Pangea is tackling traditional Mexican cuisine (with a twist) head on. Led by Chef Guillermo González Beristain, Pangea has been serving up traditional regio (Monterrey) dishes since 1998, and from as far back as 2003, it’s been a recipient of many awards, making it one of the best restaurants in Mexico. Beristáin combines his French culinary background with Monterrey’s phenomenal fresh produce to create a wonderful seven-course tasting menu. There are also some excellent items on the a la carte menu like octopus served with chorizo, chickpea stew, piquillo peppers, and lemon coulis. Another thing worth trying is Beristáin’s braised goat cooked in a craft ale that he brews himself. We recommend eating your meal on the terrace surrounded by palms.