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364 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
+1 787-722-0665
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (68 reviews)
“ceviche” (305 reviews)
“seafood tower” (10 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
04:00 - 22:00All hours
Puerto Rican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
364 Calle Fortaleza, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
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1 - 10 of 825 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looked like a trendy seafood restaurant and was cozy. Staff was friendly, my husbands dish was great( see photo). Next time I will order something more elaborate than just oysters.

Thank mrojas72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply delicious. Family oriented. Great drinks. Good atmosphere. I had a tower of goodness, clams oysters and empanadillas and everything was awesome.

Thank dstorm666
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They changed the chef, as I was told, and must have changed administration too. The ceviche was the only thing that had flavor. The mahi mahi fish was tasteless and the meal was cold. The quality of the oyster order was not up to their...More

Thank tbrocco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Joel was great and recognized that the kitchen completely messed up our order. We've been here 2 hours for salad and an entree. Food was delicious and our waiter was truly a delight. I think we were an anomaly as many tables turned and we...More

Thank Chico B
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner with great expectations of a wonderful meal. Although the staff were friendly & courteous, the food was quite mediocre. The ceviche was thimble size . The paella lacked two major ingredients, rice & lobster as advertised. The quantity was too small...More

Thank Iris S
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The food was good and so was the service. Not a 5 star restaurant but is a good choice. I had a fillet of fried fish with mofongo n it was very good.

Thank Bigralph321
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We decided to eat tapas style. We started with the watermelon sangria which was terrific. We sampled a variety of appetizers for our tapas. The seafood was fresh and each dish was prepared wonderfully. The service was good and friendly. I'd recommend this to anyone...More

Thank quest4
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Fabulous ceviche! Incredible charbroiled oysters & oysters Rockefeller. My husband & I made a meal out of these delicacies!!! And incredible mojitos!!!! Best dinner ever. You can't miss this place! We come every year for 6 years!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Found this place online and made a reservation. It couldn't be more perfect! The location was easy to get to and the size of the dining area was great. The open air raw bar also added to the ambiance. I had the Mahi Mahi special...More

Thank LMSNYC928
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Daniel C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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 Fortaleza, San Juan 00901-1717, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  San Juan
  • Phone Number: +1 787-722-0665
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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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