Tuna Blanca: Modern Mexican cuisine by the sea
Several months ago we told you about the wonderful metamorphosis of Cafe des Artistes del Mar to Tuna Blanca. This change brought with it a wave of changes to the already splendid venue — and a renewed popularity among local residents. Chef Thierry Blouet has designed a menu with simple plates presented with the classic gourmet style of Café des Artistes. In the words of Chef Thierry, this “is a change from the French with Mexican accents, to the Mexican with French accents… TUNA BLANCA is a dream come true in Punta Mita!”
Tuna Blanca by Café des Artistes is an absolute highlight of the culinary scenery in Punta Mita, offering a diversity of flavors, aromas and colors from Mexico, featuring organic, grilled and simply sumptuous cuisine, served seaside. The menu offers classic Mexican fare — yet with the inimitable style for which Chef Thierry and Café des Artistes is known for. Here, we offer a few of our favorites:
For starters, try their Cerviche “Tuna Blanca” – the freshest of local fish served with green kalamato olives, capers, cure onions, green prickly pear, avocado creme and a corn crumble. Moving forward to the Main Course…we are wild about the Glazed Duck with Tamarind and Chipotle — served with roasted vegetables, banana and a signiture mole sauce. For a sweet finish to the evening, we suggest their Piña Colada gratin parfait with coconut, pineapple-lemon sorbet and aged rum – no need to say more!
If you have trouble deciding, opt for their 5-course tasting menu — always a treat, where you can enjoy a selection of the best of the Chef’s talents that evening. It’s also available in a vegetarian option, as well as with wine pairing.
When it comes to drinks, Tuna Blanca offers a variety of fine wines and liquors as well as exotic cocktails prepared with a base of tequila or mezcal. Their wine list includes an ample selection of Mexican wines, among their cellar that boasts over 300 bottles.
Tuna Blanca offers a chic, romantic, beachside dining atmosphere while serving up the best organic and locally-sourced products of the region, including fresh sea food provided by the fisherman of the Anclote beach. A visit to Punta Mita or Riviera Nayarit simply isn’t complete without savoring the dining experience of Tuna Blanca.