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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 - 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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Ahwatukee, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Chloefelts
Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I had my birthday dinner at Aguaviva and it was amazing. The ceviches were delicious as was the mahi mahi! The restaurant really made my birthday dinner incredibly special. Highly recommend!

Thank lcj0811
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must while in Old San Juan. This is an excellent restaurant with excellent food. The presentation is amazing and food quality and service is top of the line. Deanna took great care of us all night with awesome descriptions of each course and great recommendations. We have been coming to San Juan for years and I can't... More 

Thank M-LOhio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend said she wanted seafood and i searched and aguaviva popped up. We got there and we felt welcomed from the beginning. Billy was our server and he was amazing, friendly and helpful. If you go there ask for him and definitely a place to visit for good seafood!. Thanks again Billy!

Thank edgar c
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere! Super service and awesome ceviche! Very charming neighborhood and easy to get to in old San Juan. We didn't have a reservation, but were seated right away. Swanky vibe but personable service and great food!

Thank Glen H
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slow and expensive My son had the jerk chicken which was good with truffle fries. I had chicken dumplings and they were also good. The service was horrible and we waited about an hour to get our food. There were only 3 others families there at the time and 4-5 people at the bar I can't imagine the wait when... More 

Thank G C
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time in Old San Juan and we stumbled upon Aguaviva. We were immediately greeted by Marc at the door. My husband and I sat at the bar; Diana was the bartender and she made the best drinks. I had drinks I would never think to order but she made them taste delicious. Marc & Diana made... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Such a GREAT experience!!! First time to PR and so happy to have found this little treasure. We were greeted by a server named Mark with a such warm smile and friendly handshake. He made us feel welcomed as soon as we entered! My boyfriend and I sat by the bar with Diana, who kept us laughing and entertained! She... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $60
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Central American, Puerto Rican, Spanish, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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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