Kauai's Gorgeous Na Pali Coast from 9 Food Escapes in Popular Vacation Spots Slideshow

9 Food Escapes in Popular Vacation Spots Slideshow


Kauai's Gorgeous Na Pali Coast

Savage Shrimp

Cooked-to-order garlic shrimp served out of a bright green truck is a local favorite for lunch.

Sunshine Markets (Kauai's Farmer's Markets)

Where to buy local produce and ingredients like fresh coconuts.


Sea Arch in Cabo San Lucas

Salsita's in San Jose del Cabo

This colorful and friendly restaurant off the main drag makes tasty fish tacos with paper-thin slices of jicama (instead of tortillas).

Don Emiliano's

A more serious and upscale restaurant that has an excellent selection of Mexican wines.


Snowy Breckenridge

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon

Don't miss the elk medallions and sausage appetizer (or the daily happy hour) at this cozy steakhouse.

The Crown

Relax on the outdoor patio or by one of the fireplaces at this comfortable and lively coffee shop that serves small plates, wine and liquor.


Nassau at Sunset

The Poop Deck

Ignore the name because the spicy, whole red snapper at this local seafood favorite is a must try.

The Fish Fry

This local, hole-in-the wall is perfect for eating cracked conch or inexpensive fried fresh fish by the water.


Turks and Caicos

Da Conch Shack

The conch salad and fritters are delicious at this casual, beach-side shack where you can watch fresh conch being cracked out of their shells while you eat.

Fresh Lobster

Locals Tip: Near the south dock toward Sapodilla Bay, fresh lobster is available at about 4 in the afternoon when the boats return.


Lake Tahoe

Fire Sign Cafe

Tahoe's best breakfast spot with its infamous hollandaise sauce. Their secret? Extra lemon juice and a kick of Tabasco sauce.

Moody's Bistro and Lounge

Lovingly referred to as Moody's by most locals, this must-try eclectic and seasonal restaurant is known as much for their fantastic food as for their music.


Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta

The Blue Shrimp

A destination for any shrimp lover. Coconut, cajun and other specialities like sweet & sour shrimp can be orderd by weight or get the shrimp boat for a variety (actually served in a boat).

El Arrayan

Try the duck carnitas and lamb mole or the plaintain empanadas with cheese and black bean filling at this welcoming family restaurant.


Playa del Carmen's Brown Pelican

El Fogon (Calle 6th and 30th Ave.)

A local favorite dive serving delicious inexpensive and authentic Mexican cuisine with quick service.

La Bamba Jarocha (34th and 30th ave)

A pushcart off the main strip offering fantastic ceviches and roast pork tortas.



St. Thomas


Try old-fashioned Caribbean cooking like Creole shrimp with homemade cole slaw and fried plaintains at this local restaurant.


Treat yourself to a meal at this creative restaurant that celebrates local ingredients and serves desserts like warm fudge brownie with cayenne ganache, crushed pretzels and bacon.

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9 Food Escapes in Popular Vacation Spots Slideshow