You may not yet have heard of Punta Mita in Mexico, but if you trust the taste of celebrities like Tom Cruise, Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston and the Kardashian clan, you can begin to recognize it as the luxurious destination it is. While it offers up such activities as two Jack Nicklaus designed golf courses, high end resorts, and truly remarkable beaches, it is also a diner's paradise as well.
Because of the presence of a nearby fishing fleet, you can expect to enjoy some of the freshest and most authentic local cuisine. And because of the appearance of resort names like the Four Seasons and St. Regis, the bar for four-star cuisine is already set fairly high.
However, travelers will not want to overlook some simpler options as well. After all, one of the most frequently recommended places to enjoy delicious and fresh meals is also a favorite of the locals too! The Café des Artistes del Mar is next to the upscale Hotel Cinco and is recommended for its tacos and fresh pasta. Nearby to that is Tacos and Papas, and it too is a local favorite that is known for truly authentic and utterly satisfying Mexican fare.
Margarita's is also a smaller restaurant famous for its cocktails and the establishment known as Mexique is also said to offer some of the best Mexican-Thai fusion imaginable.
While you will always want to explore the highly rated restaurants at any of the local resorts, if you can get a booking, it is important to give yourself a chance to sample the foods with local flare.
There are also the places that rate well with tourists and travelers, but which may not be well-known by locals. Some of the Punta Mita restaurants that rate will with travelers include the waterfront beauty known as Tuna Blanca, serving authentic Mexican seafood dishes using some of the freshest seafood you may ever enjoy. Blue Shrimp is another seafood spot known for its amazing dishes. Casa Teresa Restaurante Italiano is an Italian restaurant that rates very highly and Sufi offers a fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine.
Families will appreciate the open air and kid-friendly menu of Original Anclote.
If you want to sample the resort fare, you will need to book ahead of time. The popularity of this region, and the affection that the visitors have for world class cuisine can make it challenging to get a booking. Speak with your Isle Blue concierge to help with any challenges. The most spoken of gems include the KALI Restaurant in Punta Mita, which is housed in the St. Regis, and Aramara at the Four Seasons. Both are recognized for the beauty of their settings and the uniqueness of the cuisine, which both emphasize the local ingredients.
Dining options in Punta Mita are endless, and as a visitor in an Isle Blue villa, you may even consider booking time with a private chef who can prepare and serve your meal in the comfort of your beautiful, luxury property.