I joined my in-laws and some other family members this past week at the local Mexican restaurant, Cantina Dos Amigos. There are quite a few places in the Melbourne area, and Dos Amigos is by far one of the better joints. They’ve got a full liquor bar and we always go on Wednesday for their $1 margarita specials. If you do go on Wednesday’s make sure to get in early, the place fills up fast. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very friendly and the wait staff is always pleasant.
This time around I ordered the Pescado Tacos (~$13) which comes with tortilla soup, spanish rice, and refried beans. The tortilla soup is a bit salty but has some nice vegatables and tortilla strips in a good broth. The rice and beans come topped with cheese, but I usually ask for it without. The tacos themselves come with a great pico de gallo (some nice jalapenos are in the mix) and two soft shell tortillas filled with two big pieces of a white fish, shredded lettuce, and a creamy house fish sauce. The chips are good and the salsa, which is always a good metric of a good Mexican restaurant, has some great flavors and texture (medium spicy).
As a warning, be prepared to wait for your food. The staff and bartenders are really great, but I’ve never been to the restaurant and gotten my food right away. That being said, my food has always been hot. Other items you may want to try are the Shrimp and Spinach Enchiladas (~$13) and the Beef Tamales (~$11).
Cantina Dos Amigos is a place my wife and I regard as a local beach-side tradition in Mexican food. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who is the mood for great Mexican food, or a refreshing drink, in the Brevard area.
Cantina Dos Amigos is located at 990 North AIA, Indialantic, FL 32952.
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