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Flickering candles and twinkling white lights wrapped around 24 towering palms set the mood for enchanting evenings at this classy courtyard restaurant within the boutique hotel Casa Natalia. European transplants Loic and Nathalie Tenoux have blended continental sophistication with a Mexican flair in their charming enclave where conversations take place in many languages. The menu's signature dishes include a popular risotto with sautéed scallops, clams, shrimp, and squid and the roasted organic chicken with wild rice, caramelized apple, and a chocolate sauce reminiscent of  Mexican mole. There's rack of lamb for carnivores and wonton ravioli with ricotta and herbs for vegetarians, a good wine list, and imaginative cocktails. Longtime and new wait staff offer thoughtful suggestions for meals to suit your tastes. El Deck Martini Bar overlooking the courtyard offers a very good tequila selection and cocktails that include a perfect classic martini with chili salt around the rim. Reservations are recommended.