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Dos Caminos - rants/raves/thoughts? going for dinner tonight

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helen Jan 24, 2006 09:24 AM

My dad is in town and wants to go to Dos Caminos for what he called "the best guacamole in the city." I've heard good things about the guac, but what about everything else? Is this place just another faux-mex touristy thing?

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    Traz0r Jan 24, 2006 09:59 AM

    It's fine. Overpriced. The guacamole is fresh, but doesn't really warrant the price tag. I'd pass and go to Cafe El Portal or Itzocan. Much better food, cheaper prices.

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      chico Jan 24, 2006 11:14 AM

      Dos Caminos has bad service and is always trying to fleece you for extras. I prefer the guac and margaritas at Rosa Mexicano (people are mixed on that one too.)

      If you go to Dos- just snack and drink, you'll be happier.

      chico

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        jimfallon Jan 24, 2006 12:04 PM

        Recently ate at Dos Caminos on Park Ave South. Was very suprised at how much I enjoyed it. Had the perception that it was going to be more trendy than good. It was packed early on a week night and our table for 5 ordered a little bit of everything on the menu. The service could have been better but the food was very good-the guac was fine about the same as Rosa Mexicana in my opinion. I will eat there again for whatever thats worth.

        1. bellastraniera Oct 11, 2006 03:24 PM

          If you are ever dining with a big, unwieldy group of people who don't particularly like eating food, Dos Caminos Park is great. My reservation of mostly women changed from 8 to 8:30, from 6 people to 9, with various people coming and going throughout the evening, and still the staff was accommodating, absolutely sans attitude. Even when we ordered only guac and apps and drank sparingly (unspoken diets abounded), the waitress didn't complain. Some of the food was pretty bad - I actually gagged on some kind of mayonnaise-y tortilla-tuna roll - but if you're planning a big, fun drinks-with-food thing, this is the place to go.

          bellastraniera
          Gastro Chic
          http://gastrochic.blogspot.com/

          1. r
            randymac88 Oct 11, 2006 04:26 PM

            I have never gagged on food at Dos Caminos. The guac is indeed excellent but i would avoid trying to get too fancy. The Tequila list is expansive (albeit expensive), and I had a steak there once that was probably one of the least exciting, bland pieces of meat I've had in a long time.

            Stick with the easy stuff - I get the tacos every time I go (usually for business lunches as I work in the area), and they're great.

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            1. re: randymac88
              bellastraniera Oct 11, 2006 04:58 PM

              Indeed, the easy stuff is usually quite good. I've had good tacos & chicken there, the guac is great, and the mole sauce delish. I guess whenever many people see "tuna rolls" on a menu, they order it. Try to dissuade your friends from doing this...even if they are pescatarians.

              bellastraniera
              Gastro Chic
              http://gastrochic.blogspot.com

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              lvecch Oct 11, 2006 09:15 PM

              For what they charge, one would expect a really great dining experience. The food is mediocre at best. The prepared-at-your-table guacamole is pretty good, but how hard is that to make anyway? Also, I asked for it spicy, and it had no kick at all. Big thumbs-down for this place.

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