Jamonera

Tapas Restaurant and Spanish Restaurant$$$$
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • The experts at Eater and Visit Philly recommend this place
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  • Erin G.
    "Octopus, garlic shrimp, papa frita... Everything we had was delish."(7 Tips)
    Adeline A.
    "Try the Jamon iberico de Bellota"(2 Tips)
    Brittany B.
    "Gotta get the olive oil ice cream!"(2 Tips)
    CITY GRIT
    "We love Chef/Owner Marcie Turney's take on Spanish Tapas, as well as the..."(2 Tips)
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  • Celeste M.
    Excellent tapas and great service!
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SchoenJanuary 27
    Everything I've ever had as be crazy awesome. But it's the Spanish breakfast thingies that HAUNT me until I have them again!
  • ceci
    ceciSeptember 16, 2016
    If you've ever tried a real Tortilla before, you won't like this
  • Alex C.
    Alex CamaraJanuary 14, 2016
    The mushroom flatbread was killer
  • morgan s.
    morgan spadeNovember 15, 2015
    Best seat is at the bar. Great recommendations from excellent staff.
  • morgan s.
    morgan spadeNovember 15, 2015
    Sit at the bar for drinks, food, and a great time!
  • Chris R.
    Chris ROctober 13, 2015
    Loved the paella and charcuterie board. Perfect with a Tempranillo.
  • Joanna D.
    Joanna DauberSeptember 24, 2015
    Great for a date night! Excellent sangria!
  • Kelly
    KellyJuly 27, 2015
    Worst host I've ever encountered in any restaurant, in any city. Won't be back.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AlexanderFebruary 27, 2015
    Tomato garlic toast was the best.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 6, 2015
    Start with the sherry. It’s all over the cooking here (amontillado on foie and mushrooms, manzanilla in the clam and chorizo fideos), but by the glass, the variety is tremendous. Read more
  • Leandro B.
    Leandro ButteriJanuary 3, 2015
    Awesomeness! One of the best Spanish cuisine I've ever tried. Service excellent!
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LeeDecember 21, 2014
    Octopus! Other tapas were good too.
  • Wayne
    WayneNovember 9, 2014
    Their shots are so good! Super cool bartenders.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsNovember 9, 2014
    Octopus was insane. Never had it before, now I can't wait to have again!
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloOctober 31, 2014
    Tapas and cocktails!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McBryanAugust 25, 2014
    Papa Fritas, Bocadillo, Jamon (obviously), toast with anchovies and the Verdejo to drink.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 22, 2014
    The papa frita was great. Avoid the octopus. It was a big letdown.
  • John K.
    John KoenAugust 19, 2014
    jamón (of course), sherries (Jerez)
  • Lionel N.
    Lionel NicolauAugust 19, 2014
    Awesome pre fixe menu on paella night
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    Don’t miss the Butternut Squash Croquetas & the Albondigas (Manchego Stuffed Meatballs). We suggest you check it out on a Sunday and get the Tapas Tasting Menu offered at $40 per person.
  • CITY GRIT
    CITY GRITAugust 1, 2014
    We love Chef/Owner Marcie Turney's take on Spanish Tapas, as well as the extensive beverage menu featuring great cocktails, many wines by the glass and an excellent selection of sherrys.
  • Sergio L.
    Disgusting dinner! I order octopus and it was burned! It Tasted like coal! The papas (if they knew anything about Spain they would know we call them patatas bravas) were disgusting. Paella overpriced!
  • 👑 Caspar Y.
    👑 Caspar YueMay 19, 2014
    Go on a Sunday evening for their 10 course Tasting Menu for $40. Fantastic food, great service and value. Highly recommend!
  • Narma L.
    Frankly not a fan! I usually enjoy tapas venues, Jamonera however disappoints. Limited space within the restaurant, poor lighting/ambiance, and over-priced mediocre tasting tapas. Try Tinto instead.
  • John O.
    John O'SullivanFebruary 11, 2014
    Pitcher of sangria and some small plates.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WNovember 22, 2013
    Try the duck sausage with quail egg toast, dubbed "Spanish Breakfast." It won't disappoint.
