Bat your lashes at this hotness. It's Maïs Arepas in Central City. David Mantilla's home of Columbian Creole cuisine, is also home to some seriously chic renovations. Funky wallpaper and orange chairs accent dark, rustic tables and the green back bar. Artwork and tribal masks abound, plus lots of gorgeous light from the huge windows. It's still a bit early to tell how crazy delicious the arepas are, but damn, it all looks good (find Maïs' obligatory food porn here).
1200 Carondelet (Carondelet and Clio)
Lunch: Tues-Sat 11:30a.m.-2:30p.m.
Dinner: Tues-Sun 5:30-10p.m.