By Samuel Moyer
The first things I noticed walking into Cantina’s were the low lighting and high ceilings which offered a welcoming atmosphere.
When I parked myself at the clean open bar, a friendly gentleman named Nick took my order and poured me a Breckenridge Agave Wheat beer, which was unique. A very easy wheat with the distinctly tart flavors of agave and slightly more subtle lemon. A good choice for a warm day.
After wetting my beak I took a glance at the menu.
Often times sitting down at a Mexican restaurant I’m reminded of an old Bill Hicks joke, that Mexican places shouldn’t even have menus, the waiter should just ask “how would you like your beans and flour arranged?”
Cantina’s offered a couple fun variations on the usual menu selections you might find.
This appetizer selection is a play on the “jalapeno popper”, with the queso on the inside surrounded by a bold and zesty jalapeno sauce.
It’s hard to mess up fried cheese, I’ll just say it was delicious and you probably up your chances of a small heart attack if you eat this alone like I did.
For the entree I wanted to compare their burrito to the “baby’s arm” sized one I recently had at Chipotle. I was not disappointed.
You’ll also notice the bottle of Tecate on top. A light Mexican beer, poured into a glass with lime juice and hot sauce, rimmed with red pepper and salt. It’s interesting and refreshing, the only specialty beer featured on Cantina’s menu. I would recommend the Agave Wheat with your meal, and then if you’re feeling froggy after, give it a try.
NOTE: I have not been challenged by a hot sauce in Saratoga County, so if you recommend me a place below and that hot sauce actually makes me sweat, you’ll receive a $50 gift certificate to any restaurant of your choosing in Saratoga County. The FIRST person will receive the prize, all others will receive a big thumbs up :)
Stay classy Saratoga
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