Aqimero

4.2
391 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service from the host to our server and the manager! The food was fantastic. Our overall experience could not have been any better!

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JB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Not good. Very bad service. Didn’t have a plain bagel and just brought an everything one without asking. Coffee was cold. Took forever to get the check.

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Best guacamole we have ever had, crave-worthy! Service was great! Highly recommend!

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RP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

food was very good. The place was very cold, with a winter storm type of type of temperature.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was just about a perfect evening. Music, but not too much, some background, but you could talk, tables far enough apart for privacy but not too much. Food - perfectly prepared (Great picanha!) and presented. Waitstaff great (Thank you, Bobby). Chef (Vincent!) stopped out to chat and to speak about the food and about Aqimero. Nice way to celebrate our anniversary.

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z
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Richard Sandoval impressed us again. We are fans and repeat visitors to his NYC outposts Maya and Zengo, and have visited his Dubai restaurant Toro Toro. So, we came to Aqimero with some high expectations. We were not disappointed. The lobby of the 100+ year-old Ritz Carlton lobby provides a dramatic backdrop for what is essentially a shared plate/tapas type of experience. The food was amazing, as was the service. I highly recommend sharing-- we had the charred romaine, 3 anticuchos (skewers, ~1.5 oz or 3 pieces each)-- hanger steak with chimichurri, chicken, and queijo coalho, the stuffed poblano, and the street corn tostadas-- all of which were amazing and more than enough food for two people. We ended with the Banana Pudding, which we couldn't finish but gladly took with us. I would highly recommend Aqimero, whether you are staying at the hotel or not.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

$100+ tab for two without drinking alcohol. Tasty food. Small quantities.

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MB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I dined here while staying at the Ritz. We went on a Saturday evening and it was practically empty. The food was very good, but the prices were a bit high especially on the wine, which was a very skimpy poor for the price tag. Service was good and we especially liked the host who was friendly, energetic and aimed to please.

Service at the Ritz overall is exceptional, but you get what you pay for. It needs to be when you are paying top dollar for nearly everything.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mary & Mary took great care of us! Excellent service, food & ambience- will definitely return!

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DT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service.

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LW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

After a day of travel it was a good alternative to have a very good restaurant in the hotel, rather than venturing out on a rainy evening. The service and food was very good.

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MD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambiance great, the food was delicious, and service was good a bit slow but the staff was warm and friendly. Over all I enjoyed it.

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ( including 2 young grandsons) went for Father’s Day brunch and it was spectacular. The menu included the normal brunch offerings but with a creative twist. Service was great and they were so nice to the boys

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TE
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Very classy brunch spot! You cannot beat the price!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Brunch and Bubbles is totally worth it. Cinnamon rolls are amazing. Best huevos rancheros I've ever had. Wife loves the avocado toast too.

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L
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints! The guacamole with spicy crab, the octopus appetizer is awesome with the caramel sauce and the veal chop is juicy and flavorful. My husband loved his scallop entree as well.

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H
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive staff, able to get us to our show on time. Food was excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service

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OT
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was amazing!!! Our server Daniel was so great!! I definitely recommend the endless brunch and bubbles

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F
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting, fabulous bar, enjoyable food, pleasant service.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This brunch is one of the best that I have experienced!

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JD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great, power lunch is perfect.

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JP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

My seared ahi tuna came out way over done as did my fiancé’s steak. She order her steak medium rare and it came out well done. Worst $45 steak of all time. The place was almost completely empty too so there should have been no reason for the food to come out less than perfect.

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d
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. Ambience and noise not so great.

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KN
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Favorite place when I'm staying at the Ritz, great restaurant hotel to either eat alone or with work colleagues. The setting is nice, food is good, service is great.

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CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was amazing and so was the food. The building itself is gorgeous.

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QO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious and beautifully presented! The service tended to be a tad slow at times, even though there were only three small tables at the time we were dining. We were celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary, and even though we noted this in our reservation, the server did not acknowledge the occasion in any way, not even to wish us a happy anniversary. I would have expected more thoughtful, personal attention from a restaurant at The Ritz.

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ED
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food took quite a long time to come out, but when it did, it was quite good. One of our coworkers ordered a steak medium rare that came out well done, and it took another 30 minutes to receive a new steak. The staff was apologetic, but the distraction was awkward and weird.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

The first time I ate here is was fine, this time the service was terrible. I complained all during the meal to try to get a waiter and it took 20 minutes for them to take a drink order and then it was all downhill from there.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It’s a beautiful space but the portions are incredibly small, like ridiculously small for what you pay.
I had to get up and go find the server the pay our bill. I probably wouldn’t go back

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i
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The servers missed many requests. They were cordial, but didn't seem very professional. The ambience was really nice, but the food and service was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Anniversary

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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Came here for the $50 endless brunch and had a reservation. All started off well, got our drinks and apps in a timely fashion and were very good. Then it all went downhill. We ordered main courses and after over 45 minutes of waiting and no one coming by we asked about our food. It still didn't show up over 20 minutes later and we had to go so we asked for the check. As the bill came so did one of the meals. Took one bit of the eggs and pulled a piece of plastic out. As great of the value as this brunch sounds it wasn't worth it at the end of the day.

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Unorganized and not prepared for the amount of guests. Runner brought us incorrect dish. Long wait for our meal selections. Long wait for drink refills. Served cold coffee. Manager deducted dessert and coffee order without requesting. Bar ran out of ginger beer. Seems to be poorly managed.

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DD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, very elegant venue. The service was top notch and the food expertly prepared.

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

Do not recommend the Mother's Day brunch. Absolutely the worst in the city. Overpriced for a very average brunch. Not a great service. Very disappointed!

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JH
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff went ABOVE AND BEYOND. They even offered to run out and buy Gluten free bagels for my son, but they made him gluten free French toast from scratch, and he loved it!!! The Mother’s Day brunch was delicious!!

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TF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management and staff were extremely friendly, courteous and went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. The food and drinks were exceptional and we are definitely going back.

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L
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Lovely place But horrible wait staff service.
Waitress was nowhere to be found while waiting 30 min to give orders. Ordered Omelette with bacon & jalapeño. When omelette was delivered, no bacon & regular pepper instead of jalapeño. Ended up returning the omelette.
At the end, at conclusion of meal, waited another 30 min for the waitress bring the check

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TR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! Our server was awesome!!! Great 40th birthday dinner for my husband!

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