Hospitality is the strong suit of French cook Patrik at this multi-award-winning restaurant, but the food does not disappoint. Start with sopa criolla (a potent and flavorful broth, served with hot bread, homemade butter and optional chilis). There are also nods to traditional French cooking – like Provençal tomatoes, crispy-perfect garlic potatoes and a melt-in-your-mouth apple tart.
The candlelit decor shows the imagination of a long-lost castaway with imitation Gauguin panels, a carved figurehead damsels, colonial benches and vintage objects. The menú (S69) is an extremely good value for a decadent dinner. Indio Feliz has good wheelchair access and was in the process of adding an upstairs bar and terrace when we visited, which provides another reason not to leave here.