This first food related posting is related to a recent trip we took with 2 other couples to a restaurant on Philadelphia 13th street mini-dining row. Jamonera has a fun atmosphere and terrific food. I believe Jamonera is the Spanish word for Ham and this is very appropriate as any dish containing ham or bacon was solid.
Sorry, I don't remember all the dishes that we had and the on-line menu does not appear to be up to date, but I wanted to publish some pix anyway with descriptions to the best of my ability.
Other notable dishes that I did not photograph were the decadent Spanish Breakfast, and the Stuffed Medjool Dates which were excellent. I was just a tad disappointed with the Albondigas - which are offered at the Jamonera sister outpost Barbuzzo. My memory of that dish was likely so good, that I was setting myself up for a bit of a disappointment.
We had a party of six and Jamonera handled our table excellently. Service was courteous, prompt and very helfpul. Tapas meals are sometimes tricky, but there were no pacing issues at Jamonera. As noted above the food was very good with several dishes being quite noteworthy - Every dish was plated beautifully, the pix posted here really don't quite capture the various tapas as nicely as I would have liked.
One of the missions of Jamonera is to introduce Sherry to their patrons. Our server did well guiding me through the Sherry menu. Ultimately I don't think Sherry is for me, but it was fun to try and get some background on the drink.
Including Drinks Tax and Tips are meal came out to just under $110 per couple - which may sound like a lot for Tapas. For the quality and execution of the meal I actually found the pricing quite reasonable I should note that we did not have desserts.
Food: Home Run
Service: Home Run
Drinks: Solid Double
Ambience: Solid Double
Value: Home Run
Overall: Home Run