475 W Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1001240.726673 -74.000134
Sat 11:30am-12am, Sun 11:30am-10pm
Neighborhoods: SoHo, Downtown
Take the one less traveled: it will make all the difference. – If you come across two roads (dos caminos), trust me, take the other road. This is my second visit to Dos Caminos and my first time sitting in the back in the actual restaurant section. The crowd and the service were the best two things I can say about our dining experience.
We started with the guacamole and two Camino de Oro margaritas. The guacamole is good. And the margaritas were tasty as well. Unfortunately, half the chips were soggy and inedible, so we had to taste each chip and throw out the soggy ones.
We ordered four appetizers and asked that they come two followed by the other two. They all came at once and to the waiter?s credit, he took the two back and brought them later. The first starters were tuna and red snapper ceviche. The snapper ceviche was actually very nice and flavorful. The tuna ceviche tasted like semi-frozen gumdrops with ponzu sauce and excessive chiles to cover up any unpleasantness.
The final two appetizers were Ensalada Noche Buena and Asada tacos. The salad was flavorful and quite nice; however, we could only find two pieces of goat cheese in the entire salad. The same salads at the tables of others around us appeared to have generous servings of goat cheese on top leading me to believe that someone in the back may have helped himself to a quick snack. The Asada tacos were soggy and cold.
We split the Camarones en Cazuela for an entree. I rate it a five out of ten. The flavor was ok, the shrimp was tough. It was served at the proper temperature.
We split the chocolate fondue for dessert. It was actually quite nice with both the flavor and presentation making a nice ending to a disaster dinner.
What can I say? As this restaurant is part of B.R. Guest, I expected much much more. For a fine dining price, I must at least try one thing and say ?wow, that tastes really interesting.? I hate to say it, but a nice margarita and taco bell would have satisfied my Mexican craving for the evening just as well.
just no – Went there with my boyfriend for his birthday. Showed up a bit early, we had 10:00 reservations. I had requested an outside table and the host on the phone said it's "first come first serve" (whatever that means, they should accomodate those who make reservations first in my opinion) We showed up and went to the bar. The bartender asked a server how the margarita for a table worked out to which the server replied "i don't know, f*ck it. first he wanted salt then he didnt. i dont care" (RIGHT next to us he said this) which seemed so unprofessional to say in front of guests. The host rolled around, didn't remember us, we told him we had already checked in and he was like "oh" and he waved his hand at us like ok ill get you later...We both got the guac, it was good. He got shrimp ceviche i got lobster, both lacking flavor. I got the asada tacos. 3 TINY tacos for $15, and they kind of sucked. The server hardly talked to us or seemed interested, was very shy, i didn't even know his name. (We never sat outside by the way). I guess I'm very critical because I work in high dining establishments but the service all around seemed amateur and the food was nothing to write home about. Not worth the money in my opinion.
They Rip You Off -- and I don't just mean with the mediocre food – We went to Dos Caminos Soho for my fiancee's birthday and while it was about what we were expecting -- very average food, good/strong drinks and a festive atmosphere -- I am quite certain that they tried to rip us off after the meal. We had a big group and some people paid in cash and other by credit card, yet when the bill came, they charged those 10 people paying with credit card an extra $20 or so each. I noticed it and called it to the server's attention, and he offered some half-baked explanation along the lines of, "Oh, the other guy rang it up and he must've forgot to include the cash." I didn't want to make a scene but now that I reflect on it -- a big table of young adults, all drinking, likely not paying close attention -- I'm quite certain the servers tried to put one over on us, which is obviously deplorable. This place is not worth the trouble. Once a place gets this big and profitable, they apparently could care less about their customers.
Good guacamole!! – I have been there several times and I like the guacamole but if your looking for a big serving don't bother. I tried the shrimp ceviche and the tacos which were both average. It was nothing to rave about.
Citysearch Editorial Review – The swank spin-off of Steve Hanson's popular Park Avenue cantina is a Soho hipster haven. The downtown digs look familiar, with a brushed-tin bar leading into a prime people-watching patio, and a booth-lined dining room with high skylights, geometric cut-out screens and antiqued mirrors. The vibe is younger and edgier, but its buzz can be its bane: Diners shout over music, and service can be over-taxed . The upscale Mexican menu wows crowds with innovative ingredients and showy good looks. Mashed-to-order guacamole and hand-rolled tacos, stuffed with grilled jumbo shrimp and served with three incendiary salsas, make fun, shareable starts. Appetizers--earthy huitlacoche-mushroom masa tarts and shrimp seviche in lime-tomatillo emulsion--are well-composed hits. Entrees are more traditional: Manchego rellenos and sticky-sweet chipotle pork ribs are worthy of return visits, but roast chicken mole and enchiladas lack complexity. Hot banana crepes with goat cheese caramel are a must.
Better mexican food at other places... – The mojito was so strong it burned my stomach, it was not even tasteful. They took it back and I had a sangria, and the sangria was just horrible. The food was ok, but I think if you're in the mood to have mexican food, you can find better mexican food else where..and better drinks. The guacamole was good but then again its so simple to make you cant go wrong with that at any other mexican place.
GREAT Food – Went there a few weeks ago and loved it. The Guac was incredible and the Avocado Leaf Tuna was very good. The service was just right--enough attention to take care of everything we needed but not hovering over us. Even with the restaurant just about completely filled, we weren't rushed at all. Would absolutely recommend it and can't wait to go back.
Never Again – I wanted to scope this place out to celebrate an upcoming birthday so I decided to try it out with my sister and niece. When we walked in to the restaurant, the hostess visually displayed her annoyance of having a three and a half year old child dining there. When seated, we ordered drinks and food. One of the drinks we ordered was a fruit juice and they served just under a half a small glass (this was not off the childrens menu) - I have never come across a restaurant that serves such a small quantity of soft drink). About 10-15 mins after the other two got their drinks, my wine arrived. The glass needed to be changed so I requested the waiter to change the glass - rather than taking away my glass away to make the switch, he just brought me another glass and left it on the table for me to pour my wine into it myself.
Our food arrived in reasonable time - the guacamole was very good and the tacos were ok - nothing to write home about. When I was presented with the check, I noticed that I was overcharged!!!! At that point I was too disappointed with the service and the disapproving looks towards my niece that I did not bother to tell them of their error so I just paid with tip and left never to return again.
This was my worst restaurant experience in my entire life. We had early dinner reservations, but we still had to wait. And then after being seated literally 2 inches from another table of guests, we were actually TOLD to move to another table! They told us to get up and move! And then they couldn't figure out where to seat us. My husband happened to have a cold and didn't feel like drinking or eating a ton, so when I ordered a drink and he didn't, they sneered at him! And then he only wanted a taco, and they went on and on about how that wasn't an entree! Terrible. We haven't gone back since.
Good, But Expensive – Typical of NY restaurants, the tab will soar when you order several drinks. We rang up over $350 for 2 couples. The guacamole is everything people say -- excellent. The rest of the food was also quite good and the entree portions were not as small as I thought they'd be. We were satisfied after having the guacamole, several shared appetizers and our main dishes. The service was good, but they need more bartenders to cope with a full house. It simply took too long to bring our drink orders.
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