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“Awesome fresh seafood..best service and ride back to the Ritz!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of El Nuevo Acuario

El Nuevo Acuario
Ranked #1 of 25 Restaurants in Loiza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $49
Cuisines: Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Waxhaw, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome fresh seafood..best service and ride back to the Ritz!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is by far the best fresh seafood I have had in Puerto Rico... short distance to most hotels and it is on the beach... nothing fancy here just unreal food... I thought I knew how to cook? Leo and his help do it right I just told him what we liked and he went back and crafted the best appetizers with octopus, calamari, plantains, and more... the main dishes fried red snapper with rice and conch and mufungo??? with garlic lots and lots and spread on top lobster and surrounded with shrimp... we had to ask the Ritz to store some in their fridge!!! You can really eat 5 star quality for little... get out of the hotels and go local!! We head back on Monday he is making me short ribs my cousins Mom use to make... special for me!! Go!!!

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Fran B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutey Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were referred to this place by our server, Kevin from another restaurant in Isla Verde and he said we would be treated like family here...he could not have been more right! The food was perfect (it tasted as if it were caught that afternoon), the drinks were great (and strong) and the owner Lenny was AWESOME. It was a little slow when we were there, so he was able to sit down and chat with us for a while (luck of the draw, I suppose). We couldn't have asked for a better night, it was exactly what we were looking for. It felt far enough away from the tourist bubble, yet only a short ride away.

We will definitely be back...so Lenny get ready!

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Josh B
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Dont waste your time at any of the other restaurants in Pinones”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stumbled up on Acuario after waiting for a long time at one of the other restaurants for our fried fish and finally leaving. What a happy accident that was. Not only were we greeted like family but Leonardo. the owner, cooked our fish to perfection in short order, Everything was fresh, delicious and perfectly seasoned. I agree with another reviewer - the watermelon sangria and the coconut rum were both authentic and delicious. El Nuevo Acuario is the real deal!!! We will be back

  • Visited June 2014
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3 Thank BermudaBully
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“LOVE this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2014

Lenny & his brother are the absolute best! If you want to feel like family--go here! They feed you like you are family too! Best meal I've had the whole trip..so good we came back twice! Emmanuel makes the best drinks and the watermelon sangria is the best sangria I've ever had! Bring your friends or go on a date- you won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank mwskinner
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
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“Excellent food and hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

What an excellent meal and first class hospitality! Right on the beach! Ventured out from the Ritz Carlton. Owner/chef sat down with us and very friendly! Would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed! Will certainly revisit!

  • Visited June 2014
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