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Amada Restaurant
Spanish Restaurant$$$
Today 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
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217-219 Chestnut St Philadelphia, PA 19106
217-219 Chestnut StUSPAPhiladelphia19106
$$$Spanish Restaurant, Tapas BarToday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 10:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 10:30 am – 10:00 pm
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Iron Chef Jose Garces puts a modern spin on tapas at this contemporary Spanish spot with warm decor.- Google
People talk about tapas, tasting menu, jose garces, sangria and small plates
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Alyx Barranger
reviewed 7 months ago
I have been to Spain many times now, and my dad grew up there so I was really interested to see what Amada's take on Spanish tapas would be. I was definitely impressed. We ordered a variety of cheeses that were paired TO PERFECTION with some incredibly dips, spreads, etc. My favorite was the goat cheese - it was heavenly. Then we got the empanada which was awesome. This was followed by croquets which were done better than I have ever had them (even in Spain). We ended the meal with the bacon wrapped dates which were delicious. Overall, a spectacular dinner. Definitely pricey, but it was worth it. The sangria is also out of this world delicious, so you HAVE to get a glass if you go (maybe a pitcher...)
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Geoff Stirling
reviewed 10 months ago
Had an amazing dinner at Amada. Warm, inviting environment and the food was off the charts! Our table ordered a ton of small plates and every single one was absolutely fantastic. We had an awesome dining experience and would highly recommend it if you're looking for a great night out.
Lukas Troost
reviewed 2 months ago
Great tapas unbelievable Kobe beef strongly recommend
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Wandy Bush
reviewed 4 months ago
Excellent food! The Lima Bean Salad is a must to order. We plan to visit Amada again on our next visit to Philly!
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Joe Nastri
reviewed a year ago
Very good upscale Spanish tapas restaurant. It's not cheap dining by any means, but the many dishes are quite good. If unsure what to get, consider the optional priced-fixed Chef's Selection menu priced pet person for the table though. Good selection of regional wines. Cocktail choices could be better (but this is Philly and not NYC or DC). Nice service and decor (heavy use of dark wood). Good looking crowd comes here to drink at the bar and eat. Overall, give this place a checkout for something somewhat upscale but not too crazy. Dress up some for an nice night out :)
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Diverse Nigwisht
reviewed a year ago
There is no doubt that Amada has made a vigorous attempt at becoming an authentic tapas restaurant. The decor is beautiful and they have a good selection of wine, sherry and Manzanilla. But just like Cuba Libre misses the mark on being a "Cuban" restaurant (how would an American citizen know what a Cuban restaurant is like anyhow?), Amada completely misses the mark for being a Spanish style tapas bar in its atmosphere. The food is acceptable but severely overpriced; as are the drinks (the sangria has only wine in it and misses the other ingredients common to pitchers of sangria in Spain such as triple sec or brandy). After having been to Granada, and having lived in Sevilla, I found the atmosphere at Amada was disappointing and lacking. The plastic covered prosciutto (or jamòn) over the bar reminds one that the FDA continues to rule the American restaurant, and the slicing machine under it would never be seen in a decent tapas restaurant. The jamòn would be sliced with a knife throughout the day on a special board with a clasp that keeps the jamòn in place. The affluent patron that could afford the high prices of bite-sized plates is the final blow on what would otherwise be a tapas restaurant worth visiting. Let the companies bring their guests there to expense the meal, or a middle aged person "impress" their entourage by picking up the check there. At those prices (I could afford them, but don't see the value), I'd rather buy jamòn, olives, cheese and shrimp at the Italian Market, a bottle of Rioja at the state store on the walk home, and host . Stay away.
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