Don't try it. Eat a light (cheap) meal elsewhere, then just try a few things at The Sardine Can that pique your interest. Treat them as snacks to go with a drink. Price for portion, even looking at them as appetizers, is very high.
Gambas al ajillo ($13.75) Spicy garlic prawns
- Didn't taste particularly spicy or garlicky.
- Tasty enough and quite a few prawns (10?)
- This tasted like olives in tomato soup. If you got a bite of olive in your mouth, it dominated any other flavour.
- Very crunchy thin slices of baguette generously topped with sardine.
- Tastes like sardine (not the in-tomato-sauce canned ones) on toast. Pass.
- Dry -- All liquid apparently having evaporated, and it's seared onto the pan at the bottom and sides.
- Generous with the non-rice items (chorizo, prawns, fish).
- We saved the sauce from the Spicy Garlic Prawns to go with the rather dry rice.
- Really tasty sauce!
- Mushrooms are mushrooms. I think they could be cut into smaller chunks so you get less boring mushroom taste and more sauce coating the mushrooms.
- Halibut portion approximately the volume of a pack of cigarettes.
- Not shy with the truffle -- such that it almost overpowered everything else.
- At first I couldn't find the cured ham around the fish. Not a good sign.
TIP: Single washroom with a red door is labelled "4U2P".
TIP: Go on hockey night. Usually it's really busy with a line-up even late a night, so go earlier on a hockey night when everyone is basically elsewhere. And when you're done and you've paid the bill, be considerate and vamoose because other people are waiting out in the cold for a seat.