For my birthday dinner, my friend and I chose to eat at Epicure on 3rd Ave N. It was just one block from my hotel, and across the street from the el Carmen Ruins. There is a wonderful deli at the front of the store and you will want to come here often for their products. Up a few steps and there are a couple indoor dining areas, and in the rear is a beautiful outside garden and fountain area, which is where we dined. My meal was jumbo shrimp prepared with the most delicious mustard curry sauce ever! The side was a Portabella mushroom topped with a nice risotto topping. For dessert the pana cote was really, really good. Later in the week, a quick lunch was good too. Easy to find and well worth the visit!