Teeny-tiny but perfectly formed, Pica South American Kitchen is one of the stars of Ubud’s burgeoning foodie scene. It’s simple, modern interior and social vibe makes it an excellent place to go with friends and share plates of gorgeously flavorful food created by Chilean native Cris and his small team. Sourcing much of their produce locally, Cris and partner Monica deliver mahi-mahi, barramundi, sweet potato and other local fruits and vegetables in ways you have never tasted before. The ceviches with the traditional Peruvian leche de tigre, the vibrant marinade packed with lemon, chili, thinly sliced onion and the juices of the fish, are like no other ceviche I’ve ever tasted and are one of the must order dishes. You’ll also want the Bife Ancho, a melt-in-the-mouth rib-eye steak in 8-hour reduced jus. Don’t forget the large glass of red…and someone to drive you home in your blissful state.
With a maximum of 28 diners at a time, you’ll want to book well in advance to avoid disappointment.