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Experience Punta Mita’s Culinary Delights

Vacations are all about adventure, exploration, and, of course, savoring delicious flavors. If you’re looking to combine these elements and eat like a local in Punta Mita, Mexico, you’re in for a treat. Join us as we embark on a gastronomic journey through the best Punta Mita restaurants.

A Different Dining Philosophy

Our approach to dining is refreshing. We believe that just because you choose to stay at a five-star resort, it doesn’t mean you have to pay five-star meal prices or stick to traditional dining options. Fortunately, Punta de Mita caters to this philosophy with a diverse range of restaurants that showcase the best of Mexican and international flavors, from fine dining establishments to casual street food vendors.

Consistently the Best: Mina

Mina, formerly known as Si Senor, has consistently delivered excellence over the years. It’s a restaurant that excels in using the freshest ingredients, creating delightful flavor combinations, and embracing Mexican cultural design. Be sure to try the catch of the day prepared in the “arriero” style – it’s a must-try.

Address: Ave El Anclote 200, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery

Phone: 329 291 6652

Hours: Open from Noon · Closes 11 PM


Best Fresh Fish: La Pescadora

La Pescadora offers a unique experience more akin to a local club than a restaurant. Locals and tourists alike frequent this place daily. While it’s a great spot for super fresh midday ceviche or poke bowls, it truly shines as an oceanfront dinner destination. Don’t miss the chance to sample the daily catch, and the shrimp tacos are a delightful surprise.

Address: Ave El Anclote 10, Nuevo, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery

Phone: 329 291 5212

Hours: Open · Closes 11 PM

Kitchen: Open · Closes 10 PM


Best Special Occasion Dining: Tuna Blanca

Tuna Blanca is the place to go when you want to dress up for a special evening. Enjoy the oceanfront deck with its ambient lighting, impeccable service, white linen tablecloths, and stunning views – perfect for celebrating a special occasion.

Address: Ave El Anclote Lote 5, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery

Phone: 329 291 5414

Hours: Open 5 PM · Closes 11 PM (Closed on Mondays)



Best Authentic Mexican Experience: Vista Paraiso Ranch

Vista Paraiso Ranch, located in Higuera Blanca, is renowned for its outdoor activities such as zip-lining, ATV rides, and nature hikes. However, the hidden gem here is the typical Mexican restaurant serving local specialties in an authentic manner. It’s the perfect setting to savor hearty, traditional Mexican flavors.

Address: Carretera Punta de Mita #9 Higuera Blanca

Service Options: Breakfast and lunch

Phone: 329 298 4008

Hours: Open 9 AM · Closes 5 PM

Best Live Music and Dancing: Aramara Bar and Restaurant

If you’re a fan of crispy duck tacos, head over to Aramara Bar and Restaurant in the Four Seasons Hotel. While it’s known for fine dining, indulge in the bar’s delectable offerings. With a great bartender and live music, it’s the place to be for an authentic and entertaining night out in Punta Mita.

Located in Four Seasons Hotel

Service Options: Dinner only · Live music

Phone: (329) 291-6000

Hours: Open 6 PM · Closes 10 PM


Best Traditional Mexican Food: Casa Traditional

Casa Traditional offers real Mexican cuisine in a fantastic atmosphere. Try their classic margarita on the rocks with Siete Leguas white tequila and indulge in a hearty, traditional meal. Their “molcajete” dish, cooked in its own juices, served with homemade tortillas and all the fixings, is a crowd-pleaser.

Address: Carr. Federal la Cruz de Huanacaxtle – Punta de Mita, 63727 Nay.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway

Phone: 322 222 1812

Hours: Open · Closes 11 PM


Most Romantic Dining Experience: St. Regis Hotel Beach – Private Dining

For a romantic or special occasion, consider booking a table at the beachside private BBQ at the St. Regis Hotel. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a gathering of friends, enjoy an awe-inspiring sunset with charcoal-grilled meats, salads, and exceptional service. It’s the recipe for unforgettable memories.

Located in St Regis Hotel

Service Options: Dinner only

Hours: Private BBQ – 6 PM to 10 PM (time can change upon request)

Phone: 329 291 5896

Best Toes-In-The-Sand Tacos: Mita Mary, St Regis Hotel

Mita Mary brings Mexican street food to an oceanfront location. Indulge in traditional tacos, quesadillas, and tostados while enjoying the breathtaking view. Pair your meal with a shot of cold tequila or a fine French wine, but keep in mind that this experience is more gourmet than street food in terms of price.

Located in St Regis Hotel

Service Options: Lunch and Dinner

Phone: 329 291 5896

Best Pizza Punta de Mita Style: La Rustica

La Rustica offers oceanfront dining with a wide selection of freshly made crispy pizzas and healthy bowl choices. Enjoy casual dining with a great ambiance all day long. If you’re in Punta de Mita, we recommend this restaurant over the Sayulita branch for the best experience.

Address: Av. El Anclote 222a, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Service Options: TAKE AWAY

Phone: 322 131 7444


Best Argentinian Grill: Punta Mercedes Cociña a la Lena

For the carnivores out there, Punta Mercedes offers tender and juicy cuts of meats grilled over a large open, wood-burning pit. Cooked in the Argentinian style to perfection, expect side dishes of garlicky chimichurri and crispy French fries. Their extensive wine list complements the meal perfectly.

Address: Av. El Anclote 341, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Hours: Monday to Friday – Open 4 PM · Closes 11 PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Saturday & Sunday – Open 1 PM · Closes 11 PM

Phone: 329 291 6387


Best Restaurant for Foodies: Zicatela

Zicatela, a relative newcomer to Punta de Mita, offers a sophisticated dining experience with well-balanced and delicious dishes. Whether it’s fish, meats, or their superb dessert menu, Zicatela promises a memorable culinary adventure.

Address: Av. El Anclote 14, 63734 Punta de Mita, Nay.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway · No delivery

Phone: 322 198 4460


Best Restaurant Location: Hector’s Kitchen, Kupuri Beach Club

Hector’s Kitchen is relocating to Kupuri Beach Club’s palapa space. While the verdict is still out on the new menu in the new space, Hector’s culinary expertise and local following ensure a great dining experience. Keep an eye out for this exciting move and enjoy dining with a view.

Service Options: Dine-in · Takeaway · Delivery

Hours: Open 6 PM · Closes 10 PM – Monday to Saturday

Phone: 3221425183


Best Meat Lovers Restaurant: Meet Meat, Bucerias

Meet Meat offers a big city dining experience with a swanky urban rooftop space and exceptional views. Whether you’re enjoying the sights of Vallarta or Mita, the extensive menu, excellent service, and well-priced wine list make it a standout choice. Don’t miss their exciting dessert options.

Address: Calle Lázaro Cárdenas 84, Flamingos, 63732 Bucerías, Nay.

Hours: Open 5 PM · Closes 10:30 PM – Monday to Saturday (Closed on Sundays)


Phone: 322 192 0078

Indulge in Punta Mita’s vibrant food scene and savor the flavors of this tropical paradise.