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Aqua

3.5
349 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Romantic
  • Scenic View
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Join us for Happy Hour on the Bay.

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
What 349 People Are Saying
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3.5based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.3
service
3.9
ambience
3.1
value
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55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I had high hopes for this restaurant. But I was disappointed. We made reservations for 8:45, but we had to wait on a seat. I ordered a dirty martini.... there wasn’t even an olive. Ok. I could live with that. We ordered the ceviche as an appetizer. It wasn’t served with any chips or crostini or anything to put the ceviche on. When I asked the waiter about it, he said most people eat it with a spoon. A shared appetizer is NOT eaten with a spoon. It took over 20minutes of sitting before a server took our drink order. We didn’t receive our food until 10pm..... again, reservations for 8:45. They seemed to be severely understaffed. I won’t be returning.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Reservation was at 5 o’clock on a Tuesday so of course it was empty and quiet which is exactly what we wanted.

Excellent choices in red wine, They accommodated my request for no rice in the sushi roll and also substituted salmon for the crab.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food was only okay, the drinks were uninspired and the blueberry martini was downright gross. I didn’t drink it and the waiter didn’t say anything about me not drinking it. Not very attentive or didn’t care about my experience.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Flavors didn't marry well with the accompaniments/sides. It was good and service was amazing but tastes we're missing something special that the restaurant clearly has with the ambiance and service.

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1.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I can't really write a review of the food but there was NO service. We had our reservation and showed up a few minutes before time and were seated. Then we sat there and sat there and sat there and set there. No one came to our table, not even a drink order was taken. After 20 minutes we got up and left. There were many people working there and the restaurant was far from crowded, meaning more empty tables than full.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Food was great, waiting for it for 2 hrs not so much

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We sat outside. Server and staff seemed overwhelmed by the volume of customers. In addition, my girlfriend's order -- Mahi mahi with coucous -- arrived undercooked. It was taken back and a new piece of fish arrived, sans the sides on the menu. I spoke with the manager, who apologized, offered dessert and coffee at no charge. Then the Mahi mahi order was deleted from out bill.

Greatly appreciated. Over all, the food was quite good, if long-delayed in arriving. Credit to the manager for addressing our concerns in a direct and quick manner.

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Terrible service from the managers kitchen staff. Extremely slow. Took 45 minutes to get drinks. Do not eat here.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Good experience worth consideration

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1.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Food was poor. Lots of staff running around but very poor service with much delay in food arriving and then food was not very tasty. There are much better restaurants in this city and Aqua needs to come up a lot to be a competitor.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

A bit disappointing. The food was really good, but our server was just completely overwhelmed. Service was very slow with a lot of apologies. Kind of hurt the overall experience. Was there 2 hours 15 minutes. Didn’t seem that busy. But the food was really good.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Always consistently good. Convenient location to both sides of the bay. Great bar and ambiance.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Used to really like this Restaurant - live in the area and thought it had a nice view and atmosphere. It looks a little tired and worn out. Wait staff had the same blah attitude.

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1.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good service and quite good food. Better than expected

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3.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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

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2.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2017

Great place, Roberto was a great server !!

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on October 20, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on August 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

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

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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