From casual beachside tacos to five-star elegance, Punta Mita offers a wide variety of dining options for every palate. Whatever your taste, your food will be guaranteed to include the freshest, most local ingredients possible and your experience an unforgettable one.
St Regis Restaurant Guide
Offering five dining establishments, the St. Regis’ impeccable style and flawless service shine through in every dining experience. Below are three of the five restaurants available to those vacationing in Punta Mita.
Carolina, The Signature Restaurant
Featuring fresh seafood and a mosaic of culinary styles from the Mediterranean along with accents of Punta Mita’s own distinctive flavors, this top-notch destination captures the resort’s elegance and promises a memorable culinary journey for even the most discerning palate. Try the signature Caribbean Lobster, a tender lobster roasted in brown butter and served with curry and calamari ink gnocchi, in a sweet pea, chorizo and cilantro butter. Or try the fresh catch of the day with a citrus salad, pickled beets and a comfit artichoke and red chili sauce. If you’re just interested in cocktails, the breathtaking views and outdoor terrace will lure you in for a remarkable evening The restaurant’s design, polished down to the last detail, is exquisite yet comfortable. Handcrafted lamps throughout create a soft glow as well as a peaceful sound as the sea breezes rustle through them. Those interested in a more romantic experience can reserve a private dining room in the restaurant. Whatever your preference, your experience at the Carolina is will be underscored by the impeccable service that characterizes The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort’s every amenity. Cuisine: Mexican Atmosphere: Casual Elegance Dress Code: Casual Sophistication Chef: Jose Mesa Arroyave Smoking Permitted: No Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Closed Monday) Phone: (52)(329) 291 59 57
Ideally situated under the canopies of three open palapas, Las Marietas features authentic regional Mexican cuisine and breathtaking views of the Pacific. Signature dishes include traditional free-range chicken mole stuffed with dried fruits and blanketed in red mole sauce with toasted sunflower, almond and sesame seeds. Las Marietas’ ceviche is marinated in lemon and scented with fine herbs. Banquettes lined with colorful hand-embroidered pillows provide a fun and festive feel to the restaurant, which is conveniently located next to the resort’s family pool. Casual in feel and local in flavor, Las Marietas serves daily breakfast and lunch. It’s an ideal place for families with children or those just looking for a more casual setting for post-beach dinner. Cuisine: Mexican Atmosphere: Casual Dress Code: Casual Chef: Marco Quijas Smoking Permitted: Yes Hours: Daily 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Phone: (52)(329) 291 59 56
Sea Breeze Beach Club
The Sea Breeze Beach Club’s eclectic menu offers delights to satisfy every taste, all prepared with the freshest available ingredients. The chef has created a menu that takes you on a culinary journey through Latin America, from ceviches and empanadas to high-quality Argentinian-style steaks. Local fresh seafood, the finest seasonal organic produce available, and top-of-the-line prime Black Angus beef are all prepared with the utmost care and to guests’ specifications. Open for both lunch and dinner, either indoor or outdoor seating is available. If you’re looking for a more intimate experience, the restaurant also has a private dining room. Cuisine: Latin American Atmosphere: Bistro Dress Code: Casual Chef: Patricio Persico Smoking Permitted: Yes Hours: Daily 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM Phone: (52)(329) 291 59 55
Four Seasons Restaurant Guide
Four signature restaurants grace the grounds of the Four Seasons, offering a variety of dining options for guests and visitors alike. Below are two outstanding options which underscore the elegance and quality that is characteristic of the Four Seasons.
