As you would expect, the minute you're seated at Don Victors, you're presented with the traditional chips and salsa. I loved these warm chips served with one of the best salsas out there and a pretty amazing guacamole. The salsa is medium thick, mild with a great cilantro taste. A great cool salsa that totally compliments the warm chips. The guacamole is wonderful. Made fresh every day with big chunks of avocado, diced onions and tomatoes with just a touch of cilantro and a little heat from serrano peppers. Partner up those chips with a signature Pina Colada and you have a great combination to enjoy on Don Victor's brand new patio while watching the game.
While the chips, salsa, guac and icy drink are delicious, once you take a look at the menu you'll find yourself feeling very hungry. The menu has just about everything and everything is delicious. According to owner, Jay Beshara, Don Victor's "will be adding some American selections to the menu soon. Something for everyone in the family." "This way if mom and the kids want Mexican but dad's not a fan, there will be something for everyone all in one place." With the crossover menu coming, Beshara brought out a sort of hybrid appetizer. If you've had spinach artichoke dip before, you must try the Spinach Avocado dip. Homemade cheese sauce that's creamy smooth and blended with sauteed spinach, avocado and fresh diced tomatoes. Pass the chips and dig in. This is a winner.
A popular dish and one of my favorites, was the Chimichanga. Two chimichangas, (one chicken, one beef) topped with cheese sauce and served with fresh lettuce, tomato, sour cream and refried beans. Both filled with shredded meat and the cheese sauce is great. It's a big plate of food that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites but if you think that's not enough, Don Victor's has one that I can't imagine anyone being able to finish in one sitting. It's so big I felt like it needed a mariachi band playing in the background as it was served. As it was placed before me, it took center stage on the table. The Super Burro. One giant burrito stuffed to the max taking up every square inch of the plate. It's so big and full that it's actually served with a big steak knife. As I cut into it my mouth was watering. You can get it stuffed with any meat but today I had the Carnitas Burro and I couldn't have been more pleased. Tender chunks of pork that just melts in your mouth. Jay tells me it's a pork confit which basically means it's cooked in it's own juice. Adding to the natural flavors, Jay adds beer and citrus to the mix and just lets it all cook together until the meat just falls apart. Take that delicious pork, fresh lettuce, onions and tomatoes and roll it up in one big tortilla. Covered with melted cheese, this I will be back for.
It seems like everyone loves fajitas and you'll find them at Don Victors. The Fajitas Combo has tender slices of steak and chicken that's stir-fried with peppers, onions and tomatoes. Lots of flavors, lots of meat. All the fajita dinners are served with tortillas, a side of refried beans, rice, lettuce, guacamole and sour cream. Beshara says, "we cut all our own meat. Trim all the fat to our liking. It's time consuming but well worth it." He's so right. Every bite of steak and chicken is tender and packed with sizzling good flavors.
If you like shrimp and you like things spicy, you've got to try the Camarones del Pacifico. Big jumbo shrimp are stuffed with cheese and sliced jalapenos then wrapped in bacon. Served like fajitas on a bed of mixed veggies with Mexican rice and Charro Beans. Great flavors again. You can't go wrong with bacon wrapped shrimp. The Charro Beans were a pleasant surprise for me. I love refried beans but when I saw the bowl of Charro Beans I wasn't all that interested until I took one bite. Now I am hooked. It's almost like a bowl of smokey ham and bean soup. I would love this dish on a cold day with a cold beer. Tender beans, smokey pork, bacon, onion all in a light sauce. You eat these with a spoon and you'll eat every last drop. This is a great side dish, and one that you could also order for a filling lunch.
"People think Mexican food is hot and spicy," Beshara noted. "It's not. It's as hot as you want it to be by adding hot sauce at the table." Everything I had was delicious. A ton of food. Everything is big, it's served piping hot and everything is very fresh. I was completely surprised when Jay told me that everything I was served today, including the Giant Pina Colada, would be just under $60 total. So when you come to Don Victors, not only will you have amazing food, you'll get amazing food at an amazing price.