Best of Boston

2001 Best Bar Food

DeLux Café & Lounge

Walls covered in ’50s album covers, an Elvis shrine offset by Christmas lights, a crowd as thick with tattoos as with suits, restrooms wallpapered with old Eloise and Spiderman clippings—DeLux is so funky and cozy, we’d come even if the food weren’t terrific. But terrific it is: fat quesadillas stuffed with moist chicken and an abundance of veggies; a grilled-cheese sandwich with artichokes and tomatoes, that melts on your tongue; and a shrimp and crab tamale that evokes warm Latin vibes.

100 Chandler St., Boston, 617-338-5258,