Sunset Cantina

(617) 731-8646 | View Website

916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA | Directions   02215

42.350476 -71.109621

Open Hours

Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 02:00 AM Saturday From 11:30 AM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 02:00 AM

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Bar & Pub Special Features: Notable Beer List

Cuisine: Mexican, Eclectic & International, Hamburgers

Price: $

Tags: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Travelers Check, Visa


Sunset Cantina
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Reviews for Sunset Cantina

over a year ago

Hooray for Sunset Cantina! – 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.

over a year ago

Excellent food and beer selection – 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.

over a year ago

check the menu – 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!

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Don't go there... – 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..

over a year ago

Nachos and beer – 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.

over a year ago

great service, great beers! – 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!

over a year ago

best tequila selection – 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.

over a year ago

The Sunset Grill's Tex-Mex offshoot expands on the original's exhaustive food menu while maintaining an epic beer list. – The Scene
The management behind Allston's popular Sunset Grill and Big City smartly chose to expand its empire to this location, along a busy, student-populated stretch of Commonwealth Avenue. A suitably young crowd fills the expansive dining room to nosh on huge plates of appetizers while watching sporting events or listening to the contemporary jukebox. The small bar takes advantage of its full liquor license (something the Sunset Grill doesn't possess) by serving up a wicked margarita menu and a selection of more than 40 tequilas.

The Food
The Cantina's eclectic, epic menu (more than 150 items) contains just about every appetizer ever made (raspberry mako shark sticks, shrimp-boursin skins) and even more sandwiches. Across the board, quality is above-average, portions are huge and prices are student-friendly. Beyond juicy "steam beer burgers," there are colorful interpretations of popular barbecue and Mexican dishes like hefty "Brontosaurus" beef ribs and sizzling Jambalaya fajitas.

over a year ago

Yummy nachos – 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.

over a year ago

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.

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