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Carretera Federal 200, KM. 19. 5 | Lote H 4 Cond. Mtro. Ramal the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
+52 329 291 5800
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6:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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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
Best Meal of the Trip

We went to Carolina the first night of our vacation and it is probably one of the BEST meals we have ever had! We did the six course tasting menu and I had the sea bass and my husband had the steak with mole sauce. We kept saying we wish we could go back and have the meal again the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
MMG35
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went to Carolina the first night of our vacation and it is probably one of the BEST meals we have ever had! We did the six course tasting menu and I had the sea bass and my husband had the steak with mole sauce. We kept saying we wish we could go back and have the meal again the... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from St. Regis Punta Mita It means a lot to us that our new concept had such an impact during your recent visit. We will make sure to keep on the work, also, I will make sure to pass your kind comments to our staff. Kind regards from Mexico More 

Randolph, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

we ate at Carolina's on the last night of our stay and weren't disappointed. We went for the tasting menu with wine pairings and thoroughly enjoyed it - pairing with a beer was unexpected but a really good choice. The food was excellent, the decor upscale and very tasteful and the staff were very attentive and friendly. we had a... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Mr Bob Thank you very much for your kind comments We are really glad you like our home made limoncello, we are still trying out different recipes so hopefully you will join us in the near future and try it one more time Sincerely More 

Marina del Rey, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed at the St. Regis Punta Mita for 5 nights and visited Carolina Restaurant twice for dinner (they are closed Monday's or we might have visited three times). The food, presentation, service and atmosphere are all top notch. We especially liked the lobster, scallops and pork -- not to mention the Cucumber Martini. We made that known and the... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

To whom it may concern Thank you very much for taking the time in sharing your experience with us! We will be more than happy to welcoming you in the near future Sincerely More 

Montgomery Village, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Note ... just found my journal and the dates don't go back further than June :) Anyway, this was our BIG dress-up fancy dinner at the hotel and we were not disappointed on iota. Al fresco table with beautiful sunset view ... From the moment our party of 3 was seated the 5 star rating was clearly warranted. a triumph... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Lisa Thank you for taking the time and giving us such a detailed explanation of your experience I look forward to hearing from you soon Sincerely More 

Sagaponack, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We dined at Carolina's Restaurant twice during our stay at the St Regis. The service was perfect, and the

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Phillip Thank you very much for your kind comments I look forward to hearing from you soon Sincerely More 

Boise
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were looking for something special and this fit the bill. Our first visit was solid, if not a bit slow, with the 6 course pre-fixe. (The transition between courses could have been faster.) Our second trip (teens in tow) moved along a bit better. And they were more than accommodating for our picky eater - allowing her to order... More 

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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from St. Regis Punta Mita Thank you very much for your valuable comments, We appreciate your kind response and are extremely happy that your experience was up to your expectations. We will make sure to work in the details you mentioned before. If you have further details, please, contact us directly at abel.morales@stregis.com Warm regards More 

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

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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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Hoffman Thank you very much for taking the time in sharing your experience with us. Chef Mesa is aware of your comments and we are more than happy to welcoming you in the near future. If you have any questions, please, contact us! Sincerely More 

Eagle, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Jill Thank you very much for your kind feedback I will make sure to share your opinion within our staff and I hope to greeting you in the near future! Yours sincerely More 

Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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cemberson, Director General at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Jim Thank you very much for your feedback. I will make sure your kind words get to our staff. I look forward to greeting you in the near future Sincerely More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Carretera Federal 200, KM. 19. 5 | Lote H 4 Cond. Mtro. Ramal 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

  • Average Prices: USD 80 - 100
  • Cuisine: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?