Aqimero

4.2
558 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Latin
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.

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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 558 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.6
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vipMuncieR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, wonderful food and exceptional service. The burger was amazing.

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Sokol
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Food and service were good. The burger tasted one of the best. However, the ambience was not relaxing and hotel looked like it needed update (although it had had already).

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vipTomS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it wasn't the normal experience, the food, drink and service were excellent.

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vipAraO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok this was a letdown. We were two adults and a kid, running 15 minutes late but called to give a heads up The gentleman said not a problem, he would note it. Arrived 2 minutes before I said we would and met a Lady who seemed unhappy to host us. She said our table was not ready and the kid in our group asked why to which the lady / Maitre'd snapped at her and said because we were late. Never heard of a table not being ready because we were late. I explained that I called and was told it was not a problem and she responded i needed to wait till my table was ready.

Well we definitely waited as our group did not get seated for at least another 17 minutes or so. A man who i presume was the manager checked in once while we waited.

Once we got seated, things improved. Jeanine who attended to us was pleasant. Cocktails tasted really weird and watered down so we switched to wine. Although the kid in our group loved her virgin mojito. Guac was good (they forgot out crab). Burger and quesadilla was decent too. Lamb chops not so much - terrible cut with 40% being fat. we skipped dessert and were ready to retreat back to the room.

Perhaps it was just a bad night for them. unfortunately wont be returning to find out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

The server Lisamarie was really rude. Honestly expected better from a place inside the Ritz Carlton.
Never going back there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner in a beautiful place. Food was great and dessert was awesome, I got the chocolate cake for the birthday boy. I also ordered a mojito which wasn’t on the menu but the bartender killed it, so good! Would highly recommend.

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vipramonap
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My reservation was made on Open Table but I missed the fact that it was a fixed prix brunch. That was not a problem however our reservation was for 3:00 and unbeknownst to us the restaurant closed at 5:00.We arrived late due to traffic and graciously our table was held but we felt rushed at the end of our meal. The food was amazing and the staff was great.

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Shared four cocktails and an appetizer with a friend and bill came to nearly $100. Very fancy and elegant. Great service. Prices are just a bit steep.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in until the moment we left, we were tended to! We absolutely loved our server! The salmon and steak was cooked to perfection! Couldn’t ask for a better place to enjoy our wedding anniversary at! 5+ star for sure!!!!!

Aqimero
Responded on April 6, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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AnthonyH
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The menu is limited, service could have been quicker and slightly more attentive. Overall, good restaurant.

Aqimero
Responded on April 6, 2021

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Aqimero. We really appreciate your candid feedback regarding your recent dining experience. As always we will take your feedback and use it as a coaching opportunity to improve our operation. We hope you will give us the chance to serve to give you a 5-start experience in the future.

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JTC1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for an upscale dining experience

Aqimero
Responded on March 31, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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FritzX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Our waitress wasn’t very attentive, took us almost an hr to get our entrees after the order was put in, the restaurant is at the ritz hotel, it was over prize hotel food. I do not recommend this restaurant and would bot go back

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jadams7469
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. The ceviche Amarillo was outstanding.

Aqimero
Responded on April 6, 2021

We are delighted to see you enjoyed your experience at Aqimero! We are always striving to create amazing experiences for our guests, so If there is anything else we can do on your next visit to make it a five-star experience, please let us know. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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NicoleC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved dinner at Aqimero and will return again. We went with our two kids and all of our meals were delicious from the steak tacos and salmon to the burger and fries. Would highly recommend.

Aqimero
Responded on March 24, 2021

Dear Nicole, We really appreciate the positive review and we are thrilled that our food was the best part of your experience. The salmon is one of my favorite dishes as well! I hope you will come back and see us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Disappointing experience, especially given that this is The Ritz. One round of drinks took over an hour, and when received they were not at all up to expectations for $17 cocktails. The cosmo tasted like a vodka cranberry.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The food, atmosphere and server were all amazing! The only reason that I gave 3 stars is that I reserved a high top over a week ago, and when I came for my reservation it was not available as they gave it to another guest. I took notice and it appeared that they gave it to someone that they knew. This was evident by staff member stopping by to chat with that person and they appeared to know each other.

As they do not value my reservation, I will not return. There are too many other choices in the city to choose from. Once again, everything else was amazing.

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CharlesB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome place for brunch. All 3 of the toast appetizers are definite automatic choices. Its valet parking if you can't find your own parking but definitely will go again.

Aqimero
Responded on March 24, 2021

Dear Charles, We truly have the best guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a glowing review and sharing your experience. We hope to serve you again soon!

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vipYennyG
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it
Food delicious as always
Drinks and dinner are perfecto
Service it’s great

Aqimero
Responded on March 31, 2021

Dear Yenny, Thank you for the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. Cheers!

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, as was the service. I highly recommend the truffle fries!!!

