Without a doubt, Los Santo is Hong Kong’s coolest restaurant and bar. Big statement, we know, but once you enter this underground, secret basement space, you’ll know exactly what we mean. Located in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong, this place specialises in delicious Mexican fare created by chef Abel Ortiz, and tequila. Lots and lots of tequila. In fact, tequila is so loved here, that there’s even a neon sign with tequila makes me take my clothes off above a mural designed by Miami artist ‘Le Creep’. So, if the idea of relaxing with your crew, listening to funky beats, sipping tequila-infused cocktails made by the LA’s best bartender Robert Kariakin and feasting on some damn fine Mexican food sounds right up your alley – book a table and head to Los Sotano on D’Aguilar Street.
So, we know Los Sotano is the coolest spot in town, but let’s get into the nitty gritty of it all now, shall we? And to start, let’s take a look at the cocktail menu. As we mentioned, tequila is the focus of this Lan Kwai Fong bar and restaurant and with a menu designed by Robert Kariakin, you just know it’s going to be a mighty fine time. Some of our favourites include the Bad Hombre mixed with Reposado tequila, cynar, pineapple, pimientos and topped with beer and the Cinco de Mayo with Añejo tequila, Campari, sweet vermouth and orange liquor. For those keen for even more of an experience, why not try the Patron x Guillermo Del Toro? Yes it was actually designed by the Mexican movie director. So, feeling tempted by Los Sotano Hong Kong yet?!
Then, to accompany all these delicious drinks, there’s the food menu... We’re talking seven different kinds of tacos, two variations of Mexican ceviche and a full Mexican grill featuring ribeye steaks, free-range chicken and tequila-marinated shrimp. Some of our favourite options from Los Sotano have got to be the duck carnitas of duck confit served with roasted avocado and tomato salsa or the Barbacoa short ribs that you use to create your own tacos with freshly baked corn tortillas. There’s a whole lot more we could tell you, but it’s much better if you try it out for yourself. You’ll find Los Sotano Hong Kong in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong on D'Aguilar Street – book a table now!
The food and ambiance was great. Great music, drinks and good service. Bit awkward at the beginning with the seating arrangements but everything was lovely.