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“Marvellous sunset, good food, excellent service”
Review of Punta Bonita

Punta Bonita
Ranked #158 of 1,328 Restaurants in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $310 - $500
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Graced with spectacular views of Mexico's Caribbean Sea, Punta Bonita welcomes guests with the warm and familiar style so intrinsic to Mexican culture. Offering light lunches and pizzas as well as Mexican and regional Riviera Maya specialties for dinner either indoors or on the outdoor terrace, the resort’s beach side restaurant is perfect venue for sharing culinary experiences.
Reviewed February 25, 2014

While staying at nextdoor Banyan Tree, we decided to try the Punta Bonita at nextdoor Rosewood for a dinner. It was lovely. We arrived early as we wanted to enjoy the sunset at it was the best choice. The location was magic and the food very tasty: Mexican style on the expensive side. But totally worth as it was excellent and the service fantastic. Octaviano, our waiter, was careful, friendly and very attentive. When we arrived at the dessert we were full abut he suggested us the Churros, that we ordered. They were the best we have ever tried.
The shuttles within the property and in connection with Banyan Tree were excellent. We stopped for a coffee in the lobby main bar but they were busy, not very attentive and the music was horrible. Like being in a lounge bar anywhere in the world.

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

Punta Bonita is the pool side restaurant for the high end Rosewood Maya Koba resort overlooking the pool and the ocean. As might be expected of this type of a establishment, service is excellent and food is well presented albeit pricey. I opened with the green gazpacho soup, while tasty, was a little runny for my liking. My partners lobster tacos (3 of them for $28) were well presented and very tasty. My coconut shrimp salad was different, never had coconut shrimp in a salad before, but appeared to lack the advertised tropical fruit vinaigrette and was a little dry. The shrimp could have also used some dipping sauce. Trip from the lobby via golf cart was interesting and overall dining at Punta Bonita was an experience, but we will probably not repeat it for a while. Overall the quality of the food does not justify the price.

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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Just returned from Playa del Carmen and visited here with my partner (now fiancée thanks to this restaurant!!). We visited having looked on TA for highly rated Mexican eateries, wanting something authentic that an All Inclusive in Playa Del Carmen can only dream of.
We were not disappointed at all, having taken a taxi to the main gate house, a golf buggy took us on a trip through the grounds to Punta Bonita. Having asked to sit outside we were presented with a warm bread starter which set the tone for the whole meal. This was followed by our chosen starters of shrimp empanadas and Crab Tacos, both exquisite with the Empanadas a short stretch ahead. These were followed by Wild Salmon with Dopes and Prawn Risotto. Unbelievable quality, so tasty and what we expected from fine Mexican cuisine. The Cabernet from the wine menu wasn't available so we were offered an alternative of Mexican Cabernet, this was more than suitable for our pallettes and went down a treat. Things were finished off with a double helping of Churros and a Tequila (not keen but still very kind of the place to offer this). This was all delivered by the very attentive waiters offering exemplary service and the manager took time to talk to us, even though we weren't staying at the Rosewood Hotel.

All in all this was one of the nicest meals we have ever had and we've had a lot across the world. Would highly recommend anyone in the this area to take time out and visit this restaurant, can't praise it highly enough. Will definitely be going back in 2/3 years time (for the honeymoon!). Thank you Punta Bonita for a memorable evening that we'll never forget.

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Reviewed November 17, 2013

We spent 8 nights at Rosewood and Punta Bonita was amazing. The restaurant sits beside the ocean the views are AMAZING. The margaritas are great. The ceviche is divine. The service impeccable. The prices are VERY reasonable.

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Other than being situated right next to the pool, there is nothing poolside restaurant about it. Husband and I dined the three times during our six day stay...in fact, we will probably head there tonight to enjoy their taco night! We fell in love with the shrimp empanadas, one of their pork dishes which I cannot recall at the moment, ceviche (sea bass?), their red snapper tapas, all of their salsas including the molcajete...soft shell crab tacos were delicious and for lunchtime, their shrimp tacos were top notch. ALL of their food and their presentation was top tier in my book! Best restaurant at rosewood...

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