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364 Calle de La Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0665
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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Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

Thank Elizabeth J
Clinton Township, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Kimberly_S440
Normal, Illinois
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On getting off the cruise ship and exiting the main dock gate – walk uphill 4 blocks straight up to Fortaleza street (calle) and the second restaurant on the left side of the street is this sea food restaurant opens at 5:00PM Specialty(?) is Mofongo lobster with chicharones. Also offers ceviche of mahi-mahi and octopus (pulpo). Crackers are not available... More 

Thank nenf
Boston, Massachusetts
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We really wanted to like this restaurant: pretty interior, easy walk from our hotel, and generally good recommendations. Nice service too. But the octopus ceviche was the worst we had in San Juan: the texture, balance and flavor was all wrong. So that was a bad start. It was followed by really disappointing drinks: couldn't tell if they were watered... More 

Thank teezee
Baltimore, Maryland
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

High hopes that were not met. Calamari overly salty and watermelon sangria too watery. Waiter forgot to put the rest of our order in, nicely apologized and then we waited another 30 minutes. Coconut shrimp were cold and tuna was slapped on empty plate. Truffle fries were soggy and cold. Not in a hurry to go back.

Thank Peggy W
Cazenovia, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided to make an early dinner of happy hour special, 1/2 price oysters! We enjoyed raw, fried and Rockefeller style. All were very good but raw are still our favorite. This special is offered on Monday and Tueday from 5-6:30. We sat at bar and friendly bar tender served us. His mojitos were also very good.... More 

Thank cazcindy
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the great customer service reviews I decided to take my partner for his birthday.... I found the service and food to be average considering the price... The best thing about the restaurant were the watermelon cocktails.

Thank Nsimon82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on Monday for the half price oysters (which were amazing) and came back on Tuesday for more oysters. I love my oysters!!!! Wednesday night we went for drinks and desert. We had the coconut creme brule. DELICIOUS!!!! The watermelon mojitos are crazy good!😆 I would have to say though, that the staff was the best part!!! They were... More 

Thank Rebecca W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day through SanJuan THIS is where you want to go for authentically fantabulous fare. If the food and drink happen to not fancy you (which it will,cuz its hellagood) the attentive and amazing service provided by Jorge and Thais will make you understand why Puerto Rico does it better!

Thank Raquel RSVanity S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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130 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Six of ate here while in port off of a cruise. The restaurant is a modern place in Old San Juan. We had a variety of appetizers and entrées and all were spectacular. The serving sizes are huge. Make sure you allow plenty of time because the restaurant is slower paced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
04:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Calle de La Fortaleza | 00901, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-0665
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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