Inside the über-hip Bravo Beach Hotel, this white-clad restaurant serves up an excellent range of tapas: steamed mussels in coconut curry broth; risotto with prosciutto and calabaza (like summer squash, only rounder and sweeter); and tangy swordfish ceviche are a few of the standouts. In the adjacent wine room, you can sample featured vintages from the restaurant's extensive wine list before your dinner. The restaurant also serves a great brunch complete with tropical Bellinis and a revolving selection of entrées.
Tip: Make sure to request a table on the breezy poolside patio, which is steps from the ocean.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.