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Carretera Federal 200 KM. 19. 5 | Lote H 4 Cond. Mtro. Ramal the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
+52 329 291 5800
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Coto de Caza, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 couples enjoyed a fabulous dinner here last week! Service was truly 5 star food was wonderful! Amuse bouche platter was filled with special surprises and the short ribs delicious!!

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washington dc
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I ate at Carolina while staying at the St. Regis. It was so good that we cancelled our reservation at Sufi, the other top restaurant in the Punta Mita Resort. The biggest reason, aside from the excellent food and beautiful setting, was our waiter/sommelier Rene (aka Jose) whose enthusiasm for Mexican wines was infectious. He was one... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I had dinner at Carolina over a month ago to celebrate our anniversary and it was superb! We tried the tasting menu paired with wine and each course kept us surprising even more; the food was DELICIOUS and extremely well executed by Chef Angelina and the service was impeccable by Santiago, our waiter (who was super attentive... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They need to change the food and beverage director. No quality control at any of their outlets. My sea bass was translucent in the center indicating not cooled all the way. My wife's risotto was so salty that when she gave me a bite I had to drink a glass of water. Very small portions for the price. Way over... More 

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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off service was wonderful that we gave him extra money cause he was so friendly and nice. Food on the other hand was not very good. I ordered the mahi mahi fish. Wow when I say the risotto underneath it had salt it was so overpowering that it went onto the bottom of the fish. It was like licking... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I dined at Carolina Restaurant our first night in Punta Mita. This is an exquisite restaurant with excellent service throughout the meal. The servers are knowledgeable, attentive, friendly, and gracious. The fresh seafood is creatively prepared, with unusual and intriguing flavors. We had the sea bass and the red snapper, and both were perfectly prepared. We began... More 

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Thank Greg B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have eaten at many Mexican resorts fine dining restaurants. This is one of the best. You can tell they cook to order, and the food is not from a mass produced kitchen. Awesome service, good wines, nice flavors, and a pleasant surprise.

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Newark, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

fine mexican dining at the st regis which we enjoyed so much we ate here 2 nights. Excellent explanations of all food preparations which we enjoyed by the wait staff.Able to eat indoors or outside which was lovely too. Unique food including cactus noodles and fabulous dessert too. Don't miss it.

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San Mateo, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Was not particularly impressed with Carolina. The food tasted good, well plated and presented, however not very creative. We are from San Francisco and have some very innovative chefs here, so perhaps my expectations were too high. Worth a try, just don't go in with high expectations as we did. Santiago who waited on us is awesome though! Great wine... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We returned after not having been here for a few months and the meal was just as perfect as the last one. Service by Renee with Luis overlooking and chef Jose cooking was extraordinary! Our lobster tacos and Seabass were unparalleled. If you get to the area and don't go here you should have your head examined! We will return

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80 - US$ 100
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Seafood, Spanish, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations, Valet Parking
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carretera Federal 200 KM. 19. 5 | Lote H 4 Cond. Mtro. Ramal the St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Punta de Mita 63734, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Pacific Coast  >  Nayarit  >  Riviera Nayarit  >  Punta de Mita
  • Phone Number: +52 329 291 5800
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?