Sunset Cantina

★★★★☆
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This is the best place for anything, from a big group outing to an intimate date to showing your parents a cool college restaurant. The decor consists of everything beer-related, and you can't go wrong w/ any of the food here - the portions are huge for a decent price (i.e. nachos for $8). Can't comment on the drinks as I'm not 21 yet, but my friends always rave about the birthday cake shot... guess where I'll be for my 21st!! Service is great, the servers are attentive and laid-back. Be prepared to wait a bit on the weekends during the busier hours.

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★★★★★

This is the best place for anything, from a big group outing to an intimate date to showing your parents a cool college restaurant. The decor consists of everything beer-related, and you can't go wrong w/ any of the food here - the portions are huge for a decent price (i.e. nachos for $8). Can't comment on the drinks as I'm not 21 yet, but my friends always rave about the birthday cake shot... guess where I'll be for my 21st!! Service is great, the servers are attentive and laid-back. Be prepared to wait a bit on the weekends during the busier hours.

Pros: Fun decor, good food, lots of beer

Cons: Sometimes a bit of a wait

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Great food. Very attentive wait staff. I've eaten there @ 60x in the last 5 years and have NEVER been disappointed.

A+++++ in my estimation.

2
★★★★★

Great food. Very attentive wait staff. I've eaten there @ 60x in the last 5 years and have NEVER been disappointed.

A+++++ in my estimation.

Pros: Incredible menu and beer selection

Cons: ???

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Fun college place to hang out with friends. Delicious margaritas and very large servings of nachos. The spinach artichoke dip is a mountain--I highly recommend sharing.

4
★★★★☆

Fun college place to hang out with friends. Delicious margaritas and very large servings of nachos. The spinach artichoke dip is a mountain--I highly recommend sharing.

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This place is great to go either for late nights for lunches. The lunch specials are pretty good and the amount of choices for drinks and for food is huge. The ribs here are sub-par, but the pulled pork sandwich is pretty good. It's a convenient location and fun place to go if you are with good people.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is great to go either for late nights for lunches. The lunch specials are pretty good and the amount of choices for drinks and for food is huge. The ribs here are sub-par, but the pulled pork sandwich is pretty good. It's a convenient location and fun place to go if you are with good people.

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all i wanted was a ooey gooey quesadilla with out spicy stuff... i must have not read the menue well bc when i got home to enjoy my meal i only got a few bights down b4 it felt like heart burn!

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★★★☆☆

all i wanted was a ooey gooey quesadilla with out spicy stuff... i must have not read the menue well bc when i got home to enjoy my meal i only got a few bights down b4 it felt like heart burn!

Pros: wait staff, atmospher

Cons: quesadilla ingredients

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If you enjoy being served by rude waitresses, having margaritas with no alcohol and overcrowded places, then that's the place for you.
Went there last week, the waitress was extremely rude, the place very crowded, although this wasn't the biggest problem, the food average and what made me angry the most, they felt free to charge my card 2 dollars more than what the bill was...
Absolutely not recommended..

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★☆☆☆☆

If you enjoy being served by rude waitresses, having margaritas with no alcohol and overcrowded places, then that's the place for you.
Went there last week, the waitress was extremely rude, the place very crowded, although this wasn't the biggest problem, the food average and what made me angry the most, they felt free to charge my card 2 dollars more than what the bill was...
Absolutely not recommended..

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Sunset has some absurd amount of beers on tap and plenty other drinks, making it a great place to go with friends to hang out on a night off. It can get crowded on Thursday - Saturday nights, but other than that there almost never is a wait.

As for vegetarians, try the veggie burger. If you eat cheese, get it on it. Is the largest, most filling veggie burger I have ever had, and it doesn't feel like a mush of random vegetables. The spinach and artichoke dip is also a guaranteed hit.

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★★★★☆

Sunset has some absurd amount of beers on tap and plenty other drinks, making it a great place to go with friends to hang out on a night off. It can get crowded on Thursday - Saturday nights, but other than that there almost never is a wait.

