Last Saturday, we celebrated John’s birthday with a fantastic Mexican dinner at Dos Caminos Soho. We walk by this place all the time, and it’s always very crowded. It’s first come, first serve for outdoor seating even if you have a reservation. Lucky us — an outdoor table for two was available right when we showed up!
You cannot visit a Mexican restaurant and pass on the guacamole. We ordered the mango & papaya-habernero guacamole ($14). Comes with a trio of salsas. The salsa verde, the mildest of three, was my favorite. The spiciest salsa was delicious, but it was too much heat for me. Thank goodness for the creamy guacamole to soothe my taste buds.
Dos Caminos has a very extensive cocktail selection, especially if you are a tequila fan. I had the grilled grapefruit margarita. The subtle grilled flavor was quite nice and went well with the salt. John is not a tequila man, so he tried the “Queen of the Night” pale ale.
The empanadas de platano ($10) are a good option for vegetarians. Roasted plantain masa, black beans, poblano chiles, and queso anejo. Nicely plated, extremely rich and filling. By the time we finished our guacamole and empanadas, I was already stuffed…
…and there were still veggie tacos ($15) on the way! Warm tortillas with grilled avocado and veggies, white beans, cucumber pico de gallo, and queso fresco. I’m not sure why it comes with an odd number of tacos, but I overheard a waiter telling an adjacent table that you can add on an extra taco if you like.
The veggie tacos were very good, and I loved the large slices of grilled avocado. The tacos also come with a good portion of rice and beans on the side.
Guacamole and chips, empanadas, and tacos… that was a lot of food for two people. Food coma soon kicked in as you can see from the blank expression on the birthday boy’s face, haha! A successful birthday dinner, and I’d love to come back for brunch!