About 5 years ago, all you could find for food around Manchester was a couple half-ass pizza places, some decent Szechuan and a steak house for those who had more plastic in their wallets than Joan Rivers has in her face.
The fact is that you can spend all the money in the world, but nothing beats the simplicity and joy of common street food. Some of my favorite times out on the west coast was chasing after taco trucks after a night of San Francisco binge drinking…granted the memories were blurry, but lemme get to the point of my review/rant.
After the inaugural stumble into Dos Amigos on the main strip in Manchester, I’ve officially found the perfect “beer ’n bite” as to start my weekend. I cannot over-emphasize the convenience of this hotspot. My approach hardly waivers as I always order two fish tacos in a wheat tortilla; which are always made to order in a zesty, but light garlic sauce. The crunchy morsels of made to order fish will easily seduce the most novice seafood eater and even though your options are bean, chicken, steak, ground beef, pork, sweet potato and tofu for those that think bulimia is part of the Jenny Craig weight-loss program, I always go for the fish. Now every table has the wonderful Cholula Hot Sauce, including the bar that looks out onto the main strip; which is where I sit to watch stupid people with smarter phones blindly crash into each other. Does this make the food tastier? No, but it does make the experience that much more enjoyable!
So let’s see, what could possibly top off this little morsel of heaven? Beer…a clever selection of Dos Equis (Green and Amber), Corona, Pabst Blue Ribbon for the hipsters, and Modelo; which is hard to turn down. Now on a beautiful day, you may sit outside in their provided Bistro setup, a lovely plus to any eatery. Now what about the fact that Dos Amigos has complimentary Wi-Fi just so you can mobile stalk your ex while eating, or the fact that they use all-natural hormone free chicken and steak, or that they have 5 locations across New Hampshire, or gluten free and vegan menus are also offered, or that on Tuesdays you can get tacos for as little as two bucks, or 5 dollar burrito Monday, or family Sunday, or their punch card program (yes I have one), or the fact that I’ve only mentioned a micro fraction of the entire menu; which consists of Burritos, Nachos, Tacos, Salads, Burrito Bowls, Chili and a kids menu!
Dos Amigos is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week in Portsmouth, Dover, Rochester, Concord and Manchester. As long as they don’t change their recipe for success, I’ll surely be back for more.
If you want to make your own steak burrito, crush the link below and follow the instructions on how to make "Jen's" steak burrito at home!