As for vegetarians, try the veggie burger. If you eat cheese, get it on it. Is the largest, most filling veggie burger I have ever had, and it doesn't feel like a mush of random vegetables. The spinach and artichoke dip is also a guaranteed hit.

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You have to get the nachos. But expect to share with the group and still feel as full as you can fathom. They've also got the best beer selection for miles, as well as some top-notch ciders. I've had the burgers and they're not my favorite, but they're still pretty good. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The only downfall is that it's always crowded with BU dudes acting stupid. Maybe they're not acting. Still, the food and beer is fantastic if you have the good fortune of being seated far enough from the men's lacrosse team.

2
★★★★☆

You have to get the nachos. But expect to share with the group and still feel as full as you can fathom. They've also got the best beer selection for miles, as well as some top-notch ciders. I've had the burgers and they're not my favorite, but they're still pretty good. The servers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The only downfall is that it's always crowded with BU dudes acting stupid. Maybe they're not acting. Still, the food and beer is fantastic if you have the good fortune of being seated far enough from the men's lacrosse team.

Pros: Apps, beer, cider, service

Cons: yeah dudes, parking in allston

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my wife and i went to sunset cantina last week and we had a great time! the food was decent and i enjoyed the extensive beer list. the service was amazing!! the young lady that waited on us was very friendly and helped me pick out a new and tasty beer each time i ordered! although the restaraunt was kind of loud it seemed like everyone was having a great time, all in all a very good experience and i would highly reccomend it!

2
★★★★☆

my wife and i went to sunset cantina last week and we had a great time! the food was decent and i enjoyed the extensive beer list. the service was amazing!! the young lady that waited on us was very friendly and helped me pick out a new and tasty beer each time i ordered! although the restaraunt was kind of loud it seemed like everyone was having a great time, all in all a very good experience and i would highly reccomend it!

Pros: friendly staff, great beers

Cons: pretty loud, not a lot of parking

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The food at this place is awesome. the nachos are huge and you almost cant finish them without help. The tequila selection is huge, they have so many that ive never tried. you got to try this place if you like tequila.

2
★★★★★

The food at this place is awesome. the nachos are huge and you almost cant finish them without help. The tequila selection is huge, they have so many that ive never tried. you got to try this place if you like tequila.

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Berr list is great, margaritas are decent, nachos are awesome and some of the sandwiches are pretty good. This restaurant has literally the worst service I have ever received anywhere in my entire life. We go back knowing it will be horrible and expecting it, only because we love the nachos. Service at Sunset Grill and Tap, up the street, is better has a bigger beer list and serves the same food plus pizza.

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★★★☆☆

Berr list is great, margaritas are decent, nachos are awesome and some of the sandwiches are pretty good. This restaurant has literally the worst service I have ever received anywhere in my entire life. We go back knowing it will be horrible and expecting it, only because we love the nachos. Service at Sunset Grill and Tap, up the street, is better has a bigger beer list and serves the same food plus pizza.

Pros: nachos, beer selection

Cons: service is terrible

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The food in this place is disgusting.
The manager Saturday afternoons is incompetent.
I went there on a Saturday afternoon.
My order included a spinach / artichoke appetizer - I didn't think that they couldn't ruin something as simple as that.
What came to my table was a disgusting looking plate of burnt chips and cheese that looked like it was melted a day ago.
I complained to the waitress - who was very nice - and she sent the manager to my table.
The manager was an idiot.
She wanted to argue with me about the appetizer.
I'm not sure that she even looked at what was served to me.
I got out of there as fast as I could.
I will never step in there again and I will make sure that none of my friends ever go there.

