Sunset Cantina

Taps: about 30 | Bottles: many
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
thornecb  (72) Marblehead, Massachusetts | June 25, 2009
Very convenient to the Paradise and BU arena if you are in-town for a show or game. Large bar and plenty of seating. Rather random placement of the waiter/ess station makes getting to the head a confusing adventure. Table service is usually fast, but you may have to wait a while at the bar to get the bartenderís attention. While not as extensive a selection as the Sunset Grille down the street, the Cantina still has 35+ taps and many bottles available. There is usually at least one rare beer on-tap at any given time. Food is standard pub fare - they steam their burgers if you are interested in trying something a little different.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Beese  (64) Watford, England | July 4, 2008| Updated September 5, 2008
Quite a cool place to try some beers, they definitely have an extensive list with some nice choices, there was more than enough to tide me over. Some nice decor on the walls, although more of a ínot-so-fancyí restaurant vibe to it than a bar one. The service was acceptable, not very fast, but I just learned to order my beers in advance. You can buy a selection of four taster glasses (I think they were 8oz), which I liked as it meant I could try far more beers. Worth going to even though it is a bit out of the way.
70
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
AMN  (10) Dublin, Pennsylvania | September 28, 2007
When itís not too crowded, this is a good choice to bring out-of-town visitors. The food is fairly priced and the portions are filling. Sometimes the service is slow, but no worse than other restaurants. Contrary to previous reviewers, I usually get the proper glassware.
68
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 13/20
adamj83  (3) Massachusetts | August 16, 2007
Not much of a bar atmosphere. The decor on the walls is cool to look at. The food is ok, typical restaurant grub with wacky names.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 1/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 9/20
blinesam  (21) | August 11, 2007
dont go to the all you can eat as they dont ever have anything thatís very good/fresh/on time, but the drinks are good especially the cajual sex.
60
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
thenick  (11) North Bellmore, New York | July 16, 2007
Quick correction from the previous post - itís across from Boston UNIVERSITY, not College. The tap and bottle selection is impressive, and the Mexican food is wonderful. However, the crowds are always very high, especially before and after BU hockey games on Fridays and Saturdays in the fall and winter. The waitstaff are friendly, but they pretty much know nothing about beer. Iíve had to teach 3 bartenders how to properly pour a hefeweizen, and another waitress asked me if I wanted a 23oz serving of Chimay White, 2.5x the recommended serving. They rarely if ever have the proper glassware, and that is both annoying and detracts from the experience. Overall itís a good place but it seems to me that if a restaurant would take the trouble to have such a large beer selection they would go all the way to match glasses and train staff in beer.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
notalush  (390) Denver, Colorado | February 11, 2007
Like a tiny little version of Sunset Grill, which is just as crouded, but without the impressive selection of beer - they had some stuff on tap worth drinking (brooklyn BCS, La Chouffe), but youíre not going to come into this place and get excited about anything - right across the street from Boston College, so itís packed to the gills with kids that have just become old enough to drink, so Iím sure itís awesome for them, but, as a beer person, Iíd say avoid the place.
84
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew  (48) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 16, 2005| Updated September 24, 2006
A chilled out version of the Grill, with a smaller selection of taps. A nice place, with good service and a pretty good selection. Food is good, but nothing too amazing.
84
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
beaconstreet  (31) Washington DC | October 19, 2004
Lots of taps here, rotated on a weekly basis. Always a surprise what youíll see on the menu. Less taps than Sunset Grill, yes, but I never had a problem with Cantinaís beers not being fresh. They offer samplers of whatever youíd like on tap in sets of four. Again, the nachos are excellent for the money, and tasty, as are just about all the American - style foods here. Extensive burger selection. Extensive tequila selection. A solid representation of New England beers. A more relaxed place than Grill, and closer to main parts of Boston. MBTA Green Line B to St. Paulís Street takes you to its doorstep. On a more quiet part of BU campus.

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