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Amada

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
City Center East
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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
215-625-2450
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Atlanta, Georgia
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91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I found Amada online when I was searching for spots for my birthday dinner. I travel to Philly once a year to visit my best friend and we wanted somewhere near to try dinner. I've eaten at a LOT of tapas places and I even lived in Barcelona for a few months while I was in college, therefore, I can... More 

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Thank Nina B
Atlanta,GA
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98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this beautiful restaurant for 12 people December 27. We usually round up every family member who wants to go in December for a nice long family dinner and conversations. Amada is a Spanish tapas restaurant. Ordered drinks and specialty cocktails which took forever for our waiter to get. For a party of 12 you would think it's best to... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had reservations in late December and were very excited about dining here. When we arrived there were 3 members of the staff chatting. We were not acknowledged and finally we spoke up to tell them we had a reservation. Our table wasn't ready, we were not given any eta on when it would be ready. We decided to sit... More 

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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere at Amada is very fun and the staff is very attentive. The food is great - I don't think you can go wrong with anything. LOVED the Mushrooms and the Sangria is also very good. Our party size changed last minute and they were quick to accommodate us and for first time patrons, they were quick with recommendations.... More 

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Thank Joanna W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to plenty of Tapas restaurants both in Spain and in the U.S. José Garcés knocked it out of the park with Amada. Best tapas I've had in the U.S.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the garlic shrimp, the artichoke hearts, the green salad and the clams with chorizo, everything was very very good. As usual everything was so good, we had not been here in a long time and now I remember what we have been missing, we will be back soon.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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317 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a late afternoon movie, we wanted a casual atmosphere dinner on an early Friday evening. Our first choice offered us terrible table locations, so we left with nothing else immediately in mind. That is when we discovered Amada. Only a few blocks from our hotel, we thought let's give it a try. We were impressed with Jose Garzas's stance... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard about Amada through friends and had been wanting to go for a while. I recently moved to Philly and a friend secured reservations. They have Valet parking (reasonably priced when compared to a parking place in the area). The atmosphere was vibrant and upscale. We arrived early so we sat at the bar for Sangria (delicious). We... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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281 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rented the restaurant for a group event and were not disappointed. Bar serves a great selection of beers and cocktails that complemented the opening appetizer platters (prosciutto, olives, breads and dips). Moved onto a buffet with a selection of more of the apps and mains. Buffet station was well stocked and staff was great in ensuring people had food and... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 had dinner at Amada recently after a 5 year hiatus. This restaurant was as wonderful as we remembered. Though we did not order the tasting menu, between the 5 of us we tasted close to 15 dishes and each one peaked our interest for the next. Our waiter was kind enough to say that he was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $100
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: 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?