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Amada PHL, Philadelphia, PA

Amada PHL

4.7
4.7
7884 Reviews
$31 to $50
Spanish
Christmas Eve Dinner we have a Prime Rib Dinner with seating's at 3pm, 5pm, & 7pm $80pp

NYE Dinner Menu is a 4-Course Menu at $90pp

$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 (Call to order 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

8:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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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 7,884 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. WL

    WendyL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food is too salty and the service is friendly but way too slow.
  2. CV

    CamillaV

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Amada to celebrate my mom and brother’s birthdays and we absolutely loved the experience. The food was amazingly delicious and the drinks were mixed perfectly. The service was top notch; the manager sat us, and accommodated us further when we asked for a different table. Then, our waitress Leilani made the experience even better by being THE greatest and most attentive waitress we could have asked for. They were also very attentive and cautious with the food allergies we had at the table, making sure to confirm with every dish served the ingredients used and if it had a possibility of cross contamination; absolutely great service! Before we left the restaurant we were already planning our next visit; this is a must-go if you have the opportunity. The only small downside to the experience was us being asked if we were celebrating any special occasion (2 birthdays) and receiving no “special recognition”. We’d highly recommend!
  3. l

    longswim

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Table ready on time. Waiter explained the menu. Awesome Spanish wines. This was our first dinner at Amada. We would go back. It can be a bit noisy.
  4. HF

    HudsonFella

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    A creative and uber fresh menu with fun cocktails but a mediocre wine list. The tapas serving style works well for tapas dishes; for the more substantial plates, it seems kind of silly to deliver dishes individually. The seriously unhappy host tried to dampen our fun before it had begun, but the tasty food made up for the surly welcome. An OK experience.
  5. s

    susannel

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Leilani was fabulous. She did recommend great wines. Was fast and attentive and very friendly. Food was very good.

    Amada PHLResponded 3 days agoSusannel It's great to discover the Leilani delivered such an amazing service experience! She is a true asset to the Amada team. Please come back and see us again soon. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  6. FR

    FaithR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty small portions meals with a great happy hour menu. Go closer to the start of their hours if you want to miss the crowd. It got noisy once it hit 6:30pm. Overall, a great experience.

    Amada PHLResponded 3 days agoFaithR, Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience with us at Amada! The entire team works arduously to ensure that reviews like this are the norm! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  7. YD

    YDer

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I thought this tapas place was generally overpriced, and the portions were minuscule. By far the smallest stuffed dates and croquetas I have ever seen (and I lived in Spain for 8 years). The slice of tortilla was embarrassingly small too.
  8. D

    Donna

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service and great ambiance. Our favorite special occasion restaurant in Philadelphia!
  9. H

    Harleypeds

    Philadelphia

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Definitely recommend this.
  10. GW

    GrptWill

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and staff was great! Absolutely LOVED the cheesecake! Thanks for taking good care of us on our birthdays!!!
  11. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service! let the servers recommend tapas to you that you wouldnt think to try, you wont regret it. crab stuffed peppers were delicious, and paella is always a win
  12. j

    justdunnit

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a tasting menu. I believe there were 8 courses. Each course was fantastic, the portions were generous, and the number of dishes and amount of food we got to try was amazing for the price point. The cocktails were also creative and delicious, and the service was top notch. Will definitely return.
  13. T

    Thegirlwhoeats

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I had a birthday dinner here with some friends and the service was amazing. Our waitress made sure everyone's dietary restrictions were accounted for and was very attentive.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I appreciated the staff and the ambience of the restaurant. The small plates were tasty. I ordered the beef cheeks as the main course and they were so tough. It made eating the dish challenging and an unfortunate way to end the dinner.
  15. J

    Jason

    Denver

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We did the $75 chefs meal. While is was good, it was not worth the cost. A couple of the courses were very bland. That said, our waitress was outstanding! Very friendly and attentive, as was the manager. Will come back, but will just order on our own. Too expensive for what we were served!
  16. DB

    DoctorB

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good tapas and paella. Excellent server.
  17. SD

    StevenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service all at a very reasonable price! Highly recommend for a date night.
  18. JL

    JanetL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    I reserved a high top table because that is all that was available. I did not know this was located in the bar. It wasn't great for a date to talk to each other. I wear hearing aids and the background noise makes it hard to hear. I think bar area reservations should specify that, not just "high top." It was REALLY loud. We have been to Amada before but I assumed there were other high top tables in other sections of the restaurant. I asked to be moved but nothing else was available. We may still come back, we just were somewhat disappointed by the noise, which is expected at a BAR but not at a restaurant. The food was amazing.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks are always great. The staff is friendly and very welcoming. You don’t have to wait too long for your food!
  20. KZ

    KaraZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amada's quality of food is outstanding, wonderful presentation of food, atmosphere is romantic, one of our favorite spots in the city.
  21. VP

    VirgilP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Live near by, love Amada will return soon. Food was delicious ,service good. will recommend and return soon.
  22. S

    Sally

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to Amada since it opened in 2005 and I have yet to have a bad meal there. Consistently great food and service. One of our favorites restaurants in the city.

