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Amada PHL, Philadelphia, PA

Amada PHL

4.7
4.7
7814 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
STARTING 8/15/22 WE WILL BE OPEN on MONDAYS!!! Help us kick off Mondays with a "POWER HOUR" Happy Hour from 5-6pm Mon thru Fri and $75.00 Pitcher & Paella special every Monday.

Amada is an Andalusian tapas bar & 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, Paella Valenciana, 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

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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Other options

  • Order online
Private dining

Private dining

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-2450

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Catering

    Bring your favorite Amada dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Chef Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting. Choose from a private dining room, a semi-secluded lounge, group tables in the main dining room, or a combination.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (267) 284-7979

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street between 2nd & 3rd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Septa 21, 42Septa Market Frankford Line - 2nd Street

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,814 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. E

    Eric

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great wines and service. Highly recommend!!
  2. NG

    NormieG

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was very attentive, told her opinion on selection and was entertaining. Definitely would go back.
  3. JC

    JoseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food is delicious. The atmosphere is nice, the service is excellent. The price very exaggerated. I recommend the Pernil Asado
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Disappointing, we expected a more intimate traditional experience, given that it was billed as an homage to Chef Garcia’s mother. The assortment of tapas/raciones was ok, but still nothing like a bar in Spain.
  5. CM

    CarolM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Amada. It had the lively atmosphere and delicious flavors of a true Spanish Tapas Bar. We loved the Sangria Blanca, Jamon Salad, Lamb meatballs, Pork tenderloin and Short rib flatbread. Every bite was fabulous and definetly shareable. You can't go wrong for a fun evening out with friends.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We do “La Mesa de Jose” tasting every year for our anniversary and it never disappoints.
  7. E

    Elissa

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the brunch prices and it was not very busy which was nice because Brunch spots in the city can tend to be super crowded and busy on the weekend! I’ve been here at night and the dinner was better food overall. Our favorite from the brunch was the bread basket unfortunately.
  8. FY

    FlyingYaYa

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and beverage choices were very good. The night we dined was on a Friday and very busy with large groups. Fortunately we had an earlier reservation. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner but the noise levels were high.
  9. SR

    SRichards

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    It's been many years since we dined at Amada. Back in town and were so excited to go, but the food overall was really disappointing. Only a few shrimp in the shrimp dish, mediocre charcuterie, heavily paprika-d potatoes, disappointing desserts.
  10. H

    Happycouples

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Great staff!
  11. PP

    PeterP

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner
  12. PD

    PaulD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place in all regards! Great food and service. Bravo!!
  13. J

    Jupie

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Personalized service from the time we walked in the door. We were early for our reservation. The hostess and manager made us comfortable at the bar and kept us updated. Our waiter, Bobby, new his Spanish wines and made a perfect selection to compliment the most mouthwatering, flavorful tapas including the wild mushrooms, bacon wrapped dates and our favorite, Amada's empanadas!
  14. e

    eagereater

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    This is a wonderful restaurant, which is why we chose it for a romantic anniversary dinner (and not for the first time!). The food is exceptional. The service is exceptional as well. The room is beautiful. Only caveat is that the restaurant is energetically noisy when busy, which we enjoyed, but I think it could be hard at times to find a quiet corner for a romantic getaway. Once in the past we got seats at the counter where we could watch the kitchen at work, which was a delight as well, but this time we enjoyed the table service for our anniversary.
  15. B

    Bobo

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good was tasty as always. Service was friendly but erratic (had to ask for many items like utensils, bread did not come as promised, gaps). Still an enjoyable experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Food was delicious! The best restaurant ever. I would come back to Philadelphia just to eat at this restaurant.
  17. F

    Foodie1

    Philadelphia

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Opted for tasting menu since regular menu had overwhelming number of choices. Food tasting was very good if perhaps somewhat incoherent. Service was just okay -- request for lime for bottled sparkling water had to be repeated 5 times. Lots of variety for the tasting so somewhat difficult to assess "value". Very dimly lit, loud and energetic. Overall, an enjoyable evening.
  18. C

    Cman8

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It was our first visit since pre-Covid (3yrs). Everything was fine, our service was excellent as was the food. My only issue with our dining experience was that my entree was served almost 15 minutes before my wife’s entree. Our server approached the kitchen several times to see what the holdup was. She finally got the manager and explained the situation and the manager apologized for the delay. She said my wife’s entree takes quite a bit longer to prepare than my entree but the kitchen should know that fact and deliver both entrees at the same time. The manager comped my wife’s entree and drink.

    Amada PHLResponded on September 15, 2022Cman8, Thank you so much for sharing your recent Amada experience. It is feedback such as yours that allows us to continue to evolve and improve. Please accept my apologies on behalf of the entire Amada team for your entrees not being delivered in a timely manner. Please let us know when you plan to dine with us again and we will ensure a seamless experience. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  19. MG

    MarkG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent mean, and terrific service. I have Celiac disease and must eat gluten-free, the staff were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Can't wait to return next time we're in Philadelphia!

    Amada PHLResponded on September 15, 2022MarkG, So glad to discover that the Amada team was able to accommodate your allergy concerns so seamlessly! Please come back and see us again soon! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada- Philadelphia

  20. RK

    RobertK

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fantastic dinner. Wanted to take our daughter and her partner out to celebrate her new job. Based on a previous dinner she and I had in June, she requested that we go to Amada. She had exactly the same dishes she had the first time. The mushroom flatbread and the rice with peas are two of the best dishes we have had anywhere. The Pulpo (octopus) I ordered was fantastic. Our server Zach was outstanding. Cocktails and wines were great. Ordered two desserts and they were also wonderful. We appreciated being seated early and in the quieter bar area.
  21. a

    ajs704

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Veer offered fantastic service and suggestions. We had a wonderful meal and wonderful wine. Would come back here in a heartbeat, it was fantastic!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Note: this restaurant will not necessarily seat you based on your reservation preferences. Despite whatever you may reserve they may well find yourself in a high top with little or no apology!

    Amada PHLResponded on September 6, 2022Dear Anonymous, The entire Amada team works arduously to fulfill every request that our guests present on a daily basis. That said, I am truly sorry that your seating preference was not handled in a manner that was not satisfactory. It would be fantastic if we began a dialogue discussing your recent experience in an effort to improve Amada's service levels while also allowing us to discuss what differentiates a little apology from a no apology. Sincerely, Richard Ruth 267 307 4136

  23. LC

    LauraC

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Long weekend escape in Philly. Reception was stuffy. Food was "meh" and over priced for lunch. Pleasant casual outdoor seating overlooking the Delaware. You're paying a premium for the location but very average cuisine.
  24. LG

    LynneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I LOVED this place! We arrived early for our reservation but they seated us immediately. Our server(s) were so friendly and accommodating in every way. Even Missy, the manager stopped at our table and because we were new to Philly, she sent over a complimentary dessert! The food was outstanding and plentiful! Don't miss the crab-stuffed pepper tapas, Serrano ham and fig salad, the paella and the cheesecake. We took lots home and will be back with friends and family for our next visit.
  25. JJ

    JessicaJ

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a nice spot- could use a little breath of fresh air into the space and the menu.
  26. LA

    LARAB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A symphony of Spanish flavor in a relaxed Iberian setting nestled within Old City. Our server, Veer, made our dining experience truly amazing: from making us laugh to explaining the nuances of each dish - couldn’t have asked for kinder staff or a better meal.

    Amada PHLResponded on September 6, 2022LARAB, Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Amada. Letting us know that Veer is providing service at such a high level just reinforces our faith in the entire Amada team. We would love to have you back for another "symphony" as soon as possible. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  27. L

    Luiza

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We came here for my husband’s birthday dinner - getting a reservation was easy enough. We had to wait a few minutes for our table and then were led to the very back of the restaurant. We were seated in a small table in the back next to a window facing a back alley and several dumpsters. Our waiter was held up so we had to wait a bit for our initial order. The GM stopped by to get our drink order and give us some water. After we eventually ordered, it was as expected - tapas were delivered as they became ready from the kitchen. We ordered the gambás al agillo (highly recommend), patatas bravas (they were OK), Cordero - (amazing) and the special paellla they were offering that evening (duck with mushrooms - amazing). Would definitely come back, but will ask to either be in front or outside.
  28. s

    sherrys

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waiter veer is excellent and he helped out with the menu and introduce the special in the month. He also guarantee that we are good. For the paella, I can say it’s the best I have had in United States so far.

