Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Trendy & Tasty Mexican

Originally uploaded by lools.

Over one hundred tequilas to choose from,highly creative menu items and the best freshly made guacamole in town. An unbeatable combination for a nice Mexican night out in Manhattan.

Folks, head to Dos Caminos everytime you're in the mood for margaritas and some people watching. The restaurant is rated among the ten best in New York City by the World Press. The place is usually packed on weeknights with young professionals all out to have a fun time with colleagues. Despite the huge dining room, there's a cozy feeeling created by the dim lights and the warm hues. While you wait to be seated, try the prickly pear margarita and order a serving of some guacamole and chips. The chips are brought in a small basket and are still warm from being freshly made. Guacamole is custom made depending on how spicy you want it. I love being entertained just bit while dining and Dos Caminos' personalized guacamole preparation is quite something to watch. And the guac is absolutely delicious. Go easy as you may fill up even before appetizers!

The menu looked very interesting though I have to admit that the veggie options are quite limited. My farmer's market vegetable quesadilla was just heavenly - it had roasted peppers, eggplant and other complex flavours. If I hadn't gone overboard on the chips, I would have definitely tried the sides of which there were enticing options for vegetarians including grilled corn and fried plantain.

A bit on the expensive side but if you stick to a margarita, some guacamole and an entree, it's actually not too much of a splurge.

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Dos Caminos, 373 Park Avenue South, between 26th and 27th Streets (212-294-1000)


Blogger rums said...

it's a pity that no one has seriously thought of opening a mexican restaurant in India. the flavour of the moment is italian and middle-eastern here. every other new restaurant you hear of are either of the two or good old chinese. i'm sure indians would love mexican food, but unfortunately there have not been any serious attempts by anyone to set up a quality restaurant. There is something called Rodeo in Delhi but the food there, I'm told is pathetic!
BTW, lulu i read about a new Indian restaurant, Devi, run by chefs suvir sharan and hemant mathur on 18th street, just off fifth avenue in the New York Times Magazine: http://www.newyorkmetro.com/nymetro/food/reviews/restaurant/10586/. have you checked it out yet?

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Blogger Lulu said...

Actually there are a couple of decent Mexican restaurants in Bombay at the five-star hotels but I will have to check them out this time and see if they're still any good. I vividly remember my first and last tequila shots experience at El Mexicano at Hotel President. I won't go into the details but I swore off tequila shots after that :)

Don't even get me started on Devi. It's right by my office and I met an acquaintance there for lunch a few weeks back. Let's just say that I will never go back and I won't recommend it to anyone either. The ambience is ok, nothing strikingly different from your average upscale Indian restaurant. The food though was TERRIBLE. They can't even get bhel puri right and they try to make things like Jackfruit Biryani!

10:50 PM  

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