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“Oysters are a good deal”
Review of Aguaviva

Aguaviva
Ranked #91 of 1,114 Restaurants in San Juan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$60
Cuisines: Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This place was ok. The oysters were fresh and tasty. But otherwise everything else was ok. Limited menu for a seafood place (eg. No whole fish special of the day). No lobster

The oysters were a good deal though. 1/2 price at certain hours of the day.

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Thank Angelina E
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Just wanted to say thanks for an excellent dinner while visiting Puerto Rico. While my wife and I have good dinners at other establishments in Old San Juan and Condado, Aguaviva stood out by far as the best. Why? Food was outstanding, Service was outstanding, and the ambiance was great.

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Thank Kevin W
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

the dining experience was 1a the food the service was top of the line in spite of being overpriced if you can afford it enjoy

Thank Jose C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This Art Deco Restaurant has all of the right components for an ideal casual dining experience, service was impeccable and the food spectacular. It is geared for the seafood lover but they do offer poultry and steaks as well.

The desserts were the perfect complements to complete a fabulous dinner!

Ensure to try the watermelon Sangria as it was light, refreshing and certainly invigorating !

AguaViva (It means Jellyfish) is a must whenever visiting Old San Juan!

Buen provecho,

Jossell Louie Velazquez

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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This was a beautifully serene place. Please try the lobster empanadas, they were delicious! The sauces were all divine on the coconut shrimp and halibut.
Service was excellent, Joel was soooo nice and patient and full of smiles. Everyone pitches in including the.adorable hostess. Excellent tropical mojitos.
Even though this was a date night, there were familes with olders kids too.

Close to everything after dinner.
Go try this place, it's well worth it

Thank Margarita R
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