1
★★★☆☆

The food in this place is disgusting.
The manager Saturday afternoons is incompetent.
I went there on a Saturday afternoon.
My order included a spinach / artichoke appetizer - I didn't think that they couldn't ruin something as simple as that.
What came to my table was a disgusting looking plate of burnt chips and cheese that looked like it was melted a day ago.
I complained to the waitress - who was very nice - and she sent the manager to my table.
The manager was an idiot.
She wanted to argue with me about the appetizer.
I'm not sure that she even looked at what was served to me.
I got out of there as fast as I could.
I will never step in there again and I will make sure that none of my friends ever go there.

Pros: it is far enough from my place that I will seldom have to see it again

Cons: it exists

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We went to Sunset Cantina for the first time on a busy Friday night and only had a 20 minute wait, though it ended up being spent in the crowded bar - be ready to jockey for position to get a drink while waiting. They have an extensive tequila list and some different margaritas, but I have to say that you'd be hard pressed to find one that is better than their more "mainstream" margaritas. We started off with nachos with chili - the nachos were great, and the chili was a little sweeter than I was anticipating, but still good. Unfortunately, the chili was at the BOTTOM of the plate, so it took a while to get to it. For the main course, the jambalya fajitas were great - they have some of the best fajita spices and sauce I've ever had. The ranchero steak enchilada was good, but a little more flavor would have been appreciated, as would have veggies that had been cooked a bit more. It is a fun place with good margaritas, some different variations on it, a big menu and lots of fun.

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★★★★★

We went to Sunset Cantina for the first time on a busy Friday night and only had a 20 minute wait, though it ended up being spent in the crowded bar - be ready to jockey for position to get a drink while waiting. They have an extensive tequila list and some different margaritas, but I have to say that you'd be hard pressed to find one that is better than their more "mainstream" margaritas. We started off with nachos with chili - the nachos were great, and the chili was a little sweeter than I was anticipating, but still good. Unfortunately, the chili was at the BOTTOM of the plate, so it took a while to get to it. For the main course, the jambalya fajitas were great - they have some of the best fajita spices and sauce I've ever had. The ranchero steak enchilada was good, but a little more flavor would have been appreciated, as would have veggies that had been cooked a bit more. It is a fun place with good margaritas, some different variations on it, a big menu and lots of fun.

Pros: Good value, good tequila and margaritas, great apps

Cons: Crowded, can't beat a classic margarita

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I didn't know a party of 4 automatically ended up with 18% gratuity on the tab??
I thought its always a party of 6 and over?? I am never cheap on tips, I just thought that was unnecessary.. and rude.

2
★★★★☆

I didn't know a party of 4 automatically ended up with 18% gratuity on the tab??
I thought its always a party of 6 and over?? I am never cheap on tips, I just thought that was unnecessary.. and rude.

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I love the Sunset Cantina! I also love tequila, and the Citysearch review says they have about 30 tequilas, but the last time i was there, the bartender told me they had over 100 different kinds! It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a delicious margarita while watching the Comm. Ave. action. My favorite thing is the taco buffet thay have at lunch. SOOO much food!

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★★★★★

I love the Sunset Cantina! I also love tequila, and the Citysearch review says they have about 30 tequilas, but the last time i was there, the bartender told me they had over 100 different kinds! It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a delicious margarita while watching the Comm. Ave. action. My favorite thing is the taco buffet thay have at lunch. SOOO much food!

Pros: food, tequila selection, outdoor tables

Cons: none!

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The beer, like Sunset Grille on Allston is fantastic! Go here if you want a fun atmosphere, enjoy pub grub appetizers and good beer, but no more than that. Lots of times, that's enough....and I would most definitely come back for the beer!
Downside is they claim to have Boston's Best Margaritas - that turned out to be a farse. Between all of my friends, we each got to try at least 4 types from their margarita menu and they were all awful. I could make a better margarita at home. Food was also not at all impressive. Don't go here if you want real Mexican and Southwestern. I ordered a steak called "Like Buttah" - claimed to melt in your mouth - I ordered medium rare, got it so totally well done and it was more "Like Rubbah."

