July 09, 2011

Mugginess & Margaritas

On an overcast, muggy July Friday, Mel & I wandered over to the Dos Caminos on 3rd Avenue, in Manhattan's Midtown East area. It was a summer Friday and time for a margarita!

Mmmm... an icy-cold margarita on the rocks, with salt, is just what the doctor ordered.

We sat outdoors and started with their trio of salsas: mild, tangy tomatillo, smoky chipotle, and super-spicy red on the far left. Delicious, especially with their thin, crispy, and perfectly salted chips.

Mel is a fan of their frozen margaritas, so she got a fruit-flavored one--I can't remember the flavor but she was quite happy with it.

I opted for a more traditional rocks/salt combo. Tart, smooth, and just the sweet/salty combo for a hot summer day.

Dos Caminos is famous for their guacamole, which they make fresh to order and often at your tableside. We ordered medium, but this was barely past mild. Still, fresh, creamy, and deliciously cooling.

Mel & I split the soft chicken tacos. I wasn't expecting these to be so good, honestly--just wanted something to nibble on while drinking. The chicken was citrusy and tender, surprisingly flavorful. What could have been a throwaway item was impressively executed.

As I've mentioned before, Dos Caminos is not cheap, but it's not outrageous either, and you definitely get quality. Salud!

Dos Caminos
825 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7519
(212) 336-5400

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