After seeing the sorry excuse for what passes for pastelillos (fried dumplings) elsewhere, you might not recognize the namesake of this seaside patio restaurant. The ambitious variations of the fried staple (shark? octopus? pizza?) are made to order, arriving as greasy, seafood-stuffed slices of heaven. More ample, healthful options are also lovingly made, based around fresh catches.

Add the view of crashing waves and dreamy hammocks tied between palms, and this is the south coast's best lunch spot.