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Docas in Ossining and Los Gemelos in Port Chester

PBB Feb 15, 2010 08:16 AM

Friday night - Delicous tacos al pastor at Los Gemelos in Port Chester. The seats aren't very comfortable but the food is great ,service is friendly and the prices are cheap.

Saturday night - Authentic Portuguese food at Docas in Ossining. Plump clams in garlic broth to start. Hard to resist dipping total contents of the bread basket. Roast goat as the main dish served with roast potato and sauteed brocoli. Not a cheap dinner but hit the spot.

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    Boswell RE: PBB Feb 16, 2010 06:49 AM

    Haven't been to Docas in a year. Is it still byob?

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      Marge RE: Boswell Feb 16, 2010 08:24 AM

      Doca's is still BYOB--we were there last week, had the fabulous octopus salad, grilled whole sea bass and sauteed quails.

    2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: PBB May 31, 2014 12:03 PM

      After 8 years of living in Ossining my husband and I finally made it to Doca's and we really enjoyed it. Love the atmosphere, very casual and welcoming, but cute and not dumpy inside. Also love the BYOB, we brought a bottle of white wine and a large bottle of beer and the corkage fee for both was only $5 total.

      The food is simple (no frills) and well prepared. Flavors totally wonderful. We loved the clams in garlic sauce (clams themselves were fine but the sauce was outstanding) and our entrees both, mine the small whole sea bass which I devoured to the point where I was almost sucking on the bones, and my husband's incredibly aromatic rabbit stew. The sauce for the stew was perfect for dipping the simple salty boiled potatoes and the dense bread served on the side. For dessert was a nice strong coffee for my husband and a shared egg custard tart, small but the perfect sweet to end the meal.

      We are kicking ourselves for never going here before-- a great local casual option for folks in the area, and apparently quite a destination as it became quite crowded as we were leaving after 8. Very convivial place, couples and families alike, with a definite European feel, all around great place that we will definitely return to!

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        Sra. Swanky RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream May 31, 2014 05:08 PM

        So glad you finally got there! Love Doca's. :)

        1. re: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream
          vinouspleasure RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jun 1, 2014 05:23 AM

          You can find those tarts next door at Cafe duoro. The pastry is just a shadow of what the former owners produced when it was cidade but it's still pretty good.

          We too love docas, I'm anxious to give the rabbit stew a try as I usually order fish. As you point out, if you byob it's a grand bargain.

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            i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: vinouspleasure Jun 1, 2014 07:04 AM

            The rabbit stew was really something special. I would love to recreate it at home. It definitely piqued my interest in Portuguese flavors.

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              spa RE: vinouspleasure Jun 13, 2014 10:09 AM

              Thanks to all of you, we ate there last night and loved it. We split the shrimp in garlic sauce since one of us doesn't love clams--but I'm guessing it was the same amazing garlic sauce, and with the help of two baskets of bread, we enjoyed every drop. Main courses were all from the specials: a pork/chorizo/red bean stew, grilled sea bass, and another grilled fish (I am blocking on the name right now)--and we were all very happy with the huge portions and simple, bold flavors. Thanks for the great tip. We'll be back!

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                i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: spa Jun 14, 2014 10:16 AM

                So happy you enjoyed it! My husband would go nuts for that pork stew. I hope they have it next time we go. Did you BYOB?

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                  spa RE: i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Jun 17, 2014 11:06 AM

                  Yup, we brought (and drank) a bottle of wine. Oh and the pear tart was delicious! Can't wait to go back.

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