A 170-year-old wooden panga (small skiff) hangs above the door at this seafood-heavy, atmospheric restaurant, just across from San José's historical mission. The setting is a series of tropical patios, one with a faded mural, another with a burbling fountain, romantically lit by dim fixtures, and a view of the stars above. Chili-infused olive oil accompanies the bread basket that starts the meal, while a roving mariachi band unobtrusively entertains diners with
song. Menu highlights focus on seafood; the catch of the day is baked with lemon and served with smoked peppers and risotto, while dishes like lobster tail with chipotle butter and quinoa round out the list. The baked chicken with lemon and sage is also exceptional.