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Immerse yourself into a refined modern setting featuring 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. 

San Diego Restaurant Week is the perfect time for us to take you on a culinary tour. Ponto Lago is a local restaurant placed in the heart of Park Hyatt Aviara. Our diverse menu will allow you to discover the delicious food culture of Baja. Our appetizers, entrées, and dessert will leave you with an experience you won't forget.

When: March 26 - April 2

Price: $60 per person

Make your meal memorable and bring in your favorite bottle of wine corkage free!

Every Monday at Ponto Lago.
*Excludes holidays and special events

Chef De Cuisine for Ponto Lago and Pacific Point. Chef Carriker, previously the corporate Chef for Death by Tequila, Wokou Ramen and California Native, has been working in the culinary arena for 17 years. He served as Executive Chef at International Smoke in San Diego, prepping for Chef Michael Mina’s first venture in San Diego, as well as serve as a task force Chef for other restaurants in the Mina group. Additionally, Chef Carriker was Chef De Cuisine for Avant Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn.

Chef Carriker’s many years working in Portland earned him a reputation for his forward-thinking, farm fresh sensibilities displayed at several restaurants including 23Hoyt, Caprial’s Westmoreland Kitchen and other venues. Carriker earned additional high regard and notoriety as executive chef at Portland's former Gilt Club. During his time there, he traveled to New York City to cook a dinner at the James Beard House and appear in an episode of the Food Network's "Meat & Potatoes."


Agave Tasting Experience

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. 
$70 per person. 

Chef's Corner


Experience this one-of-a-kind culinary offering at one of Park Hyatt Aviara’s signature restaurants, Ponto Lago. Begin your culinary journey with a personal phone call from Chef as he takes time to learn about you and your flavor preferences which he will then use to craft your personalized menu designed to inspire and delight.

$185 Per Person (excludes tax and gratuity), Sunday - Thursday
$225 Per Person (excludes tax and gratuity), Friday & Saturday
Tequila Pairing Starting at $50 per person | Wine Pairing Starting at $60 per person



Ponto Lago offers two spacious private dining rooms perfect for an intimate family gathering or an exclusive corporate event. One dining room seats up to 14 guests and another up to 25 guests. Both dining rooms offer nature-inspired décor and gorgeous natural lighting to take in Carlsbad’s finest sunsets.

Ponto Lago

7100 Aviara Resort Drive,
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Hours Of Operation

7am-11am, Daily


5pm-9pm, Daily

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