5. Red flag: Everyone in the restaurant is a tourist
This sign is probably obvious. Always opt for restaurants where locals go, because only there you’ll get good food at decent prices. Tourist-filled restaurants are a red flag—avoid them at all costs. “If you only see other tourists at a restaurant, perhaps because it’s the only place near a popular attraction, I would hesitate to eat there,” Stansbury says.
“Restaurants where the locals are eating indicate that at least some diners are there because of its reputation.”