We were staying near by at Miss Margarites, and were so happy to find out it was near our hotel. The service was excellent. We really enjoyed talking to Andreas, one of the owners about the menu, the ingredients and where they come from and his love of food. Every part of the meal was delicious from the creamy cold almond soup with watermelon, to the mango and machengo cheese salad, veal ossobuco, Moroccan dish, wine, coffee --and especially the basil ice cream, peanut butter, chocolate, with seasalt ice cream, and the chocolate orange ice cream. My only regret is that we did not go back for breakfast or lunch. We have eaten at the Garden Café (which we really like), El Zaguan (also like), Kathy's Waffle House (would not go back there), and Plaza Colon. Espressionista is simply fabulous and it was our best meal of our 3 week trip. Is it more expensive than other options, yes, but it is worth it and it is a fraction of what we pay for a similar meal in the U.S.