Amada PHL

4.7
7702 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Amada is an Andalusian tapas bar and restaurant where Chef Jose Garces embraces the rich traditions of Spanish gastronomy while incorporating avant-garde cooking techniques in a gorgeous rustic-chic setting

Specialties of the House
Spanish Octopus, Garlic Shrimp, Tortilla Española, Lobster Paella, Whole Roasted Suckling Pig (must be ordered 72 hours in advance, excluding Sundays), Seasonal Sangrías

Private Parties: Amada welcomes groups of all sizes. Festive settings, service and menus are perfect for intimate dinners with friends, special occasions and holidays, corporate meetings and staff parties. Events can be booked throughout the restaurant and in our private dining rooms seven days a week. For parties of 12 or more, please call our private events team at 267-284-7979 or email events@garcesgroup.com

Experiences

  • Sound Bite (with Chef Jose Garces)

    $90.00 per person

    Apr 28, 2021 only

    On Wednesday, April 28th, James Beard Award and Iron Chef Jose Garces joins Amada's Chef de Cuisine for a fun night featuring a four-course tasting menu inspired by their travels to Spain. Price excludes Tax and Gratuity.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 7702 people are saying
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was outstanding. I'm looking forward to going back!

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vipRitaf
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My only disappointment was that the paella was too soft; normally great paella has that wonderful crunchy bottom and we did not get that.

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vipPhillygal
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All food was good. Lamb meatballs delicious. All greens were good. I love octopus and get it whenever I can. Amada's was good but not fabulous. A little overdone. The service was excellant and atmosphere is great. Will be back.

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vipJCYNOLA
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on change. Walk by and decide to get a reservation. It was amazing. Out server was excellent and the food as some of the best I had in the city. Will definitely be returning.

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vipIrene
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amada is always such a pleasure--the food, the service, and the ambiance. Always out top spot!!! Highly recommended!!! And, dining is well spaced out for safety--an added plus.

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hbizzle
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They ran out of things in the menue. granted our reservation was at 9pm. Our server acted like she didn't want us there. Drinks and food were good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience. Save room for the roast pork, it was probably the best pork I’ve had in my life!

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Jezebel
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made a reservation for Saturday at 2:45 and attempted to call the restaurant directly for an entire week prior to the reservation. Left 4-5 voicemails asking for a return phone call as I had questions about the 2:45 time as it was the very end of brunch...Happy Hour and Dinner didn't start until 4:00 PM. I wanted to know if at some point during our visit we would be able to have any of the tapas from the dinner menu as "breakfast" dishes at 2:45 PM were not really what we wanted - but we took the only reservation they had. Had I been told "brunch only" - I likely would have cancelled.

I received a voice mail the AM of our reservation being told our party of 6 would have to be split into 4 INSIDE tables as there was a "threat of rain". No rain in the forecast. Philadelphia was a sunny, gorgeous 80 degrees. I was asked to call back - so I called the restaurant's number which was left in the message - and AGAIN - the same voicemail I had heard all week.

We arrived at Amada to see all outdoor seating had been set up - and we were all seated together OUTSIDE. Our server promptly informed us when we sat down that we had 15 minutes to get our order in for anything "hot " that we wanted because then the kitchen would no longer make anything - they were closing until the dinner hour. We scrambled to piece together a few tapas and beverages for the group.

The drinks were tasty and the few tapas that we ordered were good - although basic (and not the tapas we really hoped to be able to experience). The manager, Anna, did come out to speak with me as I had mentioned to the hostess how I had been trying to reach them all week and had not been called. She apologized and I heard "COVID, short-staffed...etc." I get it -really I do. I manage a medical office and we, too, have been short-staffed, however, we have not let it affect our customer service. I can't imagine no one listened to the voicemails about reservations ALL WEEK. Reservations = customers = income.

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ScottNShawn
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so good the first time so we had to return. Brunch with friends. Had another amazing meal. Love this place. Great food, great service, atmosphere and staff. Will definitely return,

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vipHope
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All I can say is wow!! Food and service were absolutely excellent. Shout out to the host last night that was going above and beyond to make sure everyone was accommodated. There was a storm coming in and he made sure everyone sitting at tables outside had extra umbrellas and were covered and dry! Our server was great, attentive but relaxed at the same time. Always a pleasure dining at Amada!

