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Amada

217-219 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, PA, 19106, United States
TEL: (215) 625-2450

Contemporary adaptations of traditional Spanish tapas comprise the menu at this Old City restaurant, which was opened in 2005 by James Beard Award-winning chef Jose Garces. Aged Serrano hams dangle from the ceiling, barrels of sangria are stacked against the wall behind the bar, and tables are lantern-lit. There are more than 60 varieties of tapas, from charcuterie plates, to spicy soups, to vegetable-stuffed empanadas. Some specialty dishes, such as lobster paella, can be ordered by the platter for larger groups. Several cocktails pay homage to the movies of Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar; the Bad Education is made with spiced gin, cucumber, and lemon, and the Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down is a mix of vodka, lemon, and rosemary.

Insider Tip:

If you want to try the whole-roasted suckling pig — a platter-size house specialty that serves four to six — it needs to be ordered 72 hours in advance.    

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Private Room Available
  • Parking Available

Cuisine Type:: Spanish/Tapas

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