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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went to Amada for dinner and it was a great choice. We had the tasting menu along with the wine pairing. It was totally worth the money. The service was great, the food was delicious and the place was busy so you know you picked a good place. Reservations are recommended. Not pictured was a caramel... More 

Thank Marianne C
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunch with a friend. The first clue was the restaurant was almost full at 1 PM. Ordered the chef's selection, which was an amazing variety of dishes (vegetables, fish, meat, salad, cheese and on and on and on) lunch. Every dish was superb, a real compliment to Chef Garces' and his staff's abilities. After the 4'th or 5'th dish, it... More 

Thank Paul S
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269 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great Spanish food restaurant, especially that tapa style, where you can share 5 or 6 small dishes. The octopus and the pernil were zauberhaft! Really loved it. If you are in Philly, try it. Now, if you don't like a very very very noisy place, skip it, at least at night. Sounds on, tvs on and people... More 

Thank Nelson C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every minute spent in side was a complete experience. I would suggest reservations but luckily we got seated quickly without them. We sat at the chefs bar which I would highly recommend for 2 to 3 people. The kitchen is open and you can watch everything being prepared. What a show. The food, service and staff were top notch along... More 

Thank RichPope3052
Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for lunch. Even though it was filled with suit-and-tie types, our family was made welcome. Very good service here. It was lighter fare -- tapas for her, steak and cheese for me. Patatas bravas were pretty good, and the Spanish cheesesteak was pretty well done. Really good sangria. I imagine the dinner service is a step above, but... More 

Thank ogondai
Reston, United States
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Exceptional service. Large portions (for tapas). And romantic!! Splurge!!!!! Go here for an anniversary dinner Excellent and exceptionally friendly and generous!! Go here!

Thank Clark G
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Spain a couple of years ago and had tapas in numerous places. What we had last night was as good as the the tapas we had in San Sebastian? We had so many dishes that it is hard to single out any. The white anchovies, lamb tartare, octobus and all the vegetables were superb. The manchego was... More 

Thank sjl802
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amada offers a very large array of authentic Spanish tapas and dishes. The stuffed peppers, pulpo and meatballs were just a few of the delicious dishes we enjoyed. Everything was so flavorful and beautifully prepared. Service was very attentive and friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Kay R
Hillsborough, NJ
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the absolute best time here with my daughter. We had the the Chef's Tasting and it took all of the guess work out of it. If we had known what the main course was going to be, we would have left some of the first two courses on the plate...but we couldn't resist. Everything that they brought to our... More 

Thank LisaFromNJ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good tapas type of restaurant. expensive But if you are in a mood for romantic dinner, this can be an excellent choice.

Thank Yair L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$100
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-2450

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?