Los Veneros is an incredible resort with spectacular amenities. Waking up to the smell of an authentic Mexican breakfast prepared by your cook each morning is the perfect way to start your day. Besides having a full kitchen at your disposal, nearby is the Beach Club which offers a diverse menu. I was impressed by the meals we enjoyed but if you’re staying at the resort for a week, you may desire some variety. Here are my suggestions of restaurants to visit while you’re in Punta de Mita.
A trip to Punta de Mita is incomplete without visiting
Si Senor. This is a member favorite because of the amazing ambiance, fresh seafood, and attentive staff. My group and I arrived prior to our reservation to have a cocktail before dinner. The serrano and cucumber margarita is out of this world, combining the perfect balance of heat and refreshment. (Inspirato tip: tequila is poured tableside so make sure to say, “When!”) Make a reservation ahead of time and request a beachfront table; you’ll literally have your toes in the sand, feet from the ocean! Once seated, the catches of the day are presented by the staff but regardless of what you order, you surely won’t be disappointed. Every guest is treated very well but do name drop Inspirato for VIP treatment.
A sister restaurant to Si Senor,
Blue Shrimp is a must-go for foodies or newbie diners alike. Try to reserve a table near the elevated balcony because the beachfront views are amazing. If you’re lucky enough to catch a sunset there, you are in for a spectacular treat. Blue Shrimp’s starters are amazing; a personal favorite is their calamari arriero, a delicious garlic and butter concoction served with perfectly cooked potatoes and chilies. (Inspirato tip: ask for a habanero salsa, freshly prepared for dipping.) For the main course, try any Blue Shrimp entree. They are all phenomenal.
Tableside salsa is common in Mexico but there is nothing common about
Rosa’s roasted tomato salsa, which they spice to taste. I highly suggest washing it down with a cold hibiscus margarita. The must-have dish is definitely the molcajete bowl. Made from basalt, the molcajete is heated to a high temperature so that the food is cooked by the bowl itself. The view complements the food, creating a well-rounded dining experience.
Tacos on the Street
For an authentic Mexican experience, drive 15 minutes south from Los Veneros (or five minutes from Real del Mar) to the fishing village of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. The cobblestone streets and quant square make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Tacos on the Street is a hidden gem renowned for their rib eye steak tacos. With only 4 or so items on the menu, vegetarians will be limited so be warned. If you’re visiting Sayulita, a second location was opened and offers additional items on the menu.