They’re back! New York-based Mexican restaurant Dos Caminos opened at its new location on Charleston Boulevard in Summerlin’s Canyon Pointe Shopping Center on March 11. The popular Mexican eatery is once again bringing its famed guacamole and tequila list back to Las Vegas. Dos Caminos has been missed since it left its Las Vegas Strip location, and their return has locals and visitors alike dancing in Mariachi band style celebrating their return.
Corporate executive chef Ivy Stark, author of Dos Caminos Mexican Street Food, will oversee the menu for Las Vegas, as she does with the four locations in New York City and the outposts in Atlantic City, N.J., and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., while executive chef Reed Osterholt will be at the helm in the Las Vegas kitchen.
The Dos Caminos menu features classic Mexican staples of guacamole, empanadas, and tacos, along with signature dishes including the rib-eye steak Alambre, with applewood-smoked bacon, cipollini onions, poblano chiles, arroz con crema, and chimichurri sauce, or the jumbo sea scallops with coconut jasmine rice, jicama, grilled pineapple, and passion fruit cascabel mojo. The menu also highlights brunch offerings as chilaquiles verdes (a baked tortilla chips casserole, sunny-side up eggs, chihuahua cheese, and tomatillo salsa) and even Mexican French toast.
Of course, the critically acclaimed made-to-order guacamole is a must. Dos Caminos locations use 500,000 avocados a year and serve 1,000 orders of the stuff daily! It’s prepared tableside and served with a trio of salsas and warm corn tortilla chips, and can be ordered in the traditional style, or in versions including with jumbo lump crab-chipotle, mango, papaya-habanero, or with bacon, chicharron, and picked jalapeño.
The cocktail menu includes imaginative margaritas and sangria as well as an expansive hand-selected tequila menu featuring the best Mexico has to offer, which can be sampled in flights. Specialty cocktails include seasonal organic margaritas such as the Blue Pomegranate or the Frozen Prickly Pear Margarita.
Dos Caminos is open seven days a week, serving dinner from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday beginning March 23, the restaurant will serve brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a small selection of favorites on the sunset menu from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. before dinner becomes available. A happy hour menu will be featured at the bar from Sunday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to close.