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217 Chestnut St # 219, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2812 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
+1 215-625-2450
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Open now
All hours
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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Duryea, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were in a celebratory mood when we arrived at Amada for lunch, and we were not disappointed! We ordered several dishes to share, and had a fine meal with excellent service.

Thank sandora415
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday night and had a wonderful meal and very good service. We arrived early (5:15PM) since this was the only time we could get reservations on a holiday weekend. Ordered the short rib flatbread, Serrano salad, and the crab stuffed pepper for appetizers. All were excellent! Ordered 2 pork and 2 chicken dinners along with the... More 

Thank Sharon D
Flemington, New Jersey
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrating a family birthday with a lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The service was excellent, and the tapas were outstanding! It is a true taste of Spain!! Will go back for a full dinner!! We were pleasantly surprises with a complimentary dessert as well! Nice touch.

Thank markcR8228LG
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After several visits for drinks, and a quick visit a couple months earlier, we made it back to Amada again for a full meal, so this post will merge all the dining experiences. As they say, consistency is key to long term success, and during all visits, the venue was packed, the atmosphere was lively, and the staff was friendly... More 

Thank Garett_Travel
Chatham, New Jersey
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are few truly outstanding Spanish Tapa, small portion restaurants in the US and Amanda is the best I've found and we are returning this Sunday. We are going 100 miles out of the way for the experience.

Thank jjduffy
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've previously dined here for dinner but last week had lunch which was not only delicious but one of the very best values on Olde City. Three courses for $15 with many choices and everything wonderful

Thank Lsbtravel1
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was amazing!!! The food was on point. I could not have asked for a better experience. Great wine selection and the staff was very knowledge and willing to bring samples. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank hornsbyks
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I was robbed of my wallet while standing at the bar of this restaurant waiting to pay for drinks. Very unfortunate experience. While I know this is a restaurant many people like, this was a very bad experience! It is a crazy world when you are not safe in a nice restaurant. The guy who took my wallet was inches... More 

Thank knmeyer
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Convenient walking distance location from convention center and hotels. Definitely recommend making reservations. Traditional tapas and flatbreads were tasty. We ordered 4 plates including a flatbread for 2 people and it was enough. Albondigas and the short rib flat bread very especially good. For desert we had the tarta de chocolade and milhojas. Tarta de chocolade was really good. We... More 

Thank Ceki H
new jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Sunday Birthday Brunch -- could not be better! Each small plate was filled with perfectly prepared items -- and none of them are typical! Don't miss this place!

Thank iknowgoodfood

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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 Chestnut St # 219, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2812
    (Between 2nd & 3rd)
  • Public Transportation: Septa 21, 42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-2450

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