Modern Mexican in Vegas

July 9, 2008 | By | Comments (2)
Skullwall
Dosenchiladas

On a recent business trip to Las Vegas, we decided to try Dos Caminos, a new restaurant located in the Palazzo Resort Hotel Casino. The one in Las Vegas is fourth in a group started
in Manhattan and offers unique Mexican recipes by Corporate
Executive Chef Scott Linquist, the co-author of the Dos Caminos
cookbook, Mod Mex.

This place is loud to the ears and the eyes! Pulsating music was provided by a DJ and a few musicians playing on a stage in the bar. The walls are covered in a skull motif, back lit to make them appear to float. Candles are everywhere.

We started with an appetizer of very rich, Mexican three cheese fondue and chips. For dinner, I tried the Dos
Enchiladas along with a side of spicy Mexican Red Rice. I normally
don’t order enchiladas from restaurants at home since all I can usually taste
is the corn tortilla. I was impressed by the mild corn flavor and
the contrast of nutty tasting, mole poblano and milder tomatillo verde
sauces. It was fun mixing the two to get even more interesting flavors. I would definitely order these again! The food was excellent, service was quick and the staff knowledgeable and helpful.

If you like Mexican food with a contemporary flair, and an energetic atmosphere then Dos Caminos – Las Vegas is a great place to dine.

COMMENTS

  1. Ashley

    Jim,
    I think to fully appreciate this experience, you need to upload the thumping soundtrack below the photo of the skulls. It definitely has a festive atmosphere!
    The enchiladas look yummy, and I heard the guacamole there is amazing. Anyone tried it?

    July 10, 2008 at 8:11 am
  2. Arlene

    My niece works at Dos Cominos II in Manhattan, the guac there is incredible, I don’t know what kind of avacado they use but it is amazing. You can pick up Scott’s cookbook for their recipe. I got mine and it even has my neices name it as one of the tasters!

    July 21, 2008 at 11:01 am

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