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★★★☆☆

The beer, like Sunset Grille on Allston is fantastic! Go here if you want a fun atmosphere, enjoy pub grub appetizers and good beer, but no more than that. Lots of times, that's enough....and I would most definitely come back for the beer!
Downside is they claim to have Boston's Best Margaritas - that turned out to be a farse. Between all of my friends, we each got to try at least 4 types from their margarita menu and they were all awful. I could make a better margarita at home. Food was also not at all impressive. Don't go here if you want real Mexican and Southwestern. I ordered a steak called "Like Buttah" - claimed to melt in your mouth - I ordered medium rare, got it so totally well done and it was more "Like Rubbah."

Pros: Beer, Fun Atmosphere

Cons: Bad Margaritas, Bad Mexican/SW Food

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Sunset is my absolute favorite for the food alone. It is perfect hangover food, and is great at making you feel 10 pounds heavier afterwards. I went to Sunset at least once a week when I lived in Boston, and make a point of going whenever I am back visiting.The servers tend to be poorly trained and over-sat, but they usually try their hardest. Don't go for the service, go for the spinach/artichoke dip!

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★★★★★

Sunset is my absolute favorite for the food alone. It is perfect hangover food, and is great at making you feel 10 pounds heavier afterwards. I went to Sunset at least once a week when I lived in Boston, and make a point of going whenever I am back visiting.The servers tend to be poorly trained and over-sat, but they usually try their hardest. Don't go for the service, go for the spinach/artichoke dip!

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The drinks here are not too expensive, and they often forget to card under 21's. They have a very large selection of Tequilas, but their food is not as impressive as everyone makes it seem. A very laid back atomosphere with friendly wait-staff though!

4
★★★★☆

The drinks here are not too expensive, and they often forget to card under 21's. They have a very large selection of Tequilas, but their food is not as impressive as everyone makes it seem. A very laid back atomosphere with friendly wait-staff though!

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I go to Sunset all the time - I'm there at least once or twice per week. The food is amazing, and I loooove the margaritas. The waitstaff is very friendly, and service is fairly fast (unless they're ridiculously crowded - and then service is medium). I would take anybody there any day. It is the best restaurant ever!

2
★★★★★

I go to Sunset all the time - I'm there at least once or twice per week. The food is amazing, and I loooove the margaritas. The waitstaff is very friendly, and service is fairly fast (unless they're ridiculously crowded - and then service is medium). I would take anybody there any day. It is the best restaurant ever!

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Love the margaritas, have had quite a few different ones on there menu.The food has been real good too, they have there own way of doing stuff ,like nachos and spinach artichoke dip.reminds me of a roadhouse down south but in the middle of comm ave.

2
★★★★★

Love the margaritas, have had quite a few different ones on there menu.The food has been real good too, they have there own way of doing stuff ,like nachos and spinach artichoke dip.reminds me of a roadhouse down south but in the middle of comm ave.

Pros: great food, cute bartenders, fun place

Cons: busy sometimes

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We went there because we thought they would make a good margarita but unfortunately we were wrong. The drinks our server gave us were not the ones we ordered, and instead of remaking them, they just added other ingredients. Because they have different people taking the order, running the drinks, and running the food, it is hard to get issues corrected. Also, the food was mediocre.

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★★☆☆☆

We went there because we thought they would make a good margarita but unfortunately we were wrong. The drinks our server gave us were not the ones we ordered, and instead of remaking them, they just added other ingredients. Because they have different people taking the order, running the drinks, and running the food, it is hard to get issues corrected. Also, the food was mediocre.

