Dos Locos Is Crazy Good
A Saturday night dinner at Dos Locos on Rehoboth Avenue is just the thing to wrap up a terrific day at the beach—it’s good food and drink, plus the kind of festive atmosphere that makes a vacation or weekend visit special—or tops off a great Saturday night at home for locals.
Yes, yes, their Margaritas are legendarily grand, and their Mexican specialties rival the best anywhere, but it was the addition of the Stone Grill entrees some years ago that set the place above and beyond the ordinary.
Have you stone grilled at Dos Locos yet? If the answer is yes, you know what I’m raving about: beef, lamb, shrimp, scallops, lobster tail, ahi tuna, filets and more, served atop veggies on a burning hot stone, where you can grill the main course to your liking.
On Saturday I had the 7 oz. sirloin, which was tender and juicy and gave me the chance to sear some bites on the stone grill for just a moment, eating it rare and enjoying every bite. I’ve been teased for years that I like my beef mooing, and that’s the way I could fix it for myself. Like it medium or well, go for it. The choice is yours and it’s fun, too.
The stone grilled entrees are served with a baked potato and salad (among the choices of two sides), along with a choice of rubs and sauces. I chose the Bourbon sauce and it was a winner. Next time I’m going for the duck confit stone grill entrée and exploring that yummy sounding meal. Another choice might be the Stonegrill Carpetbagger Sirloin, with Blue Cheese Crumbles and Lump Crab Meat. While cooking the steak you can melt some blue cheese on the stone and add crab meat. Top the steak with the melted mix and enjoy! That’s two more trips to Dos Locos on the agenda for me.
We also sampled some of Dos Locos signature quesadillas, including the Del Mar, with shrimp, crab, and just enough cheese to complement the meal and let the seafood shine. If you are going gluten free, have the grilled protein without the sauces, and you are all set. In fact, the menu identifies numerous gluten free choices, even among the Mexican dishes.
From the burrito menu, I’ve had the opportunity to try the Pork Tomatillo Burrito, featuring Pork carnitas simmered in a spicy tomatillo sauce. Vegetarians will love the Arizona Burrito, with fresh mushrooms, garlic, spinach, tomatoes, and melted cheese.
Got a hankering for Fajitas? The selection is vast, the meal is awesome. Choose from the following list, served with the traditional peppers, onions, side of guacamole (upon request), sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese, and loco rice. Get ready for decision making, as you can have 7oz. Grilled Sirloin Fajita, Grilled fish del día filet, Presidente Fajita with 7oz. Steak, three Shrimp and three Scallops, Shrimp Fajita, Sauteed Pulled Duck Fajita, Sauteed Lobster, Aussie Lamb loin, Fish del día with three Shrimp and three Scallops, Soft Shell Crab Fajita, Grilled Chicken, Scallops, and Veggie Fajita. Guess what? You can also get the fajita gluten free by substituting a corn tortilla for a flour tortilla.
Not to be outdone by local seafood eateries, Dos Locos is also famous for their Alaskan king crab legs and lobster menu. Need a taco? They have them too, in a vast array of filling selections.
As for the hospitality at Dos Locos, owners Joe and Darryl are a welcoming team, determined to make your visit something very special. Whether you sit in a comfortable booth, at the busy bar, or at a large window table, taking in the ambiance of a busy Rehoboth Avenue on a mild summer night, it’s always a party at Dos Locos.
And again, not to be outdone by other local restaurants offering tempting desserts, you have to try the ice cream, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce—with the added surprise of some gooey and delicious chocolate cake in the bottom of the cinnamon tortilla bowl. Decadent and sweet, sweet, sweet!
Naturally, Dos Locos is open for lunch as well as dinner, with luncheon specials, great happy hour deals, and much more. I’ve been a Dos Locos patron since their early days on First Street, then Wilmington Avenue and for the last decade at their wonderfully decorated site on Rehoboth Avenue. By all means stop by and have a Margarita, Mojito, or Mexican beer with one of their stone grilled, Mexican or seafood entrees.
These Dos locals are crazy for great food and hospitality. See you there.
Dos Locos, located at 208 Rehoboth Avenue, is open daily for lunch and dinner. For reservations, call 302-227-3353.