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Ponto Lago - Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad, CA

Ponto Lago - Park Hyatt Aviara

4.8
4.8
749 Reviews
$50 and over
Californian

Immerse yourself into a refined modern setting featuring local Baja-inspired cuisine and specialty cocktails composed of mezcal and tequila. Enjoy a show kitchen allowing you to get an inside look behind the scenes bringing Chef's creations to center stage.

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mexican, Latin / Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 603-3773

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Pierre Albaladejo

  • Catering

    Ponto Lago Restaurant offers a private dining room for parties up to 14 people. Semi-private dining is also available for up to 40 people. Please contact Beth.Almario@Hyatt.com for any additional information about menus, pricing and seating options.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room located within Ponto Lago presents an intimate setting for guests, and seats up to 14 people.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Almario: (760) 603-6907

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Cross street

    Aviara Parkway

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking with Validation

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Agave Experience

    $75.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Take flight through Baja and explore over 50 different tequila and mezcal selections offered at Ponto Lago. Indulge in a sweet, floral-inspired agave from the Highlands of Jalisco or savor in the spicy, earthy and herbaceous flavors produced in the Lowlands. Experience a journey of various tequila and mezcal offerings while you enjoy a tasting of two (2) tequila and two (2) mezcal selections of your choice. Make your own margarita to be paired with a Crudo Amuse. Enjoy this experience every Tuesday from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm at the Ponto Lago Crudo Bar. $75 per person.
  • 4th of July

    $150.00 per person

    Jul 4, 2022 only
    Join us this 4th of July for dinner & fireworks at Ponto Lago! Reservation includes guaranteed terrace seating with views of our Park Hyatt Aviara firework show. Firework show begins at 9pm. Required: $150 food & beverage minimum per person for terrace seating.
  • Taste of Tequila

    $65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jul 24, 2022 only
    In honor of National Tequila Day, July 24th, please join us and celebrate at Ponto Lago. Event begins on the Ponto Lago terrace at 345pm with Chef special Baja inspired hor’devours paired with a refreshing Patron cocktail created by our Lead Mixologist. Followed by our reception, we welcome you to the Patron Additive Free Seminar and blind tasting. This experience includes a blind tequila flight of 6 tequilas (2 Blanco, 2 Reposado, 2 Añejo) with examples of tequilas with, and without, additives. Join us for dinner at Ponto Lago after the event with a 20% discount.

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What 749 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Diego

    Californian

  • North San Diego

    Californian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We went for a birthday. Party of 8. The service started out great. The appetizers were good. But as the night wore on, the kitchen started to close and our 2 servers were hard to find. The menu is limited. The things they have a good, but just not a lot of selection. All in all, it was just okay. I didnt think it was worth the price tag.

  2. JA

    JeanneA

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Sat outside with heat lamps and music. Wonderful night

  3. BS

    BernieS

    San Diego

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have a great time at the restaurant the food is excellent and extraordinary and all the help is very friendly and accommodating

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent!!!! Desde el momento que arrive la atención excelente, los cócteles muy buenos desde la entrada , bar, restaurante nos hicieron sentir muy bien. El ambiente muy formal y bonito la persona a la cual le celebramos el cumpleaños la hicieron sentir muy bien. volveremos.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    bday celebration. amazing food and service !! found out they have live music Wednesdays and Sundays. coming back for sure.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! Each meal had unique flavors and were prepared to perfection. The service was amazing, and the atmosphere was lovely. Cannot wait to go back!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great ! Will definitely be back !

  8. KM

    KMN13

    San Diego

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our first visit to Ponto and we were extremely happy with the entire dining experience. From our incredible server, Alejandro, to Catherine and Alex. Everyone worked together to make our meal extraordinary. We will definitely be returning to try more of the exciting menu.

  9. JK

    JuddK

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    The Hamachi was exquisite. The pork chop was the best in town.

  10. f

    frequentdiner

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dining experiences we’ve had in quite a while. Food was amazing as was the service & atmosphere. Thanks for taking great care of us, Dominic.

  11. PA

    PaulA

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great Service and outstanding Tequila options and fun food.

  12. F

    Fleur

    San Diego

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at Ponto Lago. We keep coming back because the food is superb as is the service. Thank you

  13. FK

    FrankK

    Las Vegas

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant is located in the Park Hyatt hotel. Before dinner, I sat outside with an aperitif overlooking a beautiful garden. I made a reservation at the last minute, so, unfortunately, the tables on the terrace were not available but inside, it was also great to sit. I was lucky with my server Francisco; what a nice guy. I chose this restaurant because of the Wood Fire Special, Maine Lobster - Fridays. As an appetizer, I chose the Pacific Oysters. And then, of course, the lobster. Perfectly prepared! A small seafood paella was served as a side dish with the lobster. At the end of the evening, when things were getting quieter, I got a little tour of the open kitchen and was able to get a look at the Grill. Summary: Quality of food excellent, staff on the terrace and bar very attentive, and Francisco is an authentic professional.

  14. AC

    AlexC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent ambience and setting. Beautiful tables and open kitchen in addition to a great menu. Wine selection was fantastic but most importantly the servers and the crew just so well trained. I would go there as many times as I can when I am here in San Diego!!

  15. MT

    MarilynT

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Extremely friendly and knowledgeable!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service..food was awesome…thank you for a great experience..

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easter dinner with my kids. Our server Chris and the assistant manager Eli was amazing.. so helpful and really took care of us.. I mean my son even got a blanket for his legs because it go cold outside.

  18. B

    Bernie

    Palm Springs

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Food was very good albeit the menu is a bid limited for those with dietary restrictions. Service was friendly but a bit slow which is to be expected these days as their is an obvious shortage of staff everywhere. If you are staying at the Hotel it is definitely worth a shot.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Service was very slow and bad. The food was ok. I don’t really recommend the restaurant.

