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“Nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Amada

Amada
217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215 625 2450
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Ranked #31 of 3,843 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Good Spanish food and wine! I was there for a work dinner with colleagues!
Just a little much expensive and noisy! Good wine choice and nice waiters.

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English first
Philadelphia PA
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Small plates, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

An interesting menu, some very well done pairings. Picking a favorite dish is a bit difficult, but the chicken breast with egg would be a front runner. I can safely say we enjoyed everything.

Service is exceptional. Ambiance is quite nice. I strongly recommend.

Visited August 2014
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New York, New York, United States
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Good Tapas!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The wine list was great and the tapas even better at this Center City restaurant by Iron Chef Garces. We really enjoyed the simply grilled tapas selections - the lobster and lamb chops were terrific! Garlic shrimp and charcuterie were also delicious. The service was excellent and the space was nice and romantic (dim lights, not loud). Overall, a very good dining experience.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Buffalo
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful for Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a Cuban restaurant that has wonderful tapas. There were so many good tapas to choose from that it was hard to make up our minds. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Philly.

Visited August 2014
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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Always awesome!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is my hands-down favorite restaurant in Philly and in my top 5 nationwide. I try and eat here whenever I visit. I love that they keep staples and mix up the rest of the menu to keep it fresh. I recommend the following: manchego cheese with lavender infused honey, spreadable cheese with balsamic strawberry topping, chefs sampler of meats, bacon-wrapped almonds, beef croquettes, chick peas with spinach. I also love the complimentary tuna appetizer with crisps and little cookie crisp post-meal. All items I've ever tried here have been incredibly delicious. Wear pants with an elastic waistband. You will keep telling yourself last bite, but not be able to stop!

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