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“A True Chef's Vision” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria

Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria
Av. Anclote #20, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
+52 322 198 6675
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Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Ocean view Restaurant with Live music and great Grill. Centemporary cuisine with local ingredients.Special catering for groups.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A True Chef's Vision”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Serendipity is a local restaurant right on the water down the street from the hotel gates. The restaurant itself is outdoors right within the local culture; once you are there it is easy to notice the head chef's creative and artistic vision with every dish she creates. Each plate has an unexpected unique combination of food which compliments and enhances the taste of the meal itself. Not only is the food great, but the service is excellent and super friendly and are more than willing to converse with you about any questions you have about the food or the local area. In all one night we were entertained by a wonderful Mexican singer/guitarist, while also being able to meet and talk to the owner and head chef. You can simply order what's on the menu or let the chef pick what foods to serve you, which I would highly recommend. The one dish that stood out that I personally thought was phenomenal and would recommend was the lobster, cheese, and pineapple dish. It's juicy lobster wrapped within melted cheese over a slice of grilled pineapple is to die for! Overall you can see this restaurant takes true pride in their food and customer satisfaction. You can tell that the head chef is a "real true chef" and has put love and dedication into each dish and truly enjoys bringing happiness and satisfaction to all her customers. If you enjoy great food and a fun atmosphere, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is staying within the area.

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Emma B, Executive Chef at Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Ooooooh WOW! what an amazing review you wrote about us! We liked it so much we already shared it on our fb page! We take proud on our service to costumers and the quality of our food and it is so, so nice to know it shows!

We are excited to see you on your next visit to PDM, it was a pleasure to have met you and hopefully we will meet again son, New dishes, new chats.

.Sam & Emma
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English first
Long Beach, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, great experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We loved our dinner at Serendipity! We ordered "family style" and had the chef decide what we were eating. Everything was wonderful.

Visited July 2014
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Emma B, Chef Ejecutivo at Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review! we are glad to read you had a great experience at our spot and I am really flatered to read you liked my picks!

Hope to see you son!

- Sam & Emma
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colts neck, nj
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Must go ! Best food in Punta Mita!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Go go go! Forget your hotel restaurant and make sure you eat here!! The food is that good , we have eaten at other restaurants on restaurant row and this outshines them all. The complex flavors and fresh ingredients combine to outshine any other restaurant in punta Mita. This is our third trip and we missed serendipity ever time. Never again !


Corn lasagna, broccoli with strawberries , every appetizer was delicious.
Entrees were the best of all the restaurants we are at.
This is real food!

We had two kids who were given a generous chicken breast with rice that we finished it was also so good.

Ask for the special dessert it's not on the menu but the fried tortilla with sauce is worth twice the price.

Overall an excellent meal , don't leave punta Mita without eating here!!!!!

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Emma B, Executive Chef at Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
OOOOHH WOW!!!! What an amazing review, thank you so much for spreading the Word about your experience, we are very glad to read how much you liked it! And your words are very very flattering!

Hopefully we will see you back son in PDM, the hidden Paradise!

we will be here.

- Sam & Emma
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Piedmont, California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A special experience in Punta de Mita”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We had a lovely, relaxed dinner here last night with our adult kids. We've been in Punta Mita for a week (out first visit) and this has been our favorite restaurant. The chef selected our meal, and it was beautifully prepared, creatively presented and delicious. Clearly, a lot of thought and care has gone into making this place unique and worth the visit. The tuna and dorado were so fresh and the appetizers were unusual and yummy. The mescal margaritas with chiles and hibiscus were also great. The staff was so warm and friendly and service was very attentive (even bringing us an unsolicited can of mosquito spray!) The flan for dessert was a perfect ending to our evening. We liked it so much we made a reservation to return on our last night here. Can't wait!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emma B, Executive CHef at Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you so much for this amazing review!!! I am thrilled to read that you felt all the team effort put to your meal!!!

I already passed the voice to our team and we want to say a big THANK YOU!

We are hoping this was not your last visit to PDM, we will see you again.

- Sam & Emma
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Charming Waterfront Dining!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We brought a party of 7 (5 teenagers) last night and absolutely loved the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and efficient. Most important, everybody left happy! The host chose the entire menu for the group to be served family style. The dishes were tasty and sophisticated--tuna tartare w/almonds, lobster w/grilled pineapple, seared ahi, asparagus w/strawberries. Three teenage boys watched the World Cup game while taking on a gigantic mixed grill platter of skirt steak, bbq ribs, chicken and chorizo, pausing only to ask for more bbq sauce (w/tamarind). Start w/the Mezcalita and let them take it from there...

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Emma B, Executive Chef at Serendipity Restaurant & Mezcaleria, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you so much for writting this awesome review, and for trusting Sam to order dinner for you (he loves to do so).
We are grateful you made us a part of your vacation and it is really flatering to read how much you enjoyed yourselves at our spot.

Hope to see you son

Sam & Emma
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