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Agua Viva, Los Angeles, CA

Agua Viva

4.6
4.6
110 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
Agua Viva is one of the flagship restaurants in Chef José Andrés’s collection at Conrad Los Angeles. At this chic rooftop restaurant, Chef Andrés effortlessly weaves vibrant Asian flavors with Latin American influences, all while paying homage to his home country of Spain.

Our menu features diverse global flavors that reflect the true melting pot of LA. Designed to be shared, our dishes are as eye-catching as they are vibrant, flavorful, and deeply satisfying. As you decompress in our breezy dining room, enjoy sparkling platters of oysters; a bright, refreshing Young Coconut Ceviche studded with avocado and mango; Chef Andrés’s iconic Txule Burger, made with dry-aged ribeye; and whole fried sea bream, with fresh herbs and mojo verde.

Located within Conrad Los Angeles, a part of the stunning Frank Gehry-designed The Grand LA, Agua Viva features a promenade, bar area, and upper and lower dining rooms with terrace views of the mountains.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (213) 349-8585
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Christina Dominguez
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Weekend Brunch

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM,Sat - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS | 11 AM - 3 PM Our vibrant weekend brunch menu indulges in our signature Jamón & Eggs dish, a tantalizing combination of patatas bravas, eggs 63°, spicy tomato sauce, alioli, and jamón ibérico. For those with a sweet tooth, our Torrejas is a must-try - a decadent Spanish-style French toast made with brioche, seasonal fruit compote, and whipped cream. Our extensive menu also features lunch menu options, including Peruvian Scallops, Deviled Eggs, and Eggs Benedict with a "light as air" hollandaise sauce.

    Weekend Brunch Photo

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Great for scenic views

110 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place, modern on the expensive side and expensive parking but we will definitely be going back soon

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  2. HilaryJ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Agua Viva has a pleasant outdoor setting, but the food and drinks are way over-priced for small portions and fussy presentations. The carrot hummus seemed fine, but the decorations (carrot shavings, etc.) made it challenging to get to the small amount of hummus. The kale salad has a tiny amount of crispy kale (more like croutons and not crispy). The pineapple mocktail was tasty--but $15 was excessive.

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  3. CarolineL

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Lovely spot, mediocre food. Very expensive for what you get

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuvimos una velada excelente, aunque por la temporada había un poco de frío pero los chicos juntos con el mesero hicieron que la pasáramos genial, gracias por todo gran equipo y muy buena atención 10/10

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  5. FrenchFoodFan27

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The setting of this restaurant is beautiful. It's a tranquil environment perched above downtown with spectacular views. I normally don't enjoy the type of cuisine served at Aqua Viva. However, I thought the food was innovative and well done. Our waitress, Keri, was excellent. She really knew her stuff about the menu and she went out of her way to make sure we enjoyed our experience.

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  6. Review

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovey ambiance, service, views, and food was incredible. A needed restaurant in LA

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  7. SusanS

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was raining, so we dined on Agua Viva’s menu seated in San Laurel. It was lovely! The food is expensive but really delicious and you can’t beat the ambience on the lobby level of the Conrad. Everything is gorgeous!

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  8. ttara

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was hard to find so better signage would be grand.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We want for brunch. The drinks were good and service was excellent. The setting is beautiful. Unfortunately, the kitchen did not know how to poach eggs and the first eggs Benedict had 2 hard boiled eggs; when we asked for properly poached eggs, they came raw and wet. We’ll know better next time.

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  10. Avvv

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, great food and spectacular views ! Food a bit pricey but overall well worth the experience

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  11. SharonS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor setting that's cozy with olive trees and beautiful lighting. Beautiful views of Walt Disney Concert Hall, City Hall and more. Food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Fine dining that felt affordable. Look forward to going back!

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  12. TracyP

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience5
    The food at Agua Viva was excellent however the portions were small & overpriced. We had the oysters to start & octopus(best dish), ribeye & deconstructed hand rolls as mains to share. Will revisit the Conrad as their location is perfect for dinner & drinks if seeing a show, concert or exhibit downtown. The Beaudry Room in the lobby has great views & staff.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    This is my 3rd dining experience at Aqua Viva and except for the service, which was excellent, I was sorely disappointed. It was my brother's birthday and we also had two relatives in from out of town. I had just eaten at Aqua Viva the week before and it was excellent. My brother loves Gazpacho and I raved about this one ... but it was overpoweringly acidic and awful. Inedible in my opinion and we sent it back. The crab croquettes had been great the week before - this time they were boring, lacking in flavor and light on the crab. The rest of the meal, for everyone, was just ok - but for the nearly $600 we spent for 5 people - not worth it. I don't think I'll go back and that's a bummer because the atmosphere is lovely. Oh one other note - they need more heaters. Even though they offer blankets to wrap around your shoulders - the restaurant is in a hotel. How hard is it to bring more outdoor heaters (which you know the hotel has) up to the restaurant when it is cold out. Total bummer really - especially for the money spent.

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  14. daler

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Can’t wait to go back here. The scallops are amazing

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  15. YaelLir

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Without the great manager we could not get a table. I asked for sliced fresh tomatoes, got a baked tomato.. Asked for bread, it didn't come and I had to ask again.. Omelet was nice, they didc not hear about adding onion in the omelet.. Nice view...

