About Aqua

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.

The Westin Tampa Bay 7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway
7627 Courtney Campbell Causeway
Tampa, FL 33607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Rocky Point Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(813) 675-8700

Website:
http://www.aquatampa.com/

Entertainment:
Join us for Happy Hour on the Bay.

Catering:
From box lunches to lavish buffets the cuisine that has made AQUA famous can be catered to your location in the Tampa area.

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet and self parking available

Executive Chef:
Jorge Quevedo

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.

Private Party Contact:
Lydia Lopez: (813) 712-8393

Additional:
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

Aqua Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

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Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
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Scenic View (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Waterfront (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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·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.

Tags: Live Music, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 28, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tampa)·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.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 1, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Orlando)·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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 27, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy
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 (Tampa)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Tampa)·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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service good Brad was excellent/food average

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This was our first time here and we enjoyed ourselves.. Everything we ordered was great. Loved the crab cakes & the scallops..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The kitchen did not produce one of our entrees as it was stated in the menu. We sent it back for another choice, which was fine. Presentations were excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Our waitress Ashley was amazing!!! Her personality is vibrant and did an amazing job!!!

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on June 5, 2017

The service was great. We arrived at 5 pm and we're seated right away. The food arrived quickly after we ordered.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Great food and atmosphere! Service was good, but a little more attention needed to be great! Ordered Sushi/Scallops and they were excellent. My date really enjoyed the overall experience. Would definitely recommend to a friend!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Great service! We were waited on by billy who did a great job balancing service with being left alone. There was never a moment when we neede anything. Appetizer and food came out super fast not too quick where it was suspicious or anything. Food tasted good the pier 60 roll was a favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Had a really nice time great ambiance waterfront dining billy our waiter was awesome with service recommendations everything. Manager checked on us and our meal and service. Food was very good, I'm hesitant to go out sometimes because the meal quality and bill don't match .... aqua met the challenge .... will go back !

Tags: Fun, Tapas, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Terrible service

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We were very happy with all the sinning experiences

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Choose this resturant for our 20th wedding anniversary. Could not be more pleased with the choice. Had the Florida Snapper and the Seafood special bowl. Alaskan crabcakes for an appetizer. Chocolate beignet and Chocolate creme brulee for desert.

If you have an opportunity don't miss out on this place. Booths are great for parties of up to 6 people.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Twas fantastic. Slight water view, great design built into hotel and restaurant. Can't say enough good things. It was just very good food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Not what I expected for Mother's Day at $60 per person, $300 total for 4, tip included. Do not recommend for a special occasion.

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 (Caribbean)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Complete disappointment; our first time attending Aqua, specifically for Mother's Day brunch with my family and parents, a special event set up by Aqua for $60/plate. The staff was overwhelmed, ill prepared, and definitely not ready for this type of activity. After having to pay for the reservation for the second time (first time over the phone, was not recorded), at the host desk before even entering the room, I found out that our table was given to a different group without a reservation. After waiting an uncomfortable 15min of standing with my whole family in the middle of this room with everyone staring, I had to ask for a table to be brought out to be set up for us as a solution. The table was set up in a very tight place by the entrance of this event room, in an area not set up for guests. Although the location for the brunch had an incredible view, the decoration was basically non-existent for Mother's Day, and the carpets in the room where stained and dirty. After 30min of waiting for the staff to set up our table and figure out what to do, and foreseeing an impending disaster with our brunch, I asked the host to move us back down to the main restaurant and refund me the brunch money. The host was kind enough to give us a refund; with no place else to go on such a busy day, we opted to have breakfast at Aqua, which was fine. I spoke to the hotel manager afterwards, and explained the disappointing experience and the embarrassment with my family. She proceeded to give me her business card and offer to give us a free dinner for my mother and I next time, which we won't do. Again, an incredibly special occasion for my family and I and it was completely ruined by poor planning and execution by the hotel / restaurant staff. Will not return.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very impressed, definitely plan on returning very soon

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, excellent food. My mom enjoyed a great Mother's Day lunch here!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very good service! Delicious food! I went to aqua to celebrate my graduation and everything was perfect! Everybody enjoy the food and the view!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Perfect place to celebrate my wife's birthday. The atmosphere was pleasant with a great view. The sound was great to have a decent conversation without having to compete with loud noises, music, and loud conversations from other tables. The food was magnificent. Would definitely return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 22, 2017

After a bad experience the first time we dined there, we were a little apprehensive about dinner there a second. I am happy to say Aqua far exceeded our expectations. The service was great, the food was delicious, everything was timed perfectly. Our waiter Bradley was excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Our waiter outside was good but when asked about the ants all over the patio deck he didn't have any solution or didn't care - (crawling on our shoes) therefore he was not so accommodating to customer needs.
Whole snapper was good, yet the waiter needs coaching.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 14, 2017

It was our 10th wedding anniversary! Although I noted this on the reservation, it was not recognized. (I wasn't expecting anything free, but just a "happy anniversary" when we were seated). The evening was completely wonderful anyway and we will definitely be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 8, 2017

The food was not worth the money. We do fine dining all the time and this place was not prepared. We were there at 7 and it was not packed took 30 min for our server to get us drinks and 45 for food which by that time we where going to be late for an event so we ordered appetizers and still 45 min.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Excellent sushi and overall service - always outstanding

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Was disappointed there was no Chandon. The Rose we chose instead was very nice. Should have been offered at the Chandon price.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Tampa)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and informative on the menu and made a few suggestions that led us in a great direction towards some pretty DELICIOUS FOOD!! for for our first time...it was awesome.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Casual, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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