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“Dont waste your time at any of the other restaurants in Pinones” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Nuevo Acuario

El Nuevo Acuario
Punta Cangrejos | Pinones, Loiza 00772, Puerto Rico
+1 787-662-8258
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Loiza
Price range: $10 - $39
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Dont waste your time at any of the other restaurants in Pinones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stumbled up on Acuario after waiting for a long time at one of the other restaurants for our fried fish and finally leaving. What a happy accident that was. Not only were we greeted like family but Leonardo. the owner, cooked our fish to perfection in short order, Everything was fresh, delicious and perfectly seasoned. I agree with another reviewer - the watermelon sangria and the coconut rum were both authentic and delicious. El Nuevo Acuario is the real deal!!! We will be back

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“LOVE this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lenny & his brother are the absolute best! If you want to feel like family--go here! They feed you like you are family too! Best meal I've had the whole trip..so good we came back twice! Emmanuel makes the best drinks and the watermelon sangria is the best sangria I've ever had! Bring your friends or go on a date- you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food and hospitality!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What an excellent meal and first class hospitality! Right on the beach! Ventured out from the Ritz Carlton. Owner/chef sat down with us and very friendly! Would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed! Will certainly revisit!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“My birthday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Awesomeeee, also I liked the service and how the waiters treated us. No matter what I will recommend this to my friends and family.

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“great meal, great drink, and great friend!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

El Nuevo Acuario is a great local hangout with a very talented chef and freshest seafood you can find in Puerto Rico. We have been to many fancier restaurants in Old San Juan, but none can match the foods, services, and Leonardo's hospitality. Although it was our first visit, Leonardo, chef and owner, welcomed us as if he had known us forever. With an open mind, we asked Leonardo to prepare us a family-style meal, and soon after he treated us to a feast of his most creative tasting dishes. He then capped off this perfect meal by sharing his own stash of special rum. We came as guests but left as friends. Leonardo, we will be back!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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