Aqimero
Responded on March 24, 2021

Thank you for the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and quality food/drinks. Place is beautiful

Aqimero
Responded on March 31, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The menu is more like a causal bar menu which I wasn’t prepared for when I booked a restaurant at the ritz. Maybe my fault for not researching. Food was good but average. Nothing amazing or spectacular. Same for the many various cocktails that we had. In a city with much food talent this place is sub par. Service was fine food was fine but that was it. No plans to come back. In my mind the ritz should be better and aim higher. The experience at the various restaurants in the four seasons blow this place out of the water.

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vipBrianR
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance is great. Food is very good though limited. Wine list also is very limited. Assume this is due to Covid. Service was good but a little slow. Seemed they may have been understaffed. Will go back again though

Aqimero
Responded on March 24, 2021

Hello Brian, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review and for visiting us during this time. Yes, our menu is a bit limited due to covid and once capacity levels ease, we will be able to expand the menu back to normal. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

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diegod
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This is a hotel lobby, it should not be a restaurant. The food and drinks overpriced

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Super good and beautiful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

narrow menu, I had nothing to order. everything else is good

Aqimero
Responded on March 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4-star review. I want to apologize that you did not have an easy time finding something on the menu to suit your taste. Due to the covid capacity limits on the restaurant right now, we did have to pair down the menu in order to avoid waste during this time but hope to have the full menu back as restrictions ease. We hope to get the chance to give you a five-star experience at Aqimero soon.

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vipMelissaW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love our dates at the Ritz. First time back in a year and the food, service and ambiance did not disappoint. Great Covid protocols in place. Very comfortable set up. We will be back soon!

Aqimero
Responded on March 11, 2021

Dear Melissa, Thank you for being a loyal guest and the five-star review! Our team is always striving to create a phenomenal experience for our guests. Reviews like this reassure us that we are doing just that. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Came highly recommended.
Our experience was disappointing

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Jkidd93
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The lobby of the Ritz was beautiful upon entry. The dining experience left something to be desired. The table we were seated at was very dirty, the portions were incredibly small and slightly overpriced. The ambiance was strange in that it truly felt like you were in a hotel lobby given the number of guests carrying luggage through the restaurant.

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KristelB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall nice experience, def recommend the Queso Fundido with Chorizo! I do think the mixed drinks were a bit pricy, but otherwise it was a nice experience.

Aqimero
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Aqimero. So glad to hear you enjoyed the Queso Fundido. We really appreciate your candid feedback regarding your recent dining experience. As always we will take your feedback and use it as a coaching opportunity to improve our operation. We hope you will give us the chance to serve you again in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Entre late, food not near the expectations of a Ritz Carlton. Would much rather have had Chipotle.

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vipMeganM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. The ambiance was very beautiful.

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vipElenaVan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I am honestly surprised by my experience here last night when I celebrated my birthday with a few of my friends. You would think that an upscale restaurant like Aquimero would provide top-notch service, however that was absolutely not the case. I felt completely disrespected by my waitress from the way that she was aggressive and sassy with my group. Perhaps she was having a bad night, but you should not take it out on your customers. By this I mean spilling drinks on my friends, interupting me multiple times, forgetting my water, and trying to kick us out after our dinner. It was obvious that she did not care about our table and was just trying to do her job to go home. She was not classy at all by the way she harshly grabbed our plates and when I told her I still wanted to work on my water, she went, “umm, okay?”..

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BrianC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was extremely good as was the service. We especially enjoyed the personal touch from the manager!

Aqimero
Responded on March 9, 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

Aqimero
Responded on March 9, 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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vipReilly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our means and very well priced for eating at the Ritz. She margaritas were amazing and such a good price for essentially getting 4 drinks for $20.

Aqimero
Responded on March 9, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five-star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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

Lovely time! Great for a date night in the city!

Aqimero
Responded on March 9, 2021

We are thrilled to see you enjoyed your experience with us at Aqimero! Thanks for taking the time to leave us a five-star review and we hope to see you again for your next date night soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent

Aqimero
Responded on March 8, 2021

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a positive review and we are pleased that you had such a wonderful experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Terrible seating
Food truck dining quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was great . The food was good ! I think I got shrimp & chicken tacos, steak and beef kabobs as well. I left some photos below

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vipraidersix2002
New England
136 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We visited for a lovely brunch on Saturday. The menu is creative and tasty albeit a la COVID to order and tends toward smaller plates. Service was very attentive and the setting is a Philadelphia landmark and just beautiful. This is a good choice and rather a relaxed pace as well - nice break!

Aqimero
Responded on February 2, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time to leave us a five star review. Our company places customer satisfaction as a top priority and we are committed to achieving this with each patron. Its customers like you that make our job truly wonderful. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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FAQs

Aqimero offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 523-8200.

Aqimero is rated 4.2 stars by 558 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.

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