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Jul 28, 2010 09:22 AM

Favorite Dishes at Amada

The time has come for my first visit to Amada. I have a reservation on Friday night at 8:45.

Since I am only going with 1 other person the roast suckling pig is out.

Would appreciate knowing everyone's "must have" dishes. Also, how many tapas do most of you order on average?

Thanks in advance~

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  1. The first time I went there were three of us in our party and we sat at the chef's counter and had the chef's sampling menu accompanied by wine... honestly for the first time going, that was the best way to go, they just keep bringing out dish after dish of lovely, savory, delicous dishes... and they're generous with the wine too, you'll get a very well rounded experience
    (lamb albondigas were... well the most memorable of all the dishes)

    1. I really liked the scallops.
      not a lot of bang-for-the-buck, but they were delicious.
      the salad we ordered - forget the details, but it had serrano ham - was a lot of bang for your buck, and quite good.

      1. that's easy: garlic schrimp, short ribs on foccia type bread

        1. I love the octopus, though I've heard people complain it's salty. I like it that way. I also agree that the tasting menu is a great way to sample a large number of things on the menu. They size the portions for the number of diners, so you end up with more things than if you order a la carte. Otherwise, 2-3 items per diner is generally a good rule of thumb. The servers are pretty good at guiding you to an appropriate amount of food. Have fun!

          1. Try the grilled spring onions, called scallions also If you do not like them, l will buy them. Eat them everytime. Had them first as they come with the whole pig, order now routinely.
            If they have the padron peppers do them, but if they are replacing with the japanese shishito, as they did the last time there, skip them. good but not close to padron.