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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 4 times today


336 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Our menu sets a new standard of culinary excellence, boasting fresh seafood flown in daily from around the world, including stone crab claws and a superb “raw bar”.

Aqua's fresh colors reflect the vibrancy of the cool ocean waters. Experience an environment designed to entertain your every sense, highlighted by a water encased walk-in wine tower and a state- of- the- art open kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily: 6:00am - 10:00pm; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner : Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(813) 675-8700
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Jorge Quevedo
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Private party facilities
Stunning event spaces! The AQUACircle provides semi-private event space, perfect for any occasion. Our Beach Terrace is ideal for outdoor functions and overlooks beautiful Tampa Bay. Of course, our Main Dining Room is also available for a more traditional AQUA dining experience.
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Private party contact
Lydia Lopez: (813) 712-8393
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From box lunches to lavish buffets the cuisine that has made AQUA famous can be catered to your location in the Tampa area.
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Cross street
Rocky Point Drive
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet and self parking available
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 336 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on recent ratings
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65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0  Dined 6 days ago

Quite possibly some of the worst food I have ever had. All of the dishes protein had their tastes masked. Took over an hour to get a few appetizers. Didn't even bother with the main course. Would never go again. Nobody asked how or food was or why we left early either.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Well everything about aqua was great instead of waiting time for food was really awful but over all experience was great .

james (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good service and quite good food. Better than expected

vipGGDINES (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

they only had buffet breakfast and the food wasn't fresh we spent $300 for 4 people for food tha t had prob been there since they opened....they did make fresh pancakes for me when i complained...the server was really nice...but really its such a waste of food we were there when they took the breakfast food away, and there was a ton left....what a waste...unless of course they put it back out the next day.... don't waste your money

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

My drink whas horrible i ask for replacement never apear the food whas great ill recomend good service not to good

CMM1234 (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was decent, food was mediocre and the room was nice. Dining experience was disorganized and inconsistent with no attention to detail.

vipLTDINE (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

While you have a nice view of the bay, the food, facility and service falls below what you expect from a Westin property. We sent food back as it was not cooked as ordered, found the ceiling dirty, and needed to ask more than once for several items. It appears additional training and building maintenance is needed.

OpenTable Diner (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

WE had lunch on Christmas Day. The server Monica was very attentive. The drinks were delicious. The tuna appetizer was a nice starter. My short rib was unique because of the rich leek sauce it floated on. Definitely making this place part of our circuit of places to dine

Rickpeggy (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome waiter from Wisconsin! Great ambience! Great drinks and food! Beautiful view! Will definitely go back! Awesome gas fire!

hamptons (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

It was our first time dining at Aqua. The service, food and quality of food was great. Would definitely recommend this gem of a place. Our waiter Chris was terrific.

terry (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Food was excellent however the service starting with no wine glasses available absolutely set the stage for a challenging dinning experience.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Great place, Roberto was a great server !!

CMLTML (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

This was our second time at Aqua. The first time, the food was very good, and we enjoyed our experience very much. However, this time, the food was not as good, some under cooked, some over cooked. The mac/cheese - which was previously a great dish, was bland, and cold on arrival. Also, for a Holiday (Thanksgiving), a buffet is fine, but they limited the time of the buffet from 3-6 pm; which limited access to some of the menu items (turkey, pumpkin pie etc.) for those whose reservations where at 6 pm or after. If they are going to limit the buffet, would suggest that they allow some of the core Holiday items on the main menu. The staff were very helpful, and we had good service. They did bring over the manager, who offered to comp one of our meals.

jayD (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

When for Thanksgiving everything was fabulous service was top-notch food was impeccable Ambience was great I would recommend for drinks dinner party special functions Gatherings or whatever you have planned.

RaySoto (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent menu and tasty dishes. Well trained staff and friendly service. The server was professional and not overly intrusive as we were on a date.

vipIleneDover (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Not enough shrimp. Four tiny little shrimp for $8??? Ridiculous.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant has a great feel to it. Quiet and comfortable. The food was delicious and I loved the open kitchen. Our server was attentive and very friendly. Valet parking is validated so that was nice as well. Great view of the bay off the Courtney Campbell. I’ll be back.

RossNDebraW (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

Delicious food, great service, over-priced for what you actually get compared to downtown St. Petersburg venues.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 28, 2017

Great Service....Great Seafood....Nice & Friendly Service.

Sarawil1212 (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

Went there with a large group. The service was good. The crab cakes were delicious but on the small side. Sushi was really good. Overall the meal was delicious.

vipReneeV (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

The salmon with fried cauliflower rice and brussels sprouts was over the top!

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was excellent. Our waiter was rushing us. We had just sat down and when he brought the cocktail menu and wine list he put it on the table asked us right away what drink we wanted ( specifically asked other than water). We told him we would like a few minutes to look it over and within 45 seconds he was back asking what we wanted. Same thing happened with the food menu. We wanted to take our time and enjoy our evening out and the waiter seemed to want us to eat and drink as quick as possible... and it wasn't even busy at that time.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

The service here is always outstanding. And the sushi is amazing.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
2.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was bland or over spiced, lobster bisque was burnt.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on July 14, 2017

Food was horrible, drinks were great. Would only come back for the drinks

EdMvisitor (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

The salad STUNK! Why don't they have simple Caesar or "House" salads on the menu?? Why do salads there have to be so fancy you don't know what you are ordering and once you get it you take a wild guess and order a salad you hate it. It was three big chunks of lettuce with very little dressing. YUCK!

Also, the entre was one big piece of fish, NOTHING ELSE. No potatos, no rice, no vegetables, nothing! The plate was so simple and empty it looked barren.

The service was good. That is about all.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

Amazing fine dining atmosphere. The guitarist was providing great music, our server Ashley was outstanding and the food was fantastic. All around a wonderful experience and I highly recommend the free range chicken!

skeeziks (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on July 4, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed both the appetizers and the main course. The Oysters Rockefeller appetiser was delicious but was not as hot as it should have been. The dinner was a little more expensive than I thought it should have been. But, it looked great, tasted great was served by a pleasant waiter and was served in a timely manner.

JBarnes (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

The restaurant was a great spot to relax and eat a great meal. The Crab cakes was to die for. The chairs was comfortable and being able to look up out onto the water was nice.

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Service good Brad was excellent/food average