Sandwiches. Shop G, 2 Johnston Rd., Wan Chai, 5989-9428. With a live band jamming out Cuban beats, an exotic cocktail list and some great sandwiches, Deligator hits the right notes for a casual night out when you’re after those feel-good vibes.
HIT An eclectic mix of Latin American trinkets and souvenirs, from potted cactus plants to wooden mariachi men, adorns the playful interior of this “Cuban deli,” although the menu is far more international, reading like a greatest hits list of best sandwich inventions: From Philly cheesesteaks to lobster rolls, plus chicken and vegetable paninis. We were immediately won over by the Philly cheesesteak ($95) as soon as we bit into the freshly toasted baguette, slathered in a provolone cheese sauce. The beef slices were packed with flavor, although it was the caramelized roasted pepper and onion medley that really took it over the top. The lobster roll ($120) was similarly appetizing, with a generous filling of sweet lobster meat mixed with crisp celery and mayo, and bread fried in butter for an extra satisfying crunch. We topped off our meal with a huge portion of curly fries for just $25.
MISS For a restaurant-bar that claims to be Cuban-inspired, there’s not much Cuban food on the menu, and the staff don’t seem to know what the deal is either. Unfortunately, the two sandwiches we most wanted to try—the “El Cubano” and “Chicken Parmesano” were sold out on the night we visited.
BOTTOM LINE Great food at even better prices? We’ll take that above a coherent concept any day of the week. Open daily 11am-10pm
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