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Aug 1, 2008 07:00 PM

Dos Rios in Des Moines

The honeymoon for this overhyped Mexican joint on Court Avenue is over. I can't believe the number of people who are complaining about the awful service at Dos Rios. I went in twice hoping to try a spot of food and a Negro Modelo and left both times without getting served. The bartender at Dos Rios is indifferent to anyone but a few regulars. I suppose it's just as well since the tableside guacamole for $14 seemed a little much for me and paying more than $10 for a cocktail seems excessive to me when there is good, affordable food available elsewhere in town. The space is gorgeous and I like the buzz it adds, but I hate the pretentiousness of the place.

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  1. C'mon, J, it's the best. They told me.
    When one of the first reviews I read said it might be a little upscale for Des Moines, your's was exactly the kind of real review I expected. I'd love to try a tequila flight, but after reading Juice this week, where the bartender talked about some tequila's containing worms, I knew it was false expertise. Mezcal has worms, not Tequila. Not the same thing.

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    1. re: Bobfrmia

      I am so glad to hear you say that, Bob. If you are skeptical of it then I don't feel so out-of-step. I am going to west-central Iowa tomorrow and hope to try a good ol' fashioned breaded pork tenderloin and a Milwaukee's Best at one of the fine establishments in the Manning / Manilla / Audubon area.