On Saturday afternoon, when it was windy, cold, and rainy, I helped my neighbor pick up and move some equipment that required two people to carry from his flat bed trailer to some wood pallets that he had set up. He said thanks, I’ll buy you dinner. Do you want to go to Buffalo Wild Wings or Sanfords Pub & Grub? I said either was O.K. He said lets go at 7:00 p.m.
I didn’t eat anything that afternoon because I was now expecting to eat a large cheeseburger and fries later that night at 7:00 p.m., I was not very hungry, and I was also on a diet. I spent the rest of the day driving back and forth to hardware stores and working outside on a personal project.
When my neighbor and I left that evening to go eat, he asked me if I had tried the new Mexican restaurant that had taken over where Don Pedros Mexican restaurant used to be. I said no, I hadn’t tried this new restaurant, but I had liked Don Pedros very much. He said well this is better than Don Pedros.
This new restaurant is called Los Cabos Family Mexican Restaurant. It is not a chain or franchise restaurant, it is a family created, owned, and operated restaurant. It is located on 12th Street West, just down the street from Ace Hardware, across the street from Army’s West.
As soon as we walked in, a very professional and nicely dressed male maitre d’ asked how many were in our party, quickly led us to a booth, and handed us menus. The restaurant which has two medium size dining areas, was either completely full once we took our seats, or very nearly completely full. There was one long table with a party of about twenty people adjacent to us, who were all very happy and enjoying themselves.
Next, an assistant waiter immediately brought us some complimentary tortilla chips and salsa to eat while we looked over the menu. Soon, our waiter came and took our drink order, and he asked us if we needed to take a few more minutes to place our food order. There were four or five pages of very interesting and appealing entrees to choose from: beef, chicken, seafood, steak, burritos, enchiladas, fajitias, carne asada, tortas, taco platters, salads, vegetarian options, and more.
I want to emphasize how professional the maitre d, assistant waiter, and waiter were in their dress, manner, alertness, and quickness. They were all adult men, who were very serious about their job, and the service could not have been better. This was the best and most professional restaurant staff that I have ever seen in Dickinson.
We ordered two appetizers, the guacamole dip, and the queso dip. Both were very good, and the assistant waiter had to bring us three or four baskets of tortilla chips, which he did without us having to ask.
I ordered the Steak Maya, which was marinated char-broiled steak accompanied with sauteed onions, mushrooms, jalapenos, pineapples, and sauce, served with four corn or flour tortillas, for $20. This was very, very good, and though I was hungry now after not having eaten anything all day, I could not finish my entree and I had to take half of it home with me in a to-go box.
My neighbor had some kind of giant burrito dinner platter, and he ate the remainder of the guacamole, queso, and salsa appetizers. No, I didn’t ask my neighbor to pay for my steak dinner like he offered to do for me helping him earlier, we split the bill which for the two of us was $55 with our drinks, two appetizers, free salsa, and our two entrees.
I would recommend this restaurant to people who are very hungry, who want very quick, attentive service, and large food portions. I would also recommend this restaurant to families with children, couples on dates, larger groups of people dining together, and even Dan Porter.
Here is a link to this restaurant where you can look at their menu items, appetizers, drinks, prices, daily specials, and hours of operation https://www.loscabosmexican.net/