This ambitious and consistently terrific favorite for lunch and breakfast (served all day) blends French, Spanish, and South American culinary influences. Best bets in the morning include cinnamon French toast made with thick homemade bread and a baked omelet topped with a green tapenade. Lunch specialties include a warm salad Niçoise; steamed clams with garlic, paprika, and white wine; and chicharon de pollo—fried chicken tenders topped with hot aji Amarillo
sauce. Meals are served on a gravel patio with lovely mountain panoramas or inside the small lilac-hued dining room that overlooks the open kitchen.