Aqimero

4.2
677 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Latin
Situated in the lobby of The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Aqimero offers the chance to unwind while savoring wood-fired grill flavors. Expect nothing short of excellence from acclaimed chef and Aqimero restaurateur Richard Sandoval. Our kitchen features wood-burning grill and Latin-inspired notes that enhance the tastes of an eclectic menu, while a stunning atmosphere encourages guest-to-guest connections over shareable plates and carefully crafted cocktails. It is our pleasure to serve residents and visitors alike in a relaxed setting where memorable dishes are expertly executed and stylishly served.
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Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $200.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2022

    Join Aqimero for a delicious 4-course Valentine's Day dinner on Saturday, February 12th or Monday, February 14th with sommelier curated wine pairings for $200 per guest. 1st Course: Seafood Tower with colossal shrimp, crab claws, local oysters and seasonal ceviche paired with your choice of Chandon Brut or Chandon Rosé Sparkling Wine. 2nd Course: Wood Grilled Avocado Salad paired with Domaine Hubert Brochard Tradition Sancerre 3rd Course: Your choice of Surf & Turf, Stuffed Poussin or Lamb Chops paired with Gaja Ca’Marcanda Promis Red Blend 4th Course: House-made Churros and Chef’s Petite Desserts paired with Pink White Hot Chocolate
  • Valentine's Endless Bubbles & Brunch

    $90.00 per person

    Feb 12 - Feb 13, 2022

    Join Aqimero for a special Valentine's Endless Bubbles & Brunch on Saturday, February 12th and Sunday, February 13th from 12PM - 3PM. Indulge in 4-Courses of brunch specialties alongside bottomless bubbly cocktails for $90 per guest, finishing with our special pink hot chocolate and house-made churros.

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 677 people are saying
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Cait
Orlando
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the bottomless bubbles brunch which comes with 4 courses, it was way too much food for 2 people! The food was excellent, the service was great, our waitress checked up on us often and made sure we always had drinks. She even put a candle in the final course after noticing it was my boyfriends birthday. That was a very sweet touch. We had a great time and would definitely do brunch again with Aqimero.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia. The food, the atmosphere, the staff all really excellent! The experience is truly amazing!

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Joey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Food was not worth the price. It was mediocre at best. Last time we will go there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Poconos
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Aqimero is a great place for a drink. The bar is top notch and the bartenders are attentive and professional. The meal was disappointing. My kale Caesar salad was soaked with dressing rendering it inedible. The waitress never inquired about our salads, and a busboy removed the full salad plate before I could let her know that it could not be eaten. The burgers were fine, but our request for truffle fries was ignored. We were charged for the upgraded fries but the waitress immediately removed the charge when it was brought to her attention. We’ll drop by the Ritz Carlton for drinks on future trips to Philadelphia…on our way to another restaurant!

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BreB
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was delicious, the location was beautiful, the mimosas were definitely unlimited, however the service wasn’t great. We had to look for our server several times to get more drinks, we had to grab utensils from the table next to us because our main entrees had arrived and they had cleared the table of the cutlery.

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vipJewels
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service and mimosa’s. A menu with more of a variety would be better.

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AliyahA
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the bottomless bubbles brunch it was absolutely amazing we loved every minute of it. Our waitress was amazing and helpful. Jasmine told us about the menu and gave us recommendations that we truly enjoyed.

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Mimi
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worse service ever,waited 30 minutes just for try to get drinks that never came and and got my food before my coffee waitress was more worried about ever everyone else then her customer by far the worse place i ever been Applebees has better service.

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Emily
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Went for Xmas brunch. The mimosa and food was great (except for the main course, the main course is a bit ordinary). The service was a bit slow and sloppy, server was polite and nice but spilled drinks and we need to remind her to get it cleaned up. Also was informed the lamb chop was sold out, it’s disappointing as that was the only main course choice we wanted. The toasts were amazing, oyster was small and not very impressive. But the mimosa and Bellini was great and didn’t give me headaches like usual mimosa. I would say their usual bottomless brunch might be more worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice time with wife, food was great

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awdinner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grand lobby space with good but not great food. Good spot for a friend-meet up for drinks and a bite, but not ideal for a lovely dinner. A tad chaotic: dogs in strollers cruised by us, kids in sweatpants at the next table eating 38$ shrimp cocktail. When my vegetarian son asked for the cheese to be left off a flatbread on the menu, the server simply said NO because it was already made in the back. This was disappointing answer—especially at a Ritz.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibes on point. Food is incredible.

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carol
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service here was extraordinary. And yes, I will return. I had the queso fundido — Good for East Coast Mexican Food, but does not compare to what I got used to in Texas. The presentation was lovely though. Companion had one of the steaks, and reports that it was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Birthday Brunch

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RaissaT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I had an amazing experience! Everything was excellent from the service to the food! I highly recommend!

