aMare at Serafina Beach Hotel

4.2
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Serafina Beach Hotel’s signature restaurant gives a new meaning to Mediterranean & Seafood dining in San Juan. The hottest restaurant to hit the Condado district, aMare’s repertoire includes the local flavors as Italy and other Latin-European countries fuse with Puerto Rico in culinary romance. Watch the sunset over the Atlantic horizon while enjoying a fresh “Branzino Al Sale”, “Tuna Sashimi”, and many other creative dishes.

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What 158 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.2
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.8
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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice experience

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Pool has a good vibe what you can enjoy in the terrace while you having brunch with a good dishes.

G
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a nice evening at dinner. It wasn't busy so less noise. Service was well paced, although a bit slow to start. Perhaps if they offered bread or something first. Service was pleasant. Food preparation was excellent; on a side note the halibut over sweet potato puree I found there way too much puree. I was expecting a smaller amount. It took away from the fish. Overall it was great!

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice food better cocktails!

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Brunch is very nice and definitely worth it to try with unlimited mimosas only for $12! We had blast time there. Could be more enjoyable if the weather a bit warmer. Great staff. Enjoyable food.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed each of second there. Great dishes!

KA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The staff were very nice, the location on the water is BEAUTIFUL, the food was really great, especially the lobster tacos, and the drinks were tasty. The best was the cucumber mojito and the old fashioned, their margaritas aren’t amazing though.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view during the evening but if it winds girls can’t enjoy it much. Food was good - servers were announcing new menu coming out soon. Honestly we are regulars here but can’t wait to try the new ones.
Great job all! See you soon.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great time with old friends! Food and service was nice and enjoyable. Definitely we will back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This stunning space feels like walking into the ocean. Finding all seafood dishes what you are looking for. Could better presentation however the dish what we had made a very unforgettable taste. Staff were extremely excellent- got a lot of recommendations.
This Italian seafood place will be one of us favorite in this island. Thank you for the requested seating and the nice taking care of for the handsome host/ manager.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice friendly and accommodating.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Back 2 back experience. Better what we were expecting. Nice staff & pleasant dishes. The view is unbreathable.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing experience with our friends. We are back from Christmas when i read a lot of people were complaining about waiting, however honestly we did have reservations and we got all what we excepted. Excellent service! Even we were served by the manager. Specially thanks for him. The salted branzino unforgettable experience. Super good food & best view in terrace.

OT
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a blast time there! Servers were professional. It was very busy and the employees are just so darn nice and great. Thank you! I know how hard can get sometimes but let me tell ya - this staff is the best!
Special thanks to the management! Z❤️

OT
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

It was the second time we visited the restaurant and it will be the last. We arrived earlier, the reservation was approximately at 9:00 pm. It was very empty, lonely tables. Nobody received us, only the bartender said good night and told a partner of our presence. We sat where we wanted. We were given the menu and its variety of products to offer. The waiter took more than 20 minutes to bring a simple drink. Also, it took to bring a glass of wine to my companion. I must emphasize that they were very quick to offer the appetizer, in fact, it was not very hot. When we finish eating the appetizer, the waiter removes the plate and says "something else I can offer you". A little annoying I replied: No. It is not the same to say, are you ready to order your dinner? What to say something else I can offer you? Perhaps the restaurant has been the focus of famous people who frequent it. But I answer that, apart from the famous PUERTO RICO WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE, WITH ECONOMIC CAPACITY TO GIVE LIKES AND SPEND IT WELL DAILY. WITHOUT USING A CREDIT CARD, BUT CASH. We felt undervalued in the restaurant. I will never visit it again and they can close it for me. The attention is for foreigners or famous people or who "appear" to have money. Be careful because not everything that glitters is gold.

HZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was very responsive to our needs, food was varied and wonderful and they made us a beautiful and delicious cake for our occasion.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience5

The View was amazing!!! The food is just OK. Will only go back for drinks and to enjoy the view.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, Servers were great. Had a reservation and we got there at 10 minutes early they told us it would be a minimum of 30 minutes before were seated. After being seated it took another 45 minutes to get our first cocktail... when the family of five next to us heard us ask for our drinks again they told us they were there one hour and 30 minutes and still had not seen a piece of bread. At that point we chose to leave. Never seen any food after an hour of being there. Would love to go back on a less busy weekend I’m sure the food must be wonderful if only I could’ve gotten to try it.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience4

I really don’t like writing reviews......
I suggest that reservations to AMare be made early in the evening. Thing begin to fall apart after 7. Understaffed and inexperience makes a late dinner horrible!!

