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“For terrific Tapas, try Amada”
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Ranked #22 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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161 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“For terrific Tapas, try Amada”
Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

For excellent, imaginative Tapas, in a lively bustling atmosphere, it's hard to beat Amada. Master Chef and restauranteur Jose Garces brings an original approach to what has become a very trendy cuisine, that sets his creations apart.The menu is so extensive that it takes a while to narrow down one' s choices. I would suggest trying dishes from a variety of categories. On a past visit, the Lamb Chops and seasonal Wild Mushrooms were both delicious. Keep in mind: all those small dishes can add up to a hefty bill. Experiment and enjoy.

2 Thank Martin R
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tapas Tap-out”
Reviewed December 2, 2012

This is my favorite restaurant. Come to Philly 3-4 times a year just to dine here. Everything I order is amazing. My fave dishes are the scallops a la plancha and the Serrano ham, fig, maytag blue cheese salad. I have had everything off of the menu and it is all delectable.

  • Visited December 2012
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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Food is Tapas, small delectable portions. The Lamb Chops were wonderful and the food is a little unusual.

Thank Bonnie Z
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Erwinna, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“wonderful experience”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

definetely worth the experience for your dining pleasure, the food was perfect, fresh and delicious, served at the right temp and beautiful in appearance, highly recommended,

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank Margaret G
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The best ever”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Oh, lordy, I loved this restaurant. As a fan of Iron Chef America, I was very happy to be able to go to Chef Garces' tapas restaurant. I was in Barcelona for a week this summer and I swear that the tapas at Amada was better than anything I had in Spain. Is that heretical? I was with a group of friends and everything we ordered was wonderful. We had a two bottles of a very expensive wine ($63) that I found on the internet for $10.29 so you just have to go with it. The wine was delicious. The service was excellent. We had a great time and cleaned our plates over and over again. The food itself was not that expensive. Highly recommended.

Visited November 2012
Thank priscilla47
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