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Aguaviva

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364 Calle Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan, Puerto Rico
787-722-0665
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Jenison, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Mark was helping us get a break from a rain shower when we decided to stay for dinner. Service, atmosphere and the quality of the meal from start to finish made this an evening to remember.

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Thank Tim A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had EXCEPTIONAL service, all thanks to Billy. The food was great as well. They went above and beyond to take care of us and were very tentative. We highly recommend grabbing dinner here, try the salmon (it melts in your mouth), the oysters were fresh and delicious. Drinks were on point....but really Billy was the icing on the... More 

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Thank Danielle P
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiance and I went here expecting to have some fresh seafood. The ceviche tasting was good. We were able to try two different styles. We split the Paella. I love Paella and this was not Paella. The seafood in the dish was way overcooked and there wasn't even a hint of saffron. Every single employee seemed preoccupied or genuinely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came upon this restaurant upon our vacation in Old San Juan. Walking in, the restaurant is small, modern and beautiful. Reminds me of some of the beachy yet upscale oyster bars in Boston. We were greeted immediately and swept to a table in the small, cozy dining room. Our server, Billy, was with us right away,... More 

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Thank Amanda H
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped there for dinner while visiting Old San Juan and tried the six ceviches - which are served with plantain chips(?) It was so delicious especially the shrimp and coconut milk ceviche. Great selection of wine and juices, the fresh lime and watermelon juice was incredible! Service really friendly and fast

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Thank Margot H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We will definitely return to Aguaviva on our next trip. The service is excellent as well as the food. I recommend the mango and/or mojito homemade ice cream as it is amazing.

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Thank ShaaDids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food, 5 star service and complimentary birthday glasses of Champagne. Food is beyond delicious and the watermelon sangria without the ice is delicious. Must go for a great bargain price for dinner.

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Thank Monika W
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Aguaviva many times on previous visits to OSJ. This visit we were really craving great seafood and Aguaviva did not disappoint. We started with a shared SOFO salad. Really fresh with jicama, cucumber and tomato. We shared a trio of the best ceviche and tostones. We had a tuna with onion, a snapper/avocado and a spicy... More 

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Thank Cruzangirl
Key West, Florida
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this a very pleasant experience with excellent and friendly service. The fish was fresh and had nice seasoning. we had the Paella and the cocktails were delicious. Our Waiter, Billy was very accommodating.

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Thank Lucille248
Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went with some friends for dinner to Aguaviva. Good service and modern decor. Drinks were OK but the food was good overall. We ordered a couple of appetizers: fried calamari and ceviche with tostones. For main entrees: Risotto with seafood with scallops (it was a little bit salty for my taste); Grouper stuffed with lobster mofongo, grilled mahi mahi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $60
Cuisine
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Spanish, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Calle Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-722-0665
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.

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