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217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
215-625-2450
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17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 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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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I were disappointed that our dinner of tapas and paella were not up to the usually high standards of Amada. The atmosphere is dark and reminds me of a neighborhood tap room. I'd like some bright colors. The service was prompt, attentive and helpful to our guests in making wine selections, but the tapas were off and... More 

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Thank QuakerBoy90
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very good restaurant with great service and even better food - definitely one of my favorites in the city. I really like tapas and the ability to try lots of things in small portions. I have probably been to this restaurant no less than 5 times in the past year or so and I have enjoyed it... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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150 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had our wedding reception here, I think that says it all. Friends and family have become addicted to this place afterwards because it is THAT good. Everything from appetizers, to main courses (the roasted pig is to die for and was the hit of our reception), to desserts are beyond expectation. Their cocktails alone will keep you coming back... More 

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Thank Elizabeth A
Virginia Beach
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun place to go for dinner with friends. Share a lot of small plates and sample a little bit of everything. Delicious describes every plate we tried. Sangria by the pitcher is also a must!

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Thank judy92015
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town visiting the sites and had a reservation at a historic restaurant a few blocks away on a rainy Saturday night. We were tired and a bit cranky after waiting for our reserved table for almost an hour to no avail, so we walked around the block. I told my husband there was no way we'd get... More 

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Thank Kelly M
Endicott, New York
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must when visiting Philadelphia. Enjoy many small plates to sample all the wonderful , creative, delicious creations

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Thank Klosapio
Libertyville, Illinois
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here recently for the first time with some colleagues while in Philly on business. Great, casual atmosphere - dark and fitting for the historic area. We shared 9 or 10 plates between the three of us, plus desserts. Every dish that came out just kept getting better!

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Thank RKM036
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every single dish we had (tapas style, so we ordered about 8 for our table of 3) was absolutely delicious. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and was able to guide us in picking an exquisite meal for the three of us. My mom had the sangria and she said it wasn't too sweet. I had a glass... More 

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Thank 314cards
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a morning visit to Philadelphia’s history-laden Old City I chanced upon Amada restaurant on Chestnut St. between 2nd and 3rd Sts, an old favorite tapas place I had not visited for some time. I am glad I stopped by. The sun-filled front of the restaurant, either at individual tables or along communal tables in the bar, seemed to say:... More 

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Easton, MD
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had a wonderful meal at Amada in Philadelphia. We wanted a special place to celebrate my birthday and we found it. We opted for the Chef’s Selection and were not disappointed. The staff was very attentive, without being intrusive. Ben took very good care of us. Hands down, the best dining experience we had in the last three days... 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
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?