Spanish Tapas

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Since 2005, chef Jose Garces has charmed Old City guests with authentic Andalusian tapas at Amada, a convivial Spanish restaurant sporting a chef’s counter with views over an open kitchen and a modern two-room dining room and bar housed in a historic building. Modern Spanish tapas and dishes include the likes of sautéed garlic shrimp, seasoned lamb chops a la plancha or lobster paella with fava beans, squid ink and smoked paprika aioli. Drink offerings include Spanish wines and beer, sangria and house cocktails like the Broken Hugs (grapefruit, reposado, agave).

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  • Number 36: 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia 2016 - Philadelphia Magazine
  • 50 Best Restaurants 2015- Philadelphia Magazine
  • Top 50 Restaurants 2014- Zagat

Menu for Amada

Brunch Menu


  • Amada's Omelet Serrano Ham, Manchego Cheese, Potato Hash
  • Lemon Ricotta Pancakes Seasonal Berries, Membrillo Butter, Maple Syrup
  • Revuelto Soft Scrambled Egg, Shrimp, Wild Mushrooms


  • Tortilla Española Spanish Tortilla, Saffron Aïoli

Dinner Menu

Chef's Tasting

  • Especial Enjoy a special selection of inspired Andalusian tapas from our dinner menu alongside original off-menu, interpretations crafted by our Chef
  • Wine Pairing Expertly crafted wine pairings to enhance your tasting menu experience


  • Picado Lamb Tartar, Romeseco, Verde
  • Datiles Con Almendras Bacon-Wrapped Medjool Dates, Almonds, Cabrales
  • Boquerones White Anchovies, Pine Nuts, Olives

Sopas Y Ensaladas

  • Ensalada De Jamon Serrano Ham & Fig Salad, Cabrales, Spiced Almonds
  • Ajo Blanco Chilled Almond Soup, Crab, Padron Pepper


  • Costillas De Ternera Flatbread with Beef Short Ribs, Horseradish, Parmesan, Bacon


  • Coliflor Roasted Cauliflower, Pickled Mustard Seeds
  • Esparragos Con Trufas Grilled Asparagus, Truffles, Poached Egg, Mahón Crisp

A La Plancha

  • Lamb Chops Lamb Chops, Garlic, Lemon & Parsley
  • Setas Wild Mushrooms, Garlic, Lemon & Parsley


  • Bacalao Poached Black Cod, Sunflower-Chorizo Broth, Whipped Potato
  • Fideos Con Mariscos Calamari Linguine & Vermicelli, Clams, Diver Scallops, Serrano Ham Sweet Onion Cream

Especialidades De La Casa

  • Cochinillo Asado Roasted Suckling Pig, Grilled Green Onions, Herb Roasted Fingerlings, Garbanzos con Espinacas, Rosemary White Beans
    Half $250.00
    Whole $475.00
  • Lobster Paella Lobster & Seafood Paella, Fava Bean Salad, Smoked Paprika Aioli, Squid Ink

Lunch Menu

Catalan Express

  • Choice of Soup
  • Choice of Salad or Sandwich Includes a Fountain Soda or Iced Tea


  • Queso De Cabra Baked Goat Cheese, Tomato, Basil, Almonds
  • Judias Verdes Green Beans, Bulgur, Tomato Fresca


  • Ensalada Verde Green Salad, Asparagus, Favas, Avocado, Green Beans
  • Tuna Salad Tomato Bread, Frisée, Asparagus, Roasted Peppers, Black Olive Vinaigrette


  • Amada Cheese Steak Shaved Ribeye, Caramelized Onions, Mahon Fondue, Truffled Mushrooms
  • Chicken A La Plancha Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Romesco, Parmesan

A LA Plancha

  • Scallops Scallops, Garlic, Lemon & Parsley

Happy Hour Menu


  • Olives Artisanal Spanish Olives
  • Aged Manchego Montadito Truffle Lavender Honey, Green Apple
  • Croquetas De Jamon Ham Croquettes, Romesco
  • Tortilla Espanola Spanish Tortilla
  • Patatas Bravas Spicy Potatoes
  • Chorizo Bilbao Paprika Garlic Sausage, Parsley

217-219 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Intimate, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Outdoor Dining
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (215) 625-2450
  • Private Dining Room: Yes