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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dos Amigos

A Mexican restaurant?  Here?  Under 15 minutes from home!?  We couldn't wait to try it and I will cut to the ending for you - we loved it and will return.  As long as they keep their grand opening shine, Dos Amigos will have a fabulous life.




The entrance is not in this photograph and that can be a bit confusing.  The door for customers is to the left in the picture and the only complaint we had was the narrow hallway is not friendly for patrons both entering and exiting at the same time.

Walls were of course colorful painted murals.

  
We were offered a choice of tables and I have to say I was quite happy to be seated in the dining room furthest from the entrance and bar.  This was actually our view when we were leaving.  I could not find the restaurant's phone number online to make a reservation, but since it is so close to home I was able to drive their and back to hold a table for the four of us.  By the time we left, the dining room was quite busy and the bar area was also booming.   

 

"Would you like something to drink?"  Yes, please!  A margarita on the rocks with a salted rim - classic and well made.

For the Mr., a Corona to start and then the bartender came to our table to recommend a Modelo.  I had a sample sip - it was crisp but a bit heavier or fuller bodied than the Corona.  Depends on your taste.  I am not a huge beer fan and a lightweight drinker to boot.  

Chips and salsa were immediately placed on the table.  At this point, we have been greeted or served by 4 different staff members and are happy with the attention and level of interaction.  Just enough to feel like important guests without being smothered.  The salsa has a bit of bite which most prefer.  I am on the whimpy side when it comes to heat and spice, but can appreciate the quality.

 

The guacamole was served in it's own tortilla bowl.  Creamy and ripe avocado, simply prepared and so craved, we not only ate the entire contents and dish, but were brought a second basket of chips.  We didn't even think to be embarrassed.






Main dishes.  We all have a bit of different tastes and that works out perfectly for a first visit to a new restaurant.  One order is two shredded chicken, crispy tacos served of course with rice and beans.  One happy dinner.

For me, Fajitas de Camaron.  Listed on the menu as marinated shrimp grilled with mushrooms, onions, peppers and tomatoes served with guacamole and pico de gallo.  Served in an adorable fashion - look at those cute mini tortilla bowls!  

For the Mr., "Mariscada"  Shrimp, lobster, clams, mushrooms and scallops sauteed in red sauce.  Want to know a secret?  This dish is under $20.  Yes.  Go.  Now.



The one glitch of the night.  This beautiful dish of Vegetarian Enchiladas Rancheras...
was not what was ordered.  However, my son was not aware of the veggie contents until he already cut in and sampled.  The error was likely discovered by the intended receiver because my son ordered this:


California Burrito.  A large tortilla stuffed and topped with sour cream and ranchera sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions.  We were given the first dish to take home and the mistake was corrected quite quickly.

Additionally, we were again visited by the bartender and offered a complimentary shot of tequila.  After a Margarita, I can not maintain dignity and imbibe in additional alcohol.  The Mr. did sample it and was quite happy with the entire experience.

Dessert?  Well, I ask if we can have one dessert of the servers choice to share and this is what he brought:


The cutest display of Tres Leches cake for four.

Yes, we were Fed quite Well and had a fabulous evening overall.  The final tally?  Our bill was under $80.  Take my advice and visit Dos "Amigos."  They are also open for lunch and so far, they are open seven days a week.

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