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IMG_4137On our first night in Philly we decided to hit up Amada, a great tapas restaurant. There is a front and back room, and they couldn’t feel more like a contrasted – the front room is warm and light and the back room is a little darker, a little more romantic.

IMG_4102We opted to go with a bunch of small plates to share.


amadaWe start with a lovely cheese plate ( 3 cheeses for $15) that included an aged machego with truffled lavender honey that was just delicious.


(L-R) We had the almejas con chorizo – a dish with clams and sausage ($11) that was in a nice spicy broth; the patatas bravas ($5) potatoes with a paprkia sauce; the lamb chops a la plancha (from the grill) ($18); and the gambas al ajillo ($9), shrimps in a garlic butter sauce.

IMG_4121We also had the chicken brochettes ($6). All the dishes were amazing, lots of bold flavors. We were full but in a good way, the food wasn’t too heavy.

IMG_4124The tarta de queso – a cheesecake with meyer lemon sorbet and a shortbread cookie ($9) which was my favorite dessert of the three. It was reach and creamy and the lemon sorbet was so tart and refreshing.

IMG_4126The pastel de chocolate, chocolate cake with sherry caramel and pistachio ice cream ($9). The cake was rich and I loved the pistachio ice cream.

IMG_4128The bunuelos are fresh doughnuts with date jam and date and olive ice cream ($9). Amazing! the service here was really top notch, our server was well educated on all the plates and made some good suggestions. We would certainly recommend Amada to anyone who is headed to Philly.


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