Punita Mita Mexico

Riviera Nayarit

Punta Mita Restaurants

The best restaurants in Punta Mita, Mexico take visitors on a culinary adventure. Whether you want traditional Mexican food or want to expand your palate, the Punta Mita restaurants will not disappoint. 

Guests will find golf courses, gated residential communities, surfing, multiple beach clubs, delicious restaurants, and two five-star hotels within the gated community. Given the high security within the gated community of Punta Mita, it is no wonder it is home to celebrities, politicians, athletes, and those who value security and privacy in a beautiful beach resort destination. 


Hector’s Kitchen is known for producing creative culinary delights. Chef Hector Leyva brings a depth of culinary experience to his patrons. Drawing on his experience as the managing chef of the Punta Mita Four Seasons Resort and training from the Instituto Culinario de México, Chef Leyva masterfully creates dishes using locally sourced ingredients.   

Hector’s Kitchen recently moved from Punta de Mita to Punta Mita at the Kapuri Beach Club. The upscale ambiance encourages diners to have a fun night out. Consider starting your night with a cocktail at the bar. The craft cocktail menu is enticing, but so are the wines and spirits.

The dinner menu offers a variety of internationally inspired, mouthwatering culinary delights. We tried various menu options, including the short rib rolls, the day’s catch, the green curry (Gary said it was delicious), and churros for dessert. Each dish was unique, with unexpected flavors making each bite a culinary adventure.   

You can sign up for one of his cooking classes to learn the secrets behind Hector’s inventive dishes.

Mita Mary’s Boat Bar & Bistro (at The St. Regis Punta Mita)

A local favorite inside the gates of Punta Mita is Mita Mary’s. The casual open-air, toes-on-the-sand restaurant is a local favorite. The simple yet delicious menu at Mita Mary’s includes yummy food and handcrafted cocktails that are fresh and light.

After a long surf session, we ate at Mita Mary’s and worked up an appetite. We loved the guacamole, ceviche, grilled salad, and fish tacos. The flavorful dishes were a perfect complement to the incredible view. While eating at Mita Mary’s, I had several dietary restrictions, and the chef went out of his way to ensure I had a wonderful experience.

El Surf Club

Located on the La Lancha surf break, El Surf Club is ideal for, you guessed it, surfers and adults. The surf break is well known, and when the swell is right, there are plenty of waves.

We have been to El Surf Club multiple times. It is one of Gary’s favorite places in Punta Mita because he can walk a few feet up from the waves after surfing and enjoy a margarita and fish tacos before heading back out for another surf session.

The open-air beachfront restaurant boasts multiple seating areas, each with its own motif. Visitors can sit in the covered patio restaurant area, the lounge section, or catch some rays on the beach. The laid-back atmosphere creates an inviting place to hang out during the day. But don’t get me wrong, there is five-star service no matter where you land at El Surf Club.

El Surf Club is best for lunch. 

Sufi Ocean Club

The updated Sufi Ocean Club in the Porta Fortuna area of Punta Mita is more than just a delicious restaurant. Sufi Ocean Club is a beach club and restaurant within the gates of Punta Mita. Guests can enjoy unobstructed views across Banderas Bay during a delicious meal.

The beach club includes a saltwater pool, cabanas, and daybeds to relax while enjoying a beach day. The wicker hanging chairs, chandeliers, and lanterns set the mood for a casual yet elevated beach vibe. 

We have been to Sufi in Punta Mita multiple times, and it is a go-to spot for us! I am a big fan of the tuna carpaccio. Gary loves the tortilla soup. I had some dietary restrictions while visiting, and the chef accommodated me without any issues.

Sufi is one of the best restaurants in Punta Mita on the water.

St. Regis Private Barbeque on the Beach

One of the most memorable restaurants in Punta Mita was the private beachfront BBQ experience at The St. Regis. While not exactly a restaurant, you have everything you would expect from a formal “restaurant.”

If you want a romantic and splurge-worthy evening, the private beach barbeque at the St. Regis is what you have been looking for! The entire experience, from start to finish, was incredible. The wide variety of food is expertly prepared for guests. While we dined on appetizers, the main course was prepared on the grill on the beach specifically for us. All of the food was amazing. There were so many dessert options that we took a box of sweet treats back to our room because we could not eat another bite.

But the fun did not end with dinner. The St. Regis staff set up a seating area for us on the beach to relax and listen to the waves crash while we roasted marshmallows over a bond fire under the stars. The St. Regis Punta Mita private beach barbeque gets five stars!

Amara (Four Seasons Resort)

For those looking to mix it up and try a different type of cuisine, head over to Aramara at the Four Seasons Punta Mita for an international journey. Cooking techniques from Hong Kong, Thailand, and other Asian countries inspire the flavors in the dishes at this Four Seasons Punta Mita restaurant. The chef designed the menu to bring out the flavors from the freshest local ingredients. Signature dishes include miso-glazed pork belly steamed buns and Japanese yuzu cheesecake. Guests can also order a variety of sushi, meat, fish, and vegetable dishes.

Si Sishi

Si Sishi is a culinary treasure inside the gates of Punta Mita that seamlessly blends Japanese and Mexican flavors. The fresh sushi and sashimi dishes are expertly prepared with a Mexican twist.

The presentation of the dishes is an art form in itself, showcasing the chef’s attention to detail. The extensive sake and cocktail menu complements the meal beautifully. The attentive service and oceanfront views make Si Sishi one of the best restaurants in Punta Mita with a view.

La Rustica Mita

Known for terrific pasta and pizza, La Rustica Mita is a staple in Punta de Mita. La Rustica is a charming beachfront Italian restaurant with an inviting and intimate atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner or a relaxed meal with friends and family.

La Rustica offers a beach club atmosphere in front of the El Anclote surf break in Punta de Mita. This hidden gem is the perfect place for those who want to expand their culinary experience beyond Mexican food. The rich, flavorful sauces, like Alfredo or linguine with seafood, make the pasta dishes hard to resist. The pizzas are equally impressive. The Margherita pizza, with its simplicity and quality ingredients, is a must-try.

Whether dining in or taking out, La Rustica in Punta de Mita is a delightful change of pace.

You can also check out La Rustica Mita’s sister restaurant in Sayulita in Nayarit, Mexico. 

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