Restaurante' Ariel

4.6
220 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
“Ariel” is the masterpiece of Chef Ariel Rodriguez. After years of upholding the highest culinary standards as the Chef & owner of the legendary “Augusto’s,” he has reimagined the space and stamped his name on it. Creating a renewed space for his culinary artistry with the highest service standards.
Join us and enjoy Chef Ariel's gastronomic creations that will delight your senses!


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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 220 people are saying
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Bing
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food variety and superb service. One of the top three fine dining restaurants in Puerto Rico. Definitely recommend it for business lunch and for intimate family dinner. Quality control is always a priority at Ariel.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!

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samuelr
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno todo, as always. Encargado de la mesa espectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience…

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Efren512
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!

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Buffalobite
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience as always

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samuelr
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service an the value for food. Very nice !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is a little gem of a restaurant. As a tourist I would never have know about this place which is hidden inside a Courtyard by Marriott. By chance I had struck up a conversation with a native who told me about it and I’m sure glad he did. The food was sublime and the prices quite reasonable for that quality of food. I’m so glad I was able to experience it and I would definitely try it again in my next visit to San Juan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Appetizers were good we had the octopus carpaccio, the meat tartar has amazing. We didn't love the rabbit fettuccine. My husband ordered the short ribs which were good but the branzino filet in champagne sauce was far more superior. Delicious! Really wanted to try the souffle but they were all out... we had the crème brûlée which was ok. Service was pretty slow, it was busy but still they took too long even to give us the cocktail menu when we arrived, i had to wave the waiter for him to come and offer something to drink.. food made up for the service

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absolutfunwoman
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Our server was personable and did an outstanding job.
Food was excellent and prepared to our liking.
Will definitely with her.
Janice and Tony.

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vipBecca08
Caribbean
13 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expectacular . Muy amables y serviciales. La pase divino con mis hermanas y mi madre.

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JorgeP
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. Beverages ok as well as dessert. Not a good place to drink Martinis.

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Chendo
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent gourmet food , nice presentation and superb mixture of flavors. Highly recommended

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Vic11
Caribbean
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very proper ambience for a business brunch. Excellent food!

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vipOttoF
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazingly good as well as the service…..

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Siendo un lugar tan costoso no sirvieron pan a la mesa, sin embargo he visitado restaurantes mucho más económicos y nunca falta el pan para los comensales. La atmósfera es anticuada.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely magnificent service. Staff very friendly and attentive. The food was exquisite. The risotto with Parmesan and black truffles was delicious. Very generous portion that my husband and I split. His beef Wellington was done to perfection and absolutely delicious. My duck was perfectly prepared. The blueberry crisp topped off a perfect evening. Next time we visit the island we will definitely make a reservation. They also gave a very generous pour on the Belvedere and MaCallan. Prices were reasonable in my opinion. Janice & Tony.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Not as good as other times we’ve gone. Service was slow and foos was average. We’ve been there several times and have loved it. Yesterday was not one of those days.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, a perfect martini, complete wine list and a fantastic sommelier, the food was delicious and great service! My compliments to the Chef!

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JacobL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best team combined with amazing French cousin!!!

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vipGermanMoyer
Caribbean
41 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderfully fresh and varied ingredients become amazingly balanced dishes under Chef Ariel’s mastery !!!

Plies the best sommelier and curated wines in San Juan

DONT MISS IT.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special attention received from top sommelier Marcos Mercado.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular siempre

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vipBing
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very consistent throughout the years and very centrally located. Captain and waiters are first class and know the menu very well. Had a special last night , veal scaloppini , which was very tasty over a bed of pasta. Will certainly return soon.

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JOFRE
Orlando
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer at Ariel. Really impress with the chef special. Wine list impecable

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vipRoberto
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. As well as great wine list!

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ToryB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we had an amazing meal! Ariel's is definitely one of our favorite restaurants in San Juan, if not our absolute favorite!

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vipGermanMoyer
Caribbean
42 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful octopus carpaccio with flowers and pickled micro veggies, a tasty white Alto Adige Terlaner as wine pairing and ultra fresh cartucho (local Puerto Rican deep sea snapper) with piperade!

What a great Friday late lunch.
Plus their usual excellent service.

VIVA ARIEL!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Mal servicio,

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lynnsr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, service, ambiance and delectable food. Looking forward to another visit in the future

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vipcamillefontz
Caribbean
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great eat and outstanding service. Hidden gem!

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MaryM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, great service.
We will be back !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my son's 19th bday with my 8 & 13yo daughters. Everybody recieved the same level of respect and service, my daughters weren't babied. We went for lunch, right when they opened. Beautiful set up for fine dining. Everything we ordered was amazing! It was a wonderful dining experience!

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BonnieN
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would have given this restaurant a five star however most of the food that came out was very salty. The Caesar salad had too much dressing that it was saturated. When we told the Waiter the salad had too much dressing it was almost as if he took personal offense to it and then our service when down hill from that point.

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vipCarlosF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic birthday celebration for my wife.

Outstanding chef's selection tasting menu paired with some awesome wines.

Gracias to Ariel + his amazing staff

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vipChrisY
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Our usual picks didn’t have tables today so we tried this spot. Boy were we glad the others were too busy for us! What a find. Great food, wine ambiance and price. Thank you Ariel.

FAQs

Restaurante' Ariel offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (787) 725-7700.

Restaurante' Ariel is rated 4.6 stars by 220 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.