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217-219 Chestnut St (at S Bank St)
Philadelphia, PA 19106
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:00am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 10:00pm



  • While Garces isn't in the kitchen, much of the menu is still full of his spirit. Even though it opened in 2005, getting a reservation is still a challenge 7 years later. [Eater 38 Member]
  • The perfect spot is located at the end of the main dining room. The chef's counter, with six high chairs, gets you up-close to the action in the kitchen.
  • For authentic Spanish tapas with Mediterranean flavors.
  • Go to Amada and try any of the flat breads.
  • La Mesa de Jos is a dining surprise that lets the chef select his favorites for the table.
  • Best Tapas in Philadelphia
  • I came here for drinks and was not dissappointed. Amazing sangria and will come again to try dinner. Only bad thing are the moron rich white people that think they know everything about wine. Shut up.
  • For special occasions the $75 lobster paella is a must.
  • Get sangria by the jug! The cinnamon stick they add really bring out the taste!
  • Kevin Sbraga loves this place! -Kevin Sbraga, Top Chef
  • Amada offers a Catalan Express lunch special year-round. Get a choice of soup and either an entree salad or sandwich for $14.50. Bonus: the lunch menu is offered Monday through Saturday.
  • Short rib flatbread. That's all you need.
  • arces' granddaddy just overhauled its OMG-Everything's-Totally-Cheaper-Than-Normal! Hour with mid-week drink specials including $4 Estrellas & $8 custom cocktails like the Matador
  • Overall, fantastic. However some items undercooked, i.e. lobster and a rogue meatball.
  • Highly recommend Amada's when in Philly. Tapas are great. Staff very professional and a great environment.
  • Quite possibly best restaurant I've ever been to. Cheese w/ garlic dulce de leche made me melt. Literally EVERYTHING was amazing. Flatbread with chorizo and shrimp was to die to die for. GET DESSERT.
  • my favorite spot in Philly. white sangria, grilled octopus, grilled scallions, mushroom flatbread..nothing here is bad. its all good.
  • The Garroxta cheese with garlic de leche is pure brilliance. The crab stuffed peppers and spicy potatoes are also amazing.
  • Nice ambience, delicious Spanish cheeses and meats (splurge for the jamn iberico), and it's worth trying as many different items as possible. The garnacha blend Prima is a winner from the wine list
  • Jose Garces presents stunning updates to classic Spanish flavors in an evocative, 135-seat space in Old City. The service is impressive and the menu well-tuned, but those small plates add up quickly.

Nearby places

116 Market St (at Letitia St)
22 S 3rd St (btwn Market & Chestnut)
123 Chestnut St (at 2nd St)