This Aramara Restaurant Review is from our Four Seasons Punta Mita 2022 site inspection visit. Aramara is the resort's pan-Asian restaurant, and tied for our favorite dinner in the Punta Mita area.
Aramara Restaurant Location and Hours
Aramara is located just downstairs from the Four Seasons Punta Mita lobby. Its design makes it ideal for those who prefer to dine outdoors, with ample seating on its terrace and good air flow for areas inside. Aramara is open nightly for dinner from 6-10pm; we recommend checking the expected sunset time for your visit and making a reservation that will coincide with the sunset.
Aramara Restaurant Menu and Food
Aramara's menu ranges from Thai-style salads and curries to Chinese Shrimp Kung Pao and Five Spice Duck, but much of it is Japanese-influenced, with several sushi rolls as well as gyoza and miso soup offered.
Our son ordered the Torched Salmon Roll, which he greatly enjoyed, as well as one of the restaurant's signature dishes, the Miso Glazed Pork Belly Steamed Buns. The buns were tasty, although personally, I would have preferred a leaner cut of pork and more of it, given the richness of the glaze and togarashi mayo.
My husband's Kurobuta Pork Panang Curry with veggies and udon noodles was a bit of a fusion rendition, but absolutely delicious, with the succulent pork nicely crusted and flavorful panang curry sauce.
The star of the night was my Five Spice Half Duck, served with tortillas and hoisin sauce. While I prefer the thin pancakes of the traditional rendition of this dish to the thicker tortillas, the duck itself was excellent, and my husband and son couldn't get enough of the pancakes I made for them. Thanks to my dish's popularity, I got to eat barely half of it.
Fortunately I was able to make up for the extensive tax bites of my main with the chocolate souffle dessert, which was accompanied by a delightful strawberry and amarena cherry ice cream as well as sake scented chocolate sauce. This dessert is perfect for a couple to share; just be sure to place your order ~15-20 minutes in advance, given the time it needs to prepare and bake.
While our Aramara visit began with a disappointing table, once we were moved, the rest of our experience was excellent: a beautiful view of the sunset, excellent main courses of Kurobuta Pork Panang Curry and Five Spice Duck with pancakes, and very good torched salmon roll as well as tasty pork belly bao. The chocolate souffle was the perfect way to finish, and generous enough for two to share. Highly recommended for dinner if staying at Four Seasons Punta Mita.
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