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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
215-625-2450
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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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 NEW 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!

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Thank Clark G
Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank sjl802
San Francisco, California
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106 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Thank Kay R
Hillsborough, NJ
1 review
Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Thank LisaFromNJ
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Yair L
Allentown, New Jersey
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined last Saturday night and the place was PACKED. The person I was meeting was about 30 minutes late, but the staff couldn't have been nicer about it. They were so patient and let me wait at the table and enjoy a drink until he arrived. Really enjoyed the menu options, my favorites were the lamb meatballs and the... More 

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Thank Hayley O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never a bad time here, great people watching as well. Share with your people and get a bunch pf plates while you're there.

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Thank melmoser
United States
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107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner there recently. The overall ambience was ok. This is not the place if you don't like a loud atmosphere. The service was good and with a smile - a positive attitude. Food was good with limited options for vegetarians. The bar was well stocked and the choices of wines was good. Overall I enjoyed the dinner.

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Thank WorldtravellerKNH
Sao Paulo, SP
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing. The octopus was not very tender despite the fact it was perfectly seasoned. Ham croquettes amazing. The lamb meat ball was the best one. We also had the "batata bravas" but it was not "bravas" (hot) at all. A little bit disappointed. The wine list is expensive. However they offer a short list with more affordable options.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?