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Sunset Cantina

$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
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916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1204
+1 617-731-8646
11:00 - 02:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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437 reviews
254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

After watching the Boston University hockey team deal to Yale at Agganis Centre we went looking for a drink and something to eat. Sunset Cantina was conveniently located just across the road. Enjoyed the sliders and the atmosphere created by the college kids who filled the place.

Thank GrantHay
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for dropping by after the game! We're thrilled to know you enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the taste of the sliders. If you ever find yourself back in the area, we'd love to have you back for another delicious meal. All the best, Marc. B More 

Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for lunch as I was craving Mexican. Chips were from the night before, not even crisp. You get 4 little 'salsas' in little plastic containers- way too expensive for what it is. The food is kinda Mexican... you got burgers an typical bar food too. My fish was nothing short of inedible. Packed food rolled in some tortilla.... More 

Thank Frederic V
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

I'm sorry to see that you did not enjoy your experience with us as much as we all would have hoped, Frederic. We definitely do love what we do here, and we always strive to give our diners the absolute best meal possible -- I can assure you that we use only the freshest and finest ingredients for our dishes,... More 

Queensbury, New York
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had a quick bite to eat here before seeing a show across the street and it was just what we needed. Quick attentive service and lots of menu options! We had the nachos and stuffed potato skins and both were delicious! They had a ton of beer options on draft as well as tequila. The restaurant is large with... More 

Thank Rachy817
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

I'm thrilled that you got the chance to join us! It sounds like you ordered well -- the nachos and stuffed potato skins are both major favorites around here. I'm glad you were pleased with our beer selection and service as well! With that said, we'd love to welcome you back for a meal with us anytime. Hope to see... More 

Kingston, Canada
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Was visiting my daughter at Boston University which hurts having to go to Boston being a Habs fan. As we travel the world we seek out Mexican food and this was our first experience in Boston and it wasn't bad. Wasn't in our top tier but was certainly in the top half. The ambience is a bit noisy but not... More 

Thank Davidsquash
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by while you were in the area visiting your daughter, David! It's great to hear that a well-traveled Mexican food eater like you had a chance to try what we're cooking up and enjoyed everything. I hope you ended up getting that root beer you were asking for, and I'll be sure to have a chat with... More 

Fairfield, Maine
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped in here for a drink while my daughter was attending a concert at Agganis Arena across the street. It was a hot summer night and very hot inside the restaurant. The poor servers were working hard but were all friendly. Had a couple of yummy margaritas.

Thank mcobbme
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! Though the summer heat was beating down on us all, we're glad the margaritas helped to keep you cool. Hope your daughter had a blast at the concert across the street, and we hope to see you both again sometime. Until then, Marc. B More 

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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Great fun atmosphere! Get the nachos, they are huge and taste amazing, enough for two people! Great drinks as well!

Thank Avashi B
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review, Avashi! I'm glad you appreciate everything from the atmosphere to the flavor of the food and drinks. Hope to see you again sometime soon. Until next time, Marc. B More 

Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

A great atmosphere with extremely friendly staff. The nachos were amazing - make sure you order them with chili which you find hiding amongst all the other tasty ingredients!

Thank KAF279
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Glad the nachos hit the spot for you! I'll be sure to pass your kind words along to the staff so they'll know how much you appreciated their welcoming attitudes. Hope to see you again soon! All the best, Marc. B More 

Vero Beach, Florida
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223 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Visited our daughter between classes to have lunch. The Sunset Cantina was busy, loud and a fun place to be. Portions were HUGE, service was fast and friendly and the menu had a ton of options. The nachos were enormous (a full order could serve at least 4 hungry people) and the quesadillas were very large as well (I could... More 

Thank John S
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

John, thanks so much for reaching out! I appreciate it. And hey, I look forward to seeing you again soon. All the best, Marc. B More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Visited with a friend at around 5pm for an early dinner and we sat outside in the patio area. We ordered two drinks, a Blues Brothers and a Cantina Classic watermelon flavored margarita as well as a half-sized portion of nachos with steak, which was more than enough for the both of us. The drinks and food were very good,... More 

Thank _rgw1876
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

I'm sorry your most recent visit didn't live up to the standards we've set in the past. As you mentioned, we were a bit understaffed that night, which caused us to the drop the ball on your service. That said, we messed up.we hope that you'll keep coming back, as this isn't the usual experience with us. Sorry! Best, Marc.... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was the second time I ate at the Sunset Cantina while visitin my son at BU. I have to admit you go for the atmosphere. The food is ok. The staff is somewhat inexperienced in guest service but they try. The food is not incredible but it is filling. The desserts are the best.

Thank pckelly2015
Marc B, Owner at Sunset Cantina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reaching out.It looks like from the date you were there during graduation.It can get a bit hectic .During the school year I think you will find it to be a much more pleasant experience.Sorry we were not totally on our game. All the best, Marc. B More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Mexican, American, Bar, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 916 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215-1204
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: +1 617-731-8646
Welcome to Sunset Cantina!

Here you will find an impressive 38 beers on tap and over 200 tequilas. Join our beer and tequila club and take advantage of flight samples, vintage and new beers, seasonals, meads, cider and Boston's best margarita! The bar is open and serving until 2 AM every evening except Saturday.

Our extensive menu is served late, and includes Boston's award-winning steam beer burgers and famous curly fries, original buffalo wings and giant nachos. Still hungry? Try our juicy BBQ steak tips, grilled fish, homemade pastas, tender Yankee ribs or our sizzling fajitas.

Enjoy our Super Sunrise Sunday Brunch from 11 AM til' 3 PM

Come in to Sunset Cantina today and see what all the fuss is about. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?