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PUNTA MITA — If it’s drama your clients are after, they’ll find it in spades at Dos Catrinas, a new restaurant at the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita.
Billed as the resort’s most dramatic restaurant concept to date, Dos Catrinas is a sophisticated two-storey space featuring ocean views, a regionally-inspired menu and innovative craft cocktails.
Created by Chef Jorge González in partnership with renowned chef Richard Sandoval, the inventive menu puts a contemporary spin on Mexican street food. Signature dishes include the Grilled Beef Tlayuda roasted with thin tortillas handmade in Oaxaca, and the crowd-pleasing Chocolate Lollipops from nearby Tabasco.
“Dos Catrinas celebrates Mexico’s different gastronomic regions,” said González. “Guests are invited to experience an array of traditional and contemporary flavours paired with high-quality Mexican wines and spirits. Our staff is excited to bring the menu to life by sharing the rich history of each dish and key ingredients with guests.”
The expansive ground level comprises the main restaurant and a bar, while the second level offers a vibrant second bar and lounge. Boasting pops of colour and lush greenery, the space is highlighted by bright neon lights and life-sized ‘Catrinas’, symbolizing Mexico’s joyful celebration of new beginnings. All furniture pieces, design accessories and construction materials were sourced locally, including stylish copper lamps, black clay, huanacaxtle wood and woven textiles.
And for wine lovers, Dos Catrinas’ wine list features an impressive variety from Mexican winemakers around the world. Resident mixologists utilize natural and local products to craft creative libations, most notably the restaurant’s own Mezcal ‘Los Mitos’. Each bottling of the popular Mexican spirit will feature a different cultural myth, with the first named ‘Chaneques’ in honour of the mythical beings popular in Mexican folklore.
The restaurant also includes a juice bar for guests to create personalized fresh-pressed juices.