RIVA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel
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!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
Burgundy Truffle, Pecorino, Brown Butter
Lobster, Shrimp, Calamari, Lemon
Summer Squash, Zucchini, Carrot Beurre Blanc
Excellent Service, Excellent Ambience. A different and amazing food experience. Excellent cocktails and wines. 100% recommended.
The service was outstanding
Riva was a pleasant surprise. The food and service were outstanding. We were reminded of a Michelin Star experience. The ambiance could use an upgrade, since we found the place a bit too bright and plain. Apart from that, no complaints whatsoever.
Amazing food and service. Highly recommend.
Excellent Service by the staff and sommelier. The food was on par with the great service. Expect fine dining prices
There is no doubt, Riva is one of the best restaurants in San Juan, with unique and inventive dishes. The evening started off with a surprise, a “vase” like cup of squash soup and a mini Arancini to whet the appetite. There is an extensive wine list with some very pricey wines. However, I decided to order a glass of wine with each course to match what I had ordered. We ordered Champagne by the glass, and followed with the first course of canapés, each different. This was followed by Hamachi Crudo. For the third course I had the tortellini and my wife the risotto. Each was exquisite and unlike any you have tried anywhere else. Then came the bread. Three different kinds, remarkable. For the fourth course, I had the chicken. This was not your usual chicken, as it was a “pressed” chicken breast. My wife had the halibut with a tasty unusual sauce. Finally dessert. I had the very chocolatey delight while my wife had the passion fruit cheesecake. Don’t miss this restaurant!
Fantastic experience. Food and service were on point. Will be back soon.
Recommended by a colleague, one of my new favorites. Beautiful food. Highly recommend.
Loved the menu. 5 course tasting menu but you get options for the courses. Fantastic all around but the pastas (we had the gnocchi with fresh truffle and the seafood risotto) were our favorites. Service was impeccable. Very good Wine list as well. Great job 🙌🏼
Excellent service, interesting food, but expensive overall. They have gone for the minimalistic ambiance which comes off as a college cafeteria. Really not worth it.
Fantastic food and service. Loved the Canapés.
When I made the reservation I was told that I would be buying an experience, and an experience indeed it was. The food was extremely overpriced and the portions are toddler size. Word of caution do not go there hungry. The service was good. The restaurant is painted a battleship gray with drab furnishings nothing fancy considering the experienced I was sold.I would definitely recommend skipping this one. RIVA , if you cannot improve you might want to consider closing those doors!
Staff was amazing, as well as food & wine. They all work so well together!!
Great food and service.
Excellent experience and service. The food was spectacular!
Wonderful meal and great service! My favorites were the Foie Gras appetizer, truffle gnocchi, the ravioli
Service was great. Amazing food!
Everything was wonderful!
Good service and delicious food
It was a amazing dinner great food and amazing service!!!
It was our honeymoon and that was the best experience EVER!!! The food was absolutely amazing. My fiancé is very particular with food and he loved every minute of experience and tried everything. He thought it was so delicious. Well worth the money!!!
Every course was delicious and the service was wonderful, have no complaints. Drinks were very good as well. Ambience is not loud with soft background music and just enough lighting. We added the caviar and left very full. Will definitely return.
Javier was very attentive to our needs. Food and ambience was amazing.
Great as always!!
Great service, food was delicious. A lot of people I've seen complain about the ambiance - it's just upscale and modern, that's all.
Very great experience!!!!
The owner was very engaged with clients and informative in regards to each course of the meal.
I highly recommend!!!!!
The food is good and unique, the atmosphere there is too quiet.
I was disappointed in the experience at RIva. They are striving to be fine dining but truly fall short. The food was flavorful but not very creative. They need to bush the boundaries if they want to be fine dining. The atmosphere was very pedestrian, reminiscent of the breakfast cafe at a hotel. The manager mentioned that they have banquettes and other tables were on order.
Good food and excellent service
The food and service was outstanding. Definitely a fine dining experience. The ambience was ok but not what I expected. We will be back for sure.
I highly recommend if you love fine dining !
Brought my husband for his birthday. Service & food was over the top fabulous. The team of former Daniel Balud, are extremely polished.
I’m not a big fan of the sterile atmosphere and overly lit space, but the food & service and friendliness of everyone, made me forget about that.
Perfect elevated experience. Not stuffy at all, friendly and attentive service, nice wine list, impeccable food… New York dining experience with Puerto Rican easy and warmth.
Fantastic meal this evening. Every course was thoughtful and exquisite. Some of the finest dining and incredible hospitality. Highly recommend! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Wow. Amazing food. Excellent value for the quality of the meal provided. Went with out of town friends, who were delighted.
Amazing food. Very high drinks prices. Excelent staff service.
Food was great, staff was 1st class!!!
Rivas restaurant consisted of a tasting menu-5 courses. This was an expensive experience but BUT well worth it for our anniversary dinner. My husband and I both thoroughly enjoyed the food and the experience. The service was great, the food tasted amazzzzzing and the presentation of the food was beautiful.
Our dinner was excellent, our servers were very attentive, and overall we thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
Simply outstanding on all levels. Perhaps the best restaurant in Puerto Rico.
RIVA - Fairmont El San Juan Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 124 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.