Cons: , mediocre food, unhelpful wait staff

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THIS PLACE HAS AN INCREDIBLE BEER AND TEQUILA SELECTION ! NOT JUST TYPICAL ONES IN MOST PLACES. FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD TOO. RECOMMEND FAJITAS HUGE WITH A REALLY FLAVORFUL SAUCE ALSO GOOD BURGERS AND TOO MUCH STUFF NEED TO GO BACK AND TRY.FUN ATMOSPHERE AND EASY IN AND OUT - GREAT SPOT

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★★★★★

THIS PLACE HAS AN INCREDIBLE BEER AND TEQUILA SELECTION ! NOT JUST TYPICAL ONES IN MOST PLACES. FOOD WAS REALLY GOOD TOO. RECOMMEND FAJITAS HUGE WITH A REALLY FLAVORFUL SAUCE ALSO GOOD BURGERS AND TOO MUCH STUFF NEED TO GO BACK AND TRY.FUN ATMOSPHERE AND EASY IN AND OUT - GREAT SPOT

Pros: EASY PARKING, FUN, BEER/TEQUILA

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We decided to go here to start off on Cinco de Mayo, and got off to a horrible start! The bartenders were all very slow, it wasn't even that crowded and yet it took us a while to get drinks. They all looked miserable, were busy doing nothing, and to top it off MADE THE WORST MARGARITA I HAVE EVER HAD! From a place that got voted 'best margarita' last year, they definitely don't hold up their reputation. And shouldn't cinco de Mayo be their best day/night??? Needless to say, we didn't stay for food. Will never return.

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★☆☆☆☆

We decided to go here to start off on Cinco de Mayo, and got off to a horrible start! The bartenders were all very slow, it wasn't even that crowded and yet it took us a while to get drinks. They all looked miserable, were busy doing nothing, and to top it off MADE THE WORST MARGARITA I HAVE EVER HAD! From a place that got voted 'best margarita' last year, they definitely don't hold up their reputation. And shouldn't cinco de Mayo be their best day/night??? Needless to say, we didn't stay for food. Will never return.

Pros: parking

Cons: , horrible drinks

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The food is great, the staff is friendly, and the patio adds to this wonderful new spot on Commonwealth Avenue. You'll find memorabilla, high ceilings, and a jukebox playing anything from Frank Sinatra to the GooGoo Dolls. The bar has some forty plus taps and a tequilla section that is too large to count.
Unlike its sister restaurant in Allston, Cantina has a full liquor license and the frozen drink machine never stopped during our visit. Try the Texas Baby Back Ribs or the Mako Skewers. Both were excellent. Save room for the Meltdown Mudslide Pie, just in time for summer.

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★★★★★

The food is great, the staff is friendly, and the patio adds to this wonderful new spot on Commonwealth Avenue. You'll find memorabilla, high ceilings, and a jukebox playing anything from Frank Sinatra to the GooGoo Dolls. The bar has some forty plus taps and a tequilla section that is too large to count.
Unlike its sister restaurant in Allston, Cantina has a full liquor license and the frozen drink machine never stopped during our visit. Try the Texas Baby Back Ribs or the Mako Skewers. Both were excellent. Save room for the Meltdown Mudslide Pie, just in time for summer.

Pros: Patio Dining, Large Groups, Beer Selecton

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A group of four of us went for dinner and drinks. Three of the dinners were fairly good. The one steak tip dinner was over-cooked and tough. Service was absolutely terrible. Waitress seemed to have no training whatsoever. She broke every rule in the proper waitressing book. Despite being only half-full, wait for food was very long.

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★★☆☆☆

A group of four of us went for dinner and drinks. Three of the dinners were fairly good. The one steak tip dinner was over-cooked and tough. Service was absolutely terrible. Waitress seemed to have no training whatsoever. She broke every rule in the proper waitressing book. Despite being only half-full, wait for food was very long.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Bad service, Mediocre food, Slow kitchen

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steak tips , ribs,nachos,burgers,wings your not gonna find better. lots of interesting beers on tap .comfortable place for hanging out

2
★★★★★

steak tips , ribs,nachos,burgers,wings your not gonna find better. lots of interesting beers on tap .comfortable place for hanging out

Pros: different beers, guava margaritas, easy location

Cons: too many choices

 

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