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The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort | The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
+52 329 291 5800
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Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: The jewel in the Crown, Carolina offers a seductive and bespoke fine...
The jewel in the Crown, Carolina offers a seductive and bespoke fine dining restaurant experience. With her five diamonds and AAA rating Carolina showcases the very best of modern Mexican cuisine from Chef Jose Meza Arroyave. Using only the freshest of local ingredients Carolina offers a unique and magical culinary journey
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  • 14
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  • 14
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  • 0
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Chef Meza Mesmerizes

Mexican Chef Juan Meza brings ancient indigenous ingredients to your palate with haute cuisine style in an elegant and creative presentation. The waiters are all well versed in both the unique ingredients and their history to present a narrative without being intrusive. I recommend the Chef's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Lynn H
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Punta de Mita, Mexico
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Punta de Mita, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Mexican Chef Juan Meza brings ancient indigenous ingredients to your palate with haute cuisine style in an elegant and creative presentation. The waiters are all well versed in both the unique ingredients and their history to present a narrative without being intrusive. I recommend the Chef's tasting menu with wine pairings to benefit from the full culinary tour with Chef... More 

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Eagle, Colorado, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

loved the ambiance Waiter even placed a black napkin on my black dress- when others had white- so as to not leave white lint on my dress...love the attention to details

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The resort is beautiful and we had a nice patio view of the sunset through the trees, but the tasting menu wasn't worth the price or the time spent doing it. We like upscale, Alinea-type food, but this wasn't as special as you could tell the chef wanted it to be. Well presented, but just didn't taste that great.

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from St. Regis Punta Mita I am so sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations, we recently change our concept and menu to a modern Mexican cuisine, where we focus on traditional recipes with local ingredients, everything in a new perspective that our new Chef Jose Meza brought to our property. It will be a... More 

Ny
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best meal in the area, creative and interesting. A little formal, but good. Great view, good wines from Mexico , open a new vista on wine.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Fancy dinner, fancy food and superb service. Though once we sat down we had to wait like 5 minutes before our menu's were delivered to us. Once we ordered appetizers, the chef sent out these little bites for all of us. It was all weird combos, but not bad. Our appetizers were presented elegantly and were delicious. The presentation of... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from Carolinas Restaurant Thank you very much for giving us such a detailed feedback from your experience. We will keep working on the details you were kind enough to share with us and we hope we can welcome you in the near future! Sincerely More 

Punta de Mita, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The new menu at Carolina offers plenty of opportunity to feast on the real flavours of Mexico. Traditional dishes presented in elegant surroundings with plenty of modern twist. Pozole, Birria, all the classics served up with innovative presentation and lots of complex layering. The service, as always, was flawless. The wine marriage was most complimentary to each course, in particular... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from Carolina Restaurant We truly appreciate your unique feedback. I will personally pass your thoughts within all our staff. Once again, thank you very much Sincerely More 

St. Helena, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The new, Mexican chef, Jose Meza prepared an innovative menu of modern Mexican cuisine, which was delicious. The service was exemplary and the terrace setting was gorgeous. We cannot wait to return for another memorable meal.

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Catherine Thank you for giving us such a great feedback. We are more than happy that you found our signature restaurant up to your expectations. I look forward to greeting you in the near future Best regards More 

Springfield, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Our food was delicious and the menu was interesting. The chef did a great job with the sides and the various courses.

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Helen We appreciate your feedback and will pass you insight within our staff. Have a great day! Best Regards More 

Lennox Head, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The food was amazing and service exceptional we ate there twice and could have eaten there every night

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from Carolina Restaurant Thank you very much for the time taken to give us this great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you once again in the near future Best regards More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Pricey like everything at this resort but the food and service are good. We ate here quite a few times during our one week stay. The best food is outside the resort.

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Michelle I am so sorry to hear that you didn't find our signature restaurant as good as you expected. We are on our way to change our Menu and will be delighted to share it with you in the near future. I look forward to greeting you in the near future Sincerely More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort | The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Punta de Mita
  • Phone Number: +52 329 291 5800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

Description

The jewel in the Crown, Carolina offers a seductive and bespoke fine dining restaurant experience. With her five diamonds and AAA rating Carolina showcases the very best of modern Mexican cuisine from Chef Jose Meza Arroyave. Using only the freshest of local ingredients Carolina offers a unique and magical culinary journey
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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