapas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

A change in scenery in Philly. Jamonera is a Spanish wannabe that strives to please. Tapas are all about creativity, knowledge, and ingredients and they have it all. Prices are high and ingredients genuine and high quality (well, the jamon a bit stale). Waiters need to be a bit more educated regarding Spanish food, especially tapas. Three of them did not know much about croquetas or their ingredients, and their information on the wines did not help either. A bit of a greater effort will take this place to a much higher slot.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Reminds me of Madrid”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place has a sexy red glow and so much of what they do reminds me of my visit to Madrid. I love how you can order an excellent red vermouth on the rocks and a plate of Iberico Jamon.

The Sherry list is full of excellent choices and you can even choose to try a flight of sherries, which is the perfect wine pairing for Chef Turney's food. The menu is now better organized; the portions have even grown.

Must Try: Shrimp and Avocado Salad, Wild Mushroom w/ fried egg dish, Grilled octopus, Paella. Finish your meal with the Crema Catalan.

Be prepared for noise though, and know that the space is super tight.
They offer a great late night menu on the weekdays (after 10/10:30) with reasonably priced bites and drinks!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Delicious tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We went to Jamonera without reservations around 6:30pm on a Saturday night. Without reservations, they could only seat us outside, which was fine.
We each had a glass of the red and the rose sangria, which was very good. We had the bacon wrapped dates, which were delicious. The liver pate on toast was creamy and very tasty.
We also had the shrimp & avocado salad which had a ceviche feel to it and was very good.
The beet and goat cheese salad was a good, light compliment to the rest of our dishes.
Only complaint was the potato skins that were overfried and very salty.

Service was quick and efficient.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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