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Max Jacobson Finds a Tamer Version of Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos
Dos Caminos
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Max Jacobson at Vegas Seven says the new Dos Caminos is milder than its former version at the Palazzo.

"Seafood Campechana, from Mexico's Campeche state, and the oven-roasted pork from Yucatan called cochinita pibil" are both missing from the menu.

Dishes such as the "blandish albondigas (meatballs) con chili, three hulking meatballs," could use more heat. The ceviche "lacks acidity" and the black Angus skirt steak Jacobson calls, "fine, although generic."

He does like the different flavored guacamoles and the "fajita-style cazuelas, especially the delicious short ribs done barbacoa-style, and paired with Mexico City-style street corn and spicy cabbage slaw."

In the end, he would like Dos Caminos "better if it showed a little more daring."

Jim Begley at Las Vegas Weekly heads to the tasty Viva Las Arepas, the Venezuelan sandwich made with cornmeal patties lightly fried for a crunchy exterior and soft interior. He recommends the shrimp arepas, wood-fired chicken, chicharrones y yucca frita (pig's ears and yucca fries), reina pepiada arepa (a chicken salad that is "so much better than your mom's or my mom's (don't tell her)" and the tequeños (cheese sticks). [LVW]

How are the stuffed burgers over at Park on Fremont? Erik Chudy at Vegas Burger Blog tired the Downtown bar and restaurant's stuffed burger with Monterey jack and cheddar, and applewood bacon. He calls the burger "surprisingly dry despite being stuffed with so much." [VBB]

Al Mancini at CityLife heads over the El Patio Mexico near UNLV to try any dish with tortillas. He tries homemade zopas and huaraches, but found problems with the chicken enchilada/chili relleno lunch combo special. "The cheese-stuffed Anaheim pepper didn't appear to have been battered at all, while the enchilada was OK, but unexceptional." [CL]

Dos Caminos

675 Hudson Street, Manhattan, NY 10014 (212) 699-2400 Visit Website

Park On Fremont

506 East Fremont Street, , NV 89101 (702) 376-0177 Visit Website

Viva Las Arepas

1616 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89104 702-366-9696