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“Great wine list but everything else very disappointing”

Agua Restaurant & Lounge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $45
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Peruvian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We had looked forward to a return visit to Agua with large family group. The evening began with a good table in the outside patio but deteriorated quickly. We had ordered 2 bottles of "Far Niente" Chardonnay from the exquisite wine list, but they were sold out. Suggested another Nickel and Nickel 2012 Chard which was far off the mark, but not offer to exchange it. Selected a DuMol chard which was just OK. But, I digress. Our dinner order took over 90 minutes to arrive (apologies all around as it have been "bumped" for a table of 15. When it did finally arrive, it was very disappointing. One would have hoped that the special of the day, a seafood risotto, would include fresh chopped tomatoes with basil and seafood, rather than a melange of soupy, saucy and overdone arborio rice. The wahoo special was fishy & inedible, and the paella was unrecognizable as the classic Catalan dish. Seared tuna was excellent, as was the fois gras; conch cerviche was so chewy as to be inedible and the tuna carpacio was warm. Alex, our waitress was understandably apologetic for the long kitchen wait, however, had the dinners been outstanding instead of disappointing, we would have survived. Not likely to return.

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Thank Michael S
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This placed has been riding word-of-mouth glory. Not sure why we had a miss. Service was excellent. The outdoor area.was very pleasant but the food was average. Maybe the main chef was off.

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

Dinner was delish! My husband and I both had fish dishes (wahoo and sea bass) and both were excellent. Fresh tasting and nice presentation. Service was very good. Restaurant appearance was trendy inside considering it was in a shopping center. Would recommend this place for special outing. They do have a children's menu. Prices were what is expected for nice dinner on the island.

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Thank 123liz456
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Reviewed December 15, 2013

We loved the food here! The atmosphere was a bit loud due to a happy hour at the bar but overall a great experience with hospitable staff-our water glasses were never empty, great food - we each had a fish dish and shared the trio of ceviche, and exciting drink menu. Stop by for a nice evening.

Thank Jessgriffith22
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

Had a fantastic dinner the other night. I had the wahoo, my husband had pasta and salad, and we shared the ceviche sampler. All excellent. We both have gluten and dairy allergies, not always the easiest to get around when we eat out. Agua staff were great at accommodating us, and made well-informed recommendations. They were personable, engaging and genuine, start to finish. We will definitely visit again when we return to Grand Cayman.

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Thank Kapsho
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