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KhadijaA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

I loved this place 10/10
The food was too yummy cocktails were good !
The ambiance was lovely overall a great experience

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LindaD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food was ok, but not memorable. The server was pleasant, but hassled although he did try to be accommodating. Very busy atmosphere and not particularly a relaxing experience. The dining area is basically an extension of the lobby area/bar
which makes the noise level high. I would not dine at this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience5

I was very excited about going however the food lacked luster. It was tasteless and very limited

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing.. Food delicious. Friendly

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thomb
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The food was not up to expectations for a restaurant in philly at this price point. Servers were very friendly and staff was great.

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vipMarnishiaG
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Ritz Carlton is an amazing hotel and to dine at a place inside of the establishment was a great experience. I will for sure be back for the bottomless brunch with my friends. Date night was perfect.

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Ruby
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host, Anthony, and our waitress Rachel were very attentive and took very good care of our party.

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vipNSNDC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thanksgiving and my Dad’s 89th birthday!

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AngelaD
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Fantastic food! The Aquimero BLT was a surprise favorite of everyone at the table. Highly recommend.

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hkfoodiebeltib
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

One of the three dishes was delicious, the Huevos Rancheros. One another egg dish meh, and the steak hash was absolutely disgusting. It was all oil, very little meat and overwhelmed with bell peppers. The service was exceedingly slow even when no- one was there.

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vipNinetta
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food totally disappointing; service was spotty, no sugar to accompany a pot of tea but did get lemon slices that looked as if they had been sliced two days prior. Eggs with toast came with one slice of bread.
I love Aqimero and hope that they will regain their former food and service level, but this visit was disappointing.

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vipKMDOC
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Good food, slow service. Restaurant employees were not all wearing a mask. Manager was joking around with a guest and used inappropriate language which takes away from the ritz carlton experience

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Grand
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

This is a great place to meet a date before you go to a restaurant. It has a great vibe, lively music, and pleasant staff. However, it is NOT a full-service "typical" steak house with white linen, choice of meat options, choice of sides, and a dining experience to as a nite on the town. So in summary, meet he/her at this location, get a great drink, have a seat, look around and people watch for a bit...then leave and go to a restaurant for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food- I highly recommend the huevos rancheros from the a la cart brunch menu. Fantastic service as well.

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vipBlink
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The food was pretty good ( not exceptional), the service was TERRIBLE! It took fifteen to twenty minutes after being seated before anyone took our drink orders. Our server, who was very personable and cordial, needed to bring the manager over to us to explain the brunch menu because she was not familiar with it. After she finally took our orders we barely saw her again, except when serving drinks, for which we had to ask other staff members. She did not return to our table periodically to inquire as to our needs. We observed her spending much of her time socializing with the patrons as opposed to serving them.

All of this was particularly disappointing since we wanted to treat our children to a nicer experience than it turned out to be. Not at all what one would expect from a Ritz Carlton hotel restaurant.

P.S. _ As this may have been an isolated incident, we would still recommend Aqimero to our friends. However, if a revisit proves to be a similar experience, then we would definitely not. Also, as we do not know if all aspects of the slow service were the fault of our server, we still left an 18% tip. However, had the service been up to standard, our tip would have been considerably more.

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Melo
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was really outstanding and they made the night special for my mom as we were celebrating her birthday. Would definitely go back.

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foodie
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

My spouse and I went for brunch. The food was not good. My husband ordered a medium steak, it came back rare and tough. My charcuterie board's meat was bad.
They also need to offer more for brunch and gluten free items.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Seat (sofa) was wet

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

You are eseentially in a large lobby at old wooden tables, which hurts the ambience. But the food was outstanding.

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NOOO
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

For a Ritz-Carlton, that’s not what we expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Having been to restaurants at other Ritz Carlton properties, my wife and I decided to celebrate an occasion here thinking it would live up to our previous experiences. We were however very disappointed. The property itself is beautiful (tables, decor etc..) but the service and food were lacking. I understand short-staffed restaurants after COVID, but our server mostly ignored our table while continuously chatting with patrons in other tables. And when she did come over, she seemed like she was always in a rush to leave. An hour after taking our order, we asked about our food and we suddenly got everything at the same time. The appetizer (shrimp quesadillas) came cold with the entrees. The steaks were lukewarm, Picanha steak needed seasoning, the fries were under-cooked and soggy, and our server decided to bring me (alone) a steak knife long after we started eating even though we both had steak. For the price, we expected more.

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PriscillaD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved it ! My best friend and I had a great time

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vipCaptNick
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious dinner for my wife’s birthday. Very interesting food and great presentation. A bit loud in the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton on a busy night but still super enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful place and great vibe!

FAQs

Aqimero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 523-8200.

Aqimero is rated 4.2 stars by 677 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.

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