Carolina - St. Regis Punta Mita

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Contemporary Mexican
Carolina at The St. Regis Punta Mita, awarded with the prestigious AAA Five Diamond Award, highlights the best of contemporary Mexican cuisine by Chef Jesús Delgado Durón. This sybarite destination uses only the freshest local ingredients, captures the relaxed style of the resort and promises a memorable experience. Among the menu options, unique dishes such as the Nixtamalized Beetroot with Sea Water Foam are included. With a spectacular view, an attractive bar and a romantic outdoor terrace, the restaurant also offers a private room for groups of up to 16 people. Exquisite in every detail, the design of the restaurant is suggestive and comfortable. The refined decoration emphasizes the luxurious textures of black and white velvet with silver accents. The handmade lamps found throughout the restaurant are covered by small, round pieces of mother-of-pearl.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Esperábamos fuera de primer mundo, que impresionara o fuera autoridad en su rubro. No es malo PERO no volvería a ir. Muy simple. Comida de buena calidad sin explotar en lo exquisito. Nada espectacular y tal vez muy sobrevalorado. Hay Rie Df os que probablemente no se d de fe correr. Este es uno.

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vipGuyin310
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We ate at Carolina 2 years ago. The food was very good. This year we did not enjoy the food as much. Although 3 guests (there were 6 of us) liked their entrees, 3 of us did not feel the food met our expectations. The flavors were not special. Some selections just did not taste good.

Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

todo estuvo increíble, la cena de lo mejor, muy recomendable,

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raymunda the sommelier and waitress is very handsome and great services

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VictorHugoS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Un gran servicio en todo momento, se toman el tiempo de explicar cada platillo y dar sugerencias (de preferencia hazles caso). No tomé el menú de degustación, pero si te gusta probar todos los sabores es una buena opción.

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vipJJWhitbread
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Carolina offers the best fine-dining experience in and around Punta Mita. Service is impeccable, the setting is stately, and the food is immensely creative. The only downside is that "creative" is not always an adequate substitue for lack of great flavors, textures, or satisfying meals. In this regard, Carolina's dishes deliver an inconsistent experience - ie, some are great, but some are incredibly inscrutable or obscure. Nevertheless, because some dishes really are deliciously satisfying, and because the whole experience is elegant and immensely pleasant, Carolina remains our favorite "high end" restaurant in Punta Mita.

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vipNormaGP
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Carisimo, malo y pequeño

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Pop8ernal
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida ! Excelente servicio!

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vipJuddL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal all around. Would strongly recommend for any occasion!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in Mexico.

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vipIleanaF
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the chef’s tasting menu and it was both unique and delicious.

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Monica
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la comida como siempre,
Deliciosa!!
Pasamos un rato muy agradable

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vipjmwmom
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent- everything we tried was cooked perfectly- wine choices very pricey -

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vipTacobarlunch
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall3food2service5ambience2

We always loved Carolina but it is worn out and needs a makeover. Time for a new concept. While the service was outstanding, the food was underwhelming and the ambiance felt tired and dated. It’s too bad because the St Regis should have an outstanding fine dining experience, and this used to be it. The moment for overly precious food (foam, etc) is over. I think this place would do well to offer more classic dishes that are prepared flawlessly and in a beautiful environment.

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vipShawnC
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Arrived at st Regis hotel and wanted to remain on property after a long day of travel.
We were one of two tables at the restaurant. Each portion was minuscule. After we told our waiter who was also the “manager “ what we wanted for our entree. We waited for what must have been nearly 40 minutes from telling him. We had to motion him over again to let him know we were hungry and wanted our food. Ridiculous!
Never going back . Way too overpriced and expected much more from the st. Regis .

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MarkC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service. We make it a point to come here at least once during our vacations.

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vipRLA1840
Denver
43 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful setting and sophisticated dining experience! Our waiter was AWESOME! He explained the drink and dining menu from top to bottom, and really shaped the entire experience for us. Highly recommend Carolina!

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KevinD
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner in a beautiful setting with dishes that were complex in flavor. Our server Alvaro was equally as great and seemed very knowledgeable on how each dish was prepared. For our main courses, we ordered the venison and the mahi mahi each perfectly cooked and full of complex flavors. Dessert was equally as good! Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!

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AllisonV
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved Carolina! Favorite dining experience while on vacation in Punta Mita with friends. Lovely dining experience, fantastic food, stellar service, great air conditioning, and lovely view!

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Mauigrl
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or when you are in the mood for a fine dining experience. We will definitely be back!

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vipNina
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious! Very creative cuisine. Our server Alvaro Hernandez was five star server. He was very knowledgeable, professional and personable. He made our dinner experience very special !

