Dos Caminos Brings Its Guacamole to Fort Lauderdale...in the Sheraton?
We guess stranger things have happened but we're still perplexed as to why one of our favorite Mexican eateries, Dos Caminos, chose the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale (formerly the Yankee Clipper) to open their fourth restaurant (the other three are in New York and Vegas.)
Located off the lobby of the hotel and right below the hotel's iconic, uh, hull, Dos Caminos is a fairly large and seductive space that serves blueberry pomegranate margaritas, freshly made guacamole and super savory fish tacos. And the Mexico City Street Corn on the cob, topped with mayo, lime, chile, and cotija cheese, may change your life. There's an outdoor patio too, perfect for warm breezy nights.
But this is not like the other Dos Caminos. First, it's in Fort Lauderdale, home to aging Spring Breakers. You can put on a tight dress and high heels if you like but most people will be wearing only slightly fancier versions of their beach attire.
Second, the location inside the Sheraton is just odd. We wish they had a door or entrance from the patio. But instead you have to walk past the front desk and the lobby lounge to get to Dos.
Lastly, we ate there on Saturday night, definitely a party night. But the DJ kept saying over and over that Saturday night was going to be a hot night at Dos Caminos and was giving shoutouts to birthday girls. That made it feel more like a college bar than our beloved Dos Caminos. Not to mention, you could hear the way too loud music from other parts of the hotel.
That said, we were happy to have Dos Caminos during our short stint in Fort Lauderdale as there aren't many other upscale options for food. Just be prepared to pay $14 for that guacamole. But it's worth it.