Bahia by Richard Sandoval
Aptly named, Bahía, or “bay” in Spanish, enjoys the premier location on the Resort’s Las Cuevas beach, taking advantage of the ocean breezes and world-class sunsets. This contemporary beachfront grill offers al fresco seating in a relaxed atmosphere with a sleek, contemporary design. Bahía features a main dining room, a separate al fresco seating area perfect for large parties, and a bar area. Bahía’s bar is the perfect place to enjoy one of our unique martinis while gazing at the Pacific’s remarkable sunset. Chef Sandoval takes full advantage of the restaurant’s prime location to innovatively prepare the most freshly caught bounty available from local fishermen. Sandoval puts his own unique spin on traditional Latin American cuisine, from small plates or “tapas” to wood-fired meat with his signature sauces and marinades. Cooking Classes For something unique, try Bahia’s cooking classes! Every Thursday, one of Bahia’s chefs gathers guests on the beach to participate in their famous “catch of the day” program, where guests can work with the chef to choose from a variety of fresh seafood right off a local fishing boat. The first half of the class is spent learning cooking techniques while the last half is devoted to enjoying participants’ culinary creations. Cuisine: Latin Atmosphere: Casual elegant Dress Code: Casual sophisticated Chef: Richard Sandoval Reservations: Required Hours: Daily: 6:00 pm -11:00 pm (Can vary seasonally) Phone: (52)(329) 291 60 00
Aramara, which means “sacred place by the ocean,” in the native Huichol language, is where Asian influences blend effortlessly with traditional tastes of Mexico. Experience the freshest ingredients and most creative recipes that will excite even the most experienced palates. Try the freshly caught Seared Ahi, served with butter poached lobster in a red curry sauce. Or for an exciting dining experience, try Hot Rock, a signature dish which features thinly sliced steak cooked tableside over a hot rock. Pair your dinner with one of over two hundred wines representing regions from all over the world. Perched high above the surf, the indoor and outdoor verandas offer Zen-like simplistic décor, from sleek furnishings and clean lines to mood lighting and perfectly placed fountains. The Aramara Bar, situated just off the main entrance is the perfect place to enjoy a creative cocktail from their exotic menu. Sit in the lounge and enjoy live music several nights a week while sipping on one of the Aramara’s signature cocktails created with fresh herbal infusions. Or enjoy one of many beers and wines available from all over the globe. Cuisine: Asian/Latin Atmosphere: Casual elegant Dress Code: Smart Casual Reservations: Recommended Hours: Daily: 6:30 pm -11:00 pm (Can vary seasonally) Bar: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am Phone: (52)(329) 291 60 00
Local Restaurant Guide
The restaurants along the beachfront in El Anclote offer guests a casual, convenient and authentic local dining experience. El Anclote is just a few minutes drive from the Ranchos Estates. Most of the restaurants are located on Avenue Anclote, and have direct beach access. Guests may be overwhelmed by the extensive choices here, so we hope to simplify things for you by recommending the following restaurants:
Rosa Restaurante Mexicano
Rosa Restaurante Mexicano is one of Anclote’s newest, and most welcome additions to the local restaurant scene. Located right on the El Anclote beachfront, friendly and attentive staff are happy to talk you through the fresh and authentic Mexican menu. Be sure to explore the daily specials which will likely include delicious fresh seafood. Rosa Restaurante Mexicano offers a relaxing and authentic dining experience, great value and impeccable service. Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood Address: AV. Anclote 114, Punta de Mita, Mexico Atmosphere: Beach casual Dress Code: Casual Price: $ Open: lunch & dinner
Margarita's Restaurant & Bar
Visitors to Margarita’s are usually welcomed by local chef and owner Hector Lopez, who greets guests like long lost friends! Margarita’s follows the reliable formula of authentic Mexican cuisine with fresh daily seafood, at affordable prices. Locals and visitors meet here to share their fishing tips over the best margaritas in town, as the sun sets over the horizon. Home of the Punta Mita Yacht and Surf Club, Margarita’s is the perfect place for a relaxed and casual meal on the oceanfront. Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood Address: AV. Anclote 112, Punta de Mita, Mexico Atmosphere: Casual, beachfront, local Dress Code: Casual Price: $ Hours: Daily 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Cafe Des Artistes Del Mar
Cafe Des Artistes Del Mar, located in the Hotel Des Artistes Del Mar, is the most recent addition to world renowned chef and owner Thierry Blouet’s group of restaurants. The crisp white tablecloths, live jazz music and oceanfront location make this one of Punta Mita’s most chic fine dining experiences. Having a relaxed atmosphere and impeccable “French” service, this restaurant is sure to impress. The Café des Artistes, with its seafood focus, features a farm-to-table model, highlighting the most fresh seasonal ingredients from local fisheries and farms in the Punta Mita area. Cuisine: French local Address: AV. Anclote 112, Punta de Mita, Mexico Atmosphere: Sophisticated Dress Code: Smart Casual Price: $$$ Open: Lunch and Dinner Website: www.cafedesartistes.com
Visitors to Il Villaggio might be mistaken by thinking they were in Italy, rather than Mexico. From the European espresso bar at the building’s entrance, to the sophisticated restaurant decor, there is no mistaking the Italian-born owner’s rustic influence. The restaurant features an authentic Italian pizza oven and a wine room. The chef makes the most of fresh local seafood, and the dishes honor Italian culinary simplicity. Sit at a table, or enjoy a drink seated in the lounge area on the beach. Cuisine: Italian Address: Av Anclote 15, Punta de Mita, Mexico Atmosphere: Sophisticated, Italian Dress Code: Casual Price: $$ Open: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Visitors to Punta Mita will no doubt be inspired and impressed with the variety of world-class cuisine available in Punta Mita. Having trouble deciding or wanting some additional options? Our concierge service is always available and happy to advise, make reservations, or offer assistance in any way.