Elvias Cantina-Dine & Dance

Okay, it's billed as a restaurant and cantina, but nobody ever, ever eats here. This downtown Houston hot spot is just for dancing. Flamenco shows and salsa lessons warm up the early crowd, and live cumbia and merengue bands take over after 10 p.m. Novices beware: The competition on the dance floor can be cutthroat.