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City Center East
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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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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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67 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had better tapas here than much of what we have enjoyed in Spain. Most were not fully authentic, but benefited from the chef's interpretation. We sat at the"chef's counter" overlooking the dessert prep area, and enjoyed watching the show. We like a lively atmosphere, but this was noisy to the point that I'm now hoarse from shouting to make... More 

Thank Steve S
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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219 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ESPECIALIDADES DE LA CASA, Roasted Pig and Lobster Paella are fantastic indulgences at high prices. The rest of the menu is equally as exciting and took me back to a holiday in Spain. There is a great bar which is always very busy as is the restaurant so do reserve ahead, of course the Pig Roast requires advance notice... More 

Thank Dreyfus01
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amada was Chef Garces's first solo restaurant effort after leaving the Starr restaurants....It was, and continues to be a great success...excellent food in really attractive surroundings, in the heart of the historic area of Philadelphia!

Thank don l
Warsaw, Poland
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Restaurant looks great and the service was friendly and helpful. Although we had some tapas and the salads, which were very good, I will always remember and long for that Almond Soup. I would certainly go back.

Thank SimonWeiner
Wigan, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed our visit to the Amada, there is a good selection of tapas dishes and the food is of a high standard! Although the restaurant is quite expensive, it is worth it! Nice environment, and food is gradually brought out, which is good as the food is fresh and hot!

Thank smorley1
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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 476 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to snag one of Amada's street-side table during a busy evening, and it turned out to be a great spot for dinner & for watching the weekend crowd head out for the night. I'd agree with an earlier review that noted the restaurant (inside & out) is noisy and probably not the best spot for an intimate,... More 

Thank Eiregirl
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a reservation for 7:30 PM for dinner at Amada, and when I showed up the place was pretty busy. They told us it would only be a few minutes, but we saw groups come in after us without reservations and get seated. By the time, we got seated almost 30 minutes passed by and no apologies were made... More 

Thank LuckyGirl0717
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We could not stay away. We came back for lunch today after dinner last evening. We sat at the wonderful bar with great wines, white sangria and friendly bar-"ista's". We could have been in San Sebastián or Madrid.

Thank Jonathan C
Spring Lake, New Jersey, United States
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the summer pig out this past Sunday - and it was delicious. We've been to Amada many times, and it's worth the hour + drive. Our favorites are the roasted pork, and the white beans with rosemary.

Thank Kathleen P
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some friends and I were in Philly for a conference. We didn't have a reservation and they were booked solid. Fortunately, there was space at the bar. We ordered several tapas and they were delicious. The sangria is on point. The service was good though it can get a little hectic. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this... More 

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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 12156252450

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?