Travelers to Mexico and Brazil will find some amazing local Latin flavor at these two restaurants. Both are real finds if your itinerary calls for an authentic eatery with a dash of pizazz.

EL ARRAYÁN, PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Puerto Vallarta’s rich culinary reputation has risen even higher with the arrival of El Arrayán. Chiles, cactus, corn, and other local ingredients season a menu inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine. ¡Muy bueno!
011-52-322-222-7195

DEVASSA, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Tall, tan, cold, and lovely, the beer at Rio’s hottest microbrewery is house made, as are the petiscos — palate teasers that range from thin-crust pizzas to perfect fries.
011-55-21-2540-6087
— JOSH SENS