We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
City Center East
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
217-219 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 (Between 2nd & 3rd)
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
See 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
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

934 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 898: English reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
91 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I found Amada online when I was searching for spots for my birthday dinner. I travel to Philly once a year to visit my best friend and we wanted somewhere near to try dinner. I've eaten at a LOT of tapas places and I even lived in Barcelona for a few months while I was in college, therefore, I can... More 

Thank Nina B
Level Contributor
98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this beautiful restaurant for 12 people December 27. We usually round up every family member who wants to go in December for a nice long family dinner and conversations. Amada is a Spanish tapas restaurant. Ordered drinks and specialty cocktails which took forever for our waiter to get. For a party of 12 you would think it's best to... More 

Thank WyldOrchid
Providence, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had reservations in late December and were very excited about dining here. When we arrived there were 3 members of the staff chatting. We were not acknowledged and finally we spoke up to tell them we had a reservation. Our table wasn't ready, we were not given any eta on when it would be ready. We decided to sit... More 

Thank TDS116
Level Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere at Amada is very fun and the staff is very attentive. The food is great - I don't think you can go wrong with anything. LOVED the Mushrooms and the Sangria is also very good. Our party size changed last minute and they were quick to accommodate us and for first time patrons, they were quick with recommendations.... More 

Thank Joanna W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to plenty of Tapas restaurants both in Spain and in the U.S. José Garcés knocked it out of the park with Amada. Best tapas I've had in the U.S.

Thank TravelLover0789
Wilmington, Delaware
Level Contributor
115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the garlic shrimp, the artichoke hearts, the green salad and the clams with chorizo, everything was very very good. As usual everything was so good, we had not been here in a long time and now I remember what we have been missing, we will be back soon.

Thank Karen M
Finger Lakes, New York
Level Contributor
317 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a late afternoon movie, we wanted a casual atmosphere dinner on an early Friday evening. Our first choice offered us terrible table locations, so we left with nothing else immediately in mind. That is when we discovered Amada. Only a few blocks from our hotel, we thought let's give it a try. We were impressed with Jose Garzas's stance... More 

1 Thank Tommy B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard about Amada through friends and had been wanting to go for a while. I recently moved to Philly and a friend secured reservations. They have Valet parking (reasonably priced when compared to a parking place in the area). The atmosphere was vibrant and upscale. We arrived early so we sat at the bar for Sangria (delicious). We... More 

Thank ejvelazquez
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
282 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rented the restaurant for a group event and were not disappointed. Bar serves a great selection of beers and cocktails that complemented the opening appetizer platters (prosciutto, olives, breads and dips). Moved onto a buffet with a selection of more of the apps and mains. Buffet station was well stocked and staff was great in ensuring people had food and... More 

Thank NormLWat
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 5 had dinner at Amada recently after a 5 year hiatus. This restaurant was as wonderful as we remembered. Though we did not order the tasting menu, between the 5 of us we tasted close to 15 dishes and each one peaked our interest for the next. Our waiter was kind enough to say that he was... More 

Thank ritab88

Travellers who viewed Amada also viewed

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Been to Amada? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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: 217-219 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Amada and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Amada staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?