Laja restaurant in the heart of Mexico’s wine country, the Valle de Guadalupe, is truly a gourmet experience with a prix fixe menu. With a setting that feels Provencal, this beautiful airy restaurant with its dark wood floors offers a great mix of chef-selected regional specialty menu items in either four or eight courses. All of the produce they use is grown locally, so you are dining on the freshest and most sustainable ingredients available. Laja is a specialized restaurant using seasonal ingredients, and it is extremely popular. Reservations are advised (although it is not impossible to drop by on a late weekend afternoon for a plate of cheese and a glass of wine on the patio, surrounded by lavender). To reserve, http://lajamexico.com/.