European and Mexican tastes meet with excellent results in one of Quinta Avenida’s most elegant restaurants. Its water theme extends from the musical waterfall on the terrace, to the flowing traffic pattern of the airy second-floor dining room, to the menu. Seafood, the German-Mexican owners’ specialty, is at its purest in the excellent grilled seafood dish for two, but inventive combinations such as shrimp strudel, pollo Zurich with spaetzle, or duck and jamaica (strawberry-sweet potato sauce) offer stiff competition. In the menu's "Mexican Corner," try spicy shrimp "a la Diablo," a straightforward poblano chicken with Oaxaca cheese, or the curious but delicious homemade cochinita pibil ravioli. Diners may also sit in the ocean-view rooftop garden or downstairs in the more casual bistro, where the restaurant’s La Malagueña wine bar holds Friday night tastings.
- Christine Delsol