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Review of Amada

Amada
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Ranked #21 of 4,461 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $100
Cuisines: Spanish, Wine Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd
Transit: Septa 21, 42
Reviewed April 15, 2013

I have been to lots of tapas restaurants and find that many have too many inauthentic, fried options. Amada is an exception, and fantastic. We had 7 or 8 dishes between 3 of us, plus two desserts, not a loser in the bunch. We started with a cheese plate with delicious Spanish Manchego plus two others. Other highlights, the ham and cheese croquettes, spicy potatoes, garlic shrimp cooked just to perfection, a flat bread with short ribs (I know, it was weird but fantastic!) and other goodies. Each person has a fondue fork to stab their portions. The best part, a short but good wine list with one of my favorite but unusual wines, Petalos, a wine made from Spain's native Mencia grape. Delicious and a great choice to go with so many flavors. Service really good, bringing out more bread slices as they disappeared with more courses. We really chowed down, had a good bottle of wine, plus a port, for less than $200. See you next month!

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Thank MelvinaSt.Louis
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

The food was definitely from an iron chef. Unique, spicy and made to order food.
The place has more than one bar, with great drinks. The portions are small and everything is a la carte. There is a great variety of choices for all food tastes.

Thank BeachtravelerEast
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

What a wonderful place! Such high energy. Reservation is
important as this place is busy. The food - tapas - was over the
top good. Ingredients so fresh and presentation so beautiful. We
decided to have the price fix menu where the chef picks your meal. Not a bad dish in the bunch. We thought it was pricey at
$65 per person BUT the food never seemed to stop coming and
after we licked our dessert plate we felt it was a bargain.Will have to come back to Philadelphia just for a repeat of this meal.

Thank Jane O
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

About a month ago my wife and I had dinner at Tinto and was amazed at the atmosphere, service, and incredible depth of flavors of every single Tappa that we tried. So when we had the opportunity to try Amada this past week we were looking forward to a similar experience but it just wasn't the case. The atmosphere was nice, the service was just ok, and the Tappas were good but not in the same class of what we had at Tinto. We tried similar types of Tappas and comparatively the flavor was basic, salt dominated the taste, and the meat Tappas way over done. In addition the prices were outrageous. Overall we left Tinto can't waiting to go back and try more, but not Amada. That being said, we both agreed that if we hadn't had such a great experience at Tinto we would had rated Amad much differently.

Thank JTM125
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Visiting Philiadelphia and having traveled In Spain, my boyfriend and I were excited to have dinner at Amada. In the end, we decided to go with the chef's menu at $65 per person, more than we usually spend on dinner, but it was so well worth it! Each course consisted of several tapas, and every dish was delicious. The quality (and quantity) of the food, the excellent service, the wonderful rioja, and the relaxed ambience makes Amada easy to recommend.

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Thank smee33
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