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Salt & Pepper may give off a touristy vibe with its strip mall setting, but looks can be deceiving. Open all day, with a varied menu of light bites, sandwiches, and salads, the restaurant actually reaches a broad range of diners. The best way to enjoy the experience is to try what the house is known for—its tapas. Plates include hot and cold options like sautéed mango shrimp, pan-fried mussels, ceviche, and fried calamari, and are best paired with a pitcher of homemade sangria. The relaxed atmosphere in the laid-back tapas bar, with its cozy booths and wood tables, spills out to the expansive porch and patio, which features live music on some nights. In the bar, admire the kitschy salt and pepper shakers lining the wall. Bring in a set to add to the collection and your drink will be on the house.