Aqimero

4.4
536 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 536 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service & food. The ambiance was very beautiful.

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vipElenaVan
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 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 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food!

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vipReilly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience4

Terrible seating
Food truck dining quality

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vipraidersix2002
New England
126 reviews
Dined on 30 January 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 2 February 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 29 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

This place has terrible food & the service is even worse. That’s a no for me dog.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

We left because no one came to see us for 30 minutes

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute but the best tables are by the bar

Aqimero
Responded on 29 January 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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vipHeathersWhirled
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

I get that it’s a pandemic, times are tough, resources low, but when I feel like I can make everything better, including the watery drink with too much lemon juice and hardly any tequila, then the perceived value is quite low. This is a restaurant in the Ritz. I expected more. I think it will get better so I will try it again.

Aqimero
Responded on 19 January 2021

Thank you for telling us about your recent experience at Aqimero. We really appreciate your candid feedback on our food and your overall dining experience. During future visits, if you have any issues like this again please let us know so we can rectify the situation immediately for you. I apologize that the drink was not up to par. As always we will take your feedback and use it as a coaching opportunity to improve our operation. We hope to serve you again soon.

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ViktoryiaS
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good👌🏼 I am in love with this place! Reccomend

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ThomasK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Def recommend. Everyone was so nice and the food/drinks were perfect.

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vipBMOSJD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

I love eating here at the Ritz Carlton. The service the atmosphere and the ambiance was excellent as always. The only issue I had was that the food value and size seems to have decreased and I can only imagine that it is related to the current Pandemic and limited supplies.

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GriffinM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed the food and drinks.Great food my girl enjoyed every moment of it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice ambiance and tasty food for a peaceful brunch.

The kale salad and Philadelphian toast were very flavorful and fresh. But the menu is overall very limited.

Got an acknowledgement for the special occasion I was celebrating but nothing more.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife loved it! I will be dining here again in the near future for sure!

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LorenaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food and great ambiance, just a little cold since there is a lot of open space.

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gabrielle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience5

it was pricy for the quality of the food. i was expecting more high quality food but it was very average.

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vippeterv
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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vippeterv
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

very good 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Chloe was great! We had such a fun time

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vipElaineT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the minute we walked in everyone was gracious and courteous to us. It was a wonderful experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

I have been here before Covid and had a wonderful time ....

They just open up ... the drinks came in plastic cups and tasted horrible. Worst cocktail mix.

Appetizer chips and guacamole, chips tasted old.

The food came in to go containers plastic everything

Plastic forks and knifes!!


The food wasn’t as good as before.

My date was like this is at the Ritz ?!

I said it wasn’t like this before.

He’s like Rittenhouse square doesn’t give you drinks in plastic and the flatware is not plastic.

I said I don’t know what happened here. Sad.

Aqimero
Responded on 26 September 2020

Good Day, I want to first apologize for your mediocre experience. We have listened to our guests and have begun to make many changes. We are again serving on China, utilizing silverware and Glassware. We have begun to move away from the opening menu, and expand the food offerings. In addition most exciting we have brought back brunch service. Please keep an eye on our social media as we will continue to showcase new food and beverage offerings as they become available again at Aqimero.

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mrssancheztoyou1430
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience1

Let the guests know prior that you have no food !!! Waste of a night you had like 5 things and steak was so salty I could’ve died

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

It was advertised that there was outside seating and there was none.It was in the lobby of a hotel not separated and the food that was served was given to us in containers meant for room service.I chose this place because it was advertised with nice outdoor seating and the temperature was gonna be nice it was my wife and I six year wedding anniversary.Either open table needs to verify when these places advertise they have certain features because we had two drinks and left for a better restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service and food. We really enjoyed our visit thank you for the beautiful experience

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vipLaRagazzaGialla
Philadelphia
166 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

First time trying the unlimited brunch and bubbles. It was fun and the food was good. The service was very attentive and very friendly. Would go again.

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NiamahB
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my reservations here. The $50 Bubbles and Brunch was amazing! There was a minor issue with food delivery to table due to short staff, but overall the experience was enjoyable. Will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you to Stephen, and Steve for accommodating our party which grew larger than I had expected.

Thank you to Jasmine and the rest of the service staff for being so great at what you do.

We all had a great time, and I hope you will have us back.

Best,

Asad Khan

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ColleenA
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely restaurant. I worked in that building years ago when it was a bank. It was fun seeing the transformation. The food was excellent as was the service. I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time at aqimero for the brunch special, absolutely worth the money and food is awesome! Who doesn’t love bottomless Bellinis!!!! Will definitely be back!

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SAWH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aqimero is wonderful and it is one of Senator Williams favorite place to eat in Center City.

We thank you for accommodating him when he is there.

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DaniellaK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Grilled meats, delicious flavors and beautiful presentation. The service was impeccable and the chef spent time at our table.

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vipLisaSheri
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Breakfast. They substituted without our consent - skirt steak and Eggs for hangar steak and eggs. Maybe they thought we wouldn’t know the difference between our steaks. Hmmm. . Also eggs with bacon on does not mean I want my eggs on top of my bacon. Seems like the chef could have been in a bit of a rush since we ordered close to the end of breakfast serving. I will add the management did apologize for the steak and did not charge us. And so, we will return and try it again.

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edwardw
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A wonderful dining experience. Food was delicious....and an inventive menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Didn’t love that the restaurant did a locates in lobby and is very loud and noisy lacks ambiance’s

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Adub
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my first time to Aquimero. I was impressed. The ambiance is amazing, with views of a domed ceiling and Georgian marbled columns.
In the background you can view the Chef's amazing work with a wood fired oven through a glass wall.
The cocktail menu, appetizers, and dinner selections are varied, but not too many options.
All the drinks were prepared well and delicious
The food was cooked to perfection, including the churrasco board, and cheese steak empanadas.
The dessert selection and existing options could use improvement.
The service was amazing! Our waiter Bobby was great, honestly, he could've been serving me food from Wawa and it would've been a great evening.
My spouse and I celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and the staff went out their way to procure additional candles to add to our dessert.
The coffee and cappuccino, post dinner, was fantastic as well!
My next visit here will be for Brunch as I've heard that the brunch was great here also.

FAQs

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

Aqimero is rated 4.4 stars by 536 OpenTable diners.

Aqimero does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://app.yiftee.com/gifts/egift_and_gift_cards/richard-sandoval-hospitality-denver.

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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