Family-owned and operated, Californios serves a 16-course tasting menu of elevated and re-imagined Mexican cuisine. For many it will only feel vaguely reminiscent of what they think of as Mexican food, but in way that surprises and delights (as evidenced by its two Michelin stars). The tiny 22-seat space is dark and luxurious and the service is consistently impeccable – reassuring, since you’ll be spending around $200 per person (with optional beverage pairings for an additional cost). A spot at the seven-seat chef’s counter provides a view into the open kitchen and is the best place for those who like to watch the action. However, these coveted seats are hard to come by, so plan ahead or put your name on the waitlist to be alerted when a spot opens up.