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Amada PHL, Philadelphia, PA

Amada PHL

4.7
4.7
7765 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

8:30 PM


Booked 29 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 7,765 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would definitely go again!
  2. AE

    AshleaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, as always. The red sangria is particularly delightful.
  3. A

    Amazing

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was the Pig Out event. Everything was just amazing as always! Outstanding food and service!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing pig roast!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Last time here was 5-6 years ago - definitely fell off. Almost store bought feeling of a lot of the tapas. The paella rice was undercooked while the seafood was over cooked. Drinks were so weak that I didn’t even get a buzz. Bad explanation of dessert - ordered sorbet and received vanilla ice cream wtf
  6. AD

    AD87

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Dined at Amada last evening with another couple. Temp inside the restaurant was uncomfortably warm. It was very noisy and difficult to hear each other and our server. The gin cocktails we had were great but the rest of the meal was disappointing. We told our server that one of us had a gluten allergy and turns out 3 of the 4 tapas we ordered had gluten in them. Would have been nice to know when we placed our order but we only learned of this as the plates were set down in front of us. The dates and octopus were the best we tried but the calamari was chewy and the lamb meatballs were incredibly salty. We ordered the special seafood paella at the suggestion of our server. It was just okay but again very salty. Sadly, this wasn’t the Amada I remember from a few years ago and I don’t know that I’ll be back anytime soon.
  7. BL

    BruceL

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Upscale tapas menu with very nice wine list. Food is tasty and presented well - some of the courses are served too quickly depending on how many tapas dishes you order causing the table to be over-crowded with food and can make you feel rushed to eat. Only true negative is the noise level - open restaurant used to be an old bank building - very solid walls - makes it hard to have conversation with other table members.
  8. FL

    FoodLover

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner at Amada very much! Bryn was a terrific server who helped us with our tapas ordering. Everything was delicious!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch and great service
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere to close deals
  11. SM

    SusanM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience dining with our friends in the city. It had been a while since we had a double date night, and Amada was the perfect choice. From the time we walked in to the excellent service and food, our experience was remarkable. Daria our server and the support staff were amazing! Thank you Amada for a memorable evening. Looking forward to our next visit!
  12. MJ

    MadJ

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We were quite happy with our meal the service was friendly and attentive the food was excellent and the noise level was low enough that our party was able to have a nice little reunion and have a conversation and enjoy ourselves. Would definitely recommend.
  13. JS

    JayS

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great tapas place. Only problem, we were out on a Saturday night and the only issue was that it was very loud, had a hard time chatting with my wife.

    Amada PHLResponded on August 2, 2022JayS, Jay, glad you were enjoyed everything during your recent visit except for the noise levels. Please let us know when you plan to join us again the team will work to try and find you a quieter table if available. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada- Philadelphia

  14. AC

    AbbieC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Awesome atmosphere! We were from out of town, and were really happy with everything. We booked on open table and requested inside, but for some reason they didn’t see that in the reservation and only had outside seating when we arrived. They were able to accommodate us at a small chef’s table - glad they did as we enjoyed our time (but wanted to enjoy the AC!). Will definitely go back if back in Philly!

    Amada PHLResponded on August 2, 2022AbbieC, Thank you very much for your kind words about your recent experience at Amada! Extremely glad we could find you a table inside at our chef's counter to escape the heat. Please come see us again when you are in Philadelphia next.

  15. JK

    JamesK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service as always! Also, provided a desert for my girlfriends bday that was on the house. Much appreciated!
  16. MC

    MelissaC

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious- we had the cheese & meat plate, garlic shrimp, grilled octopus, patatas bravas, bacon wrapped dates, tortilla espanola, calamari , lamb meatballs for a family of 4. Sangria was amazing. Great service on the patio. Cheesecake and Chocolate crème puffs for dessert.
  17. JR

    JenniferR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drinks were amazing and the food was very good. Portions could be a little larger for the prices but otherwise everything was great!

    Amada PHLResponded on August 2, 2022JenniferR, Thank you very much for sharing your recent experience and glad to discover that our offerings were pleasing. Additionally, thank you for pointing out the perceived value issue you experienced. The leadership team discusses this issue often and your commentary will be mentioned at this weeks meetings. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and atmosphere. My girlfriend and I were in town for a weekend getaway and absolutely loved it. Wagyu steak may have been the best bite of steak I’ve ever had. Would for sure dine there again!
  19. r

    robertp

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cuisine and service! Highly recommended. Compliments to the Chef!!
  20. P

    Paul

    Philadelphia

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Amada for an early dinner after the Phillies game. We had never been before. What a wonderful surprise. Our server Daria was the best helping through the idea of tapas and what dishes we might like. She was delightful the entire evening. The food was outstanding. The two of us had 6 plates. The first the ham croquets were so good we ordered a 7th plate though we couldn't finish them and took them home. The rice dish and the tuna dish were also fantastic. The assistant manager Nicky came over to check on us and again she was so friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back again.
  21. ER

    ElaineR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed paella of the month and sangria. Great food and ambiance.
  22. CF

    CaroleF

    Memphis/West TN

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal as always!
  23. NM

    NicMom

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Sunday tapas & vino special was incredible!

