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Punta Mita Dining Guide: 5 Restaurants You Don’t Want to Miss

Written by Michele Richardson on December 2, 2014


For most travelers, the views and activities experienced during a trip away from home are just as memorable as the meals. Punta Mita doesn’t just offer great surf, sun, and water fun but delicious and delectable meals. When planning a trip, don’t forget to plan a stop at these five can’t-miss Punta Mita restaurants.

Best Local Fare: Tacos and Papas

It would be a crime to visit Mexico without sampling a fresh made taco. Mexican food is renowned worldwide for its delicious taste and unparalleled freshness. Tacos and Papas doesn’t offer five star elegance, foam topped specials, or unique gastronomic delicacies. Instead, Tacos and Papas offers no-frills, delicious, authentic Mexican food. The tortillas are hand-formed and stamped in front of ordering customers. The ingredients are fresh and condiments are made daily. Served in a casual restaurant, patrons can choose to sit down and enjoy or take their meals on their next adventure. Try the delicious horchata or stop in the evening for a late night snack. For the best, fresh tacos available in Punta Mita, make a stop at Tacos and Papas.

Best Ambiance: Vito’s Restorante Italiano

Most visitors don’t visit the sunny beaches of Punta Mita for Italian food but visitors at Vito’s are whisked away to a small Italian village and a family meal. Vito’s requires a reservation and diners start their experience by knocking on Vito’s door and meeting the man himself. Guests mingle and laugh with Vito’s friends and family in the foyer of his home and are then invited to dinner. The meal is served in Vito’s back patio with waiters attending every diner and Vito whipping up classic Italian masterpieces on stone ovens. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list and a rotating menu of Italian delights. Vito has crafted his backyard to replicate his Italian hometown and guests will completely forget that they’re not dining at Punta Mita restaurants. For a unique culinary experience and unforgettable ambiance,book a reservation at Vito’s.

Best Luxury Experience: Carolina

A trip to Punta Mita just isn’t complete without a true luxury meal experience. Carolina provides a fantastic culinary experience for Michelin-rated pros and new foodies alike. Start with a signature cocktail and amuse bouche of foie gras macarons or carrot puree with beets and round out the meal with good friends and a delicious banana souffle. Carolina is a restaurant in the St. Regis hotel so those not staying at the hotel but hoping to delve into the menu will need to make reservations beforehand. For visitors looking for Punta Mita restaurants with elegant decor, five star service, and luxury culinary delights, look no further than Carolina.

Best Beach Side Meal: Margarita’s

Nothing can compare to a delicious meal and a gorgeous view. Offering authentic Mexican fare with fresh ingredients in a relaxed ambiance, Margarita’s is a great place to get a full meal or stop in for a drink. Just finish a day of deep sea fishing? Margaritas allows patrons to bring their catch and will serve it up to guests liking. Punta Mita visitors hoping for some late night fun can stop in at Margarita’s for nightly entertainment and a beautiful view of the surf. For great food, fun nights, and thirst-quenching tropical drinks, stop by Margarita’s.

Best Family Experience: Cuatro Vientos Restaurant and Bar

While this palapa is hidden away, often missed by busy tourists, Punta Mita families know that Cuatro Vientos offers the best food and most relaxing dining experience around. The floors of Cuatro Vientos are beach swept sand and visitors are encouraged to sit back and allow the staff to serve delicious meals and fabulous drinks. The beach by CuatroVientos is calm and clear, the perfect swimming hole for small children. Enjoy the fresh fish and watch the children play in the open sea at Cuatro Vientos Restaurant and Bar, one of the best Punta Mita restaurants for families.

Punta Mita is more than just gorgeous beaches and weather, it’s a culinary hotspot. From authentic Mexican to delectable Italian, visitors of all ages and palates can find a restaurant that meets their culinary needs.

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