Sal y Fuego
Located at the Hotel Esencia on Mexico's Caribbean coast, Sal y Fuego specializes in Meso-American-style cuisine. Many of the ingredients that go into the restaurant's most popular dishes include exotic spices and tropical produce grown on the hotel's own grounds. Potted palm trees decorate the candle-lit dining room, which is situated under an open-sided palapa (a thatched-roof structure). The restaurant's large windows provide views of the adjacent garden. Specialties include tikin xik (red snapper marinated in achiote and wrapped in a banana leaf) and grilled chicken in black mole sauce.