Aqimero

4.3
405 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are in town passing through and the hotel restaurant seemed like the most convenient option. The food was very good. Distinctively fresh. But it was the wait staff that made the experience. They were all delightful, helpful, patient and overall just a pleasure.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drinks and service were superb. The staff was so accommodating, especially the manager Gabe. He was very helpful in explaining the menu options and aided the staff to make sure we received our food in a timely fashion.

R
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is now our favorite restaurant . The room is beautiful, the drinks are creative, the menu has a huge variety of small bites and a varied selection of entrees. (The potato leek soup is to die for).

OV
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food is ok, not really as special as it would be made out to be. Expensive.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was wonderful! Starting from the time we checked in, to the very end !
Our wonderful server was Daniel, who left a lasting impression and really exuded excellent customer service. He was so attentive and made great recommendations! He was on point with everything! — thank you Daniel !

The food was great ! Very delicious and fun. Our absolute favorite was the chicken and waffles, French toast and that bacon is just soooooo yummy !! And let’s not forget the delicious cocktails . We had all of them and they were great !

Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Can’t wait to go back !

Best Brunch Ever !

TS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing time. Unlimited brunch and a good friend was spectacular. 3 hours felt like 1 hour. We tried alot of dishes about 3 in total and they were all amazing. We plan to make it at least once a season.

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My new favorite brunch location💕

LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved brunch, drink and food very good value. Our servers were amazing, Daniel and Brett were amazing ! We will definitely return and recommend

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Other than a flat glass of Prosecco it was excellent

JP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

The service was horrible. My mother got sick the next day. I believe it was the crab avocado salad she had. I would not go back. It is very pricey and I dont mind the price but its what you get for the price that just doesnt equal up. The server was horrible.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our interaction with the host more than we enjoyed the interactions with our server.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and friendly professional service.

JK
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was one of the quieter restaurants in Philly. My husband and I could have a conversation and not have to speak loud. The service was excellent and the meal was very enjoyable. Portion were larger than we expected. I have already recommended it to friends and we will return.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Slightly tucked off on the side of a very beautiful lobby, good food, maybe not exceptional but I enjoyed the Octopus and the service was pleasant although could be more present.

MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

z
New York Area
49 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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Excellent food and service.

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.

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.

R
New York Area
10 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

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

Very classy brunch spot! You cannot beat the price!

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.

L
New York Area
28 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.

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.

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

Amazing food and service

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

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

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

OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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

Everything was great, power lunch is perfect.

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.

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

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

KN
Chicago
10 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.

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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