JG
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The place seems overbooked, and had a lot of angry customers in line, after we got seated we didn’t see food until 9:40 pm, and we sat at the table at 8:10 pm. They ran out of many ingredients, and most dishes were missing something, the risotto I ordered had no flavor and was cold, and my wife’s pasta was undercooked

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

It took an hour to serve the first dish. It was ridiculous.

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just an incredible place!!! Sit outside

DC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Overall it was not a bad experience the food was good the mushroom risotto was really good, we also had the pasta in the cheese wheel which was just ok. We also had the burger and the pasta bolognese which were both good. The only complaint is that service was really slow.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food and good portions. Sea Bass was excellent.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would give this place 7+ stars if I could. I have traveled internationally extensively and have never been in a better setting with better service. The food was amazing, too. We plan to go back for many special occasions. One of my all time favorites, for sure!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience5

We went there for lunch and it was not crowded. The best thing about the restaurant is the amazing ocean views.

We Ordered the risotto and the seabass dishes. They looked good but they were both very salty. And my boyfriend and I both love salt but we truly could not finish our dishes because they were excessively salty.

Our waiter was very sweet but his white shirt was excessively stained which was impossible to ignore. Another one of the waiters also had the same issue.

I would give this place a second chance and go back and perhaps try something else or simply make it a point that the chef takes it easy on the salt. You can always add salt but you can’t remove it.

As for the waiters, maybe the manager should have them use a different color shirt or they should have extra shirts so that they can change when they get stained.

LA
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved this experience!! Found on Open Table as a way to appeal to all the palates in our family. First of all the setting is striking. If you sit outside you are on an open porch suspended above the beach. Though nighttime, we could see and hear the waves. It was beautiful.

Food was delicious. I had the special Christmas meal which included several Puerto Rican specialties along with halibut and dessert. My daughter had a very gourmet mac and cheese. The food was great as was the service. Next visit perhaps we’d ho back for brunch or lunch. Short walk to a lovely plaza where children were testing out new Christmas bikes, skates etc.

LM
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience4

Our family visited Serafina’s restaurant aMare on Christmas Day for a late lunch and were extremely dissatisfied. Both the service and meal were subpar. We waited for water and drinks and meals. My husband and I were served after the other half of the table finished their entree’s. We were very disappointed and expected more from such a nice looking place. Will never return.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Two of the 3 entrees were cold after waiting 30 minutes to be served.

JW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful setting on the water. Very hospitable Host and Server. We ordered the salt encrusted Bronzino and it was worth it, absolutely delicious. Definitely a must do on your dining list.

a
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good and service were quite good. As bit on the pricey side, butt we found both entrees to be delicious. Not sure what happened to other diners - were found the staff to be very attentive, the meal to be high quality, and the place was lovely.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a couples trip celebrating our engagement. This place was incredible! Gorgeous view of the ocean, beautiful decor and tasty food and drinks. Definitely recommend!

SP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Wonderful setting by the ocean and delicious food served by very attentive staff.

s
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrace dining is gorgeous. All of my guests loved dinner and view. A gem

OT
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a reservation for my 10 year wedding anniversary and requested a table with a view. I booked a couple of months in advance. They didn’t advise me until I arrived that it was unavailable due to a party that they were setting up for on the patio. I was very disappointed that there was no communication!!!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Not much I could tell since they cancelled our reservation without letting us know because apparently they were doing a filming in the place, not a call or anything. I think Open Book should kick them out of your system!!!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Thanksgiving buffet. Food ran out quickly, they had a little trouble keeping up with refilling the banquet pans. Brisket was amazing. Turkey was juicy. Refill on butternut squash soup was thin and runny and extremely sweet. Grouper a little dry. Desserts disappeared quickly and took a long when to get refilled, but were tasty. Especially the creme brûlée, chocolate tart and blueberry crumb tart. Children under 12 much less expensive. Beautiful sea view with crashing waves but it got dark quickly

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

La anfitriona no está educada para complacer al cliente. El gerente intervino al observar la situación de nuestra preferencia de mesa y nos acomodó. El servicio del camarero muy bienio. El personal a cargo del bufete fueron muy cordiales. La mesa de postres no tenía todos los ofrecimientos. No tenían platos para postre. La comida muy buena pero el brisket tenía mucha grasa y era muy difícil para cortar.

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A
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent Thanksgiving Buffet

KH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A beautiful, beautiful setting and lovely service.