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Agua Spanish Restaurant

4th floor, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Beijing 100006, China
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“suckling pig” (11 reviews)
“wagyu beef” (5 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish
4th floor, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Beijing 100006, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2 people, about 400 usd for mediocre steak, oily food and a tackily designed restaurant.... prolly never going to come here again. Every said "if you want beef go to aqua". They do not use high quality beef I can assure you thought, I would...More

Thank Alexander P
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

We went in with high expectations given that the menu people described earlier (Alaskan salmon eggs Benedict, beef tenderloin, steak tartare etc.) sounded amazing. However, it was a huge disappointment as when we went there today, there was no salmon on the menu and on...More

1  Thank VTSalsaTech
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We dined here in August and it was delightful. The chef has recently moved from the Peninsula Hotel. His origin is Madrid and his cooking reflects the style of the region. We sampled the Wagyu beef which was excellent, several small Tapas dishes and a...More

Thank Michael M
Agua-Restaurant, Manager at Agua Spanish Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for the review! We are glad that you like agua. Wagyu's a great choice, we also have nice tartares from Chef Alberto that perfectly suits the summer. Agua changes menu seasonally. So for autum and winter there will be...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

We went often to Agua over the years. When the chef left quite some time ago, the food quality became very inconsistent and the menu always stayed the same. So we went there less and less. But recently a new chef arrived and - whow,...More

Thank Roland B
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for a wine dinner by Le Sommelier wines. The dishes were excellent! The pluma rice was out of this world and the waygu beef, exceptional. These were special dishes for this event and chef Alberto really pulled out all the stops for our...More

Thank PresPJ
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Went there a couple of times for Sunday brunch and have to say that the food is somewhere between very good and excellent. Plenty of food choices from the Hispanic peninsula & free flow booz. Not cheap though but in my view worth it. Service...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great location in Sanlitun. Classy, i.e. dimly lit, environment. Some dishes were good but most of them were too salty for my palette.

Thank Kaylee D
Reviewed 28 August 2016

7 of us ate there, all very happy with our choices although like all Spanish restaurants, not a huge choice for vegetarians. great choice of wine, very helpful staff and they even produced a birthday dessert at the last minute

Thank GayleUK
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Having used this restaurant over the years and since the chef left was waiting for the replacement which seems never going to come. Service was ok but it was what was brought. The signature dish suckling pig now portioned and when mine arrived the skin...More

Reviewed 30 March 2016

Went there with friends and ordered the famous Seafood Paella, great quality of food. Just feel the restaurant is too dark to read the menu, maybe could adjust the lighting a little bit brighter.

Thank Nan0526
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Response from Agua-Restaurant | Property representative |
Dear Cathleen, we are a restaurant and so far we don't provide the airport pick-up service. Please contact with other resources for the service. Sorry for the inconvenience. If you want to find a perfect restaurant in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$55
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4th floor, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Lu, Beijing 100006, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Neighbourhood: Beijing Workers' Sports Complex
  • Phone Number: 010-52086188-198
  • E-mail
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