Latin American in Costa Mesa

With its flickering votive candles, ivy-covered courtyard and spicy Cuban, Mexican and Jamaican specialties, this sultry cantina whispers rendezvous. Paella, ropa vieja (shredded flank steak in tomato sauce) and salmon a la parilla (grilled) come with plantains and black beans on the side. On weekends, the bar gets jumpin’ late-night.