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“One of the best meals we had in Argentina”
Review of Aqva Restaurant

Aqva Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 118 Restaurants in Puerto Iguazu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$18
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Aqva Restaurant, located in Puerto Iguazu, Iguazu Falls land, offers local river fish, like Surubi, Pacu, Gold Fish Dorado, and also Patagonian Tooth fish, Salmon, Trout. The meats are specially selected, Sirloin Steak, Ribeye, Tender Loin, Lamb and Pork. Home made Pasta and home made breads not to be missed. Salads and Risottos. Good Desserts options, with our Yerba Mate signature special dessert. Drinks, cold beers and the great Argentinean wines.
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We went to Aqva on the recommendation of our driver. He said that if we wanted to sample the local river fish, Aqva was our best option. The restaurant itself is relatively unprepossessing. The ambience is warm, but not flashy or pretentious. Lots of wood furnishings and warm colors; simple décor overall. We didn't have a reservation, but got there just enough ahead of the dinner rush to get a table with almost no wait. The food was great. We had two different types of local fish (Dorado and Pacu, as I recall) that were done in imaginative, but uncomplicated preparations that allowed the flavors to really shine. Salads and desserts were solid and the wine list was excellent. We had one of the Rose Malbecs here and fell in love with it. The service was good and unassuming. I had the impression that they really wanted the focus to be on the food. I saw that few people felt that Aqva was overpriced. Maybe. But you'll pay as much or more in Buenos Aires for meals that are this good. And you won't find many places in Puerto Iguazu that measure up. We didn't have better fish during our entire two weeks in country - and this was by far the best meal in Puerto Iguazu.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The food was superb, we were late afternoon and the lunch rush was winding up, it is a small space so we had to wait to be seated. Our first waiter was not so friendly but the woman who took his place was GREAT!! Patagonia beer is amazing and the food still makes my mouth water.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

For any South African, meat is important and I was really surprised by the quality and tenderness of the meat at this reastuarant. It was juicy, had the right amount of time on the grill and it was tender. It was the money worth! They have a nice menu selection and it is family friendly! You can also pay in Reais, dollars and euros!

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

The wine was much more expensive than we paid the night before (and although we are not qualified we selected a local Melbec and much preferred the 40 pesos bottle we had the previous night). Our dishes were also about 40 pesos each more expensive both choosing from the special dishes. I had the fillet in berry sauce and my husband had fillet in blood sausage sauce. Both were very good but considerably smaller than we had the previous night just down the road. In fact we both managed pudding which we hadn't even attempted the night before! Good service and very busy, unless you eat early I would book!

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Our waiter was wonderful! He made excellent recommendations and thoughtful. The food was spectacular. Definitely a must!

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