Riva at Fairmont El San Juan

4.6
20 Reviews
$50 and over
International
Riva at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is a New York influenced fine dining restaurant offering a five-course tasting menu.

The experience will start with some light bites followed by a choice of appetizers, selection of a handmade pastas, entrée and dessert.

The Art Deco inspired design can be felt all around from the décor to the plating and glassware. Attention to detail and excellence in both dining and service will make your evening one to remember.

Looking forward to hosting you soon!
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.9
service
4.1
ambience
4.3
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bruneta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We were confused when we first arrived,we were walkes into a hotel area that looked more like a meeting room instead of a cozy romantic restaurant,other than that food is good for its price.Its a chef's menu consisting of 5 courses and service was on point.

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vipElynaP
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING !!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner here at Riva. Their 5 course tasting menu was fantastic, can’t wait to come back to try the dishes we didn’t select. Service was outstanding and wine list very impressive as well. Can’t miss this if traveling to San Juan.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best risotto of my life! Will definitely come back!
Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. It is my new favorite restaurant in PR

JP
JustineP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Riva is a MUST!

Trendy. Elegant. Class. Delicious. Everything that you would want from a dining experience. From the chic decor to upscale presentation, you will enjoy a five star overall experience. The owners and chef have done a wonderful job with curating the perfect tasting menu, not to mention having a well versed team to deliver a great product. It’s a glimmer of NYC within the diamond of Puerto Rico.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipALDLLO
Caribbean
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Good food. The ambiance has improved, but it needs more work. The lighting is too bright and the main room needs some work.

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vipALEXISD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Ambiente frío en términos de decoración y la mesa no tenía los servicios de mesa elegante.
La comida excelente.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding once again. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to have dinner with our 4 yo daughter. We were pleasantly surprised by the fine dinning experience. The recently opened restaurant by an NYC chef, offered a modest, but carefully curated wine list to create a perfect “maridaje” for the menú. You can choose between a 3 or 5 course dinner. I went for the 3 course thinking that 5 dishes would be too much food. However the delicate “bites” of the the first five course dinner is a must! The owner came out to cater our picky eater and made the perfect pasta with butter and cheese plate. Riva is a must in PR!

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LUISV
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

El plato principal no estaba al nivel y calidad del servicio, pescado gomoso , no tenia sabor ...

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vipAlexandriaGirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was absolutely amazing. There is one room off to the side where we were originally seated that was a little sad in ambience. When the staff intuited our concern, they moved us immediately. We absolutely loved it -- was a terrific meal!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time here, exquisite service & attention to detail. Food is 5 stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome! My veal was cooked perfectly. Great wine list with many older selections. 10/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! Food and service were great!

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CB10028
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly phenomenal service. Food was rich and decadent, perfect for a vacation. Ambience is a little sparse as the restaurant is configured for COVID times, but would still highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Michelin quality food and amazing service. 5 course tasting well worth price. Must eat in San Juan!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our waiter was excellent, the multiple waiters asking for our service was a bit overwhelming at times

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vipTito
Caribbean
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our experience did not live up to the 5-star ratings. Only the service was excellent. The food and ambiance were average. The room feels like a hotel conference room with tables spread around, with the cold lighting also contributing to the unimpressive atmosphere. The food was ok; my veal loin was about one-third fat. The wine selection skews expensive, with few good options for less than $100.

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vipJosea
Caribbean
17 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, great food. Decoration and ambience has to be improved

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Shireen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very happy with the food and service.Great attentive staff!

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Bees
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around! Dishes were so complimentary to each other. Great mix of flavors and textures in each course. Will never forget how smooth cutting the filet mignon was, it was cooked truly too perfection. The chocolate dessert was so tasty, I thought of ordering another one yet contained myself. The restaurant has a minimalistic yet elegant ambiance, great for an intimate dinner. Also, their wine list is fenomenal and deverse! Lorenzo, the waiter, was very attentive, informative and made me feel at home. Was greeted by Matthew and Mr. Miller, all were very welcoming. They said there menu changes about every 4 weeks to ensure freshness of ingredients; can't wait to visit again!

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vipADS1627
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and great service. Very accommodating to dietary requests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and outstanding service. Beautiful dining room. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine selection and the experience went beyond my expectations.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dinner here at Riva. The 5 course tasting was fantastic and the portions were perfect progressing throughout the meal. The canapés were very fun and a standout for me (those doughnut holes with foie gras 🤤). Service was outstanding from start to finish, never had to wait too long for the next course. Cannot wait to come back to try the other dishes. Exciting new restaurant on the island would highly recommend!

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vipALDLLO
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and the service were great. The tasting menu has very interesting dishes. However, the decoration is not up to the food and price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

The food is fantastic!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has left the best impressions! Hospitable hosts, delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, wide wine list and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I would like to come back here again and again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at the Riva was the best surprise. I made a last minute reservation here and luckily got in because it was one of the best meals I’ve ever had. The service was impeccable and the staff could not have been nicer. They had just opened the place a few days before we dined with them so they were like a well oiled machine, checking on us and refilling our drinks and making sure anything we needed was brought out ASAP. We did the tasting menu and they were so good about timing everything perfectly and letting us know when the next dish would be out! The gnocchi was 10/10 and melted in my mouth and the only thing better was the pumpkin tortellini. Want to go back immediately!

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Riva at Fairmont El San Juan is rated 4.6 stars by 20 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.