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our annual Friendsgiving brunch at Aqua Viva. Foods were delicious. Service was great. We’ll definitely come back again.

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  17. AdrianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic rooftop location with a great view. Amazing and friendly staff. The food and drinks were delicious. This was our first visit and we had an incredible experience, we will definitely be going back.

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  18. Marie

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my visit on Thursday afternoon with my friend to celebrate an early birthday brunch. The weather was perfect and provided clear rooftop views of the city. The service was excellent and the food presentation was beautiful. I enjoyed the unique flavors and wine selection experience at Agua Viva. Looking forward to returning soon!

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  19. NicholasH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely setting and both the service and food were very good. It looked like an excellent place for afterwork cocktails.

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  20. diningbydesign

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Location, location... Walk across the street to the Disney, so convenient. While dining,look across at the city and the mountains, beautiful day or night. But contrary to real estate speak, location isn't everything The food was fabulous. I wish we'd had many hours to spend. And I wish I had the recipe to the gazpacho!!!

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  21. Ginbot

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Expensive and relatively small plates but delicious

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  22. RogerM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    I love what Jose Andres does for the world. The venue is beautiful and a great place to go for drinks and enjoy the sunset. Unfortunately, the food options during lunch were not appealing and lacked flavor.

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  23. CarloG

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    My spouse and I had brunch reservations on 10/29/23. Upon entering the restaurant there was no one to greet us. Finally one of the hostess approach the front counter (the African American Hostess), who didn’t bother to greet us. I stated we had reservations for 2 at 1:00 pm. We waited to be seated about 40 minutes, until we finally got seated and we had specifically asked for a table with a view. There were a couple of tables available and she insisted on seating us at a table with no view. She said the tables with a view were reserved for bigger parties. Mind you there were 2 couples seating at a table for 4. Luckily I saw the manager and told him about our issued and he kindly apologized and sat us at a table of our choices. He comp us 2 appetizers and desert for our inconvenience which I thought it was very nice. Our server did make us feel welcome and made great recommendations, the food was great. Overall it was a decent experience. I will strongly suggest that hostess (African American) gets some serious training or they have to get to rid of her. Truly lacking customer service skills. We will definitely give Agua Viva another try as long as we don’t have to deal with that hostess.

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  24. Eddie928

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Peruvian scallops were really good. But the lobster roll and poke bowl was just okay for the price. The location and views were awesome and makes up for the expensive food. It's only our first time so we don't know how the rest of the menu is.

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  25. DonnaV

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely experience, great atmosphere, excellent food and service.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful dining experience at Agua Viva. The food was delicious, and the ambiance truly transported me to Cancun. The restaurant's atmosphere is so inviting. I highly recommend it.

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  27. JohnS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This is the first time I can remember giving less than a "5" for the food at Aqua Viva. The reason is, that I ordered the Ahi Poke, and I could only find a micro-hint of dressing. The Ahi seemed fresh, but I only tasted a trace [maybe as much as 1/4 tsp] of the onions, dressing and Macadamia nut. One minor contributing factor might have been that although I did not request it served on sushi rice, the kitchen sent it out that way. [Our server got the order right, and thus we weren't charged for the rice.]. That was the blandest raw fish I've ever eaten. Other dishes we ordered [eggs Benedict with Jamon, gazpacho, and the dessert profiterole], were great. We'll go back, but won't order the poke ever again.

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  28. Maria

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Customer service was great. Ambience was awesome. Cute little spot for a date night.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Overall, restaurant was good, but the hostess that took us to the table clearly had no desire to work, restaurant was mostly empty, however she declined to seat us in any other are but seat us really close to a large party, not that I mind but isn’t nice when you have plenty of tables empty, the justification was, it would take 15min to prepare the tables, however, new people came in and were seated there instantly, no table preparation needed. Food was good, but the first experience definitely changed the perspective of our visit.

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  30. THOMAS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for a rooftop restaurant with great views, elegant casual, and great food - the chicken dish was amazing, you will not regret this. Four of us went to celebrate a birthday, they provided a great-tasting cream puff dessert on the house. Our waiter Jimmy was pleasant, helpful, and attentive. It was a great evening.

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  31. AlanM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to hang out with friends and family. We had ask for a special dessert cocktail and they did one by mistake but after letting them know the drink was not what we asked for they immediately replaced it with the correct one. That made us feel special and they even brought out a cake for the bday boy. Will definitely be coming back

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  32. DonnaS

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stay at The Conrad because of food and Chef Christina at Aqua Viva!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply amazing! The ambience is beautful, but the food is the real star.

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  34. Armando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything standouts we're the sushi salmon, octopus and ribeye. Dessert the Chili mango amazing!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous ambience with attentive staff. Birthday visit and they really made it feel good!

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  36. AlyssaH

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly exceptional on every level. Excellent ambiance for a casually elegant business meeting.

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  37. Beth

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a team event at Agua Viva. Service was amazing, food was outstanding and the drinks were perfect. Overall wonderful experience.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food not good. Very expensive for the size. Not worth it at all

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was very good but very small portions. Great ambience on the rooftop

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  40. AaronP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, beautiful view and romantic ambience.

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FAQs

Agua Viva is rated 4.6 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 49 times today
Google Map for Agua Viva

100 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, Seafood, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christina Dominguez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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