Restaurante Tilapias El Pavon near Uvita, Costa Rica

Restaurante Tilapias El Pavon is the Costa Rican version of Farm to Table.  In fact, the table is on the farm.  This is truly an off the beaten path place worth finding.  The attractions to the area are waterfalls and a crystal clear swimming hole. Location: Near Uvita, Costa Rica in the South Pacific region….

Cafe Aqua Azul in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Location, Location, Location.  It matters in the restaurant business.  We found Café Aqua Azul because it was walking distance to our rental villa in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.  We passed it every day on our walk from our villa atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean down to the beach.  Not only was the location…

La Terraza at the Gran Hotel– The Best View in Mexico City

Dining while taking in a great view—there’s something magical about the experience. And that magic is in full force at La Terraza Restaurant, at the Gran Hotel in Mexico City. The fifth-floor balcony restaurant and bar offers a sweeping vista of the grand urban square called the Zocalo, the pulsing heart at the core of…

Casa Frida in Baja California for Colorful and Artsy Cuisine

The complete sensory experience offered at Casa Frida is an exciting introduction to wine production and fine dining in Baja California, Mexico. Location: Rancho San Marcos, Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico Menu: Part of the Slow Food movement, Asador Campestre is the restaurant in the Casa Frida complex where the seafood, pork, lamb, and…

La Olla in Oaxaca, Mexico: A Fresh Approach with a Twist of Tradition

La Olla Restaurant Bar and Gallery is an unpretentious downtown Oaxaca restaurant offering innovative Oaxacan specialties in a casual atmosphere just one block from the legendary baroque Santo Domingo Cathedral. Translated as “The Cooking Pot” in English, La Olla is a 22-year family business that over time has become a must-go destination for locals and tourists…

Café Rama: Bistro, Bar, and Art Gallery in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Quirky, amusing, one-of-a-kind, best describes Café Rama. From the outside, the restaurant appears compact and unassuming, but once you step through the threshold, you’ve entered a sizable wonderland of whimsy. Original artwork covers the walls; unmatched chandeliers cascade from the ceiling, old-school cartoons grace the big screens; this is funk at its best. And the…

Sunday Brunch At Real de Chapala Hotel – Ajijic, Mexico

If you should find yourself in Ajijic, Mexico, on a Sunday morning, make your way down the cobblestone streets to Real de Chapala for brunch with a capital B. Both locals and tourists flock here for what is described as “the best brunch in town.” While the food can’t be beaten, neither can the view…

The Kitchen at Dôce 18 Concept House, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

San Miguel de Allende has become famous worldwide as a mecca for foodies. Its street food, regional Mexican dishes, and high-end, chef-centric restaurants together are a huge draw. But for fast food? Well, yes, with The Kitchen at Dôce 18 Concept House part of the scene. The Kitchen is a food court. But don’t let…

Sophisticated Italian Cuisine at Nonna Cucina – Mexico City

Nonna Cucina in Mexico City may seem like an anomaly. Fine Italian food in the city that is home to outstanding Mexican cuisine? Yes, indeed. Very fine Italian food indeed. Remember, Mexico City is a huge, sophisticated, international city, and Nonna Cucina is a good place to taste the city’s Italian accent. Location: Avenida Amsterdam 240,…