    Amada PHLResponded on September 3, 2022sherrys, Best paella in the United States! Thank you for such high praise.. Come and dine with us at Amada again, soon! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  29. MW

    MaeW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amada is in my top 5 restaurants in the city. The menu does not change drastically and they are fairly consistent. Don't miss the croquetas, bacon wrapped dates, or the albondigas. The only thing different this time is that the food was cooked at different temperatures than usual. The shrimp were a little overdone (for second time in a row) and a few of the meatballs were on the rarer side. Their wine selection is lovely and easy drinking. We will definitely be back.
  30. SP

    SamirP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Can't wait to go again
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing experience on our wedding anniversary. The manager Rich welcomed us with a drink. Our server Veer took great care of us all night. We had the chef’s tasting which allowed us to get out of our comfort zone and try things we wouldn’t normally order. Found a couple new favorites. Amazing night, great food, and wonderful service. Thank you Amada!

    Amada PHLResponded on September 1, 2022Hello, The entire team would like to thank you for sharing your amazing recent Amada experience with the Open Table community. It was exciting to be a part of such a personal milestone in your lives. Thank you for sharing it with us! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada -Philadelphia

  32. R

    Raeya

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the happy hour - perfect for entertaining guests that come into town! Food is so incredible and drinks are even better. The staff are so kind and welcoming.

    Amada PHLResponded on September 1, 2022Raeya, So glad that the Amada team could provide such an amazing experience. Please come back and see us again soon.

  33. RD

    RosaD

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Zak and Aime provided excellent service.
  34. L

    Lisac

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time at Amada. It was really busy (esp for a Sunday night!). It took a while to get our food, but waiter was attentive letting us know that the kitchen was backed up. The food was excellent (and worth the wait).
  35. a

    alanm

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server Bobby was friendly, professional, enthusiastic, very knowledgeable about food and drink. Food was very good. One drawback - table size for 2 are very small, especially for a restaurant that promotes small plates, and they did not course for table size. With a bottle of wine, the small table got very crowded quickly and made it somewhat difficult to enjoy the meal as we were always juggling space. Not sure I'd go back unless i could get a larger table.
  36. L

    Lynn

    Philadelphia

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. Everything is delicious. The service is great. It is expensive but worth every penny. One of my favorite places to eat
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Loud animated fellow diners created a difficult environment for table conversation and communicating with restaurant staff. Went to celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary, informed the restaurant it was a special anniversary occasion but nothing “special happened”. Pre-ordered the half suckling pig and it was wonderful. Added touch was the pulling of the pork at table side. Ordered a Kir Royale as is our tradition for our Anniversary Dinners. The Kir Royales were a disappointment as it was so overly sweet it was like drinking liquid sugar. The Blanca Sangrias were spot on as an accompanying drink with our meal. Walked out with leftovers that will take another week to consume. Overall satiated, but just those little things kept this night from being a superlative dining experience for us.
  38. CM

    CynthiaM

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Rich was so helpful w/rez confusion (totally my error) & server (embarrassed I don’t recall her name!) was top drawer. But I found the food disappointing, w/the exception of a standout green salad.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food was amazing and prices were Lower then I expected which was awesome . Service was pretty bad had to wait 20 minutes to get basic things like drink refills.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasting menu was excellent. Service spot on

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amada PHL using the Order Online button. Amada PHL also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-2450.

Amada PHL is rated 4.7 stars by 7814 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Amada PHL

217-19 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Chestnut Street between 2nd & 3rd

  • Neighborhood

    Old City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Septa 21, 42Septa Market Frankford Line - 2nd Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jose Garces

  • Entertainment

    If you book a private event at Amada, our event coordinators can provide you with unique entertainment options for your party.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 625-2450

  • Catering

    Bring your favorite Amada dishes to your next event. Garces Catering brings the joy of sharing special occasions with our restaurant guests to any celebration, anywhere. Please call, 215-670-2381 for more information or email catering@garcesgroup.com

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Chef Garces’ famed Andalusian tapas in a sultry, rustic-chic setting. Choose from a private dining room, a semi-secluded lounge, group tables in the main dining room, or a combination.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (267) 284-7979

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