You seek out local restaurants that use local products and recipes. On your travels, you look for the gems far from the tourist zones to savor great meals.

Walking 20 or 30 minutes to find that special place is part of the adventure. Whether it is a family-owned restaurant, a restaurant that makes only one type of dish, or one that uses a special cooking technique, you go there for the local experience.

The restaurant guides below will take you to the unmissable local eateries on your travels. Included are a wide range of options. You’ll find street vendors, off-the-beaten-path eateries, all the way to high-end restaurants where chefs are celebrating traditional cuisines in contemporary ways.

What all these restaurants share in common is their support for traditional recipes and the use of endemic ingredients.

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