    Amada PHLResponded on August 2, 2022NickMom, Please come see us again for Tapas Y Vino soon! We love to be able to offer that programming on Sunday evenings. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  24. M

    Maradonna

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was hosting close friends from North Carolina who were in Philadelphia for a wedding. The had previously gone to Budakan and really enjoyed their meal but they felt Amada was the best meal they had in Philadelphia. The staff was very helpful as they were traveling with an infant. Great time, Great service and Outstanding food.
  25. l

    lovetoeat

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Nothing to write home about. I was quite disappointed.
  26. RD

    RobD

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been a half dozen times and it's always wonderful.
  27. CW

    CathyW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fabulous evening. True Spanish tapas, each plate better than the next.
  28. i

    ilovefoodstamps

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It's been over 10 years since I've been to Amada. It was great to return, be greater by every staff, and enjoy tasty favorites like the stuff dates and olive plate. We did tapas only but I saw another couple with the paella and it looked amazing. It is very spacious in the back which is making me consider having a work dinner here. Sometimes I forget these Center City staples that are fun and consistent. Oh! And for the nondrinking crew, the NO-jito was tasty. And my friend is KETO which was a non-issue with some many options. 🙂
  29. DP

    DaniP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Great atmosphere. Food was ok, good flavors but all the seafood dishes we got were over cooked. Waitress had no personality and was clearly not interested in being there. Not the worst experience I’ve had but not what I was expecting from a Starr restaurant.
  30. DB

    DeeB

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Always a great meal at Amada! We had a large birthday party and the servers were excellent, attentive and patient. The food, as usual, was delicious and the sangria was yummy!
  31. MJ

    MJC123456789101112131415

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed our time at Amada last night. Was a great experience on all levels.

    Amada PHLResponded on July 21, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for joining us at Amada on the 19th of July! It's very exciting to discover the team was able to exceed your expectations. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  32. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AmAzing! Had the chef paella special with lobster monkfish and prawns. Delish. The wine was scrumptious. The salted cod, asparagus and tuna dip for appetizers were sooo tasty and full of flavor.

    Amada PHLResponded on July 21, 2022MichelleM, It is amazing to discover that your recent experience was "Delish!" The entire team at Amada is grateful for your joining us and even more grateful for the kind words. Please come see us again soon! Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  33. s

    supru

    Philadelphia

    130 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot say enough about Amada. The staff, food and ambience are spectacular! My husband and I had eaten there several weeks ago especially for their seafood paella (which was phenomenal). When I found out some clients would be in town (and I know they like Spanish food), I made another reservation for them. Not sure what I did to deserve this, but Rich, the general manager greeted me by name, walked me to our table and told us he would take care of us. My clients had already arrived and had ordered some charcuterie but we also received other tapas appetizers. Of course we ordered the seafood paella plus both flatbreads as well as a bottle of rioja and albarino. As promised, food once again was fabulous and the guests loved it all. Our server Jason was great as he and the team brought out the food, refilled our water and wine glasses and made sure we were taken care of. Rich also stopped by to make sure all was good (he needn’t worry). As full as we were, we ordered several desserts: granita, basque burnt cheesecake and pasteles along with some white port. A truly memorable meal once again! I highly recommend this place but please do not drink all the albarino!
  34. J

    Julian

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service. Highly recommend it for a date night or group event.

    Amada PHLResponded on July 22, 2022Julian, Thank you very much for taking the time to let the entire Amada team know that you had such a great experience during your recent visit. Please let me know when you plan to return. Richard Ruth General Manager Amada Philadelphia

  35. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still the best Garces location -- Amada has maintained its level for the better part of 15 years.

    Amada PHLResponded on July 19, 2022Bill, This is the highest praise you could possibly bestow on the team at Amada. We are all grateful that you shared you recent experience. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada-Philadelphia

  36. ES

    ElizabethS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with a group of 8 for a bachelorette party, they were so accommodating and worked really well with our group which not every restaurant is skilled at doing! We were super impressed
  37. KJ

    KenzoJim

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Spent dinner celebrating my wife’s birthday. Service was terrific and meal was exceptional. We have a gluten free allergy and the kitchen was very responsive.

    Amada PHLResponded on July 21, 2022KenzoJim, Great username! I am so glad we were able to assist in a great birthday celebration for your wife. It would be Amada's pleasure to host her birthday every year moving forward. Sincerely, Richard Ruth General Manager Amada- Philadelphia

  38. MM

    MariannM

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the moment we walked in to Amada, we felt at home and cared for. The hosts were warm and welcoming and our waitperson Leilani was amazing. She had lots of recommendations, which were all spot on. All the tapas we tried were delish. The dates and grilled mushrooms were a few of the stand outs. But the winner of the evening was the special seafood paella. Seriously the best paella I’ve had outside of Spain. I’ve been to a few Jose Garces’ places and they are always terrific. We will be back. Thanks Amada!
  39. MR

    MeRo

    Philadelphia

    151 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food flavorful. Great service. Waitor was very attentive to food allergies.
  40. r

    rjh65

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always

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 7765 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 29 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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