PICK OF THE WEEK:
10820 W. Charleston Blvd. at South Pavilion Center Drive, 702-462-8800
There are many reasons to seek out Dos Caminos, and No. 1 is the guacamole served with a trio of salsas: Tomatillo-Serrano, Roasted Tomato Chile del Arbol and Habanero Diablo. Among the other reasons are the smoked brisket enchiladas, grilled shrimp quesadillas and sesame-seared yellowfin tuna tacos. This is modern Mexico. Several starters are roasted plantain empanadas and Mexican chopped salad with grilled corn, poblano chiles, apples, pinto beans, green olives, tomato and anejo cheese in toasted cumin vinaigrette. House hamburgers include El Mexicano with jalapeno and chili relleno and Del Vaquero with white cheddar, smoked bacon, crispy avocado and chipotle barbecue sauce. Featured sides are Mexico City street corn, Mac ‘n Chorizo, skillet poblano corn bread and sautéed spinach with pepitas and raisins. Popular desserts are coconut flan, Mexican hot fudge brownie sundae and salted caramel tres leches cake with fresh raspberries. The weekend brunch has lemon-blueberry pancakes, spicy eggs Benedict and Mexican French toast with rum and caramel roasted bananas. Do I have to suggest the margaritas? Guacamole for two begins at $9.95. Dos Caminos is open for dinner from 4 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The Saturday and Sunday brunch is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.