Located on the shaded Plaza de la Paja, Delic muddles mojitos that are considered among the best in the city. Diners come to this café's outdoor tables to drink the rum cocktails with olive-oil-drizzled toast (a simple Spanish snack), or more international dishes like Japanese dumplings and smoked chicken with mango chutney. Inside, the décor is a kitschy collection of retro signs, odd paintings, and black-and-white photographs hung above bare wooden tables, leather bar stools, and pew-like benches. Among the pastry selection are the house "Delic kisses"—meringues filled with dulce de leche.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.