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“Not just dinner, this is a dining experience!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $80 - $100
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not just dinner, this is a dining experience!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Awesome! The best meal we had in Punta Mita by far! There were at least 4 complimentary amuse bouche courses, each of them unique and delicious.

  • Visited February 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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Thank Kerry N
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cemberson, F&B Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Kerry.

Greetings from the St. Regis Punta Mita and thank you for your very kind review.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins
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English first
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a real Foodie experience, it is beautiful and the food sophisticated. The service is impeccable and the wine list a dream!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Johann A
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cemberson, F&B Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Johann.

Greetings and thank you for a top review!

Wonderful to read about your experience at Carolina. Hope to have you back soon!

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins.
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Bainbridge
2 reviews
“Delicious, imaginative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Food was different, imaginative, unusual, beautifully prepared and accompanied with flawless service. Highly recommended and would look forward to visiting again upon our return.

Visited June 2014
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Thank Janet M
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cemberson, F&B Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Dear Janet.

Thank you for your very generous review. It gives me great pleasure to read how much you enjoyed your experience at Carolina.

I hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back before long.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins
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Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
80 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Exquisito”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

We are staying at Imanta and decided to pop over for dinner... I'm so glad we did! The service, staff, selections, food was increiblé!!!!! Perfect portion sizes, every dish done so well.. My hubby ordered an Irish coffee and that was an experience on it's own. Definitely eating here when we return!

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Thank dvswank
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cemberson, F&B Manager at Carolina, responded to this review, July 29, 2014
Greetings from Punta Mita.

Wonderful review and great comments. Thank you very much. Hopefully we have the opportunity to welocme you both back before long. Perhaps this time staying with us.

Best regards.

Oliver Atkins
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Newport Coast, CA
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Left a Lot To Be Desired”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We tried this place because we are staying at the St. Regis. The hotel and its rooms and housekeeping is wonderful. The dining leaves much to be desired. I am writing this review as we finish our meal at Carolina's. the setting is nice but the service and food were not what we expected. The service was okay until two of us returned our main course of Lobster because it was tough and fishy. We asked to return it and traded the dishes for the veal and scallops that were better. What was not acceptable was the lack of service to get our water and wine refilled. The wait staff practically ignored us after we sent back the fishy, tough lobster. In the end this place is overrated and you have much more superior options I town like Cafe de Artistes or Serendipity and the value is much better as well. I feel bad about writing this review but feel it is warranted.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Xlady
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cemberson, Chef at Carolina, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Greetings from St Regis Punta Mita.

Thank you for taking part of your time to give us your feedback about your experience at Carolina Restaurant.

I want to apologize for not meeting your expectations, I have already share your review with our team members and we are working on getting our best food quality and exceptional service to all our guest.

We would be grateful to get another chance to welcome you again and to prove our high standard of hospitality.

Sincerely

Chef Alfredo Perez
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