Almaviva

4.5
166 Reviews
$30 and under
Caribbean
Presenta la gran cocina del Chef Alvaro Sosa, quien fusionando elementos de la gastronomía local caribeña y regional puertorriqueña, crea una de personalidad propia.

Almaviva by Alvaro Sosa se compone de varios espacios [terraza, restaurante, bar, salones privados y una cava/tienda]

El restaurante, de ambiente cosmopolita, también incluye espacios para cenas o eventos privados, tales como tastings, promocionales, u otros. Tienen la flexibilidad de funcionar como espacio adicional al restaurante. puede comunicarse al 787-9360055 o almavivares@gmail.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 166 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we arrived they treated us like royalty. It was a gorgeous place. Our sever Alex, she was our server and was phenomenal. So sweet and attentive! The manager|owner gave us free shots of moonshine in different flavors and two deserts bc it was one of our birthday. It was just an amazing time. The food was exceptional! So yummy!! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to ppl visiting Puerto Rico. It was an amazing experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service where excellent! Would definitely recommend.

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Marjorie
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lo recomiendo al 100%. Excelente servicio y comida.

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viptio1349
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almaviva is always a joy. Take your pick from appetizers and entrees you won’t be disappointed. Service is always excellent with Maria this past evening and previous servers stop by to say Hi! The sommelier is well-versed with the restaurants collection and prices are reasonable. Whenever we make a reservation, we dream about the wonderful meal that awaits us.

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alex
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Cocktails were amazing.

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JeremyR
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maria was a wonderful and knowledgeable server. Everything we had was delicious although didn't care much for the empanada. Staff was quick and courteous and downright lovely. Will definitely go back when I'm in PR again

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vipBritboy15
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My lobster pasties and beef stew were delicious. Fun to go into small wine cellar. Shame no coffee. Celebrity chef a cut above others.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

From the service to the overcooked fish.
Was a bad experience

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vipGQjerry18
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

To start off with the place is beautifully decorated and has wonderful ambience. The servers were very friendly. However the menu online is nothing like the menu that you’re given at the restaurant. When I inquired about this the waitress told me that that the menu online is very old. My husband ordered the beef tenderloin which was an overcooked dry hamburger. Very disappointing

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DarrenC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid overall
Chef is creative and presentation is appealing
Music was good at first - old school salsa but then shifted to some Latin pop reaggaeton which was inconsistent with the classy ambiance- I’m guessing the manager went home at that point - also the lights kept on going brighter and darker - I guess some kinks to work out but very enjoyable meal

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vipSJFOODIE
Caribbean
41 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed by this great neighborhood gem! Service by Chiqui is always outstanding.

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vipDebbieChamblee
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Superb meal at a beautiful restaurant. Great cocktail list. No wine list is currently available, so we got a personal tour of the wine cellar to pick our own bottle, which was reasonably priced. We had lobster and vegan eggplant mofongo. Both were delicious. Server was very knowledgeable and friendly, but there were not enough servers, so service was a bit slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelent restaurant!

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ShannonP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a must go. I’ve never had a better meal in my life. The service was excellent, the food... I can’t even find the right words to justify how good it was. If you’re looking for a great meal, go here.

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Sonilopani
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I went with a friend on a Friday from 5:30 until 8:00 pm. We just ordered an appetizer (pork belly) and a bottle of wine. We didn't eat a full meal but what we ate was very good. We sat on the outdoor area facing Ashford Ave. which was very busy and entertaining to watch all the tourists walking by. The service was excellent and the ambiance very nice. The interior of the restaurant is nicely designed and spacious. There was live music (jazzy) starting at around 7 pm which we could hear softly from the front outdoor area. It was an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

El cóctel Moscow mule no estaba en el vaso correcto ya que esa bebida debe ser servida en un vaso de stainless steel.
Y considero que deben cambiar el estilo de música por uno un poco más moderno, crear el ambiente es mega importante.

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Alli
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic atmosphere.
Would diffinitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Innovative menu, well presented, great quality. Really enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El servicio estuvo excelente.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was extremely helpful and kind. Food delicious, will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is good, not great. Wine selection is ample but pricey. Ambiance has dropped from elegant to casual dining. No dress code and at times loud noise level. Definitely not a relaxing dining experience.

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Perly
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Deben pedir el aperitivo del Pork Belly! Excelente servicio de parte de Mariangela, muchas gracias.

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Monique
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was out of this world. Desserts are must! Service was exceptional. Would go again and again💕

JM
JoseM
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent in many ways

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CSVM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I had to return the appetizer because it was semi-cooked, not suitable to eat. Very bad first impression.

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ConradoA
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Beautiful decor and excellent food quality although small portions. The “market price” items were very expensive. The service was SLOW with the waitress “missing in action” most of the evening. Will give it a second chance....

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CherylAngelo
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding at Almaviva. The best meal we had in all of Puerto Rico!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, drinks main courses must be more consistent. I definitely love the place. Cheers

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VanessaM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good flavors and menu options! very good service. 100% recomended.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es un lugar agradable, donde ademas de la comida el servicio es bueno. Sin duda los empleados son amables y cordiales. Una vez nos sentamos no tardaron en servirnos. Fue mas de lo que esperaba. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was really great! We got a special 5-course for Valentines Days, excellent selection!

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vipEdmyP
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was really delicious.
However the menu has totally changed, so we couldn’t have any of our favorites.
We had the lobster + octopus salad
Cazuela for desert ( delicious)
Everyone was really nice
We sat outside I think was great to keep distance
Drinks need a little bit more attention, there was no flavor in our the mezcal drink.
The buńuelos were amazing!

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NandoA
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most beautiful restaurants in Condado, we've made several visits and always have a wonderful experience. Service is excellent - efficient, warm and gracious. The cocktails are unique, well-balanced and always served with style and flair. The menu has changed since our last visit, but we were very happy to find new favorites - particularly the ahi tuna antigua appetizer that I wish was an entree. If you are looking for a place for a special occasion, Almaviva is a great choice.

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viptio1349
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second experience this year. The staff was friendly and professional. Mia was our server and she was very attentive.
The chef is creative and the meals were delicious.
This is definitely a place that is worth a visit!

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vipIvanP
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The location is central, the decoration nice and modern, the food is Puerto Rican with a modern twist and the people very friendly. One of the best choices in San Juan

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vipparm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner here. The food was amazing and the service was incredible!

We were having a tough day and Nina, in particular, really made sure we had a great time and great dinner. She also went above & beyond to make sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our meal. We will defiantly be going back again.

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DorisM
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida excelente. El servicio excepcional. El ambience provocador.

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vipSJFOODIE
Caribbean
41 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almaviva is a nice neighborhood gem. Great, and consistent, Puertorican twist flavor. Recommended!

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RayA
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place great ambience love that they do a cocktail with fernet delicious food and the way they cook it would never expect it.

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AnthonyG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, this is a must stop if your a "Foodie". Everything we had was an amazing combination of flavors and aromas. I had the lamb, which was "like butter". My wife had the Caribbean Lobster. Melted in your mouth, and the infused butter was to die for. We went on a Thursday night during the Covid restrictions and our service was A+. We were the only diners and never felt uncomfortable. If you come to Puerto Rico you must eat here.

FAQs

Almaviva offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 936-0055.

Almaviva is rated 4.5 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.