  • Nico S.
    Nico SOctober 10, 2013
    Get a window seat, be prepared for at least 5 tapas plates, and for God's sake - do yourself a favor and order a traditional Peruvian Pisco Sour. Amazing!
  • Matt P.
    Matt PetersenSeptember 20, 2013
    I can't stop thinking about the Paella. It was utterly incredible. That saffron, tho.
  • Lynnette D.
    Lynnette DueñasSeptember 8, 2013
    The dates are amazing! So is the fried goat cheese.
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PSeptember 7, 2013
    Grouchy, slow service. Better tapas at tinto or amada without the annoying nntz nntz background music. Better for drinks- great cocktails.
  • Brian R.
    Brian RostSeptember 7, 2013
    Halibut cerviche, yummy
  • Daniel
    DanielAugust 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    late night bar menu (starting 10 pm Mon-Thurs) is terrific, with great drink specials too
  • Luca F.
    Luca FischioniJuly 13, 2013
    Olive Oil Ice Cream was in Philadelphia.
  • Brooke A.
    Brooke AchuaJuly 8, 2013
    Terrible service. They seated us outside in the rain, were visibly (OBVIOUSLY) gossiping about us after we came inside from the torrential downpour, and then proceeded to glare. Decent food, though!
  • Terri K.
    Terri KellyJune 4, 2013
    Great Sangria! Also loved our server-- super helpful and food knowledgeable!
  • Marina G.
    Marina GJanuary 31, 2013
    Try Papa Fritas and the Blood Orange Brandy infused sorbet... Delish!
  • Enrique
    EnriqueJanuary 21, 2013
    Do not leave without a glass of the Wellington Jerez Cortado and the Jamón de Bellota (Acorn fed pigs)...amazing!
  • John P.
    John PittsJanuary 16, 2013
    Drink was a bit short. Complained but got no response.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    The servers are shockingly well versed on the extensive sherry list and can help you choose the glass that best suits your order.
  • Amanda .
    Amanda 👾Horton DiazDecember 8, 2012
    Getting dessert? Go for the prunes!
  • Brittany B.
    Brittany B.October 26, 2012
    Gotta get the olive oil ice cream!
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelSeptember 1, 2012
    YUM. We split: deviled eggs with pork belly, octopus, garlic shrimp, watermelon with jamon, beet & goat cheese, papa frita, & olive oil ice cream. Nice selection of wine, too.
  • Erin G.
    Erin GleasonSeptember 1, 2012
    Octopus, garlic shrimp, papa frita... Everything we had was delish. Pair with a glass of Tempranillo & enjoy.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 30, 2012
    Early reports are fantastic, and the place is burning with buzz. They recently started late-night service. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Alyssa A.
    Alyssa AlfanoJune 19, 2012
    Get the blanco especial vermouth drink! It's absolutely amazing...you won't regret it!!
  • Adeline A.
    Adeline A.June 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Artisanal Cheese And Meat Board
  • Adeline A.
    Adeline A.June 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Fois Y Setas
  • Adeline A.
    Adeline A.June 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Jamon iberico de Bellota
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitApril 10, 2012
    We came for opening night and have been impressed ever since!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyApril 3, 2012
    Partners Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran’s newest restaurant transports diners to the Iberian Peninsula with its tapas, tostas, charcuterie and small plates.
  • Amaya C.
    Amaya C.March 17, 2012
    calamares en su tinta is wild. fried calamari but with the ink they are black...and delicious. great ambiance including fantastic music.
  • Marisa M.
    Marisa MillerickMarch 12, 2012
    The Bizet cocktail is bangin! tito’s vodka, passion fruit, clementine & fresh thyme...scrumptious! homemade hot sauce is also DIVINE.
  • ghazooola
    ghazooolaJanuary 30, 2012
    Order the papa frita, mussels escabeche, garbanzos al andalus, caldosas de mariscos, gambas al ajillo and carne a la plancha! Try their house made vinaigrette hot sauce! Everything is so delicious!
  • Hilary S.
    Hilary SedgwickJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to try the bottled sauce they give you for the Papa Fritas. So good.
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