The restaurant name translates into, of course, 'Two Devils.' This River North spot isn't necessarily hellish, but there's still a bit of mischief to be found here. Seeing as how it's so close to downtown and open til 2 a.m. on weekdays, it's bound to make more than a few post-workday Loop refugees feel like selling their souls for a bit of relief the morning after a visit.
With a focus on a Tex-Mex menu, Dos Diablos has all the standard comfort foods you've come to expect. The aim here isn't to become the next haute cuisine Latin eatery, it's to get some shrimp tacos ($14) in you after a few rounds of margaritas. There are a number of drinks on the menu from which to choose, and they average around $12, or $36 for a pitcher. Certain pours, like the El Diablo, offer a bit of a kick: In addition to Cointreau and Grand Marnier, there's a secret ingredient and they ask that you limit yourself to three.
The space is large and modern, with a few rustic touches thrown in. Brushed steel and exposed beams frame large booths perfect for gatherings of friends and co-workers. The bulk of the menu, from apps to entrees and desserts like the chocolate tamale ($6) hover around $10.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman