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Dos Caminos Third Avenue
Posted by blutus on 12/01/2007
Brought my in-laws here for an early saturday night dinner on a last-minute reservation. They accomodated all eight of us, with a spectacular service that lasted all night. The drinks/food were top-tier for a NYC mexican restaurant - the only significantly better mexican food I've had was in Santa Fe. Delicious margeritas, not too sweet; yummy guac to begin with. For appetizers, try the empanadas or the queso. The quesadillas, enchiladas and steak were a great hit with our crew. Attentive service, high-quality food, a comfortable warm hip atmosphere. All in all, I highly recommend it as a great dinner spot.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/09/2007
went for lunch. took me about ten minutes to get the attention of the bartender. finally ordered a turkey burrito. excellent presentation but I am still trying to figure out if it was turkey. whatever meat in the burrito was partially burnt and of the vegetables mixed in, one could only tell the olives. chips and salsa are charged. the coffee tastes like disinfectant. service is nonexistent. a rip off. just a glorified taco bell with a licquor license . actually taco bell is better.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/09/2007
I went here for lunch with a friend. The prices were more than reasonable, the service was great, we got right in, and the atmosphere was perfect. It's hard to find good tex mex in this city and I think I've found a contender. Definitely get the guac.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/20/2007
Went during Rest. Week. Lovely decor, nice quiet music. Salads came w/o dressing. Waiter returned with about a tablespoonful for 4 salads. Food was not hot and nothing special, but entrees that included tacos came w/o them. Dessert and sangria were good. Waiter and other attendants seemed amateurish. Mgr. came and asked how things were and we told him! We were given a small Mexican coffee treat as an amenity. I would expect better service and food in this neighborhood. Went to the Park. Ave. So. branch just after it opened and it was superior to this.
Posted by Aisle79 on 07/13/2007
Tried to plan an event with colleagues, called Dos Caminos Third Ave several times speaking with different people who were less than accomodating as we did not want a set menu. I asked to make a regular reservation for a large party but they would not allow that either. So our crowd just went to the bar and a few of us got a table to order some appetizers. The waitress was not that great probably because we didnt order alot of food but we were only 3 people. We asked if we could bring some leftover guacamole downstairs to join the rest of our party at the bar and she had to check with the manager first. We were allowed to, but didnt even offer a bus boy to carry our drinks and leftover food downstairs - we had to do it ourselved. This was after we left a 25% tip on the bill. At the downstairs bar we were a big party ordering lots of drinks etc, the bartender was not very friendly but what are you going to do. After approximately 2 hours at the bar we asked for a table so the others could get some food. The hostess gave us a table that was not nearly big enough but we had to squeeze in. One of us complained but it fell on deaf ears. Food was good, especially guacamole also cheese fondue was good but very rich. Food has always been good here in our experience but the service left much to be desired. I guess they dont really care if they have plenty of other people there as well but we will not book any other company events at any Dos Caminos.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/05/2007
I went here for dinner for the first time last night. The guacamole was delicious but they didn't make it at the table. Do they not do this anymore or did we just get the shaft? Loved the atmosphere and decor. The service was pretty good and the manager came over to our table which was a nice touch. The food, although tasty, was kind of a ripoff. I had the fish tacos and there was only a small piece of mahi mahi inside each tortilla, I'd say it took up maybe half of the tortilla. And you have to pay $5 for rice and beans. So I think $13 for two small tacos with maybe 2 bites of fish is kinda pricey. I guess you're paying for the atmosphere. We did see A-Rod there.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/16/2007
I still can't believe what just happened to me at this restaurant. My wife and I walked in around 3:00 PM with our baby in his stroller, fast asleep. It was a nice day out and we asked to sit outside. There were only a couple of other tables out there with us. We had finished our guacamole and were halfway through our main courses when the clouds started gathering overhead. As soon as the first few drops of rain began to fall, my wife asked the hostess if we could move inside. She told us they had a "no stroller" policy and that there was nothing she could do for us. She even said we couldn't move to one of the other empty outside tables that have umbrellas over them. I asked her incredulously if she actually wanted us to finish eating in the rain and she just repeated that it was the restaurant's policy. I told her it was my policy never to eat there again. In 13 years of eating out in Manhattan, I have never seen such outrageous behavior. By the way, even if the service had been good, the food was mediocre at best.