217 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia , PA
Neighborhood: Old City
Parking: Valet parking 7 days a week after 5:30 pm ($16 per car); on street and lot parking, too.
Handicap access: Partially wheelchair accessible.
Cuisine type: Spanish
Meals Served: Lunch Dinner
Style: Discover your inner flamenco (and the city's hottest spot) at this sexy tapas haven, where 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.
Specialties: Cured meats (serrano; chorizo pampalona); cheeses (La Cerena; Monte Enebro); tortilla Espanola; salt cod croquettes; octopus; garlic shrimp; caldo gallego; duck flatbread; razor clams a la plancha; roast pork; tenderloin with cabrales; paella Valenciana.
Alcohol: A nicely focused selection from Spain and South America. Most are less than $50 per bottle and around $10 per glass. Sangria and sherry make excellent starters.
Hours: Lunch: Monday through Friday, 11:30 am - 2:30 pm. Dinner: Sunday through Thursday, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday, 5:00 pm - midnight.