The BF and I joined our friends Hannah and Matt for a Saturday double date. The only reservation we could get was a late one, and this place can be hard to get a weekend reservation at all. The space is large with a separate bar area and dining room. We arrived early and enjoyed a glass of wine at the bar until our table was ready. It wasn't just any glass of wine, but a Chilean cabernet sauvignon so delicious they sold out by the end of the night. Hannah and Matt ended up buying a bottle online after our visit, it was that good. The drink list features 80 wines, draft and bottled beers, as well as 9 craft cocktails.
The menu at dos is meant for sharing, so I'd recommend going with a small group to try a variety of dishes. We shared five dishes and two desserts and it was plenty of food to leave us feeling satisfied. The menu is divided up into sections based on main ingredient including vegetables, masa, seafood, meat, sweets, and a section of snacks. We tried to order across the menu and started with the chips and dips with guajillo salsa, guacamole, and pumpkin seed hummus. I wish it hadn't taken me this long to try pumpkin seed hummus! It may not look pretty, but it's delicious! The salsa was fresh and flavorful and the guac included nice large chunks of avocado.
|Guacamole, Guajillo Salsa and Pumpkin Seed Hummus|
|Grilled Mushrooms, Oaxacan Red Mole, Chestnut Cornbread|
|Raw Scallops, Spicy Lime Aguachile, Chia Seeds, Roasted Sweet Potato|
|Street Style Corn, Cotija, Mayo, Hominy, Masa Pudding|
|Enchilada a la Plaza, Guajillo Chile Chicken, Roasted Vegetables, Queso Fresco|
The Best Chocolate Cake Ever.
|Piloncillo Sugar Pie, Malted Whipped Cream, Pecan Toffee|
I had a wonderful meal and experience at dos Urban Cantina and our service was excellent. If you're looking for free chips and salsa and greasy tacos, this isn't your spot. If you want a creative approach to Mexican fare set in a lively dining room, you'll be in good hands.
I'm giving dos Urban Cantina 4.5 ghosts out of 5!
2829 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647