Eating here is a refined dining experience thanks to the gorgeous dining room, which is wrapped around a tropical garden in an interior courtyard. The menu here takes its rhythms from comida criolla but fuses that culinary vocabulary with sophisticated techniques and tastes from other cultures. So you might find yourself grazing on goat cheese quesadilla with honey and white truffle oil, roast pork and sausage au gratin with local root vegetables, or a curry beef stew shepherd’s pie. The menu is extensive and can be a bit confusing. Tip: Santaella gets very lively on Thursday and Friday nights, and so might not be appropriate for a quiet meal.