Restaurante' Ariel

4.5
163 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 he’s name on it. Creating a renewed space for his culinary artistry with the highest service standards.
Join us at “Ariel” to enjoy Chef Ariel 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
What 163 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dalonso
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food3service3ambience3

They didn't have most of the entrees on the menu. I asked for a champagne brands that was listed an they didn't have it either. Total disaster

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vipCarlosP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food !!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena experiencia,lo recomiendo .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food!

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vipKathleenK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we enjoyed our dinner very much especially the quiet ambiance and the food quality. The variety of the menu was appreciated and the accommodation of a special request was no problem. Hope to be back soon and have already recommended Ariel several times.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

They were very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday Brunch! So the next table was a bit loud? No problem! It’s all fun and fantastic ambience. Willie is a most warm and accommodating captain. The fresh Cod was my personal highlight. You gotta save space for the popcorn ice cream!

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AurelioS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at the level of fine dining experience

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ADRIELL
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELENTE SERVICIO Y BUEN AMBIENTE POR ESO ES UNO DE MIS RESTAURANTES FAVORITOS

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joser
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate Birthday - everything delicious . Variety of house specials

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vipMichelleG
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service was slow but food was AMAZING.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Food was great but 4 dishes from the menu were not available and we were there at 6:30 PM. However one dish that was not available was served to the table next to ours just when we were leaving. The waiter let us know that they preorder the dish. So I guess that if you are coming from far away, just like we did, better check what they have available before making the 1 hour drive.

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vipRussellT
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. Awesome beef Wellington. Great service. Only concern was no chocolate soufflé available but try the olive oil cake with salted caramel ice cream and it was awesome too.

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nicoled
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible meal from start to finish. The staff was incredibly kind and friendly.

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HDanilo
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiente elegante, excelente servicio y una cena exquisita. ¡Volveremos pronto!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

No imaginé que en ese lugar fuera donde me iba a comer el peor flan de mi vida. Duro duro y el sabor como viejo. Todo lo demás súper bueno. Pero me encantan los postres y fui por el cheesecake y no había.

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Adrian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was good and so was food, the only downside was that they didn't have a lot of the food options that were on the menu.

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vipexcellent
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top restaurants in San Juan. Excellent food, service, and ambiance.

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vipJosephR
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

The first thing I noticed when I sat down was how easy it was to hear conversations from other tables. I quickly realized that this was because there was no music playing whatsoever; dead silence except for people's conversations. The valentine's day menu was alright, but way overpriced for what you got. The food was nowhere near as good as other local places like Marmalade but the 4 course meal was much more expensive. I opted to get the wine pairing and the server forgot to bring out my wine with my first dish until after I was done eating it.

As others have mentioned, the decor is dated and it feels like you're stepping back in time 20 years ago. If the food was above average it wouldn't matter as much, but the food just wasn't that impressive.

Overall I was completely underwhelmed, especially for the price. I will not be returning and would recommend others to choose one of the many better dining options in the San Juan area.

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camillefontz
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I loved their brunch. The quality and taste of the food were incredible, everything on the menu looked nice and creative. The service was friendly and in the best disposition to help us enjoy our time.

Lastly, Ariel is the first restaurant we’ve been to lately that are *really* enforcing capacity restrictions due to covid. We felt safe and enjoyed our visit. We are looking forward to visiting for dinner time.

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vipnaydar
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb all around! Highly recommended!

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Robert
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Unfortunately, the service was not the best. Overall, it was ok. The food was good but the actual place needs to be remodeled if they want to continue competing with other restaurants within the general area. Meanwhile, they need to replace the carpet ASAP.

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honestlytori
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were disappointed in our dining experience at Restaurante' Ariel. Here's why:

- The food is mediocre.

- The ambiance isn't great, especially for a date night. Think bright lights, weird carpet, dirty upholstery on the chairs, etc. I think my grandparents might like the vibe, but it's definitely not ideal for younger folks.

- It's overpriced. We're happy to pay a premium for good food and drinks, but Ariel simply isn't good value for money. There are plenty of restaurants in PR that combine good ambiance and delicious food.

On a positive note: the staff was very friendly and the pumpkin soup was delicious!

Overall, we likely won't be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently outstanding!

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DavidA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Average dining experience. Nive room, attentive service, "good, but not great food." Nothing to write home about, price a little on the high side so value...not so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Unfortunately, too many people. Different for other experiences in that restaurant before. Limited menu, no bread or anything while you wait for your food. One table guests were extremely loud.

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Laura
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for four to celebrate an important moment. Yet, when we got to the restaurant it was closed.

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vipKerriL
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set menu for New Year’s Eve. It was completely delicious. The service was excellent, and the wine list had a lot to offer. We would love to go back to try the standard menu.

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RobertoFortuno
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply EXTRAORDINARY. Loved the succulent food, even though for the day it was a fixed four course dinner, the service and the ambiance were just perfect for the four of us. My daughter had an appetite for something out of the menu and they were able to accommodate her taste. WE WILL BE BACK many times. Thank you, Ariel.

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vipRicardoA
Caribbean
35 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Great food, the best fried chicken anywhere. Good experience except for the annoying and obnoxious person in the next table playing their smart phone loudly with total disregard for the other customers.

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NataliaB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Servicio EXCELENTE. Nos atendió Mateo Miguel. Comida (brunch) riquísima, ostras, y el plato con el pastrami curado por 28 días.

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vipGis11
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful! The food was exquisite and the service superb!

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mannyv
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Felt rushed, they forgot to bring us our appetizer, at 7:45pm they were out of many menu items, they have lots of employees on the floor but you always need to raise your hand to get their attention.

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vipGermanMoyer
Caribbean
39 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent variety, quality and service! We always return and are once again surprised by its authenticity and charm.

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Eduar
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nuestra primera experiencia en Ariel fue para el Brunch. No será la última. El Chicken and Waffles nos pareció delicioso y las Tostadas Francesas de Lavanda también. Muy buena atención y precios módicos. Bien recomendado.

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vipElpepiniano
Las Vegas
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No fallan en servicio ni en la cena

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vipDennisS
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. So many options making it difficult to choose from. Beautiful Steak Tartare and Beef Wellington. Absolutely worth another visit

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ToryB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Restaurant Ariel is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in all of San Juan. If not my absolute favorite! You have to get the Gnocchi w/ Escargot, the Seafood PotPie, and my all time favorite their Fried Chicken. It is definitely the best fried chicken! I do want you to know that the whole fried chicken order with 4 sides is enough for 4 people. Especially if you want an appetizer and dessert! I highly recommend you give it a try!

FAQs

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

Restaurante' Ariel is rated 4.5 stars by 163 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.