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Sunset Grill and Cafe Portugese

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Sunset Grill and Cafe Portugese

StriperGuy | Nov 17, 2003 09:05 PM

Saturday night ate dinner at Sunset Grill and Cafe on Cambridge Street in Cambridge.

Service was nice and very friendly.

Some interesting live Fado music nice, but a bit loud as we were right near by.

On the food, I really wanted to like the place because they were so nice, and various hounds have liked the place unfortunately pretty much everything was just okay.

I think I was spoiled by O'Fado in Peabody.

Had the Potato Kale and Linguica soup and it was salty and not notable. The olive oil on top was greasy tasting cheap olive oil, whereas at O'Fado it was a delicate wonder with fruity evoo.

Had flamed linguica that was okay.

For mains I had rabit stew, way too salty and just not at all notable.

My buddy had the grilled bacalao which was fine, but bland, not the homey wonder that it can be.

His companion had the pork and potatos. Rather bland and pedestrian. Where at O'Fado the potatos were delicate little bits deep fried to perfect golden brown perfection, at Sunset they were pretty big chunks, oily and not really crispy.

My companions fried potatos were downright soggy.

I was turned off Boston Portugese food by an admittedly much worse bland oily forgettable meal 10 years ago. This was not nearly as bad, but at least brought back the memory.

Run, don't walk to O'Fado in Peabody. I get the feeling that even in Portugal, delicate, fabulously done Portugese food like that is something worth seeking out.

I might give Sunset one more try because folks on this board have liked it, but I would love to hear other recent experiences there.

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