Set on the water in Poltu Quatu (literally “Hidden Harbor” in the Sardinian dialect), Canteen is a Mexican kitchen/tequila bar that is a new favorite among the nighttime entertainment crowd. With a quality menu and energetic bar scene, Canteen is earning notices as an emerging island hot spot. The outdoor patio looks out over the harbor, beneath usually clear and warm skies. The lush garden greenery creates a vibrant and attractive setting that's perfect for romance and enjoyment, day or night. The interior is cozy and also warm, with brick walls, Spanish tile surfaces and soft lighting from a profusion of candles. The crowd is filled with young couples and energetic groups of friends.
The bar serves several dozen varieties of high end tequila, most often deployed in their menu of handcrafted cocktails. Service is attentive and very friendly, in keeping with the relaxed and festive vibe.
The menu is built from Mexican kitchen classics, a welcome change of pace from the region's usual coastal Italian cuisine influences. Several varieties of tacos, burritos and fajitas are prepared beyond the usual comfort food standard, with quality ingredients sourced locally when available. There's also room for local favorites, including marinated octopus, ceviche, and fresh fish.