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OpenTable Diner
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional. Service even better. Truly lovely evening

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vipiwanttobeafoodie
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely Father's Day meal at Carolina. The menu offers a small but delicious variety of fresh vegetarian, seafood, and meat options. We had two amazing amuse-bouche, both small brioche with filling or seasoning with a side sauce. The bread with the meal is made over a nine-month period. We enjoyed incredible desserts as well as a crisp white wine from the oldest winery in North America. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excelente lugar para una cena romántica, alimentos excelentes aunque es un lugar un poco caro quizas pensado mas para extranjeros pero siento que valió la pena..

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vipEMCB
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Espectacular! Chef Jesus Duron is super talented, everything was delicious and unexpected, absolutely great moment!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall1food2service4ambience1

We went here for our last night at the St Regis. We had gone once earlier in the week and it exceeded expectations. Not so this time, the place was empty except for our table of 2 , another table of 2, and a group of 8.

The group of 8 had one loud obnoxious man who used profanity in every other sentence. I was quickly taken from a “5 star” restaurant to a lively sports bar. We asked for our table to be moved, the hostess/waiter obliged us. We were now across the restaurant. It got worse - more and more profanity echoed from wall to wall. If it wasn’t for a pleasant server We were ready to walk out, pay for the main course I had not eaten and go to Mita Mary. In hindsight, we still should have. Disappointing 2nd visit to say the least. Management did nothing to remediate - they said they “didn’t understand English well enough to know they were swear words”

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time dining at Carolina. Truly wonderful dining experience.

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vipLovefood
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No wonder this is a 5 star restaurant. The waiter told us all about the chef, how the food was prepared, the history of the restaurant, where the food came from and more. The service was very attentive and personal. Everything here was great and I can't wait to go back. Keep up the good work.

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vipLisaM
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent, creative cuisine in an amazing setting! Wine list and recommendations were perfection. Would have been a perfect experience without our interaction with the hostess who was curt and unaccommodating. We were shamed for bringing an extra person at the last minute and told it was not acceptable even though the restaurant was 75% empty. Sad when someone with the easiest job can impact the outcome of the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and food.

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viplovemaui14
Denver
101 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alvaro, our server, is the best! He explained each and every course and specifically highlighted Mexican specialties. He is friendly and knowledgeable. Ask for Alvaro if you go to Carolinas.

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CLEMENTINAR
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida muy buena y el maridaje excelente, ambiente muy agradable, el único pero fue la llegada al hotel donde se encuentra el restaurante que no estaban avisados de nuestra llegada e incluso llegaron decirnos que el restaurante estaba cerrado

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner on January 3, 2018. We brought our children and were a little worried after looking at the menu, but everything was fabulous. The fish, the ribeye, the soup- wow! I can’t say enough about the food. I look forward to visiting again in the future.

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vipfrequentdiner
Minneapolis
191 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a good restaurant that wants to be (and at times just might be) great. The atmosphere and service are truly exceptional. Glorious views of the ocean that come through the trees and decadent surroundings of the St. Regis. And the staff have been very well trained to dote on the customers. At times it felt like a two to one ratio of customers to staff. But the kitchen can't quite keep up with the rest of the environment. Now, admittedly, we were there on New Year's Eve and the menu was all fixed. But that should have resulted in delicious evenly-prepared food. It didn't. The shrimp with mole sauce was undercooked, as was half of the steak. Each was covered in sauce so not easily sent back for more cooking. The desert was two marsh mellows (literally) on a place, accompanied by Luke warm hot chocolate that was very bland. Who does that? For this, we were charged $200/person plus all wine and cocktails (which were extraordinarily expensive). I am being quite generous with the food and value ratings based on this experience and sincerely hope this gorgeous restaurant gets back on it's game. It was not a good dining experience.

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vipGuyin310
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stayed at the Four Seasons and wanted a change of food.
Carolina is terrific. The Mexican chef creates wonderful food with local ingredients, all with an inventive contemporary twist.
Not your expected “Mexican food”.

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vipJosh
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal chef!!

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vipMickey
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love Carolina....it is probably the finest dining experience in all of Puerto Vallarta. The cuisine is creative, daring and innovative. Chef Meza is the best and Luis is the consummate manager. I highly recommend Carolina

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants we've ever ate at!

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vipVanessa
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our anniversary dinner so we ordered a bottle of champagne. Everything went well but I really did not care for the ambiance. Perhaps it was too preppy for us. I missed the authenticity of the Four Seasons where we stayed at the St Regis. We missed the sunset too.
We were sitting in the patio but couldn't see it because of the planters blocking the view.
Although the hostess was very nice. The restrooms did not look clean and I really didn't like the dessert. Sorry.

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vipMickey
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so excited about the new chef here at Carolina. Jesus prepared a spectacular eight course meal with great variety and sophistication combining his pedigree at a two star Michelin restaurant and local flavors and cuisine. We can't wait to return for our next experience!

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Carolina - St. Regis Punta Mita is rated 4.6 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

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