La Cava

La Cava (Ponce Hilton Hotel, 1150 Avenida Caribe, Ponce) — The restaurant underwent a modern makeover, but the food is still classic continental and its still one of this southern city’s best dining experiences. Start out with the duck terrine and lingonberries or the lobster empanadillas with spicy mango sauce, and move on to the crusted veal chop with Spanish sausage, provolone cheese and a rioja wine risotto, or a red snapper filet with capers and lime. The menu is filled with similar thrills. If you need a good meal in Ponce, you are guaranteed one here.