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VladimirP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary and everything was excellent.

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MariaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Decent for a change of scenery from the normal but the service was lacking badly. Waitress never stuck around for long and couldn't seem to remember whose drink was whose or what was on the brunch prie fixe menu. Plates came out randomly or not at all and we needed to practically beg them for certain parts of the meal including salad. Mostly because our waitress was not super attentive at all. Might come back for happy hour but not worth it for the price we paid for Easter brunch sadly. Also the table next to us never got their entres at all even after we were getting up to leave and they got there around the same time we did.

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NatS
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Multiple orders mixed up — wrong food brought to the table so many times that we stopped mentioning it to avoid the awkwardness and wasting food. Also, the waitress was rather defensive about her mistakes rather than graciously accepting them. Tip- have waiters/waitresses repeat orders to ensure they are correct and avoid such mistakes. It’s understandable to happen once during a meal but several times is unheard of.

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DerrickT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the tasting menu for our anniversary. A variety of wonderful tapas!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service!

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NicoleM2
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect the service was great. And the food was amazing.

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David
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, with good social distancing

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vipMolly
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Loved all the tapas.

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vipJasonM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, food and service, megan was great

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vipgoodetr
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good but not great for Spanish good. The Paella was subpar. Mostly all rice...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place and it's variety

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viplulu
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The service and ambience were very good and the tapas were excellent. We enjoyed dinner on Sat so much, we came back Sunday for brunch. The sangria pancakes were delicious.

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Przemek
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As our favorite restaurant since its opening Amada has not changed much. It continues to deliver tapas that generally consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! My favorite restaurant undefeated!

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vipMartinJ
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

just excellent tapas.......not to mention the sangria blanca!

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lcarbo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour menu, service and location were perfect!

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vipLynn
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Never disappoints.
Eating out is such a rare occurrence these days, it’s great to know that old favorites are still with us!!!
We did brunch outside.
Good was wonderful; service always top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The ambiance was nice for brunch. The waitress recommended the shashuka which we all got and it was quite bad. It was more of a tomato soup than anything. The cocktails were good and the atmosphere is nice. Would not recommended the breakfast food but the tapas would be good for a happy hour.

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ShawnN
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister was in town from Richmond,Va and I really wanted to show her a good time. The service and food was wonderful. The Octopus was tender and succulent my sister really enjoyed the mushrooms and scallops.

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DelaliA
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the short rib flatbread. Service was great, not overly intrusive but we never had to wait to order another round of tapas.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food.

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chanceyp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever!!! I always have a great experience when I go. The portions are on the smaller side so I recommend getting a few items. The Mushroom rice is to DIE FOR.

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SW23
Poconos
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I’ve loved amada and been many times, however the quality in food has gone downhill. Service excellent as always, kind, friendly wait staff. Sadly, either the food of our choice was “out” or just lack the flavors they’ve had in the past. Due to this, we felt it was significantly overpriced for what we ate this time.

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vipLily
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
France
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Was delicious. However, do not recommend the Julieta - was so spicy I could barely drink it. That’s my only critique!

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Alex
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated inside directly in front of the doors to outside that were completely wide open. We asked if they would shut the doors as it was extremely windy and cold and they said no. It defeated the purpose of sitting inside, we were freezing, our food got cold. It's a shame because it would have been much more enjoyable.

Amada PHL
Responded on March 15, 2021

We’re truly sorry the open door took away from your brunch experience. Unfortunately, our staff did need access to tables being served outdoors and this was one of our first days operating outdoors. We did take your feedback seriously and erected a plexiglass barrier to break wind later that afternoon, though I understand that it was too late to make a difference in your brunch. Please reach out to us so that we can make sure your next visit is perfect in every way. We appreciate your support.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife love Amada. Always a great time and great food

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vipIrene
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been so long since we ate at a restaurant, and we were hoping Amada would still be good. Very pleased to report that everything was wonderful! The food, the service, the ambiance (tables in back separated by dark-colored curtains--very romantic!).

We will be back!!!

FAQs

Amada PHL offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-2450.

Amada PHL is rated 4.7 stars by 7702 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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