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217 Chestnut St # 219, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2812 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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194 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were not able to get a table for dinner as it has a very vibrant dinner and bar crowd and made sure that we could have lunch at Amada. The prosecco without bubbles was from the night before and the quickly replaced it when we brought it to their attention. We started with the charcuterie and it was generous... More 

Thank Noel J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very noisy, felt like we were rushed out. Food was interesting and different. The cost of the experience was not worth it.

Thank Steve B
Weddington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

During our stay in Philly, we had a really large lunch and as evening turned to night, we really did not want a large lunch. We went to Amada in search of Tapas. We were not disappointed. The meat and cheese options were varied and delicious. We added the paprika octopus which was both flavorful and properly cooked. The addition... More 

Thank Jim1955NC
Norwalk, CT
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Amada has a wide selection of both traditional and what I'd call "nouvelle" tapas. Ambience is pleasant, service better than average, and prices fair for a more or less high end restaurant. I was feeling a bit ill due to a heavy cheese steak lunch a few hours before--as were my wife and son--so we didn't order any alcohol. I... More 

Thank RobertNorwalk_CT
Sarasota, Florida
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently my wife and I took our nephew out to dinner while visiting Philadelphia. Since it has been 26 years since we lived there we gave him his choice. He made a good one. The service was very good as was the selection of Tapas. We had nine or ten small plates and all were good but the standout was... More 

Thank Marc L
Mullica Hill
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined at Amada the other night with friends that have never been there before. We always have a wonderful time there and wanted our friends to experience it. Unfortunately, it was awful. The place was packed, but it always is on a Saturday. Our waitress, Karey, seemed very harried and was difficult to flag down. We ordered several tapas... More 

Thank Andrea616
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tapas and flatbread and sangria, try to go for happy hour in the bar 5 to 7, for good deals. Fun atmosphere, great and friendly service.

Thank Gail M
Houston, Texas
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125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I believe that Philly ISSSSS food heaven and Amada does not disappoint. Great Tappas styled restaurant. And the food is oh my....GREAT. The service is great. The atmosphere is great. And the food comes out fast. Out waitress explained what could be an overwhelming menu. Since it was 6 of us, we had two rounds and each order something different.... More 

Thank Stephanie L
Hong Kong, China
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116 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with a small group and we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food . Rather noisy so not really recommended for couples . The tapas selection was nice and they offer a good wine selection . Definitely a place to check when in Philly .

Thank fab68
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner, thanks to Somm Alex for the fantastic pairings and chef for the tasting menu, incredible experience.

Thank jweiland15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $100
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Chestnut St # 219, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2812
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?