We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Carolina

$$$$
Mexican, Contemporary
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
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
Website
Today
6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
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
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 218 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 186
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
An amazing culinary experience

The Carolina Restaurant at the St. Regis in Punta De Mita, is one of the best dining experiences I have ever hand. The different textures and favors the amazing 25 year old chef creates is a masterpiece. We stayed at the St Regis , which was equally amazing. We were honored to meet the chef on our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Nick P
Add Photo Write a Review

218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Carolina Restaurant at the St. Regis in Punta De Mita, is one of the best dining experiences I have ever hand. The different textures and favors the amazing 25 year old chef creates is a masterpiece. We stayed at the St Regis , which was equally amazing. We were honored to meet the chef on our last night. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I chose the tasting menu with wine pairings. Since my wife is pescetarian, the chef made a customized menu for her with no beef, chicken or pork. The meal was incredible, original, and the service was top notch. Without asking, one of the servers noticed the sun was in our eyes and arranged an outdoor umbrella to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were staying at the hotel and ate here on the first night. We also ate at Tuna Blanca and Sufi (see reviews - those two were much better!). We tried the tasting menu and it was all just okay. The presentation was first class, however, the taste did not meet expectations. Try the other restaurant options first.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Menlo Park, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you are like me and set lower expectations for resort food in Mexico, set aside your preconceived notions and go to Carolina at the St. Regis Punta Mita. My spouse and I ordered the Chef's Menu and enjoyed six courses of delight. The service was spectacular. They had divined my aversion to red meat from the hotel staff apparently,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
wilmington
Level Contributor
31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The signature restaurant at the St. Regis lives up to its billing. Lobster and fish entrees were terrific, and the octopus app was great. Lovely room, great service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When on vacation we decided to try out Carolina, and the food and service was absolutely amazing. We loved our experience so much, we came back the next night! We decided to try the chef's menu, and we were lucky that the restaurant wasn't full - and the head chef Jose Meza Arroyave came out with each course to explain... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Carolina has a new chef and apparently, they will be redoing the restaurant as it used to be French. The chef is young and creative where the food was quite amazing. My husband ate off the tasting menu but I was too full so I selected an appetizer and main only. A couple of years back, we ate at French... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
cemberson, Gerente at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from St. Regis Punta Mita Thank you very much for your kind comments. We are really proud of our new Modern Mexican approach and it means a lot that you had such a unique evening. Kind regards Abel Morales Venegas Restaurant Manager More 

Santiago, Chile
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are short on time and you have time for only one dinner. Than make a reservation. I am mexican and used to live in Banderas Bay. I went with a Chilean and and Argentinian friend. We took the long degustation menu and it was as if we had travelled to different mexican regions, with a lot of sophistication... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
cemberson, Gerente at Carolina, responded to this review
Google Translation

Estimada Ximena Muchas gracias por tus cordiales comentarios. Es un orgullo para nosotros que tu experiencia fuera única y digna... More 

Calabasas, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved Carolina at the St. Regis hotel in Punta Mita. I really enjoyed that Chef Mesa stuck to traditional Mexican ingredients but presented in a fresh and delicious manner. He came out and we were able to chat about the meal we had. The atmosphere of the restaurant is elegant yet not stuffy. My wife and I had the six... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
cemberson, Gerente at Carolina, responded to this review

Greetings from St. Regis Punta Mita Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It means a lot that our new approach to modern Mexican cuisine was such a highlight within your trip. I look forward to greeting you in the near future! Sincerely Abel Morales Venegas Restaurant Manager More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Manager Abel Morales and Chef Jose Mesa are both young (mid-20's) and relatively new to the St. Regis. What they have brought to Carolina is bold, dramatic and spectacular variations on Mexican cuisine, exquisitely prepared and presented. I've eaten in dozens of fantastic restaurants and the two 8-course tasting menu dinners (with wine parings) at Carolina are among the best... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
cemberson, Gerente at Carolina, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Dave Thank you very much for your kind comments and description of your marvelous experience at Carolinas We will continue to progress in this new approach to Mexican modern cuisine, therefore, I hope to greeting you in the near future! Kind regards Abel Morales Venegas Restaurant Manager More 

Travelers who viewed Carolina also viewed

Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
 
Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
 

Been to Carolina? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Carolina

Address: Carretera Federal 200, KM. 19. 5 | Lote H 4 Cond. Mtro. Ramal the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 329 291 5800
Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Punta de Mita
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
Average Prices: USD 80 - 100
Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: 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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Carolina staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?