Caretta on the Gulf at the Sandpearl Resort
Anniversary DinnerA special event restaurant. Gorgeous views of the Gulf and a setting of luxury. Ambience is outstanding. Service is superb. Wine list not up to snuff - ordinary. Food while served visually appealing, was average to good. The chef is good but not great. Overall, a beautuful place to go for a special event but do not expect the best of food or wine.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe decided to celebrate our anniversary by staying at SandPearl. We also made sure we made reservations at Carreta's due to its wonderful ambiance and menu. Carreta's delivered over the top service and food. The weather was perfect to sit outside and watch from above the wedding on the lawn below the restaurant take place. It was just plain perfect. What a blessed evening and thank you to Carreta's for what appeared to us as going above and beyond but we know that is just typical consistent service that can be expected by any who decide to celebrate any special occasion.
Thanks for a wonderful weekend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMI believe this was the bestI believe this was the best for fine dining in the Clearwater Beach area. Beautiful restaurant, if weather is good, outdoors is very nice. We had salads, and a grouper and veal chop entree, which were both very good. When I made the reservation, it was noted that this was for a birthday celebration, and they brought out a nice piece of cake on the house. All in all a good experience, definitely recommend for a special nite out in this area.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCaretta is a stunning restaurantCaretta is a stunning restaurant with creatively served food that matches the lavish setting. Definitely one of the best in the area. Special kudos to our server, Lance, who is the ultimate pro.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, great, great brunch,Great, great, great brunch, especially for seafood lovers as the sushi and ceviche was as great as the lox and bagel, waffles, omelet bar and amazing salads as well as meat dishes.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch food with an equallyTop notch food with an equally impressive beach view.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMI generally shy away fromI generally shy away from restaurants that are part of hotels because they don't necessarily have to try as hard. But we were very pleased with Caretta. We had an outside table with a beautiful view of the beach, the pool area and the sunset. The food was excellent and creative. The service was also excellent. We were going to share an appetizer and salad and they were nice enough to split it for us. It is expensive, but definately worth a visit if you want fine dining.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten there 3 timesWe have eaten there 3 times this year 2013! Fabulous-it is deffinately the best on Clearwater Beach! Everything is great, but expensive-so who cares-enjoy!! Easter brunch was wonderful-many-many selections and all great!! Eat on their teerrace and enjoy the best beach in the US! Just have Bellini's and appetizers-fabulous! It really is a must place to go! It is expensive , but well worth it! The beach view is incredible!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOUTSTANDINGMy headline says it all...you want to impress, enjoy a great meal, and have the best service around...go to Caretta on the Gulf4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for us -- and our kids!Great meal that had creative dishes, but not anything too crazy, which was perfect. Food was delicious. Our waiter, Chris, was awesome. He made the experience very upscale but also very comfortable. He was great with our 9 and 12 year old kids. My son's tenderloin skewers from the kid menu were also yummy and perfectly done.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe the best and freshestThe the best and freshest seafood. The bread basket is wonderful especially the pretzel roll. Staff is always very professional.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAMAZING ambiance! 1st timeAMAZING ambiance! 1st time I was there, the food was AMAZING!!! Went last night, and food was so-so. Very expensive, Not sure if I will go back, as dinner for 4 was $220, plus tip. NOT cheap!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our final, and best,This was our final, and best, dinner in the Tampa/Clearwater area while on vacation. The menu was diverse (solid sushi, excellent steaks) and very good. The restaurant was quite accomodating of our children (ages 14, 12 and 6). Our server, Justin, was wonderful. The views of sunset over the Gulf on a clear day are "can't miss". Overall, a terrific experience.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu items were very creative.The menu items were very creative. The presentation of all the items was excellent. Our wait staff was attentive. The birthday cake was a delicious surprise.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial Brucnch for a SpecialSpecial Brucnch for a Special holiday - St Patrick's Day. Food was wonderful, and even the champagne was green!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYou provided a perfect eveningYou provided a perfect evening for us. This has become our spot for a nice dinner. The sea bass and black grouper was excellent! Service was perfect!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMsuperb, far exceeded expectations.superb, far exceeded expectations. only regret is that we weren't able to dine again before heading back to DC.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down best on BeachAbsolutely nothing bad to say about Caretta's. My wife and I go to Clearwater Beach once a year and Caretta's is consistently our favorite dining experience. There are other places on the beach with excellent food but Caretta's service puts them over the top by a mile. This is not to say that the food is not of equal quality. This time we discovered the Surf and Turf sushi, which is apparently the only item that remains from the original menu, which switches seasonally. But there was not a single bite that let us down. The buffalo ribeye, the veal porterhouse, the "chicken" and waffles, even the house salad was unique and delicious. Oh and don't forget the butternut squash soup. Bottom line is if you love food go to Caretta's.3/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh end restaurant with goodHigh end restaurant with good quality food and beautiful ocean view.3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice evening there withVery nice evening there with a large group in the private rooom! Great food and wine list and very attentive and professional service! Thanks!2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent restaurant greatexcellent restaurant great food and amazing gulf view.....service was excellent did make sure one of my group was well taken care of with glutton free.......wikll return2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything delicious exceptEverything delicious except for the $42 filet which was bland.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM