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“High End Dining at Punta Mita” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Carolina

Carolina
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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Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort's Award Winning signature restaurant, offers a seductive blend of bespoke service, casual luxury, romantic ocean views and distinctive flavors. The name Carolina pays homage to Caroline Astor.
New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“High End Dining at Punta Mita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

For a high end experience try Carolina at the St. Regis Punta Mita. This is a stunning restaurant with a great menu and an attentive staff.

Visited December 2012
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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Todd.

Many thanks for your review. It gives me great pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the Carolina experience.

It would be a pleasure to have you back - we have since changed our menú with new Head Chef Alfredo Perez already making quite a name for himself. Perhaps you will be able to try some of his new dishes before long...

I hope this finds you well.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins
Food & Beverage Manager
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English first
washington, dc
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Beautiful beautiful location in a gorgeous hotel. Came with a party of 15 and every one of us loved our meal. I had the tuna - some of the best I have ever had. I had the flaming coffee for the dessert, and they put on quite a show, lighting it on fire. Pricey, but well worth it and a very memorable and great meal!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Hi Michelle.

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your experience was in Carolina.

We are so pleased to hear you all enjoyed yourselves and how much you enjoyed the food, especially the tuna - one of my favourites as well!

Also I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed the "café flameado" - only a shame we couldn't provide the cold weather so you could enjoy it to the maximum!

I hope this finds you well and the next time you are in Punta Mita please make sure you visit us at the St Regis and of course Carolina.

Best Regards.

Oliver Atkins
Food & Beverage Manager
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Beautiful restaurant with great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Had a very good meal and outstanding service at Carolinas... Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very good; however; it was a little overpriced for what it was... Service level made up for the pricing issue...

Visited November 2012
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Sacramento, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Pretty sure that people who loved this restaurant were high or drunk”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

First of all this was recommended as a five star diamond restaurant which is so unique in all of mexico so expectations were high to begin with and since we are big time foodies who have traveled to a lot of cities in The US or abroad just to dine and wine this was a huge disappointment.
Let's start with the service or maybe lack of there was only one waiter in charge of six table which is very odd in mexico and he was very slow and not very informative for a high end restaurant it took him half an hour to get us our drinks 75 minutes to get our appetizers and two hours to get our main dish
so the appetizers had a very nice presentation but the flavor was below acceptable ,the caprese was dry and the mozzarella cheese was tasteless and the whole dish lacked flavor and not remotely close to what caprese should taste like
salad was bitter and overly powering salt not good at all
the caesar salad was horrible as well bad anchovies and stinky eggs and not edible
we ordered four different main dishes but they were out of two of them so we ended up getting the beef filet and the sea bass
the filet had so much salt and pepper and was way over cooked i requested mine to be medium rare and it did not have any pink in it and the potatoes that came with was very dry
the sea bass was super fishy with horrible flavor
bottom line for the money this is a waste and i recommend every one to try so many other better restaurants

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Big disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

Big disappointment .
Case of food being just not tasty.
All nice set up and grandiose presentation is followed by super mediocre food . Very expensive . Other restaurants in the hotel are incompatible better
Not sure where all those diamond awards came from. Possibly it was all that great before but changed.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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