Dining Out: Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita

UAVI Beachfront Residences not only boasts an incredible location on Litibú beach – one of the most beautiful beaches in Riviera Nayarit – but offers a tranquil retreat that is still just moments away from the best restaurants in Punta de Mita and the surrounding areas. As part of a continuing series to help you discover the best of Riveria Nayarit lifestyle, we’re highlighting a stand-out on the local culinary scene – Tuna Blanca in Punta de Mita. 

Tuna Blanca by Chef Thierry Blouet, a culinary icon in Mexico, perfectly exemplifies beach-chic dining in Punta de Mita, Mexico. Located on a beautiful stretch of soft sand shoreline, this upscale restaurant offers a unique dining experience that is sure to impress even the most discerning of palates, while still maintaining a “toes in the sand” casual sophistication.  

The restaurant itself is a beautiful blend of modern and traditional Mexican design, with a sleek white façade punctuated with handcrafted wood accents. The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming, with panoramic ocean views serving as the table setting for an unforgettable culinary adventure. 

But it’s not just the ambiance that sets Tuna Blanca apart – it’s the food. The menu is a true masterwork, combining traditional Mexican flavors with innovative techniques, creative plating, and locally sourced ingredients that highlight the best catches of the day from our Banderas Bay waters.  

One of the standout dishes at Tuna Blanca is their namesake tuna ceviche. Made with fresh, sushi-grade tuna that has been marinated in a zesty citrus dressing and enhanced with avocado, cilantro, and crunchy tortilla strips, it’s a dish that is both refreshing and satisfying.  

If seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry – Tuna Blanca has plenty of other options. For those looking for a more traditional Mexican dish, the mole enchiladas are not to be missed. The rich, velvety mole sauce is a labour of love, simmered for hours to achieve the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy. The enchiladas are filled with tender chicken and topped with queso fresco, creating a dish that is both comforting, indulgent, and very traditionally Mexican, but with an elevated flair. 

No meal at Tuna Blanca would be complete without a cocktail. The bar staff are expert mixologists, crafting innovative cocktails that complement and are inspired by the flavors of the food. The margaritas are a must-try, made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and top-shelf Tequila. For something a little more adventurous, try the spicy pineapple Mezcal margarita – a perfect blend of smoky Mezcal (Tequila’s naughty cousin that is the darling of the trendy cocktail world), sweet pineapple, and a kick of chili heat. 

While the food and drinks at Tuna Blanca are top-notch, the service is what truly sets this restaurant apart. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, ensuring that every dining experience is seamless and enjoyable. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, you’ll be treated like family from the moment you walk in the door, in English or Spanish. 

Tuna Blanca is a culinary experience not to be missed and some of the best dining in Punta de Mita. With stunning ocean views, inventive cuisine, and warm hospitality, this restaurant is a must for anyone looking to experience the best of Mexican dining. And, Tuna Blanca is just minutes away from UAVI – one of the many reasons that this exclusive master-planned golf community, situated directly on the shore of stunning Litibu beach, is the perfect place to call your home in Mexico.  

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