Located on regal Paseo de Montejo, Mérida’s grand boulevard (modeled after the Champs-Élysées), the Rosas y Xocolate hotel and restaurant is an impressive feat of style and restoration, worth visiting to check out hot-pink walls and tiled floors that garnered it a 2011 architectural-design award. The food is worth sticking around for, too. Diners can opt to eat in a chic, contemporary dining room; in an open-air courtyard covered in climbing plants; or on the roof at the aptly named Moon Lounge. Fusion cuisine is the name of the game, along with a few international dishes like a chocolate "volcano" dessert. The dark-chocolate martinis are a luxuriously decadent accompaniment to any meal.