I came in for lunch the other day and had to sit outside because it was so nice out. What's great about Cantina during the day is the large tiki bar and beach-like atmosphere, it's nice to have a little escape from Gainesville every once in a while.
I chose to sit at the bar and order. I started off with a Shocktop on draft and asked the bartender for recommendations. She said she had most of the wraps and burgers so I went in for the Lava Burger with a side of steak fries. It didn't take long for the food to come out. There was a drizzle of sriracha sauce on the plate to add to the burger if I wanted to. The actual burger was so tasty and the cheese made it all melt together in my mouth. Unfortunately the burger only had some sauteed onions for veggies so I asked the bartender to get me some lettuce and tomatoes, it definitely helped give it an extra crunch I was looking for. The steak fries were huge! Plump and lightly seasoned, only needed ketchup to dip them into.
The bartender was pretty attentive especially since there weren't many customers to take care of at the time.
There was a Gator game on and the volume was up a bit too high to enjoy conversation with my two friends...but the atmosphere balance it out for a casual lunch.
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