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“Fantastic local food, atmosphere and location”
Review of El Nuevo Acuario

El Nuevo Acuario
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Loiza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $49
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was our second time visiting El Nuevo Acuario. The food is absolutely amazing, the drinks are strong, with great flavor and the ocean view is top notch. A short ride from Condado or Isla Verde is well worth the trip. The owner, Leonardo, is very personable and generous. If you have the opportunity to visit Puerto Rico, do yourself a favor and get to El Nuevo Acuario...you will not regret it.

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Thank Roger B
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Reviewed April 19, 2014 via mobile

We also tried the red snapper and it was absolutely delish! As others have said, the owner and staff are very friendly. And thank you "paigette" for your explicit driving instructions. Incredibly helpful!

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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Hard to find, but worth it! Best food we had on this trip. Whole red snapper cooked in beer and wine, shrimp on tostones and shrimp mofongo, watermelon sangria and mojitos. How can you go wrong!
The owner and chef, Lenny, is very friendly, and has many stories to tell. This area is mostly known by locals, and we were one of three sets of customers that evening. Food was fantastic, fresh and tasty.

Thank kerryarch
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We ran into Leonardo at Starbucks on our first day in San Juan and he mentioned that he owned a nearby restaurant. The baristas confirmed that it was a great place, so we decided to try it for dinner that evening. Luckily one of the people at our hotel's concierge desk knew where it was and could explain to the taxi driver for us! Leonardo immediately welcomed us as we walked in with "You made it!" and explained the menu to us since it was all in Spanish. I had the jumbo shrimp with creole sauce over mofongo and it was AWESOME! Had a great strawberry mojito as well. Food was way better and more affordable than the overpriced restaurants at all the hotels. We had a nice conversation with Leonardo while we ate, and he even gave us a ride back to our hotel after dinner! I would definitely go back on my next trip to Puerto Rico.

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Thank 315alyssas
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

We spent 2 weeks in Puerto Rico and had dinner out almost every evening. The food at El Nuevo Acuario was exceptional, from the homemade limeade to the mofungo and the rice with fresh crab. The owner, Leonardo was so kind and sat and spoke with us for a while. He had a lot of information about the island. We will definitely go back! Follow the directions outlined on one of the trip adviser comments.

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Thank PerkkA
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