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“well deserving of their 5 diamonds”
Review of Carolina

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Ranked #13 of 59 Restaurants in Punta de Mita
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Contemporary
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
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
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We ate at Carolina our first night in Punta Mita, and loved it so much we went back the next night. On our first night we got to try the Mexican menu, which was amazing. We didn`t think it could get much better, but on our second night it was even more impressive. Of particular note was the signature tomato dish, El Jitomate, and the other signature dish, the Canelon. Both were amongst the best dishes we´ve ever had, and the presentation was also spectacular. The great food was matched by excellent service from Luis and Alberto who were both extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Carolina is a must if you´re in Punta Mita!

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Thank jlytraveller
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cemberson, F&B Manager at Carolina, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2013

Greetings from Punta Mita.

Thank you bery much for your great review. We are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your evening and experience in Carolina. Coming from as far afield as Sydney I am sure you have eaten in some spectacular restaurants. We are proud to have made the impression that we did.

The next time you are in Punta Mita please don't hesitate to visit us.

All the best.

Oliver Atkins

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I chose Carolina as our "big" meal on our honeymoon. Our entire stay at the St Regis Punta Mita was incredible and the staff was very attentive and helpful throughout. Alberto and his staff made our honeymoon incredibly special with a unique (and complementary) dessert. We also were able to receive a private champagne ritual with our friends who were unable to make the resort's weekly ceremony on Friday.

The food was equally fantastic. In between courses, the chef prepared small tastings that we greatly enjoyed. And to be honest the price was completely reasonable, even a good value, for what you receive.

Great food, great staff and reasonable prices for an incredible meal... you won't be disappointed!

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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Greetings.

Firstly congratulations on your recent marriage. We are very proud to have had the honor of celebrating in this occasion with you. The team is extremely pleased to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves in Carolina and that we were able to provide you with such a special evening.

Hopefully you will make it back for your first aniversary...

We'll keep our fingers crossed.

Again thank you for a great review and all the best from the team here at the St Regis Punta Mita.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Possibly the best meal I've ever had in a restaurant. The chef offered to created a customized tasting menu based on our likes and dislikes. I'm a picky eater, so I never do tasting menus because it's always wasted on me. But the chef took to the challenge and made me a pseudo-vegetarian 7-course meal that was very different from my husband's 7 courses that included duck, ahi tuna, and steak. It was exciting to wonder what was coming out of the kitchen next, and it felt VERY personal and special. The chef even asked us to come into the kitchen to discuss our preferences. Very very special!

Thank Hammer5505
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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Greetings from Punta Mita.

Thank you very much for your review. It gives us a great pleasure to read your words and to see that we were capable of exceeding your expectations.

We love a challenge and it makes us very proud to see we were up to the task!

Greetings from Alfredo and the kitchen team.

Hopefully we will have you back before long and can surprise you a second time around...

Very best regards.

Oliver Atkins

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

Carolina's is a 5 star all the way. Amazing food, staff, drinks, attention to detail, view. Can't wait to go back!!!

Thank Greg F
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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Dear Greg.

Thanks for the review! Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves.

Don't hesitate to let us know when you're back in town.

We'd love to see you here again in Carolina.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins

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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

What can I say, the staff is THE best, the food ABSOLUTELY delightful and the setting is truly heaven on earth. You can't miss it, we plan a visit in August and can't wait to go back to Carolina. Oh by the way, their wine election probably the best in the area. Enjoy!

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Thank cinthiaso
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cemberson, Food & Beverage Manager at Carolina, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2013

Dear Cinthia.

What wonderful feedback. Thank you very much for your review. It gives us great pleasure to hear how much you enjoyed the food and service.

We would love to have you back in August. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly as soon as you have the dates set.

Greetings from all the team.

Hope to see you here soon!

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins

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