Crazy for Dos Locos
Dos Locos Fajita & Stonegrill has been a Rehoboth staple for lovers of Mexican food since 2001. Nestled alongside the many shops on Rehoboth Avenue, the restaurant, known simply as Dos Locos, offers a huge menu of Mexican delights, plus American fare for those not in the mood for burritos, enchiladas, and many other Tex-Mex treats.
Dos Locos has recently changed ownership, but it has remained the restaurant that both locals and vacationers have learned to love. From host Joe’s greeting at the door to the servers expert service, the restaurant still looks and feels just like the Dos Locos that crowds have flocked to for years.
The Dos Locos menu is as varied as it is huge. For first-time diners, choices such as the Crab Quesadilla (lump crab, tomato, melted cheese, topped with sour cream and dusted with Old Bay) or the Three Amigos (three stuffed corn tortillas with a choice of pork, black bean chile, cheese, ground beef, or chicken and topped with cheese and sour cream) provide a sense of both the size and flavor of the menu items, as well as an incentive to keep visiting the restaurant.
One of the specialties of the house is the Stonegrill menu. Stonegrill presents your meal cooking on a high temperature heated stone at your table. There are many Stonegrill dishes to choose from: ahi tuna, shrimp, scallops, lobster, lamb, and a variety of steaks. The result is always a meal cooked to perfection in a fun presentation.
The Dos Locos menu includes the usual list of Mexican favorites, many served in creative fashion (lobster enchiladas, salmon tacos, duck fajitas, to name just a few). Fajitas, another specialty of the house, come with a choice of steak, seafood, duck, vegetable, lamb, or sausage, and are delivered sizzling to your table. The helpings are huge. Just watch the wait staff as they hustle food to hungry diners. The helpings are piled high on each plate, enough to satisfy both the hunger of diners driving into town or those walking the three blocks from the beach.
The menu also includes a large selection of American fare, from grilled salmon to burgers and wraps. There is also an ample children’s menu, so feel free to bring the kids. And for those with gluten allergies, there is a plentiful gluten-free menu.
The well-stocked bar is another feature of Dos Locos. A wide variety of drinks are served by friendly, knowledgeable bartenders. No conversation about Dos Locos drinks is complete without mention of their amazing margaritas. They come in three sizes (12, 25, or 60 ounces!), and are tasty enough, and large enough, to plan your meal around.
Which brings us to the skilled, experienced servers. Whether the first diners at Sunday lunch or the last table on a busy Saturday night, all receive the same friendly smile, the same attention, and the same efficiency with each visit. Luis (an eight-year veteran of the wait staff and a crowd favorite) was asked why he has stayed at Dos Locos for so long. It turns out he likes working at Dos Locos because he likes Rehoboth, its friendly people, and the customers he meets.
Think about it. The servers (and the bartenders, chefs, cooks, and host staff) like working at Dos Locos because they like the customers. That’s a recipe for success!
Dos Locos, 208 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach (across the street from the Fire Station and Post Office, third block of Rehoboth Avenue). ▼
Michael Gilles is a writer, playwright and theatrical producer, retired to Milton, and gleefully scoping out the culinary coast.