Locals are always thrilled to find alternatives to Isla’s abundant Italian restaurants. Intimate Olivia hits the spot with its blend of Moroccan, Turkish, Greek and Bulgarian favorites. I like to start with the Greek appetizer sampler of feta, tzaziki, and olives, then segue into the classic salad of diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and feta doused with olive oil. Choosing an entrée is always difficult—shall I go for the flaky spanakopita or add a Mexican flair with albondigas (Mexican meatballs)? For a lighter meal consider the shawarma pita wrap with grilled chicken, hummus, and tahini. Romantic candlelight flickers on tables set beneath a palapa and throughout tropical gardens and lounge music blends with friendly conversations.