The excitement of visiting a new place is enhanced by the exotic cuisine one gets to sample. The flavor of the place is unique to its geographical location and one needs to experience the culture via the taste buds.
Buy books on tourism of that place. They usually have a list of restaurants that tourists should frequent. You can even ask your travel agent for information.
Or else, do an online search. Take printouts along with maps. Searching for restaurants near your hotel might be a good idea.
Upon arriving at the hotel, you can ask the staff for the names of popular eateries. Let them know that you prefer the cuisine of the region.
If you take a cab to tour the city, then the driver can take you to some popular local places to feast your palate.
You can also go exploring on your own. You will have a lot more satisfaction if you discover a charming little restaurant all on your own.
However, avoid entering restaurants which have a dingy appearance. It might not be clean and sanitary. If you have doubts, check out their floors, tables and even their washrooms before you actually place an order. You could save yourself an uncomfortable stomach disorder.
If you know someone there, you can ask them to take you around. You can even ask the shopkeepers some names of popular restaurants while you are out shopping.