  20. KI

    KIMBERLEYC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chris was our server and made our whole experience amazing. He had a mocktail list ready to go, which I really appreciated. He made the best recommendations - the asparagus and charred tuna was delicious. Overall he made our experience very pleasant and I’m so happy I chose to celebrate my birthday here

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    My fiancé and I went to Ponto Lago to celebrate our birthdays. Of course being located in the upscale Aviara Hotel we expected to experience an over the top attempt at fine dining. That, we did achieve. They point out for you to notice the “beautiful open kitchen”. I only noticed a Chef and his team handling food with no gloves. I ordered a 8oz poor of wine (received 4oz. and probs cost 4x the bottle price) which I was told was opened that day, but saw 4/7 written on the bottle. I come from about 15 years working in this business myself. These aren’t major issues. To sum it up, it’s a hotel restaurant. No music, no vibe, no energy. Mediocre at best. Incredibly overpriced and underwhelming.

  22. TD

    TDN07

    Hawaii

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. This is our first time here and we shall return!

  23. JJ

    JanJ

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Good was good. I enjoyed the pork chop and many Mexican inspired offerings. Our waiter was very attentive, but tended to make comments that were just odd.

  24. JA

    JeanneA

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for restaurant week. Great experience

  25. A

    Argyle

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    This dining experience was our first, and it was LOVELY. We truly enjoyed so many dishes, from appetizers, to vegetable sides, to main courses. Everything was delish, and we will definitely go back. Order the churro for sure!

  26. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best restaurant experience I’ve ever had. Service was amazing, food was incredible and we got spoiled by our server and head chef. We’ll definitely be back and recommending to our friends!

  27. F

    Fleur

    San Diego

    111 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    111 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was a wonderful experience for us. We loved sitting out on the patio. The food was delicious. We ordered the whole striped Seabass. We were very impressed. The octopus was delicious.Many wonderful options. Now my new favorite restaurant!

  28. GF

    GeorgeF

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alejandro was outstanding! Service, ambiance and even the instrumental music (Wednesday evenings) were all great!

  29. GP

    GabrielaP

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exquisite food, beautiful place but most of all excellent service!! 10 of 10

  30. T

    Tafelspitzlow

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    The newly minted Ponto Lago matches the renovation of the Park Hyatt Aviara, the queen of the resorts in this north county location. Stunning sun set views and beautiful ist as of the Batiquitos lagoon enjoyed on terraced dining. The menu consists of hotel style options executed with a strong South and middle American influence. If this restaurant dares to be different and embraces Latin American cuisine, it would greatly add to the budding food scene in north county. .

  31. s

    sdfoodie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love Ponto Lago! The meals are delicious, service is great and the views are splendid!

  32. EY

    ErinY

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an extremely relaxing dining experience at Ponto Lago, it exceeded our expectations. The service was top notch, from the valet parking, to our wait staff on the patio. At a first glance, the hotel venue's appearance was clean, spacious, and modern while walking in. We were told they just underwent a major renovation during COVID, they perfected the reno. The culinary experience was unique and fresh. We were able to enjoy a few tequila cocktails each, my favorite being the Piquillo Pepper margarita, although the Piña Picante was also delightful. Our culinary experience began with the yellowtail hamachi, just perfect. Our idea going into date night was to try a lot of different foods, so we just ordered many of the small plates. We continued with tacos, guacamole above a dollop of salsa verde (with homemade tortilla chips), empañadas, mushrooms with brussel sprouts, and finished with flan. We were well attended throughout yet felt like we had our own private evening on the patio. The music from the lobby's happy hour was a wonderful added touch. Thank you, we are very happy to have such a high caliber restaurant in our neighborhood. We will be back :-)

  33. AV

    AquaV

    San Diego

    204 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing. One of the best dining experiences we have had in a while. Beautiful venue. Great service. Amazing, creative and unique food. Highly recommend. We will absolutely be back.

  34. G

    Greyson

    San Diego

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We like to think of ourselves as foodies ( not experts...we just know what we like). We absolutely loved the menu, food preparation, taste, presentation and service. Bravo to the entire team...we will be back...often!

  35. BM

    BMarie

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We LOVED our server, Udi. He was informative, attentive and even laughed along with us. Exquisite place overall. Will definitely be back and recommend to others.

  36. PO

    PeterO

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is great and service is wonderful Very good and interesting menu.

  37. KJ

    KennethJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    The food was fabulous, worth the high price. Only complaint is that for these prices there should be table cloths.

  38. e

    elizabethl

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alejandro was fantastic! Will definitely be back!!!

  39. AK

    ArtK

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service was excellent. The rib eye steak was cooked perfectly and the seafood spear was delicious. The churro dessert is a must!

  40. B

    Buck

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was unique and well prepared. The wines matched the food well. Nice to have another high end restaurant in North County.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ponto Lago - Park Hyatt Aviara offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 603-3773.

Ponto Lago - Park Hyatt Aviara is rated 4.8 stars by 749 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Ponto Lago - Park Hyatt Aviara

7100 Aviara Resort Drive Carlsbad, CA 92011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Aviara Parkway

  • Neighborhood

    Carlsbad

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mexican, Latin / Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking with Validation

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Pierre Albaladejo

  • Entertainment

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 603-3773

  • Catering

    Ponto Lago Restaurant offers a private dining room for parties up to 14 people. Semi-private dining is also available for up to 40 people. Please contact Beth.Almario@Hyatt.com for any additional information about menus, pricing and seating options.

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room located within Ponto Lago presents an intimate setting for guests, and seats up to 14 people.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Almario: (760) 603-6907

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