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Aguaviva

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Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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364 Calle Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-722-0665
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Aguaviva, opened in 2002, specializes in seaside Latino cuisine - the...
Aguaviva, opened in 2002, specializes in seaside Latino cuisine - the freshest fish and seafood prepared with Latino – Caribbean flair by Chef Hector Crespo. Aguaviva features an amazing ceviche and oyster bar in front of the open kitchen, allowing diners to interact with our chefs and dine in a beautiful environment. Oysters are flown in daily and there are six fresh ceviche varieties, all served with hot crispy Puerto Rican tostones.The Aguaviva bar tempts with creative Caribbean cocktails such as the fresh Pineapple Mojito and Watermelon Vivatini and Sangria.Aguaviva’s design is hip and refreshing, with intimate island seaside touches throughout the glowing blue and white candlelit space.Named one of Conde Nast Traveller’s hottest new 100 restaurants in the world, and San Juan City magazine’s Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Restaurant for a First Date, Aguaviva is not to be missed.
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  • 80
    Average
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place in Old San Juan

Went to dinner with two other couples, got a nice table. The food was very good , the drinks were also good. Our waitress wasn't as nice. But the rest of the staff made up for that. If your going to order, stick with the fresh seafood. That would be the way to.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Naperville, Illinois, Usa
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Great food, Mojitos are to die for. We make it a point to visit Aquaviva all our trips to Puerto Rico

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Naperville, Illinois, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went to dinner with two other couples, got a nice table. The food was very good , the drinks were also good. Our waitress wasn't as nice. But the rest of the staff made up for that. If your going to order, stick with the fresh seafood. That would be the way to.

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Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I visited Aguaviva about a week ago and still can't stop thinking about their amazing food and exceptional service. Make sure you ask for Billy; he is AMAZING. Great food; exceptional service; awesome atmostphere -- you can't go wrong with dinner at Aguaviva. HIGHLY recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our waiter Billy was by far the BEST waiter we've had! We loved it here so much we made another reservation for tomorrow night. The food was exceptional and the atmosphere was superb. If you want some delicious seafood, you can absolutely do no wrong here! Wonderful does not even begin to describe Billy's service and the food! It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant serves great food, has a great ambiance, and their servers are very well mannered and customer satisfaction oriented. Give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had an amazing dinner. Our waiter was the best. His name was Billy and he made recommendations on drinks, apps, entrees, and desserts. We had the oysters 4 ways which were great. My wife had the seared diver scallops over risotto and I had the baked snapper over lobster mofongo. We finished with orange flan and coconut creme brulee.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our waiter was wonderful! Emanuel's recommendations were all fantastic! We had a great time. The tuna and marlin Ceviches were amazing! They also made a great little dinner for our fussy daughter!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Came in with my mother and best friend expecting an extravagant meal and thats what we got! No wait for a table on a Wednesday night, Jorge the host was fantastic! A great ambassador for the restaurant. Emanuel was our server and provided fantastic cocktail (we had three but cant remember which ;) ) and meal recommendations. My mother has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I recently visited this restaurant at the recommendation of the Concierge from the Dorado Beach Ritz Carlton Reserve. I must say that we; me, my wife and mother-in-law, had a wonderful dinner and experience at Aguaviva. We were greeted and seated immediately. I would recommend this place to those seeking a nice seafood dinner in Old San Juan.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Food amazing, loved the ceviche and oysters. Deana our server made our experience here she has a bubbly and friendly personality such a wonderful person!! Ask for Deana....... Order ceviche!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 Calle Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-722-0665

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 60
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

Aguaviva, opened in 2002, specializes in seaside Latino cuisine - the freshest fish and seafood prepared with Latino – Caribbean flair by Chef Hector Crespo. Aguaviva features an amazing ceviche and oyster bar in front of the open kitchen, allowing diners to interact with our chefs and dine in a beautiful environment. Oysters are flown in daily and there are six fresh ceviche varieties, all served with hot crispy Puerto Rican tostones.The Aguaviva bar tempts with creative Caribbean cocktails such as the fresh Pineapple Mojito and Watermelon Vivatini and Sangria.Aguaviva’s design is hip and refreshing, with intimate island seaside touches throughout the glowing blue and white candlelit space.Named one of Conde Nast Traveller’s hottest new 100 restaurants in the world, and San Juan City magazine’s Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Restaurant for a First Date, Aguaviva is not to be missed.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?