Glad you asked, oh non-speaker of Spanish. A sotano is a basement. Los Sotano is (literally and figuratively) an underground new-Mexican restaurant and speakeasy, set in a hidden basement in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong.
The interior is sexy, sophisticated, and fun, inspired by urban-Mexican design from Mexico City to Miami to L.A. Think traditional Mexican tile contrasted with a wall of bronze skulls, cut glass decanters repurposed as light fixtures shining down on a rough-poured concrete bar, textures of soft velvet and course rope alongside artwork by international graffiti artists. It’s the night, it’s rhythm, it’s flavor, it’s energy, it’s tequila. In short, it’s Mexico.
Look, Rob Kariakin, one of LA’s top mixologists loves tequila and mezcal (And he’s not alone). So, when we convinced him to join us here in HK to create our fun and innovative craft cocktail menu, he brought a ton of Mexico’s finest agave spirits with, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in HK. Our tequilas are all 100% Blue Agave, the way tequila should be, and range from $90 to $3000 (Yes, you read that right).
If you aren’t a tequila lover when you come down the stairs, you will be when you head back up.