Image by Melissa Alvarado Sierra Lonely Planet
A hole-in-the-wall on a small pedestrian street, this local favorite is known for its delicious criollo dishes and antojos (finger foods, typically fried). Plastic tables are set up in front, in an empty lot carpeted in astroturf, with a view of ocean just beyond. Service is efficient and friendly and the Medalla beer ice cold. Come dark, the salsa music begins and diners move their tables to the side and get up to dance.