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Re: “Cantina 1910

I really wanted this place to be good... it looked great from the outside.... but it was disappointing and ultimately i wont be back. It is not as pleasing to be inside as it is to look in from the outside. The banquet tables along the back in the secondary room are too brightly lite and although i had a good view toward the outside, my companion was staring at a dizzying array of patterns and colors which don't work together (no mirror either so you can see what else is happening). Also, the reclaimed wood tables with multiple knot holes to trap food and drink will take some serious attention to cleaning to remain hygienic. The trio of tequilas cocktail was a good idea in theory, but are indistinguishable from one another due to the addition of an undisclosed red liquid and orange peel (not mentioned in menu description) - would have liked to be able to contrast them and believe that each style deserves its own treatment/accompaniment to bring out their best qualities. Generally, the food suffered from using many ingredients vs. building flavor. The exceptions are the more simple dishes including the tacos, the homemade fresh salsa and pickled vegetables which were very tasty. The Peruanos ceviche was good, but too many flavors to process. The fish special was a good sized over cooked filet on top of a wheat-berry pilaf and had components that did not add to the overall flavor and balance (i.e., mussels and crab soaked in some type of liquor but remained fishy and sharp tasting sprouts). Passed on dessert.

Posted by KEA on 12/10/2015 at 3:30 PM

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