    Amada PHLResponded on November 16, 2022Sally, This feedback is music to the ears of team Amada! Thank you for sharing your Amada story with the Open Table community! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  23. L

    Lynns510

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We could not have asked for a more wonderful experience! We were celebrating family being together and were shown the utmost in attention to detail, friendly warm faces, a culture of true kindness and teamwork among the staff, fabulous food and a beautiful atmosphere! Our server, Jenna and the entire team, including the GM, Rich, made sure we were well taken care of! We can’t wait to go back! 🤗
  24. SH

    SloaneH

    Jacksonville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here as our first date night as a married couple and it was out of this world!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time
  26. CP

    ClaudiaP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family was visiting Philly from their small town. I don’t remember our server’s name, but she was very helpful in answering my dad’s questions and listening to the needs of the group. I’m really greatful for her help and the delicious food. Paved the way for everyone ti have a great visit. Thank you ❤️ Also the honeys on the meat and cheese board were really cool!
  27. GW

    GraceW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Our fig salads were extremely salty, we had to send those back. Our server disappeared for about 25 mins, we had no water and a drink order that never arrived. The manager was fair with the check but was definitely the worst experience we have had at Amada, which has been great in the past.
  28. RP

    RoniP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food, great wines and very attentive service - I LOVE Amada - it feels like being in Madrid :-)
  29. MC

    MeganC

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food was delicious and the service was great. Will definitely be back.
  30. SB

    SailorBob

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was my first time at Amada, but I had heard a lot of great things about it. We had the Mesa de Jose, which is like a tasting menu of tapas. The food was really great and there were plenty of dishes. I think the value was quite good. The service was great too.
  31. s

    supru

    Philadelphia

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to Amada for happy hour to celebrate an anniversary. Decided to sit at the bar. Clayton our bartender was great! We had some lively conversations with him, had great albarino and Tempranillo with our tapas: Patatas bravas, duck confit and mushroom flatbread. Then had gambas, tuna crudo and empanadas. Finished with Basque cheesecake. Some of these we had eaten before, others were new, but all were great. Rich the GM stopped over to say hi and, as always, he and the staff make you feel special. Cannot say enough about the food and service there! Will be back again soon. 😊
  32. LM

    LindaM

    Cleveland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The black paella was one of the best dinner I have ever eaten. My son works in Philly and I have recommended it highly to him. I don't know when I will get back but Amada will be at the top of my list. The first salad on the list was also exceptional.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible dining experience as always. My favorite restaurant in Philly by far. The food never disappoints, and the staff is always friendly and attentive. They have the best recommendations!
  34. JK

    JjjK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The vegan options were bad, just regular dishes stripped of animal products; there weren't any alternative sauces. The service was excellent though, as were the wines.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Joe was terrific
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to Amada to celebrate my wife’s birthday. We decided on the Chef’s Selection, and we were not disappointed. Everything we tried was fantastic. We tried so many things that we wouldn’t normally choose. It was quite an experience. I can’t wait to go back and try the paella.

    Amada PHLResponded on October 31, 2022Hello, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about your recent Amada experience! Please come back for that paella soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Birthday dinner w friends! Great way to try a bit of everything and share w folks you care about.

    Amada PHLResponded on November 1, 2022We love this review! Please come see us for your next birthday as well! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  38. CE

    CredibleEdible

    Philadelphia

    376 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    376 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was good for a fine dining establishment, except we found the chorizo to be bland. We wouldn’t rush back as there was nothing that absolutely excited us except the acorn finished ham (delicious!!) but on the other hand there was absolutely nothing bad about our experience. Our service was stellar even though the restaurant was packed to the gills even while the Phillies were playing in the World Series. Definitely worth a try.

    Amada PHLResponded on November 1, 2022Stepsite, Very excited to discover that our service exceeded your expectations with a full dining room but disappointed to discover that the chorizo fell flat. Let's give you reason to "rush back" to Amada. Please be my personal guest so I can ensure that your next experience exceeds your expectations in all areas! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  39. KK

    KevinK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Two words: tasting menu! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Amada PHLResponded on November 1, 2022KevnK, The entire Amada team loves this feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  40. m

    mcenter20

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amada is our favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Went for our 26th wedding anniversary and the staff could not have been more courteous and welcoming. The food is amazing. A great dining experience. Highly recommended.

    Amada PHLResponded on November 1, 2022mcenter20, Thank you! Thank you! Please come see the Amada team soon and introduce yourself to me, Rich the General Manager, when you arrive. I very much look forward to meeting you! Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

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 7884 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 51 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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