Dos Caminos Soho
New York City-Lower West Manhattan
May 11, 2018
Dos Caminos Soho is an upscale Mexican spot from Steve Hanson of Ruby Foo, Blue Fin and Fiamma fame, not to mention the first Dos Caminos up in Gramercy. We rather like this latest creation, in the heart of SoHo, serving a similar array of Mexican dishes but with a swankier lounge feel to the surrounds. There’s a metal bar area, a patio to pose on and an elegant high-ceiling dining room with wood booths, skylights and chandeliers that’s more Parisian chic than Tex-Mex glitz. Dishes from tequila-spiked lobster tacos to sweet sauce pork ribs are all excellent, and brunch comes with a complimentary cocktail if you need a little hair of the dog with your food. (Vegetarians will be pleased to note both brunch and dinner offers extensive choices, including a three-cheese fondue and farmers’ market vegetable quesadilla, so they won’t feel left out of the fun). But food aside, it’s the 150 tequilas on offer that will have your head spinning Dos Caminos has one of the largest selections in New York, and trust us, these guys know their stuff. The menu is divided by type (smoke and spice, mint and fruit, smooth and rich, etc). Take them straight, in margaritas, or with a tomato-citrus chaser. Don’t miss out on the prickly pear signature either, or the braver among you can try the Cosmo del Diablo or the Durango margarita, which come infused with chillies (if you like your food or drink with a spicy kick, look for the flaming skull symbol on the menu). There’s a decent range of wines, beers and sangria on offer, too, but really since you’re here, you should try some of that tequilaß- Viva Dos Caminos!