At Berta's Latin Cuisine in Old Town, San Diego the dining aesthetic is upbeat, clean, and colorful, like you would traditionally find in Latin America, but deliberately held back to create a warm, intimate, cozy, personal atmosphere, perfect for a romantic dinner for two, a homey family celebration, or a business casual meal where acoustics are important—and so is being able to converse with your dining companion without having to shout over the beat of The Macarena. (We’ll leave that to the cruise ships—wink.) The restaurant was intentionally designed to re-create the sensation that you’re visiting someone’s home, and the dining experience itself serves to mirror the effect: you’ll feel like a regular who’s been coming here forever. And you’ll be treated like a member of the family, all the same.