While I was on a vacation last week, I decided to visit some restaurants to try some of the local cuisine; however, I didn’t have a clue about the types of restaurants available, so I checked an online restaurant guide to give me some ideas and tips.Mainly, I was interested in seafood restaurants, so I searched for restaurants within a reasonable walking distance from my hotel, and I found seven of them. Next, I reviewed the online menus of the places to check the dishes they prepared and the average cost of a meal. However, price is not my first consideration; I enjoy a restaurant that has a wide selection from which to choose. Next, a restaurant’s decor can always add to the dining experience (background music, decorations and wall hangings, seats and tables, etc.). If I’m going to a Mexican restaurant, I would expect to see the restaurant decorated in the Mexican flavor. Finally, I always consult restaurant reviews to find out what other people thought about the restaurant and their experiences. What was the quality of the food ? Did the server provide fast and friendly service? Doing some research before you go can make dining a more pleasurable and predictable experience.