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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Puerto Rican, Spanish, South American
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364 Calle de La Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Rorschach, Switzerland
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the best meals I've ever had. My sister and I have eaten at restaurants all over the world but it would be hard to match the excellence of this evening. Our server, Diane, was full of joy and excited for us to try everything. Their Piñata cocktail is the best cocktail I've ever tasted. We started with 3... More 

Thank BBIndyGo
Grapevine, Texas
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Truffle Ceviche was amazing as well as the other dishes we tried. Friendly staff, delicious food and tasty drinks. This place is a must when in San Juan.

Thank swtpete
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there to taste their famous oysters. Delicious. They have a 2 X 1 special from 5 to 7:30 that let me taste different styles in volumes... Yummy! You must go there and do the same. The atmosphere there and the presentation were spectacular, very classy. The waitress there last Saturday evening was very friendly, told me the history... More 

Thank Reneadorno
Monterey Peninsula, California
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My wife picked this spot for my birthday dinner and what a great choice. We got there right at 5pm, which is when they open. We were the only ones there through most of our dinner. We started a watermelon mojito and a watermelon sangria. That was the forat of many (lol). We ordered an appetizer of octopus ceviche and... More 

Maspeth, New York
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The food at this restaurant is amazing! we loved the oysters, risotto and ceviche!! Definetely recommend!

Thank gabbie83
San Diego, California
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422 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

The oysters 4 ways were very good, the octopus ceviche was also good but I had to add more lime juice to kick it up a notch. The bartender was awesome and made the night!

Thank satobt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Billy was absolutely wonderful. He gave us great food suggestions, was very personable, and was very honest. He made our experience, and I hope you have the pleasure of meeting him!

Thank Samantha L
Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

When I am headed to San Juan, I know that I will be feasting well at some of their 700+ restaurants. San Juan has many of the upscale chains from the States, although why dine in a restaurant that you have back home, when you can eat in some incredible Latin inspired restaurants. For my first night, it is always... More 

Thank Robert V
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We came in before the restaurant had even started there operation hours. A very kind waitress came up to us, sat us down and explained that the kitchen opened in half and hour but that we could order drinks and wait if we wanted. And so we did, 30 minutes went by fast, as we took an extensive look at... More 

Thank Irma P
Aurora, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I've been to Aguaviva four times and every time has been absolutely phenomenal. This is by far my favorite restaurant in Old San Juan. The food is impeccable, the service fantastic and the atmosphere relaxing. I've sent several friends here and no one has ever been disappointed. The inside of the restaurant reminds me of being underwater surrounded by jellyfish.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $60
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Puerto Rican, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Calle de La Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: 787-722-0665
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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