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Regal Coastal Latin Restaurant, Aqimero, Opens in the Ritz-Carlton

Philly's ultimate luxury hotel meets Latin luxury dining

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Beneath the soaring ceilings of the Ritz-Carlton's lobby, after a multi-million dollar renovation to the hotel, Aqimero's grand opening is tonight at 10 Avenue of the Arts (formerly the once-grand 10 Arts).

Aqimero's debut will be chef Richard Sandoval's first foray into the Philadelphia market, with nearly 40 other restaurants across the globe, all of which modern-Latin American in all of its many styles. Aqimero will focus on "sustainable seafood, steaks, ribs and poultry", dressed in marinades of your choosing: adobo, mojo, or naked. Seafood is the main event here, as it should be — the restaurant bills itself as "coastal Latin", so two raw bars take the stage. A regular raw bar offers up the usual suspects: oysters, clams, shrimp cocktail, etc., and a "suviche" bar boasts an assortment of, you guessed it, sushi and ceviche. Menus are here, and be sure to take a gander at the mezcal list — it's easily one of the most impressive collections in Philly.

Since it's a hotel — a fancy one, at that — breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night will be all be offered in the 206 seat dining room. Entrees start at $29, so come if you're feeling lavish.

Aqimero

10 Avenue Of The Arts, , PA 19102 (215) 523-8200 Visit Website

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