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Aguaviva

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364 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0665
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 04:00 - 22:00
Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's been a few years, but as soon as I go to old san juan I couldn't wait to get back to aguaviva. Service here is always 5 stars. The waitstaff is always so welcoming and knowledgable about the menu. I LOVE ceviche so the ceviche sampler is a must. I also love raw oysters, but this visit was disappointed... More 

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Thank Daniel C
Crown Point
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was phenomenal. The entire staff always so energetic and friendly. We ordered ceviche (group and red snapper), along with the mahi mahi an red snapper. The food was prepared to perfection! Highly recommend!!

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Thank cmurfy1726
Nicosia, Cyprus
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not super hungry, but went for some wine and seafood. The service was very friendly, and the waiter was honest, and told us that the ceviche platter and the complimentary bread was probably enough for us. It was! Absolutely delicious varied types of ceviche, and a really nice atmosphere. There was a tiny mix up with our wine... More 

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Thank lgraham015
Sarasota, Florida
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful, beautiful little restaurant in Old San Juan. Recommended to us by a local jewelry store as one of the best elegant yet casual dining options for fresh seafood. This was one of our favorite meals in PR. We had a simple meal, drinks and the Espectacular seafood tower(oysers, mussels, shrimp and your choices of ceviches) and it was all... More 

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Thank adrian t
Watkins Glen, New York
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a point of stopping in this restaurant for an early dinner after we visited the fort in Old San Juan and we were not disappointed. Our waiter Jorge gave us some excellent recommendations with the oysters (raw and panko fried), cerviche (I think we ate this every night!) and Lobster empanadas!! Everything was just so good! Be sure... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was compelled to write this review because on my last dining experience in Aguaviva ( which will be my last one ) I could not believe what I witness. The expediter - person who helps to expedite the food to the servers - was handling the food with his bare hands without any hygiene. Further more, I witness how... More 

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Thank JacoBerco
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubs and I saw great reviews about Aguaviva on Trip Advisor. The restaurant is quaint. We were seated right next to the kitchen and had a great view to all the magic happening! I order a whole fried snapper with Lobster Mofongo and chargrilled oysters as an app. The oysters and fried fish were amazing! The Mofongo wasn't the... More 

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Thank Talia F
San Juan, Puerto Rico
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Order any of the fillets !!! So good! And the coconut creme brulee 👌🏼great environment and friendly staff.

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Thank Chelseyrodrigu
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There was a mix up with our reservation but management was quick to fix. Service was excellent, Food super delicious!! Everything was so fresh and we loved the layers of flavors throughout. I had the whole red snapper stuffed with lobster Mofongo. OMG!! Ceviches were excellent. Our waiter Billy was awesome, very busy night and he maintained a personal touch... More 

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Thank Elizabeth J
Clinton Township, Michigan
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be very aware of the hours of operation. This is our third attempt to come to the restaurant. Hours are posted. We at a rted our meal with the fresh oysters. (DELISH) and fresh. Followed but the coconut shrimp appetizer. (AMAZING) and for an entree we chose the frided red snapper with lobster monfongo. The fish was delish but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
Cuisine
Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
04:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-0665
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.

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